- Fred Kelly, Executive Director
As the Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Lexington, Fred will be responsible for the daily operations of our community. He will lead our dedicated team members in carrying out the unique Bridges® approach to memory care. His goal is to ensure that every resident enjoys a comfortable, inspiring and wellness-focused lifestyle – every day.
With over a decade in senior living, he has served in roles from Memory Care Operations Director to Executive Director for a range of senior living providers. With this experience and insight, Fred will successfully lead the team in delivering exceptional memory care services to area seniors.
“While being an Executive Director isn’t something that’s new to me, the people, team and needs of others vary greatly. I can’t wait to jump in and get to know each of our residents and families more personally while guiding our team in providing the highest level of care possible,” he says.
Fred earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, a Master’s in Social Work at Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Ithaca College. He is also a Licensed Master of Social Work, Certified Dementia Practitioner® and a Licensed Real Estate Agent.
- Renée Berard, Senior Advisor
Bridges® by EPOCH at Lexington welcomes Renée Berard to our caring team of professionals. With a vast experience in Senior Living, Renée will use her knowledge and insight to build relationships with seniors and families, ensuring they have access to the education, support and resources they need, while connecting with area professionals and local organizations to share the benefits of the Bridges® lifestyle.
Renée has a deep passion for serving seniors and their families. With over five years of experience with various senior living communities holding roles from Director of Sales & Marketing to Associate Executive Director, she is well-versed in not only generating leads and building professional networks, but bonding with families, prospects, referrals and team members to create an exceptional standard of care.
According to Renée, her goal is to share the remarkable lifestyle that awaits those who are interested in Bridges® by EPOCH at Lexington. “I love to build strong and meaningful relationships, whether with those I serve or the community leaders and organizations I connect with,” she says. “To me, it’s all about ensuring seniors and families are receiving the best care, support and information while helping to lead them to peace of mind and the perfect place to call home.”
Renée earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College.