SAGE Welcomes New Leadership to Board of Directors
In recognition of Ian Brown’s board service, Erickson Living and National Senior Campuses each donate $10,000 to SAGE
[New York, N.Y.] – SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, has named Ian Lee Brown, Vice President of Organizational Development at Erickson Living, to its national Board of Directors. In celebration of Ian’s new role, Erickson Living and National Senior Campuses (NSC), the largest independent board of continuing care retirement communities in the nation, will each donate $10,000 to SAGE.
“SAGE is delighted to have Ian join our Board of Directors. His wealth of experience and expertise are tremendous assets to SAGE as we carry out our mission in these important times,” said SAGE CEO Michael Adams. “These generous contributions, coupled with Ian’s commitment to helping older people live better lives, will help ensure our LGBT pioneers receive the care and support they need.”
In his senior leadership role with Erickson Living, a national leader, developer, and senior living service operator, Brown focuses on culture, employee retention, career growth programs, developing pipelines of talent both internally and externally, and diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
“It is a pleasure to be welcomed so warmly to SAGE’s Board of Directors, and an honor to be part of such a meaningful gift,” said Brown. “I am grateful for the opportunity to extend support and advocacy to the community of LGBT elders who deserve to have their voices not only heard, but also celebrated.”
The leaders of both Erickson Living and their partner NSC are united in their support of SAGE’s mission.
“As we engage SAGECare in our effort toward companywide Bronze-level certification in 2021, we stand behind the great work that SAGE is doing on behalf of the LGBT community,” said Alan Butler, Erickson Living CEO. “Ian has made important contributions within our organization and we are confident that he will continue to have a positive impact in his new role with SAGE.”
“We’re honored to make this contribution in Ian’s name,” said Michelle Bohreer, NSC Chairperson. “One of the cornerstones of NSC’s mission is inclusion and belonging, and we are delighted to support Ian and SAGE in our mutual commitment to LGBT elders.”
SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older people and their caregivers. SAGE also advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT elders, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT community organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competency training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE also coordinates SAGENet, a growing network of affiliates in the United States. Learn more at sageusa.org.