Chief Executive Officer

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Executive Vice President

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Executive Team


David Rivera-Garcia, He/Him

David Rivera-Garcia, CMA, MBA, is the Executive Vice President/ CFO at SAGE, where he directs Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, and Data Strategy Initiatives.

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David Vincent, He/Him

David Vincent, PhD is the Chief Program Officer with SAGE, where he provides vision, oversight and leadership to all direct service programs at SAGE, including care management, housing, behavioral health, and SAGE Center programming at SAGE.

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Hector Vargas, He/Him

Hector Vargas, JD, is the Acting Chief National Initiatives Officer at SAGE, where he leads SAGE’s National Projects Department, which includes the organization’s first social enterprise SAGE Care, the National LGBTQ Elder Housing Initiative, the National LGBTQ Resource Center, the SAGE-HRC Long-Term Care Equality Index, and the SAGE Center of Excellence and Equity Innovation Lab.

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Marsha Bonner, She/Her

Marsha Bonner is the Chief People & Culture Officer at SAGE. She is a senior human resources business executive, an internationally recognized diversity, equity and inclusion practitioner, empowerment speaker, human rights advocate, community outreach and engagement liaison, keynote speaker, moderator, and event producer.

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Patrick Aitchison, SAGE Chief of Staff

Patrick Aitcheson, He/Him

Patrick Aitcheson is the Chief of Staff at SAGE. Previously, he worked for the Diverse Elders Coalition, of which SAGE is a founding member, for two years. Prior to that, Aitcheson worked on the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) HIV/AIDS hotline as a counselor, peer supervisor, and trainer.

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Senior Directors

  • Christina DaCosta, She/Her Senior Director of Communications
  • Karalin Sprague, She/Her Senior Director of Learning and Impact
  • Kylie Madhav, She/Her Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Paul Ortiz, He/Him
    Paul Ortiz, He/Him, He/Him Senior Director of Programs & Services


  • Aaron Tax, He/Him Managing Director of Government Affairs and Policy Advocacy
  • Bill Gross, He/Him Director of Special Programs
  • Brandon Stinchfield, He/Him Director of Institutional Partnership
  • Debra Knight
    Debra Knight, She/Her Site Director, SAGE Center Harlem
  • Denise Atherley
    Denise Atherley, She/Her/They/Them Director of Data Strategy Initiatives
  • Elise Hernandez
    Elise Hernandez, She/Her/They/Them Director, Research and Impact
  • Irene Tsikitas, She/Her Director of Care Management Services
  • Jesse Tucker
    Jesse Tucker, He/Him IT Director
  • Jessica Stephens, She/Her/They/Them Director of Individual Giving & Database Development
  • Joseph Wasserman
    Joseph Wasserman, He/Him Director of Major Gifts & Legacy Planning
  • Lauren Pongan
    Lauren Pongan, She/Her National Director, Diverse Elders Coalition
  • Nicholas Watson
    Nicholas Watson, He/Him Managing Director of Social Enterprise
  • Reynaldo Mireles Jr
    Reynaldo Mireles Jr, He/Him Director of Coalition and Capacity Building
  • Sadiya Abjani
    Sadiya Abjani, She/Her Director of Learning and Equity
  • Sarah Savino
    Sarah Savino, They/Them Director of Facilities and Office Services
  • Shawn Odle, He/Him Director of Resident Services, NYC Housing Initiative
  • Sherrill Wayland, She/They Director of Special Initiatives
  • Sydney Kopp-Richardson, She/Her Director, National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative