Staff, Board, LAB, and Ambassadors

SAGE is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. We are governed by a Board of Directors and managed by staff. We also receive guidance and support from our Young Adult Leadership Advisory Board and our Ambassadors.


Steve Higgs

Steve Higgs

Executive Director

Steve Higgs leads SAGE’s efforts to inspire older adults to give forward for younger and future generations. He is responsible for implementing SAGE’s programs, and managing its communications and operations. He lives in Portland with his wife and two young children, who remind him that the well-being of future generations depends on the choices we make today.


(971) 717-6570


Special thanks to our all-volunteer Board of Directors!

  • John Daggett
  • Lori Davidson, LAB Liaison
  • Ward Greene, President
  • Leslie Johnson
  • Danielle Lessler
  • Mary Markley
  • Diane Ponti
  • Dick Roy
  • Jeanne Roy
  • Elizabeth Schellberg, Secretary
  • Randy Sell, Treasurer
  • Vici Wolff

Download our Board Director Biographies to learn more about our Board.


SAGE’s LAB is a program for young adults who serve as an intergenerational bridge to advance solutions to challenges facing younger and future generations. We are fortunate to work closely with our LAB Leaders.

  • Kristen Grauer, Co-chair
  • Danielle Lessler, Co-chair
  • Michael Kimble
  • Phoebe Petersen
  • Kelsey Shaw
  • Megan McGinnis
  • Allison Davis

Learn more about the LAB here.


SAGE Ambassadors provide personalized advice and support to help individuals find meaningful service and advocacy roles. We appreciate their energy and passion for helping people connect to rewarding opportunities.

  • Debra Child
  • Lori Davidson
  • Ward Greene
  • Wendy Doerner

Learn more about our one-to-one meetings.

Create an opportunity for the next generation

The future needs all the advocates it can get.