Staff – Cupertino

Meet our Cupertino Staff:

Charlie Niemeyer

Program Director, Cupertino Center

Program Director

Gayle Bloom

Assistant Program Director

Assistant Program Director

Larisa Spiridonova

Program Specialist

Program Specialist

  • Bio

    I have worked with Live Oak for the last ten years. Prior to that, my work experience includes: Program Assistant at Saratoga Adult Care Center,1997-2002. Information and Referral services for Saratoga Senior Center, 2000-02. Program Director at Mission Villa Assisted Living for Dementia in Campbel, 2002-04.
  • Education

    B.A., SJSU, Social Science and Aging, plus Certificate in Gerontology, 1998. Graduate School, Gerontology, SJSU, 1999-2000. State Certified Activity Director, 2004 Training as co-facilitator of Caregiver Support Group through Alzheimer's Association 1999-2001.
  • Volunteering with Seniors

    I have also volunteered with the Alzheimer's Association for 15 years as a Support Group Facilitator and a Facilitator for the Memories in the Making Art Program. Other volunteer positions include Friendly Visitor with Council on Aging and Driver for Meals on Wheels.