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.
Vice President, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing
Davis Park is the vice president of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW), and develops and manages its technology initiatives and programs. The FPCIW is a center of excellence in Front Porch, one of Southern California’s largest not-for-profit providers of retirement living communities and affordable housing. Davis has two decades of program development experience in technology implementation in senior, low-income, and other underserved communities to explore and deploy innovations to help people live well. He has served as a presenter or facilitator in dozens of regional, national, and international conferences. Davis is the former director of Community Technology Programs at the Little Tokyo Service Center, where he managed several community-based initiatives that focused on bridging the digital divide. Davis is also an inaugural member of the Zero Divide ZFellows, a program developed to facilitate technology adoption and social justice to underserved communities. He has served on several boards and committees dedicated to promoting technology access, adoption, and policy, and holds a BA in anthropology from UC Berkeley and a Masters from UCLA’s Urban Planning Program.
Field Project Coordinator
Jennifer Lee brings a diverse professional background in research and teaching to the FPCIW team. An advocate for emerging technology in the pursuit of optimizing the social engagement and quality of life throughout the lifespan, Jennifer applies her breadth of knowledge in user interaction, forward thinking research methodologies, and dynamic strategies in qualitative research to serving this unique demographic. Jennifer holds a B.A. in English from UCLA and a M.S. in Gerontology with a specialization in gerotechnology, has completed internships with the USC Center for Body Computing, and has worked on numerous USC research projects within the departments of Occupational Therapy, Keck School of Medicine, and Gerontology.
Megan Park coordinates the implementation of technologies that benefit older adults living in senior housing communities by partnering with start-ups, existing companies, and innovative non-profit & research-based organizations. Megan holds a BS in human biology from UC San Diego and an MS in gerontology from the University of Southern California.
Field Project Coordinator and Trainer
Diana Bonilla is passionate about exploring how technology can contribute to improving overall wellbeing and promoting social engagement. Her 5+ years of experience being a care provider for an older adult have inspired her interest in the innovative uses of technology to support and optimize the independence of older adults and improve their quality of life. As a previous project intern of the FPCIW, she helped deploy 25 laptops and mobile hotspots to a group of older adults at one of our affordable housing communities and helped design and implement computer workshops. Diana holds a B.A. in sociology from California State University, Los Angeles, and a M.S. in gerontology with a specialization in geriatric care from the University of Southern California.
Field Project Coordinator and Trainer
Kevin Lee works collaboratively with stakeholders, technology partners, and community members as a field project coordinator for Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW). His priority is inspiring innovative ideas and forward-thinking solutions that focus on providing support to vulnerable communities, families, and caregivers. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Lifespan Health and is currently getting his M.S. in Aging Services Management at USC.