Our Team

Experts in Serving Older Adults

Tom Kamber, Senior Planet Executive Director, expert in serving older adultsThomas Kamber, Ph.D.

Executive Director, OATS/Senior Planet from AARP

Tom Kamber is a leading expert on aging and technology and is regularly featured in national media. Under his leadership, OATS and Senior Planet have developed award-winning programs that serve older adults across America and are now charitable affiliates of AARP. Tom has taught courses on technology, urban studies, and philanthropy at Columbia University, is widely published in professional and academic journals, and has presented his work on five continents. He is also a co-founder of the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (which has won multiple Grammy awards), and serves on several nonprofit boards of directors and public commissions. Read more about Dr. Thomas Kamber.

Pam Hugi, Senior Planet Community & Advocacy Manager for older adultsPam Hugi

Community Manager, Senior Planet from AARP

Pam is responsible for the creation and management of the Senior Planet Supporter experience! With a BA in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University, Pam has found her purpose in working with older adults and building community. She lives in Bushwick with her lazy hound dog and a cat named after a popular type of squash.


Virge Randall, Editor of Senior Planet, writer for older adultsVirginia Randall

Managing Editor, seniorplanet.org

Virge writes features geared especially to the interests and needs of older adults. She creates surveys and polls, and finds the best in high and low culture for the NYC Events Calendar. A five-time public relations award winner, she is a freelance culture reporter and blogs about New York City life at newyorknatives.com — but don’t get her started about that.

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