Our Leadership Team

The leadership team of Senior Concerns brings years of experiences in both the corporate for profit business world and in non profit social services. Highly skilled professionals in their individual careers they collectively direct Senior Concerns to achieve its mission of serving frail and special-need seniors, their families and caregivers with knowledge, expertise and most importantly compassion.

Andrea Gallagher
Andrea Gallagher President
Andrea Gallagher is President of Senior Concerns, 2021 Nonprofit of the Year by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, and 2021 Business of the Year by the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. Andrea is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Founder of dialogue cards for seniors and family caregivers called The Cards I’ve Been Dealt™. Andrea serves on the Steering Committee for the Ventura County Coalition for Compassionate Care and on the Clinical Ethics Advisory Committee for Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. Previously, Andrea served as past President of the national organization Life Planning Network, and served as Life Transitions Chair of The International Conference on Positive Aging. Andrea is one of the editors and chapter contributor to the book LIVE SMART AFTER 50! An Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times and author of the Acorn column Other Side of Fifty. Andrea is the recipient of the 2020 William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award from California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association as Senior Support Champion. She is a national speaker on topics related to positive aging. You can read her blog at https://www.rethinkingyourfuture.com/.

Phone: (805) 497-0189 X225
Email: agallagher@seniorconcerns.org

Louise Clements
Louise ClementsDirector of Finance & Administration
Louise Clements is the Director of Finance and Administration for Senior Concerns. Louise joins the team with over 14 years of nonprofit leadership experience in Finance, Human Resources and Administration. She brings dedication and resolve to complex organizational management processes, such as her instrumental role in the merger that created The ALS Association Golden West Chapter. Prior to her tenure with The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, Louise spent five years in a local CPA firm and is credited with creating and implementing a billing and time keeping system for the Firm. She is a self-motivated team player who comes to Senior Concerns with enthusiasm and commitment towards the organization’s mission.

Phone: (805) 497-0189 ext. 222
Email: lclements@seniorconcerns.org

Martha Shapiro
Martha ShapiroDirector of Programs
Martha Shapiro is the Director of Programs for Senior Concerns. In this role, Martha oversees the Adult Day Program, the Caregiver Support Center, and the Senior Advocate Program. She ensures that the programs run smoothly day to day and that every participant is treated with dignity and respect to maximize their quality of life. Martha brings to this role a background in older adult services and caregiver support. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and currently holds her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW). Martha serves on many community committees including the Ventura County Military Collaborative, The Financial Abuse Specialist Team, The Ventura County Compassionate Care Coalition, The Dementia Care Network and the LGBT Aging Coalition of Ventura County.

Phone: (805) 497-0189 ext. 230
Email: mshapiro@seniorconcerns.org

Bridget Harvey-Elliott
Bridget Harvey-ElliottDirector of Nutrition
Bridget Harvey-Elliott, Registered Dietitian, is the Director of Nutrition Services. In this role, Bridget oversees the Meals on Wheels program for Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, and serves as the Nutrition Site Manager for the Adult Day Care program. Bridget holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA and earned her Master’s degree in Nutrition from CA State University, Northridge. She comes to Senior Concerns having worked more than 30 years in the nutrition and dietetics arena. Her experiences include development and implementation of computer software for use in the areas of Clinical Nutrition and Foodservice, management of the 6500 member professional organization for Registered Dietitians in California, and being a Community College Nutrition Instructor.

Phone: (805) 497-0189 ext. 229
Email: belliott@seniorconcerns.org

Janet Young
Janet YoungDirector of Development
Janet Young is Director of Development at Senior Concerns. Janet has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit development, public relations and marketing, working with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark, The ALS Association National Office and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She brings extensive experience working with corporate, foundation and individual donors to match their giving interests to the programs and services at Senior Concerns. On a volunteer basis, Janet recently served as Director of Publicity for the Ventura County Chapter of NAWBO. She received a Professional Designation in Public Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Phone: (805) 497-0189 ext 248
Email: jyoung@seniorconcerns.org

Don Phillipson
Don PhillipsonDirector of Marketing
Don Phillipson is Director of Marketing for Senior Concerns. He brings a wealth of varied experience to his role. Don began his career as an advertising copywriter in the ‘80s, was a Partner and Editorial/Marketing Director for Group IV Communications, Inc. in the ‘90s and a Partner and Creative Director/Copy for Saputo Design, Inc. from ’99 to 2008. In 2008 he launched ePro Marketing, a digital marketing consultancy which he owned and operated until 2022. Along the way he developed a passion for community involvement, serving on the Board of Directors for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Board in 2019, as well as serving as a Trustee for Community Conscience from 2015-22. Don has a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Northridge, and attended the graduate school of the University of Southern California in Rhetoric, Linguistics & Literature.

Phone: (805) 497-0189 ext 232
Email: dphillipson@seniorconcerns.org

Kayla Fowler
Kayla FowlerAdult Day Program Team Lead
Kayla Fowler is the Adult Day Program Team Lead at Senior Concerns. She has extensive experience in the field of caregiving and activity planning for people with dementia and other cognitive impairments. She has been in her role at Senior Concerns for over 11 years and is a valuable asset to the team. She is a trained facilitator in the Ageless Grace mind and body exercise program and uses it in the Adult Day Program to improve the lives and of her participants.

Phone: (805) 497-0189
Email: Hhoffman@seniorconcerns.org

Hannah Hoffman
Hannah HoffmanCare Manager
Hannah Hoffman has her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University. She has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. She has provided case management services to foster youth and individuals who require in home medical services. Hannah has led a wide variety of therapeutic groups on stress management, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques, and goal setting. Prior to taking on the role as Care Manager, Hannah was the Adult Day Program Team Lead at Senior Concerns.

Phone: (805) 497-0189
Email: Hhoffman@seniorconcerns.org

Elsa Fraire
Elsa FraireSenior Advocate
Elsa Fraire has her bachelors in Psychology from Cal State Northridge. Elsa comes to Senior Concerns with a vision for helping advocate for and support older adults in the community. In her role as the Senior Advocate she is available to help people understand resources and benefits to increase their quality of life. Elsa is available to meet with people at Senior Concerns as well as the Goebel Adult Community Center and the Simi Valley Senior Center.

Phone: (805) 497-0189
Email: efraire@seniorconcerns.org

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