Our Leaders

Our Board

Beth Almeida, Board Chair — Center for Aging at the American Institutes for Research

Eric Saunders, Treasurer — formerly Marcum & Associates

Lee Ann Frigulietti, Clerk — Beacon Communities LLC

Lori Bitter — The Business of Aging

Marily Gonzalez  — Excel Academy Charter Schools

Kelly McInnis  — TEEMA Solutions Group

Andrea J. Fonte Weaver — Bridges Together Inc.

Our Staff

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 intergenerational programming that empowers leaders to connect generations. She is the author of the award-winning BRIDGES™ Program Curriculum which has united 20,000+ older adults and students to explore aging as a lifelong journey. In 2012, Andrea J. Fonte Weaver the Massachusetts-based nonprofit which develops innovative training and tools on the art and science of intergenerational engagement used by thousands of individuals, communities and schools. Andrea J. Fonte Weaver trains more than 500 professionals each year and shares her powerful message to practitioners across the globe. Andrea J. Fonte Weaver and the BRIDGES™ Program Curriculum have received over 7 prestigious awards including 2017 Innovator of the Year from the Massachusetts Council on Aging and 2016 Generations United Program of Distinction. Weaver leads the agenda, content and discussions at The Intergenerational Symposium, an annual event bringing together intergenerational professionals for an exchange of ideas and actionable next steps. Her vision for developing more intentional intergenerational engagement as a key solution toward reducing ageism and curbing social isolation has been applauded by organizations worldwide. She has presented at over 65 conferences and is interviewed and published regularly in aging, education, healthcare, and corporate publications. Weaver has received 3 professional certifications adding 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. Passionate, informed, and focused, Andrea J. Fonte Weaver has raised awareness and proposed solutions which are having a measurable impact on the importance of intergenerational engagement for improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of our elders and youth. Follow her on Twitter @BridgesTogether and contact her at Andrea@BridgesTogether.org







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