SAGE Welcomes New Board Members Josue Santiago and William (Bill) Erhardt

[New York, NY] SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ elders, is pleased to announce two new members of its national Board of Directors: Josue Santiago and William (Bill) Erhardt.

Santiago and Erhardt bring years of experience advocating for the LGBTQ+ community coupled with professional expertise in the travel and health sectors. Both are valuable and highly anticipated additions to the board.

“We are grateful to have Josue Santiago and Bill Erhardt join SAGE’s Board of Directors,” said SAGE CEO Michael Adams. “Josue brings years of extensive experience in organizational development and an impressive background fighting for the LGBTQ+ community in South Florida. Bill adds invaluable knowledge about the intersections of healthcare and the aging community bolstered by decades of expertise.”

Josue Santiago (he/him) is currently the Vice President of Transformation at Signature Aviation, where he is responsible for change management, organizational design, communications, and community impact. He has been fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and driving meaningful change across South Florida for more than 20 years. Santiago has contributed to Pridelines and other LGTBQ+ youth and social justice organizations. In addition, he also served as chair of the Task Force Gala – Miami hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the chair of the LGBTQ+ Community Projects Fund at The Miami Foundation. Santiago has helped raise and direct funds to organizations making a difference in South Florida.

“I’m excited to be a part of the SAGE Board and join such an incredible group of people dedicated to improving the lives of those that have come before us and of people whose shoulders we stand on,” said Santiago.

Bill Erhardt, M.D., FAAP (he/him) is the President and Head of Product Development at Oligomerix, which is a biotechnology company that focuses on developing medicines for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative disorders associated with aging. Previously, he held positions at the U.S. FDA, Pfizer, and the NIH/NIAID/Division of AIDS. Bill is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and he has spent most of his life developing medicines for patients in need. In addition, he has been a SAGE supporter for over 10 years and served as a member of SAGE’s Strategic Planning Committee during the development of its current strategic plan.

“I’m grateful to continue my work with SAGE,” said Erhardt. “I have spent my life working to better the health and lives of those in need. In this spirit, I am honored to continue serving LGBTQ+ elders.”


SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ+ older people and their caregivers. SAGE also advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBTQ+ elders, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBTQ+ community organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, and cultural competency training through SAGECare. Learn more at