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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.

Jennifer Lee

Operations Manager

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.

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Diana Bonilla

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.

Wesley Warren

Field Project Coordinator and Trainer

Wesley Warren, Field Project Coordinator at the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, aims to leverage his background in research to advocate for evidence-supported technologies and interventions bettering the lives of older adults and caregivers within Front Porch Communities. After graduating from the University of San Francisco studying Psychology and minoring in Neuroscience and Health Studies, Wesley has gained experience implementing innovative solutions while serving a wide range of populations. He has previously engaged in his passion for serving underrepresented communities during his time contributing to the University of California, San Francisco’s Multitudes Project striving to provide accessible Dyslexia screening resources to young public school children throughout California, in addition to his work with UCSF’s Multimodal Intergenerational Social Contact Intervention (MISCI) combatting the social isolation commonly found amongst older adult populations, and continues to pursue forward-thinking and pragmatic solutions.

Patrice Danaher

Field Project Coordinator and Trainer

Patrice Danaher aims to create positive experiences and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers. Patrice recently provided technical concierge services at Carlsbad By The Sea, where she coached residents using personal devices and technologies one on one, and in groups. As an executive director of three Sunrise Senior Living communities, Patrice passionately served residents, families and team members. Patrice applied this operating experience as the Director of Client Services at A.L. Wizard, and, following an acquisition by RealPage, was Director of Product Management for Senior Living. She was responsible for the client experience of products including resident assessment and service planning, as well as incident, census and revenue management.  Patrice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Duke University and possesses a certificate in Health Information Management from California State University, San Marcos.