- Barbara Harrison, Executive Director
As Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Pembroke, Barbara is responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of the community as well as our programs. She will ensure that each activity and program is individualized to meet each resident’s interests and abilities.
As our community’s Executive Director, she is dedicated to fostering relationships with residents, their loved ones and our staff, alike. She regularly conducts presentations and facilitates monthly support groups in order to educate area families and their caregivers. She believes that building relationships and truly getting to know our residents is the key to providing the personalized services and experiences that Bridges® by EPOCH is known for. Her approach inspires our team to go above and beyond in order to exceed residents’ and families’ expectations.
Barbara began working in the senior healthcare industry in 2004 as a memory care director. She was soon promoted as a regional memory care specialist, training and assisting with new memory care neighborhoods throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Through her dedication and passion, she was able to expand her experience by serving as executive director for the past six years at several well-respected communities offering independent and assisted living, as well as memory care. A Certified Dementia Practitioner®, Barbara began her professional education at Providence College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts.
About her role as Executive Director for the Pembroke community, Barbara says, "I'm excited to bring the Bridges® philosophy of care to the Pembroke region and lead our community in providing excellent care to residents in need."
- Colleen Everett, Director of Community Relations
As Director of Community Relations at Bridges® by EPOCH at Pembroke, Colleen Everett enjoys making the journey to memory care assisted living an easier and more positive experience for seniors and their families.
With her professional training and experience in local senior living options, as well as her innate compassion, Colleen helps families find the appropriate resources and solutions that meet their needs.
Colleen previously served as Director of Community Relations for various senior living organizations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, and nearly ten years of experience in the senior care industry.
Colleen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and completed her graduate studies in Theology and Ministry to the Elderly at Andover Newton Theological School.
- 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.