Staff, Board, LAB, and Advisory Council

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 Advisory Council. 

STAFF

Shānna Pittman-Frank

Shānna Pittman-Frank

Director of Community Engagement

Shānna Pittman-Frank leads SAGE’s efforts to connect with our community of advocates for younger and future generations. She is responsible for outreach and communications to members, volunteers and the community at large; and she co-designs and co-facilitates SAGE programs and events. Shanna lives in Milwaukie, Oregon with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.

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(971) 717-6570

Britt Christiaansen

Britt Christiaansen

Project Manager for SAGE Mentors Program at Parkrose

Britt Christiansen leads SAGE’s Mentors Program at Parkrose Middle School. Her role is to liaison between mentors and students who are gaining support for English language learning and more. She is a passionate teacher who believes that it takes a village to truly educate all students. In addition to working with SAGE, she currently teaches Language Arts to seventh graders at the school. She is thrilled to work with such a dedicated group of people. Britt is an outdoor enthusiast and a pet lover. She lives in Milwaukie with her partner, two dogs, and a cat.

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(971) 717-6570

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, Oregon 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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[email protected]

(971) 717-6570

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Special thanks to our all-volunteer Board of Directors!

  • John Daggett, Executive Committee
  • Kristen Grauer, Executive Committee
  • Ward Greene, President and Executive Committee
  • Danielle Lessler, Treasurer
  • Ben Manny
  • Neal Naigus
  • Rick Nitti
  • Diane Ponti
  • Elizabeth Schellberg, Secretary
  • Bruce Watts
  • Marcus Wood
  • 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.

  • Sid Agrawal
  • Alli Davis, LAB Co-Chair
  • Christine Dingle
  • Thea Donovan
  • AJ Edwards
  • Rime Elatlassi
  • Mike Kimble, LAB Co-Chair
  • Sharona Schnayder
  • Cameron Wick

 

Advisory Council

Advisory Council members provide expertise in areas of critical need, diverse knowledge of community perspectives, connections to resources, colleagues and peers, and assistance in efforts to increase philanthropic support. 

  • Marc Freedman
  • Karen Hinsdale
  • William Howe
  • Marvin Kaiser
  • Greg Macpherson

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