- Cynthia Wirth, CDP®, Executive Director
As Executive Director, Cynthia directs the overall operations of the community and leads team members in the daily care of residents living with dementia and other forms of memory loss.
Cynthia enjoys getting to know each resident and their family members, and her number-one priority is honoring residents’ unique personalities, experiences and interests so that they may enjoy the highest quality of life possible.
A Certified Dementia Practitioner®, Cynthia has more than 12 years’ experience in senior living, as both an Executive Director and as a Regional Director of Operations. Cynthia also brings valuable insight and empathy to her leadership role at Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury, as she herself has experienced the effects and challenges of memory impairment within her own family.
- Cindy Gerante, Senior Advisor
Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury is pleased to have Cindy Gerante serve as Senior Advisor. With over 21 years of sales experience – and much of it pertaining to senior living – Cindy has held roles such as sales and marketing director, as well as clinical liaison. Cindy has a deep passion for seniors and is a natural fit for this position, where she works directly with seniors and their families to connect them to the education and support they need.
As Senior Advisor, Cindy will focus on building relationships with local organizations and professionals, as well as providing guidance to families who are considering memory care assisted living for their loved ones. Cindy enjoys helping seniors and their families find the perfect place to call home.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut with a specialization in Health Systems Management.
- 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.