Our Team Makes the Difference
Our remarkable team provides exceptional care. We hire only those with extensive memory care experience and we provide additional and ongoing training for them, as well. You won’t find a better qualified or more compassionate team anywhere.
- Philip Noto, Executive Director
Phil is responsible for managing all operations of Bridges® by EPOCH at Trumbull, leading our care, life-enrichment and service teams in safe, compassionate and effective practices, and creating a happy and comfortable environment in which all residents feel loved, welcomed and inspired to engage in joyful living.
With a career in healthcare spanning nearly 20 years, Phil has served as Executive Director for local senior living communities since 2011. He is excited to bring his experience to the welcoming community here at Bridges® by EPOCH at Trumbull, saying it has been “a treat getting to know the team, residents and family members.”
Phil graduated from the University of New Haven with an Executive MBA in Business Administration and Management.
- Susan Jackson, Community Relations Director
Susan is a people-person who brings 25 years of leadership experience in human services, family counseling, care coordination and community outreach to her role as Community Relations Director.
“I love getting to know families and helping them to create plans that will improve the lives of their loved ones with memory loss,” says Susan. “Helping people make the right decisions for their families is very rewarding, and I’m lucky to have developed many lasting relationships and personal friendships with the families that I’ve served.”
Prior to joining Bridges® by EPOCH at Trumbull, Susan was a Director of Community Relations for a multi-community senior living provider and also managed a group home, working with families of adults and children with special needs.
Susan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services/Counseling from Lyndon State College in Vermont and her Master’s in Education from the University of Bridgeport. She lives in Newtown with her husband, two daughters and two labs.
- Robert Tangel, Community Relations Director
Robert brings over 25 years of sales and outreach experience to Bridges® by EPOCH at Trumbull. With an eye for creativity and an outgoing personality, Robert is in charge of community outreach, providing tours and assisting families on their journey to memory care assisted living.
“I love spending time getting to know people and building on relationships,” says Robert. “Whether I’m partnering with professionals to provide the services our residents and families desire or spending one-on-one time with our residents and families getting to know exactly what they like, it’s my goal to make a difference. Anything I can do to make our community a better place, while increasing the happiness of those who live here, brings me joy. I love being a part of something greater than myself.”
Robert graduated from the State University of New York College at Old Westbury where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
- 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.