GrandPad CEO Scott Lien appointed to Meals on Wheels Orange County Board of Directors
Lien brings a proven track record of business success, technology innovation, and commitment to reconnecting older adults with friends, family, and caregivers
"We are delighted to welcome Scott Lien as our newest member of our Board of Directors. As co-founder of GrandPad, Scott is a visionary, and his business and technology expertise combined with his heart and passion for older people will be instrumental in helping us meet the growing needs of older adults in Orange County," said Holly Hagler, president and CEO of Meals on Wheels Orange County.
This appointment comes at a time when many seniors, their friends, and family members have been separated by COVID-19 restrictions. Older adults who live independently may no longer be able to travel to the grocery store in fear of health risks, which not only impacts their ability to maintain proper nutrition, but the resulting isolation and loneliness can have drastic negative effects on their health and well-being.
"I'm thrilled to support the efforts of Meals on Wheels OC as a member of their Board of Directors," said Lien. "Helping seniors stay connected is essential to maintaining overall health and well-being and avoiding more complicated health crises. People of all ages struggle with maintaining proper nutrition, but Meals on Wheels OC fulfills this need and helps combat social isolation in the process. This directly aligns with our mission at GrandPad, and I look forward to applying my experience to advance the organization and serve more seniors."
Prior to founding GrandPad with his son Isaac in 2014, Lien developed user-friendly software for companies like Target, Best Buy, and Bank of America, and he led the mobile technology innovation group at Intuit. Lien previously served as board chair for Los Angeles Power My Learning, an organization dedicated to helping children in low-income schools leverage technology. GrandPad was recognized as a Family Business of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal in 2019.