Remarkable People. Exceptional Care.
Our compassionate caregivers share a singular goal: to enhance and endorse the continued dignity, trust and peace of mind of all residents. Meet our remarkable team.
- Erik Hammerquist, Executive Director
As Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Mashpee, Erik is responsible for the overall comfort and well-being of our residents. He oversees every aspect of the community, including the quality of service, amenities, programs, life enrichment and care we provide.
Erik believes in building warm, caring relationships with residents and their loved ones in order to provide optimum care for all. His unique style of leadership allows him to build a level of trust with residents, family and staff. His nurturing style and forward thinking inspires the entire Bridges® team to successfully provide more personalized services, and to more comprehensively meet the needs of residents and families as they navigate the journey of living with memory loss.
Prior to joining the Mashpee leadership team, Erik was Executive Director of our Trumbull, CT, community and he also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for a well-respected multi-community memory care provider in New Jersey.
Erik is a Massachusetts native, graduate of Bryant University and holds NYS Administrator and NJ CALA® licenses.
- Christine “Chrissy” Ross, Director of Community Relations
Chrissy brings 12 years’ experience in memory care to her role as Director of Community Relations at Bridges® by EPOCH at Mashpee.
“I’ve always enjoyed creating joyful moments with seniors,” says Chrissy, and we’re excited to bring her upbeat personality and passion to our residents and families.
“The expertise and compassion of this team shines through in each of the residents,” she says. “And, as Director of Community Relations, I’m thrilled to spread the joy by introducing new families to the magic of Bridges® by EPOCH!”
Chrissy was recently recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine for her extensive volunteer efforts. She enjoys volunteering for seniors through Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services, the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod and the Quality of Life Management Task Force for Cape Cod Healthcare. In addition, she sits on the board of directors for Flower Angels USA, a nonprofit organization that delivers flowers and brings visitors to residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities.
Chrissy and her husband, Eddie, have a 10-year-old son, Tyler, and a 2-year-old daughter, Cecelia. Chrissy is Tyler’s Cub Scout den leader, and the family spends much time together outdoors on the Cape – enjoying hikes, swimming and kayaking.
- Alicia Seaver, Vice President of Memory Care Operations
As Vice President of Memory Care Operations, Alicia is responsible for the operations of Bridges® by EPOCH memory care assisted living communities under the direction of EPOCH Senior Living's Chief Operating Officer, Joanna Cormac-Burt. Formerly the Director of Memory Care for Bridges® by EPOCH, Alicia also serves as an educator and trainer for both our families and our staff, as well as an expert resource for all Bridges® by EPOCH communities. In her position, she is focused on maintaining the unique culture and personalized approach to care in all Bridges® by EPOCH communities.
With more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry, Alicia is certified by the National Institute on Aging as a Memory Impairment Specialist and is state certified in Massachusetts and Florida as an Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Trainer. Her extensive skill set, combined with her depth of knowledge of memory care and forms of dementias, allows Alicia to effectively provide invaluable information not only to Bridges® by EPOCH families, but also to the greater community.
Alicia is truly committed to making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families. Prior to joining the Bridges® by EPOCH team in her most recent role as the Executive Director of our flagship community in Hingham, where she earned the honor of being named Executive Director of the Year by Mass-ALFA, Alicia also held various positions at senior living communities in Florida and Massachusetts. Alicia is proud to be part of an organization that is as dedicated to providing high-quality, individualized care to seniors as she is, and she feels lucky to be in a position where she can educate families on how to make a difference in the quality of life of their loved ones with memory challenges on a daily basis.