Executive Committee

Elizabeth Schwartz, SAGE Board of Directors

Elizabeth Schwartz

Elizabeth Schwartz is the Co-Chair of the SAGE Board of Directors. She has been practicing law since 1997 and is one of Miami’s best-known advocates for the legal rights of the LGBT community.

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Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams, M.D., is the Co-Chair of the SAGE Board of Directors. Williams is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Pfizer Rare Disease. In this role, he leads a Medical Affairs organization of approximately 200 medical colleagues around the globe supporting Pfizer’s efforts and portfolio in Rare Disease. 

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Michael Burke SAGE Board Member

Michael J. Burke

Michael Burke is the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for the SAGE Board of Directors. He has had a successful career in organizational and financial management in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. As the Chief Operating Officer of New York Life’s private foundation, he has operational and financial oversight of the foundation and manages operations and budgeting for the company’s corporate responsibility activities.

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Linda Scott SAGE Board Member

Linda Scott

Linda Scott is the Secretary and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee for the SAGE Board of Directors. She has 20 years of experience in global corporate governance, proxy voting, and engagement. She is a Managing Director and Associate Corporate Secretary at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she is responsible for outreach to shareholders on corporate governance policies and practices.

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Barbara Peda SAGE Board Member

Barbara P. Peda

Barbara P. Peda is the Development Committee Chair. She is the President of the Wells Group LLC, where she consults on business strategy, marketing, product management, and leadership. Previously, she was Senior Vice President in the Business Services Division of AT&T.

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Laurie Peter

Laurie Peter is the Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair. She received her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work. The majority of her early clinical social work career was at a trauma center in Denver, Colorado. She has served on the boards of the National AIDS Fund as Vice-Chair and Jersey Battered Women’s Service. She maintains her LCSW license in both New Jersey and Colorado.

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Cindy Rizzo SAGE Board Member

Cindy Rizzo

Cindy T. Rizzo is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair, as well as the Senior Advisor of Evaluation & Strategy at the Arcus Foundation in New York City. Arcus is a private foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and with the natural world. It advances its mission through strategic grantmaking, leadership, and listening and learning in two areas: LGBT social justice and conservation of the world’s great apes.

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