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.
Community Engagement Manager
Lisa manages 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.
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
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.
- Kristen Grauer, Co-chair
- Danielle Lessler, Co-chair
- Michael Kimble
- Phoebe Petersen
- Kelsey Shaw
- Megan McGinnis
- Allison Davis
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
Create an opportunity for the next generation
The future needs all the advocates it can get.