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.

Patricia Chadwick
Wellesley MA

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

Joni Cherbo
New York NY

Coaching people seeking meaningful transitions into their encore years.

Cristobal Correa
Berkeley CA

Student, UC Berkeley Extension
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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.

Mark Friedman*
Chicago IL

Chief Medical Officer, First Stop Health

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.

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.

Doug Jacquier
Adelaide Australia

Pursuing opportunities to establish Australian senior enterprise centers incorporating Encore programs.

Mark Jaeger*
Mill Creek WA

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

Gwendolyn Kinney*
Windsor CA

RN, MSN providing programs for leaders and healthcare clinicians in caring/healing modalities.

Rik Kranenburg
New York NY

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.

Elizabeth Mahler*
Jessup MD

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

Mara Mayor
Bethesda MD

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

Nanda Kumar Menon
Reno NV

Satellite Consultants

Nicola Morgal
Columbia MD

Recreation Superintendent, Howard County Recreation & Parks

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

Joseph Padasak*
Kutztown PA

School District Superintendent exploring encore opportunities

Amy Papranec
Chicago IL

Professional working with older adults and Leader an encore effort.

John Patten
Kalamazoo MI

Professor, Western Michigan University

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

Kate Schaefers*
St. Paul MN

AARP-MN State President. Consultant and coach connecting individual talent with organizational needs.

Monica Schaeffer*
Potomac MD

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

Janet Shaw*
New York NY

Program Director, Encore Fellowships NYC. Matching encore talent with social sector organizations.

Lynda Smith Johannesburg South Africa

CEO, Refirement Network, social entrepreneur and retirement life coach

Paul Speer*
Vancouver WA

Founding Director, Social Venture Partners Portland, OR Encore Fellows Program.

Helen Hirsh Spence*
Ottawa ON

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

Poul-Erik Tindbaek*
Aarhus Denmark

Poul-Erik leads an EU-recognized pre-retirement workshop to empower seniors, with most entering encore careers.

Liz Vogel
Shelburne VT

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

M Eileen Williams
Lafayette CA

Career Counselor, Job Search Specialist, Author, Blogger, Podcast Host specializing in the needs of boomers and mature career changers

Hunter Whitney*
Redwood City CA

Senior consultant, author, product/UX design and data visualization

MaryJo Zimmer
Carmel IN

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