Meet the Bridges® Sudbury Team
Christine is a high-energy, hands-on leader who makes each resident’s health, safety and happiness her top priorities. As Executive Director, her daily responsibilities include directing the overall operations of the community and leading team members in the provision of exceptional care and quality of life that honor residents’ unique personalities, experiences and interests.
Christine also brings valuable insight, compassion and expertise to her leadership role at Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury. She has served on several local Alzheimer’s and senior services committees and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner® and Certified Director of Assisted Living with more than 23 years working in healthcare and as an Executive Director for national senior living communities.
With a passion for establishing relationships, creating meaningful connections, and being a resource to others, Mandy Emond has found her home among the team at Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury.
As Senior Advisor, Mandy will educate families during their caregiving journey, assist with their search for memory care, create connections with area professionals, and help guide family members and their loved ones through the transition to memory care assisted living.
Mandy previously served in various senior living roles. Most recently, she was a Director of Sales and Marketing for a local assisted living community. Prior to that, she was a Traditional Care Director, a Home Care Supervisor, and a Home Care Case Manager for other senior living communities and elder care services. With over 10 years of experiencing the available options firsthand, she is the perfect person to share her expertise with those we serve.
Mandy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Stonehill College and is a Licensed Social Work Assistant (LSWA).
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.
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 highquality, 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.