Meet the Senior Planet North Country Team
Thomas Kamber, PhD, Executive Director, OATS/Senior Planet
As founding executive director in 2004 of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), the country’s largest municipal technology program for seniors, Dr. Kamber provides the vision and leadership for Senior Planet. Dr. Kamber is also a co-founder and board member of the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance and the New York Memory Center. He teaches courses at Columbia University on social entrepreneurship, urban research and the social implications of technology.
Alex Glazebrook, Director of Training and Technology
As Director of Technology & Training, Alex Glazebrook is responsible for ensuring an outstanding experience for the older adults who participate in the many training and support programs that OATS offers.
Alex hires, assigns, and manages the team of OATS trainers who collectively deliver thousands of hours of live instruction to groups of seniors each year at dozens of program sites.
In addition, Alex leads the organization’s efforts to identify and assess existing and emerging technology in order to determine its suitability for inclusion in OATS programming, and is charged with developing new technology-based channels through which OATS can deliver its services.
Alex earned a BA and an MSW from Stony Brook University, specializing in healthcare and aging. He is now pursuing his PhD in social welfare policy from Stony Brook, with a focus on aging; investigating the many ways in which technology influences health outcomes for older adults.
Prior to joining OATS, Alex had a brief stint in the financial services industry before finding his true calling aiding the underserved.
When not at OATS, you can find Alex competing in marathons, caring for his temperamental English Bulldog, or contending with the rigors of academia.
Jamie Sutton, Program Assistant
Jamie, a lifelong resident of the Adirondacks, is a Program Assistant for the North Country Senior Planet Exploration Center. Jamie provides operational and administrative assistance while also maintaining a full schedule teaching the center’s technology courses. Jamie has a degree in Human Services and is currently working on a Bachelor’s in Human Resources. She plans to continue her studies and one day receive a Master’s degree. She loves working with older adults and helping them achieve in ways they never thought possible.