Michele Fisher, Board Chair — The Greater Boston Food Bank
Beth Almeida, Treasurer — Center for Aging at the American Institutes for Research
Lee Ann Frigulietti, Clerk — Beacon Communities LLC
Eric Saunders — formerly Marcum & Associates
Lori Bitter — The Business of Aging
Andrea J. Fonte Weaver — Bridges Together Inc.
Andrea J. Fonte Weaver – Founder & Executive Director
Building on a lifetime of living in an intergenerational extended family and many years of experience in the intergenerational field, Andrea J. Fonte Weaver joyfully and effortlessly combines important theories with practical tips. She has been recognized by multiple organizations for her leadership abilities, and her Bridges: Growing Together program has won numerous awards.
Those who have met Andrea are touched and inspired by her passion as well as her remarkable ability to bring together people of all ages – both professionally and personally. Her energy and expertise make Andrea a sought-after facilitator and presenter, and she is the author of scholarly journal articles (including The Gerontologist) and the Bridges Program Curricula Suite. Her Curriculum Vitae can be found here.
Because of her enthusiasm for her work and her ability to collaborate, Andrea skillfully builds intergenerational bridges while encouraging others to do the same.
Contact Andrea: Andrea@BridgesTogether.org
Sarah Cavicchi – Membership and Development Director
Sarah Cavicchi has a passion for organizing communities around a central vision. A graduate of Boston College, Sarah ran the In-House Agency Forum (IHAF) in Boston for ten years, where she led the transformation of a local group to a global organization, gathering the heads of in-house agencies from the top Fortune 500 companies and allowing them to share, learn, and network with each other through in-person events and their online group on LinkedIn. Prior to joining Bridges Together, Sarah worked in her family’s business as well as organized the annual meeting of the New England College Health Association (NECHA). In addition to her husband and two daughters, Sarah is grateful for her paternal grandmother who was the “queen bee” in her life and demonstrated how intergenerational relationships can truly make the world a better place.
Contact Sarah: Sarah@BridgesTogether.org
Our Advisory Council
Renee Bordner — Note-worthy Experiences Music Studio, Owner & Instructor
Mary Kay Browne — Massachusetts Councils on Aging, Director of Special Projects
Jayne Colino — Newton Department of Senior Services, Director
Julia Davis — West Springfield Council on Aging, Volunteer
Michael Eagan — The CIP Group Inc., Managing Director, WealthCare
Donnalee Guerin — Foster Dykema & Cabot, CFO
Melissa Hunt — Verizon Wireless
Andrea Hutter — Ada Comstock Scholar, Smith College
Edgar Klugman — Wheelock College, Professor Emeritus
Sandy F. Kraemer — Intergeneration Foundation, Founder
Amy Loveless — Town of Maynard, Director, Council on Aging
Dottie MacKeen — Bridges Together, Volunteer
Lisa Moisin, Ed. D. — Fitchburg State University, Director of Extended Campus Programs
Joann M. Montepare — Lasell College, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies, Professor of Psychology, Director
Barb Morin — West Springfield Council on Aging, Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Oliphant — Bridges Together, Former Board Treasurer
Anita O’Mahony — Beth Israel Hospital, Nurse
Meredith Patterson — Elder Care Consultants of Choice, Founder & Owner
Margaret Pemberton-Harty — Bridges Together, Volunteer
Gail Pinkham — Associated Grant Makers, Director of Communications
Kathryn Portnow — Wheelock College, Associate Professor Psychology & Human Development
Colleen Pritoni — Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Executive Director
Bonny Rollender — Steward Medical Group, Director, Revenue Cycle Operations
Patti Russo — Between the Lines, Certified Poetry Therapist
Myrna Ann Saltman — LLARC (Lifelong Learning at Regis College), Study Guide Leader
David Stevens — Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging , Executive Director