Ryan Kawamoto

Ryan Kawamoto
Ryan Kawamoto, Regional Director for Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
Phone: 650-460-9123
450 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Older Adults Technology Services is an award-winning non-profit based out of New York that harnesses the power of technology to change the way we age. In partnership with Avenidas in Palo Alto, OATS has launched Senior [email protected] which is a part of the first tech-themed resource for people 60+ who are aging with attitude, and Ryan oversees this innovative, new program. Previously, as Executive Director of Yu-Ai Kai, Ryan streamlined protocols resulting in increased revenue, program attendance, and staff morale, while decreasing expenses. Receiving praise for offering services to over 3,000 seniors and their families annually, his team was credited with saving lives through their Neighborhood Meals on Wheels program and customized social services program. As an author and illustrator, Ryan created his own business, Little Hawk Comics, which published his 372-page graphic novel. His other work includes a health policy presentation for Asian Health Services, a community health center that serves 27,000 patients a year. As a legislative aide for Majority Leader Wilma Chan and Assemblymember Mike Feuer, Ryan analyzed over 3,000 bills and staffed a successful legislative campaign generating $40 billion in Los Angeles County transit funding. Ryan holds leadership positions on the Japantown Community Congress of San Jose and the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, while also serving on the Age-Friendly San Jose Advisory Council. He is the former Chair of the Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County, and he also served as the Treasurer for the San Jose Okayama Sister Cities, the third oldest sister city in the country. He holds a Princeton University graduate degree and received training from Harvard Business School's Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management and the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits' Leaders Institute.