Andrea J. Fonte Weaver – Founder & Executive Director
Andrea J. Fonte Weaver is Founder & Executive Director of Bridges Together, Inc., the globally recognized organization dedicated to empowering leaders to connect generations. She delivers dynamic trainings and presentations to hundreds every year – helping people understand why we need to unite older adults and youth as well as how to do so effectively. Andrea developed the award-winning BRIDGES™ Program Curriculum which has united more than 20,000 older adults and students to explore aging as a lifelong journey. Additionally, the Bridging Groups/ Bridging Families monthly how-to-guides are used across the world. She has coached more than 80 communities on developing intergenerational initiatives, has presented at more than 65 conferences, and is a regular contributor to publications on aging, education, and corporate workforce issues. In all of her work, she effortlessly combines the art and science of intergenerational engagement and leads the agenda, content and discussions at The Intergenerational Symposium, an annual event bringing together professionals for an exchange of ideas and actionable steps. Andrea J. Fonte Weaver and BRIDGES™ Program Curriculum have been recognized through several prestigious awards including 2017 Innovator of the Year from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging Association and the 2016 Generations United Program of Distinction. In addition to her MS in Intergenerational Studies from Boston University – Wheelock College and BA in Sociology with a Gerontology Certificate from the College of the Holy Cross, she holds certificates in aging leadership, community leadership and volunteer management. Passionate, informed, and focused, Andrea J. Fonte Weaver raises awareness and proposes solutions which are having a positive impact on the well-being of our elders and youth as well as our greater society. Follow her on Twitter @BridgesTogether and contact her at Andrea@BridgesTogether.org
Beth Almeida, Board Chair — Center for Aging at the American Institutes for Research
Lee Ann Frigulietti, Clerk — Beacon Communities LLC
Lori Bitter — The Business of Aging
Marily Gonzalez, Treasurer — Excel Academy Charter Schools
Kelly McInnis — TEEMA Solutions Group
Andrea J. Fonte Weaver — Bridges Together Inc.