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.
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.
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.
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
- Leslie Johnson
- Danielle Lessler
- Ben Manny
- Neal Naigus
- Rick Nitti
- Diane Ponti
- Jeanne Roy
- Elizabeth Schellberg, Secretary
- Randy Sell, Treasurer
- 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.
- Alli Davis
- Christine Dingle
- Thea Donovan
- Mike Kimble
- Megan McGinnis, LAB Co-Chair
- Phoebe Petersen
- Sharona Schnayder
- Andrew Weiss, LAB Co-Chair
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
- Susan Hammer
- Marvin Kaiser
- Greg Macpherson