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For Immediate Release

November 7, 2016

SAGE Bolsters Board of Directors in Time for Next Phase of Growth

Fresh talent positions SAGE for new advancement as organization approaches 40th anniversary

[New York, NY] Today, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) announced that Lisa Davis, Philip Lumpkin, Barbara Peda and Cindy T. Rizzo have joined its national Board of Directors. SAGE is the country’s national LGBT aging organization and is dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Accomplished leaders in their respective fields, these new Board members will bring insight and guidance to SAGE at a critical juncture in the organization’s future.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Lisa Davis is the Global Head of Enterprise Services within Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citigroup. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Davis led the Citi PRIDE Network NYC Chapter as Co-Chair, and currently leads a Citi Women Emerging Talent program focused on identifying and growing the next generation of women leaders. Davis resides in New York City.

Philip Lumpkin served on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Governance committee of SAGE’s Chicago affiliate, Center on Halsted, for almost a decade before stepping down in 2016. Lumpkin has been an active member of Chicago’s business and cultural community for more than 40 years, serving on multiple boards since retiring from Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2008. Lumpkin is based in Chicago.

Barbara P. Peda is the President of The Wells Group LLC, where she consults on business strategy, marketing, product management and leadership. Previously, Peda was Senior Vice President at AT&T, an Advisor at The Northridge Group, and served as Trustee at both the Independent College Fund of NJ and Lambda Legal. She resides in New Jersey.

Cindy T. Rizzo is the Senior Advisor of Evaluation & Strategy at the Arcus Foundation, and currently serves on the boards of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. Previous board appointments include Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (founding board member and former chair) and the National LGBT Task Force. A published author, Rizzo resides in New York City.

“We’re thrilled with the powerhouse of talent represented by SAGE’s Board of Directors,” said SAGE CEO Michael Adams. “SAGE has embarked on a new chapter that offers great potential to LGBT elders everywhere. The knowledge and expertise offered by our new board members make them true assets for the next phase of SAGE’s work.”

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SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people. SAGE also offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE coordinates a growing network of affiliates across the country. Learn more at

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