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.

STAFF

Lisa Rome

Lisa Rome

Community Engagement Coordinator

Lisa coordinates SAGE’s outreach and communication efforts to help build our community of advocates for younger and future generations. She also co-designs and co-facilitates SAGE programs and events. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and an M.A. in environmental leadership from Naropa University. Her background bridges the fields of well-being, sustainability and systems science to forge solutions to heal and restore individuals, communities and our planet. She has additional expertise in group facilitation, wellness writing, and organizational culture-building. She enjoys travel, skiing, yoga and getting outdoors.

lrome@wearesage.org

(216) 952-0202

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.

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shiggs@wearesage.org

(971) 717-6570

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Special thanks to our all-volunteer Board of Directors!

  • John Daggett
  • Lori Davidson, LAB Liaison
  • Ward Greene, President
  • 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.

YOUNG ADULT LEADERSHIP ADVISORY 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.

  • Amelia Diana
  • James Ellsworth, Co-chair
  • Kristen Grauer, Co-chair
  • Michael Kimble
  • Danielle Lessler
  • Phoebe Petersen
  • Kelly Ruy
  • Kelsey Shaw
  • Akash Singh
  • Carmen Vintro

Download LAB Biographies to learn more about our LAB Leaders.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our LAB.

Ambassadors

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.

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