About us

Mon Ami provides energetic companions to seniors, offering relief to overburdened family caregivers.

The founding of Mon Ami is a story of opposites attract. Joy came to business school at Stanford with many years experience as a dementia and hospice volunteer. Madeline’s background was in education and marketing, dedicated serving young people.

In 2018, Madeline and Joy were the first Mon Ami Companions, posting ads on NextDoor and Craigslist for their Visiting Students services for hire. They continued to expand the service with hundreds of students across the Bay Area, and in 2019, Steve Fram joined as CTO & co-founder, bringing prodigious technical expertise to their shared mission.

Madeline and Joy




Madeline learned the startup life when she opened offices for the digital marketing agency, Essence, in Singapore and Tokyo. Before that, she studied Education and Creative Writing at Columbia and, later, got her MBA from Stanford.



An old soul, Joy worked on Healthcare grants for the Skoll Foundation and for the World Health Organization on their Aging team in Japan. She has a BA in Human Biology and an MBA from Stanford.

Steve Fram


Steve founded Caring.com, helping families find the care they need. Before that, he was the first technical executive at BabyCenter. He has a computer science degree from the University of Michigan.