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.
- Michelle Pelham, CDP®, Executive Director
A veteran Executive Director of assisted living and memory care communities in California and New Hampshire, Michelle brings a wealth of comprehensive leadership experience to Bridges® by EPOCH at Nashua.
As Executive Director, Michelle is responsible for managing the overall operations of the community and leading our team in the provision of the highest quality of care, hospitality, services and life-enriching programs with respect and compassion for our residents.
“I am proud to promote Bridges by EPOCH’s positive culture – providing seniors who have memory loss a safe and happy home where they are loved, understood and free to be themselves,” says Michelle.
Michelle currently serves on the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes (NH Argentum Chapter), earned her BA in Psychology at San Jose State University and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner®.
- Wendy Sage-Matsis, Senior Advisor
Wendy Sage-Matsis is a people-person who brings energy and passion for helping seniors discover – and live – better lives to her role as Senior Advisor. Here, Wendy is responsible for introducing families and caregivers to the benefits of our specialized memory care, unique programming and family support offered at Bridges® by EPOCH at Nashua.
“I meet families at a difficult time in their lives. Giving them the tools they need to make informed decisions and helping them secure a higher quality of life for their loved ones – and peace of mind for the whole family – is incredibly rewarding,” says Wendy.
Wendy has more than ten years’ experience working with families and senior services professionals in New Hampshire’s senior living and senior care spaces, and specializes in marketing, sales, admissions and community outreach.
Wendy earned her BA in Speech Communications from Eastern Illinois University and holds leadership positions in many local organizations, including the Granite State Games, Rotary Club of Nashua West, Nashua Senior Activity Center, and New Hampshire Health Care Association, for which she is the designated emcee and spokesperson for annual events.
- Sarah Turcotte, Area Community Liaison
As Area Community Liaison, Sarah supports the Senior Advisors at our Bridges® by EPOCH at Andover, Sudbury, Westford, and Nashua communities. She assists in connecting with area professionals and organizations to coordinate resources to help area families who are caring for a loved one with memory loss.
Sarah joined the Bridges® by EPOCH family in 2012 as the Life Enrichment Director at our original community in Hingham, where she was instrumental in delivering our unique programming. She has since served as a Senior Advisor, assisting families and caregivers in discovering the benefits of Bridges® by EPOCH’s specialized memory care, family support and educational resources. In this role, Sarah expands on her rich knowledge and experience to make a difference in the lives of seniors with memory loss, their families and area professionals.
Sarah is highly recognized in our field and has won numerous awards and honors. Most recently, she received the 2017 Excellence Award in Program Innovation from the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA) and, in 2015, she earned a spot on the Provider’s 20 to Watch List, which recognizes remarkable senior healthcare workers who go above and beyond for the seniors they serve.
- 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. 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. Her career with EPOCH Senior Living began as the Executive Director of our Bridges® by EPOCH flagship community in Hingham, where she earned the honor of being named Executive Director of the Year by Mass-ALFA. Prior to this, Alicia 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 fortunate 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.