The people behind the work.

Kari Olson

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Front Porch and President, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

In addition to serving as president of the Front Porch Center for Innovation & Wellbeing, Kari Olson is the chief innovation and technology officer for Front Porch®. As president of the award winning Front Porch Center, she explores innovative uses of technology to empower individuals to live well, especially in their later years.

Kari is actively involved in the Aging 2.0 Alliance and Leading Age Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) where she is currently serving as a commissioner and steering committee member. She has also served as a CAST Boomer Technology Needs Research chair, co-chair of the Provider Workgroup and Leading Age Innovation Cabinet member. She speaks nationally about Front Porch’s work in innovation and technology.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UCLA.


Davis Park

Director, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Davis Park develops and directs all of the Front Porch Center’s technology initiatives and programs.

Davis brings more than 15 years of program development experience with a diverse set of skills in technology implementation and deployment to senior, low-income, and other underserved communities.

Davis is an inaugural member of the Zero Divide ZFellows program and serves on several boards and committees dedicated to promoting technology access, adoption, and policy. He holds a master’s degree from UCLA’s Urban Planning Program and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UC Berkeley.


Julie Santos

Project Coordinator, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Julie Santos implements and manages training of technology-based solutions and pilots at senior communities in Southern California by working closely with start-up technology companies, non-profits, and research institutions.

Julie holds a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience from UCLA.

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Jessica Yoon

Field Project Coordinator, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Jessica Yoon coordinates onsite training of technology-based solutions and pilots at senior communities for various community stakeholders. She develops curriculum and lesson plans relevant to project activities, coordinates installation of equipment, designs and implements outreach strategies and produces project reports. Jessica is an experienced case manager for low-income senior affordable housing communities in Southern California. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from UC San Diego.

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Aaron Mizak

Field Project Coordinator, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Aaron Mizak assists in exploring, implementing, and piloting new and existing technologies at senior centers in the San Diego area.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences from Cal State San Marcos and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego,