Our People

Board of Directors

David West

Cortney LaMere

Lynn Sayre-Carstairs

Travis Bonnheim

Alan Prince

Janice LaMere


Janice LaMere

(805) 878-0063

Executive Director

Alan Prince

(805) 574-4062

Health Equipment, Home Safety, OTR/L

From Our Founders

We have turned our dream into a reality – Bridge of Hope is dedicated to helping seniors remain in the comfort of their own homes. But we cannot do it alone. We need the support of our community to address a pressing issue that deserves more attention. Every day, our elderly loved ones are being uprooted from their homes and forced to spend their final years in impersonal institutional settings.

Bridge of Hope is here to change that. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit on the Central Coast, we are taking a bold and much-needed approach to aging in place. Our mission is simple yet powerful – to meet the needs of seniors who wish to age in their homes by providing essential resources for in-home support.

But there is a significant gap that we must bridge. There are those who can afford the care they need, and then there are those who cannot. We are determined to fill this void and become a lifeline for those who fall through the cracks. Our goal is to rally the support of our community and offer affordable solutions and the necessary tools for seniors to remain at home throughout the aging process—something that our government and insurance companies cannot fully provide.

We stand with others in their suffering, treating them respectfully and offering empathy and care in every interaction. We are open and transparent, ensuring that everyone knows exactly where we stand. We are reliable and dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and their families. And most importantly, we believe in the power of teamwork, coming together to address the unique needs of every individual effectively and efficiently we serve.

Join us in this compelling journey. Together, we can make a difference and create a future where our seniors can age with dignity, independence, and the support they deserve.

Janice LaMere, Alan Prince

Janice LaMere – Executive Director and Co-Founder

In 2011, my father was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. My mother and I took care of my father as long as we could. We didn’t have the finances to bring caregivers into the home, to provide the needed respite. So, with a heavy heart, we had no choice but to place him in a long-term care facility. This drove me to creating a non-profit organization.

Alan Prince – Health Equipment, Home Safety, OTR/L and Co-Founder

My entire career has been centered on the aging population and the unique issues of aging in place. If you can provide a keen skilled eye to the healthcare needs, the environmental needs, and supportive needs of our aging population, we can prevent the unnecessary falls, hospitalizations and premature placements that plague our society.

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