Encore Leader Members

Encore leaders are individuals who advance encore ideas and practice in their communities and their work.
Founding Members are noted with an asterisk*.


Marci Alboher*
New York NY

Encore.org strategic communications lead

Ashton Applewhite
Brooklyn NY

Author, speaker, activist and spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.

Yosaif August
Philadelphia PA

Individual & group encore career coaching and workshops; co-convener, Philadelphia encore meetups.

Peter Balsamo*
Athens GA

Encore enthusiast, considering an encore program launch in Georgia.

Jay Bloom*
Portland OR

Social entrepreneur working on building communities for all ages.

Robert Bowman
Longmont CO

 Founder, Encore Careers LLC, supporting mature adults in career transition and companies seeking mature talent.

George Brewster
Woodbury MN

Encore Advocate

Paul Brooks
Louisville KY

 Consultant, Brooks Circular Economy, promoting and advocating for a transformation to the circular economy.

Patricia Chadwick
Wellesley MA

Board Member working with the Boston Encore Network to launch the Generation to Generation Campaign.

Peter Chatel
Atlanta GA

 Facilitating training with those over 50 on designing their extraordinary elder hood.

Joni Cherbo
New York NY

Coaching people seeking meaningful transitions into their encore years.

Cristobal Correa
Berkeley CA

Student, UC Berkeley Extension
Fundación Mas

Tim Drake
London UK

Author, Generation Cherry, Encore Advocate, Blogger

Ken Dychtwald*
Emeryville CA

Age Wave

Doug Federhart
Minneapolis MN

Reverend, providing spiritual coaching/small group encounters for those seeking meaning in the last half of life.

Randall Garber
Fayetteville AR

Retired management consulting partner looking to engage in challenging and intellectually stimulating supportive roles.

Deborah Gaut
Fenton MO

Founder, Boomalally – –  a fun, fresh, unique lifestyle brand that celebrates life after 50, established in 2017.

Sara Zeff Geber*
Santa Rosa CA

Speaker, workshop leader, retirement transition coach and author.

Arthur Hailand III
St. Louis MO

Advocate, looking for Encore opportunities in St. Louis, MO

Mike Haubrich*
Racine WI

Financial service professional working with clients planning for/in retirement.

Deborah Heiser

I have a PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology, and specialize in redefining how being older looks and feels.

Stuart Himmelfarb
New York NY

Co-lead B3, an initiative to engage Jewish boomers in Jewish life and connect them with resources and ideas.

Michelle Hynes*
Portland OR

Coaching and consulting for mission-driven leaders.

Mark Jaeger*
Mill Creek WA

Financial services professional focusing on transitions into the encore stage of life at Viridian Advisors.

John Kendzior
Salem MA

Founder, Even Higher Education which advances the growing movement of the age-friendly university, providing resources to universities and encore learners.

Rik Kranenburg
New York NY

Encore Advocate

Diane Krantz
Mill Valley CA

As facilitator, project manager & strategic planner, I partner with active aging organizations to help older people connect, contribute and thrive.

Mona Kreaden*
New York NY

Initiate and facilitate peer groups for women age 70+.

Ilene Leff*
Bridgewater CT

Co-founder, Western CT Leadership program.

Bob Little
Toronto ON

Encore enthusiast interested in supporting efforts on Ontario.

Kent Lutz
Cincinnati OH

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash

Joan Machlis-Crasemann
Davis CA

Encore Advocate

Ann MacDougall
New York NY

Senior Advisor to Encore.org, collaborating with Encore.org and the OpEd Project on a new fellowship program

Elizabeth Mahler*
Jessup MD

 President, Chesapeake Chapter, Life Planning Network and Howard Co. Encore Network lead

Steven Maser
Portland OR

 Former Program Manager, Encore Fellowships Program, Social Venture Partners. Pro bono consultant for Social Purpose Works.

Christina Matz-Costa
Chestnut Hill MA

Associate Professor, Boston College. Research focus on paid and unpaid work later in life.

Mara Mayor
Bethesda MD

Montgomery Co. Age-Friendly Employment Group, Montgomery College Lifelong Learning program

Nanda Kumar Menon
Reno NV

Satellite Consultants

Manuel Morales
San Juan Puerto Rico

Nicola Morgal
Columbia MD

Recreation Superintendent, Howard County Recreation & Parks

      Maud        Motanyane-Welch
South Africa

Founder of FIFTY AND BEYOND SA (FABSA); a networking platform for women.

Luanne Mullin*
Mill Valley CA

Retirement Counselor and Life Planning Coach. Career and Transition workshops. Project Consultant for non-profits.

Louise Nayer*
San Francisco CA

SF Writer’s Grotto, Writing workshop leader/author

Jennifer Mull Neuhaus
Wichita KS

Susan Nash
Palo Alto CA

Fellow at Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute

John Orian
Calgary AB

Advocate inspiring, training, and supporting Boomers to launch meaningful adventures for the 2nd half of our lives.

Amy Papranec
Chicago IL

Professional working with older adults and Leader an encore effort.

Michael Passafiume
Palm Harbor FL

Personal Life Coach. Including Life Coach for Boomer Leaders.

John Patten
Kalamazoo MI

Professor, Western Michigan University

Geoff Pearman
New Zealand

Managing Director, Partners in Change. Specialist consultancy in Age and Work. Founded Senior Entrepreneurs NZ. Research in Senior Entrepreneurship

Kitty Preziosi
Davie FL

Positive Aging Coach/Consultant, Preziosi Partners, Inc.

Julia Randell-Khan
Palo Alto CA

Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Encore Senior Fellow

Barbara Raynor*
South Orange NJ

Founder and President, Double Nickel Strategies

Theresa Reid
Ann Arbor MI

Executive Producer and Host, Aging for Life

Steve Saenz
Atlanta GA

Professional working with older adults

Beverly Santicola
Scottsdale AZ

Executive Director, Center for Rural Outreach & Public Services

Monica Schaeffer*
Potomac MD

Workshop leader, also working with state, county governments on the 50+ workforce.

Jeri Sedlar
New York NY

Author and Speaker. Don’t Retire, REWIRE!

Samir Selmanovic
New York NY

An ally to people on their hero-to-sage journey through retreats, coaching, consulting, and speaking.

Lynda Smith Johannesburg South Africa

CEO, Refirement Network, social entrepreneur and retirement life coach

Helen Hirsh Spence*
Ottawa ON

Founder/CEO Top Sixty Over Sixty, recognizing those over 60 with experience, passion and purpose.

Vanessa Tennyson
Minneapolis MN

Founder & CEO, Capitalize Your Humanity

Poul-Erik Tindbaek

Founder, The Third Career

Liz Vogel
Shelburne VT

Liz serves on the Encore SIG Group for Entrepreneurship and is the President & CEO of Dots, Inc Enterprises.

Joanne Webb
Culver City CA

Director, The Career Center, Western Region at The Actors Fund

M Eileen Williams
Lafayette CA

Career counselor, job search specialist, author, blogger, podcast host specializing in boomers and mature career changers

MaryJo Zimmer
Carmel IN

Former Corporate Communications & Business Development Executive interested in launching an encore effort.