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. She is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Founder of The Cards I’ve Been Dealt™. Andrea served as past President of Life Planning Network; a national community of professionals who help others to successfully plan for and navigate the second half of life. She 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 Other Side of Fifty, a column in the Acorn newspapers. Andrea is a national speaker on topics related to life planning, positive aging and Boomer transitions.

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

Hannah Hoffman
Hannah HoffmanSenior Advocate
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 Senior Advocate, Hannah was the Funseekers Lead for the Adult Day Program at Senior Concerns.

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