Who we are:
GLSS is a non-profit agency established in 1976 to serve those over 60, adults of all ages with disabilities, and their families in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. Many of our programs reach beyond our five-town service area, helping people throughout the North Shore.
GLSS and its programs are funded, in whole or in part, by contract or grants with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Older Americans Act, local funds, foundations, and private contributions.
Taylor Lamberta is a licensed Social Worker and a Caregiver Support Specialist for GLSS. She has worked with many diverse populations in her six years as a social worker but has taken a special liking to working with the elderly and their caregivers. One of her favorite projects to work on is the GLSS ‘In The Moment’ Memory Café.
In her free time Taylor enjoys hiking, camping and traveling. She also enjoys mindfulness meditation and helping her clients identify ways to practice good self-care.
Larry is the founder of Ballast Lane Applications, LLC which designs, develops, and markets mobile applications for the consumer and enterprise markets. He is responsible for Ballast Lane’s industry expertise, business development and project delivery. He also codes (when necessary) and loves to track down software bugs.
Larry has a BA from Yale University, an MBA from the Darden School of Business and has completed computer science course work at the Harvard Extension School where he is also a Teaching Fellow for Intro to Computer Science and Mobile Applications.
Katherine Prouty came to GLSS with a long history of online development starting with her time at Ziff-Davis when CompuServe, AOL, and Prodigy reigned supreme. She was the Product Manager for Ziff-Net for CompuServe, a 200,000 strong subscription service. She then created ZDNet University or ZDU, one of the first online learning communities that grew to 10,000 paying members in 8 months. From there, she went to Knowledgesoft (KnowlegePlanet) in PA to help them develop their enterprise learning software.
Moving back to Boston as VP of Product Development at FamilyEducation.com came next. She completed the product roadmap that was pivotal in obtaining 40 million in funding. When FamilyEducation.com sold to Pearson, she ratcheted back her hectic lifestyle and took a remote position with a Canadian startup, ManagementVitality, another online learning company. Managing her daughter's rock band took time, so she then started working part time at GLSS in the marketing department, but she never lost her product roots. Designing the Caregivers Matter App from GLSS and working with the development team on such a worthwhile product, makes her journey a fulfilling one.
Dan O'Rourke is Web Admin for Caregivers Matter. He has worked as a graphic designer and web developer in the education, medical, and entertainment fields, and is now pleased to be working as the Marketing Assistant for GLSS.
In his spare time, Dan explores many facets of artistic expression including music composition, writing short stories, and life drawing. He also loves outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.