Dayton Romero

Dayton joined OATS in June of 2022 as the Mountain-Central Regional Program Manager, where he is responsible for coordinating with national program leaders and AARP State Offices on the delivery of digital literacy programming through various channels, including in-person and virtual.

Dayton studied psychology and gerontology and is a Master of Public Health(c) with a concentration in Leadership and Public Health Practice at the University of Colorado. With almost a decade of nonprofit leadership experience, he is a well-known advocate for older adults, digital equity, and building age-friendly communities. Dayton is an expert on social determinants of health and has been a speaker for many years on housing, elder abuse, mental health, and digital equity. He is a leader at the local, state, and national levels serving as Chair and Vice Chair for organizations like Innovations in Aging Collaborative, Rocky Mountain PACE, and the Pikes Peak Commission on Aging.

Dayton has been featured by the American Society of Aging Leadership Institute and was awarded the Mayor’s Young Leader Award for Health & Wellness in Colorado Springs.

Dayton enjoys spending his free time with family, his partner Celest and his dog Dexter.