Dr. Pilcher was awarded her doctoral degree in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston in 2005. Her professional experience has focused primarily on care and housing arrangements for elders with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including policy and fundraising work for the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Massachusetts, the Alzheimer’s Association of Utah and the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans. Prior to founding Clear Guidance in 2018, Dr. Pilcher has had career long experience working with people with dementia and their families. For seven years, Dr. Pilcher was affiliated with Hearthstone Alzheimer Care Assisted Living programs in Massachusetts and New York, where she held a number of management positions. For 8 years, Dr. Pilcher worked both as a Care Manager and as the Director of Operations for AZA Care Management of Boston, MA. In 2010, she joined Overlook CARE, a non-profit Care Management practice in Greater Boston, as the Clinical Director. In 2016, Dr. Pilcher was promoted to the position of Senior Executive Director of Care Management and Private Care. In 2018, Dr. Pilcher founded Clear Guidance in order to return to her passion of working directly with clients and their families. Dr. Pilcher also presently serves as President of the Board of the New England Association of Aging Life Care and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Aging Life Care.
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