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First starting as a technology trainer in July 2018, since January 2019 Bre has led the local team now comprised of five trainers. Working with libraries and senior centers throughout Montgomery County, MD to offer OATS’ technology courses, Explore Tech lectures and workshops, she administers the program remotely by building strong relationships with professional staff across the County.
Before training with OATS, Bre’s experience included developing programming for older adults and professional staff managing federal housing for seniors. She received her Master’s of Social Work in Community Organizing at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s of Social Work at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. A passionate advocate, she enjoys the integration of research, policy, and programming as it applies to redefining the way we age. Bre thrives on seeking community-based solutions and is very invested in being an older person in training.
NaBeela Washington joins OATS as a Program Assistant and will work with local partners and established senior centers throughout Montgomery County, MD to sustain technology education for older adults and increase outreach efforts for Senior Planet.
NaBeela previously supported non-profits with branding, outreach, social media, and marketing strategies. She received her Bachelor of Visual Advertising at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently pursuing a Masters in English & Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. She is excited to empower older adults through education and programming.
When she’s not immersed in community initiatives or counting characters, you can find her exploring The Greater DMV area, managing a literary journal, cooking Southern staples, writing poetry, or traveling.