Team

AHWGO Team

Susanne Stadler

Susanne Stadler

Executive Director

Susanne Stadler is an architect and social entrepreneur passionate about shifting the perspective on aging and an advocate for imaginative and human centered design solutions for the later phase of life. For the past 20 years an important emphasis of her design work has been to provide sustainable design solutions for the complex needs of aging that allow people to age with safety and delight, at home and in the world.

Sara M. Ingram

Sara M. Ingram

Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations

With several years of program coordination and policy and procedure writing experience, Sara brings her cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration experience to AHWGO. She holds a Masters of Public Administration with expertise in Inclusive and Universal Design and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act with primary interests in accessible built environments and increasingly how appropriate housing contributes to positive health outcomes. Sara is honored to be part of the AHWGO community of building integrated solutions that contribute to healthy aging.

Katie Babcock

Katie Babcock

Financial Reporting

Katie Babcock is a financial consultant and helps AHWGO with financial reporting requirements. For the past 15 years, Katie has been a committee member for the Robby Babcock Memorial Golf Tournament. She is actively involved in the planning, fundraising, and day-of coordinating for this event. Katie holds a BS in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Mariah Bradley

Mariah Bradley

Communications & Marketing Manager

Mariah Bradley is a nonprofit professional, who loves bringing people together to create positive change within communities. She has supported a number of organizations’ marketing teams including Habitat for Humanity and Worldreader.  Mariah has maintained a strong interest in healthy aging and is now excited to be working with AHWGO to help share its story and further its mission.

Adrianne Borgia

Adrianne Borgia

Volunteer, steering committee

About-to-turn-70 white woman who identifies culturally as Latina and spent 2 years in the peace corps. Ex‑electrical engineer-turned-gardener now running a busy one‑woman show. Loves traveling in Mexico and South America and is currently very involved in immigration issues.

Rachael Friedman

Rachael Friedman

Volunteer, Steering Committee

Rachael Friedman is a clinical psychologist with a Psy.D. from The Wright Institute, with a background in development, patient support and non-profit event planning. Rachael currently teaches at the Wright Institute and is a long-term volunteer at AHWGO. 

Andrea Moss

Andrea Moss

Volunteer, Steering Committee

Andrea worked as a reference librarian at a public library and appreciated most aspects of the job, especially Information and Referral service. She was happy to be a generalist, personally and professionally. She studied art & design and has kept busy with various household projects and artistic pursuits ever since. Andrea is happy to develop her interest in aging in the interdisciplinary milieu of AHWGO.

Donna Schempp

Donna Schempp

Volunteer

Donna Schempp, LCSW, recently retired from her position as program director at Family Caregiver Alliance, a nonprofit organization supporting caregivers and now works on a caregiver program with the Veteran’s Administration. She frequently speaks on caregiving and aging issues and leads workshops for local organizations, including the American Society on Aging among many others. She has a private therapy practice, specializing in working with clients over 50 and a consulting practice with agencies in the Bay Area.

Tasneem Babul Rayani

Tasneem Babul Rayani

Volunteer

Tasneem Babul Rayani works in business development and industrial design. She believes that all products should function for people of all ages and abilities and delight those who use them and she is determined to help make that happen. She uses an interdisciplinary design approach to enhance peoples’ abilities and is determined to help the aging population increase their health, independence and dignity.

Board Members

Candiece Milford

Candiece Milford

Board President

Candiece Milford is the Managing Director of Marketing for Rhoda Goldman Plaza, assisted living and memory care. Previously, Candiece was the Lead Director of Marketing at The Sequoias San Francisco, a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Candiece transferred the innovative knowledge gleaned from her previous graphic design and marketing consulting business to develop a series of informational seminars to seekers of retirement living options. Candiece has co-authored a leading university level textbook chapter on CCRC marketing and has spoken at multiple venues including the Commonwealth Club where she is currently an active member in the “Grown Ups Forum.”

Erin McInrue Savage

Erin McInrue Savage

Board Vice President

Erin McInrue Savage is Senior Manager of Content at Human Interest. She is a researcher with content expertise in health and financial well-being across the life course, and emphasis on aging and the second half of life. She has led internal and external research in academia, nonprofits, startups, and for-profit organizations. Erin holds a Masters of Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in Canada. She is passionate about advancing our understanding of the trends and implications of population aging, and committed to supporting organizations in better serving the needs of people in their second half of life.

Mikiko Huang

Mikiko Huang

Former Board President

Mikiko is a pediatrician involved in the support of loved ones who are growing older. She believes that thriving, intergenerational communities are important to nurture and that the care of both children and older adults optimally involves family and friends. Her own mom, who will turn 100 in 2020, has lived with her family for 3 decades. Her mother-in-law had Alzheimer’s in the last 6 years of her life and her family supported her living in her own home for most of that time. She has also been involved in the Age and Disability Friendly efforts in SF for years.

Benjamin Bloom

Benjamin Bloom

Treasurer

Benjamin Bloom, MBA, CSA, CLTC is the President of Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland.  Homewatch CareGivers provides compassionate in-home care tailored to the unique needs of seniors and people with disabilities.  Being a part of the solution to problems facing an aging population motivates Ben to support a number of organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Gretchen Addi

Gretchen Addi

Board Member

Gretchen Addi grew up in a small midwest town where everyone knew each other and living intergenerationally was a given. Her father spent the last few years of his life as a part of her family in San Francisco and this experience catalyzed her desire to better understand aging personally and professionally. Fifteen years later, she is still focused on bringing creativity to the aging marketplace.

Gloria Feldman

Gloria Feldman

Board Member

Gloria Feldman, MS, MFT, has been in private practice as family and marriage counselor for many years. She reflects both through her own and professional experience on how older age influences people’s relationships to themselves and to the wider world. She has a strong interest in mentoring and believes that old age has an important place in society as a way to contribute to future generation growth. She contributes to a variety of community organizations in San Francisco with an emphasis on mental health.

Marcie Rogo

Marcie Rogo

Board Member

Marcie is a Growth And Marketing Consultant and the Head of Marketing at NumberAI. She has dedicated the majority of her career to advocating for better treatment of those in later life. She was drawn to AHWGO as one of very few organizations that includes multiple generations in confronting discussions about aging. She brings her early stage startup experience to drive fast growth to such a deserving effort.

Howard Thornton

Howard Thornton

Board Member

Howard Thornton currently directs the Museum Store at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Before that, he was a creative force at the Oakland Museum of California Store and involved in other endeavors such as being a founding partner of AERIAL, a seminal design store in San Francisco.  Howard is a licensed architect in California with an interest in age-friendly design that developed during his studies at Kansas State University.  Howard brings his knowledge of universal design and business experience in service to AHWGO.

Marie Jobling

Marie Jobling

Board Member Emerita

Marie Jobling is Director of the Community Living Campaign and is one of the founding members of AHWGO. Marie served as treasurer on the AHWGO Board from 2017 to September 2021.  She is a premier community activist and advocate for solutions rooted in community. She was instrumental in establishing the Dignity Fund in San Francisco. The Dignity Fund was passed by voters in 2016, guaranteeing funding to enhance supportive services to help older adults (60+ years old) and adults with disabilities (18 – 59 years old) age with dignity in their own homes and communities. 

Advisory Board

Heather Dobbins

Heather Dobbins

Advisory Board Member

Heather Dobbins has 20 years of consulting experience and more than 10 years facilitating planning and strategy sessions for senior level corporate groups. She enjoys collaborating with groups to define and solve problems. While she has worked across a number of industries, both as an external and internal consultant, Heather is currently working as an independent consultant within banking and finance. She is also a member of the Full Circle Fund, supporting pro bono education projects.

Cristy Johnston Limon

Cristy Johnston Limon

Advisory Board Member

Cristy Johnston Limon is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership at the University of California in Berkeley; the center provides leadership education and support to help students succeed.  Prior to that role, Cristy was the Executive Director of Youth Speaks, an organization that produces local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, and reading series among so much more.

Beth MacLeod

Beth MacLeod

Advisory Board Member

Beth MacLeod, LCSW, has specialized in the field of aging and services to older adults and their families for more than 30 years. Beth earned her master’s degree in social work from University of California, Berkeley. She taught at SFSU in the Gerontology Program, and at UCB, School of Social Welfare, was Director of Clinical Supervision at Family Service Agency, and is a clinical consultant for Family Caregiver Alliance. Beth is in private practice in San Francisco, offering Care Consultations, which combine care assessment, planning, identification of resources, and supportive therapy.

Susan Poor

Susan Poor

Advisory Board Member

Susan Poor is the Principal of Susan Poor Consulting, which has focused on local collaboration and innovation to improve the lives of older adults, who wish to remain in their own homes and communities. Areas of interest have included long-term services and supports for older adults across income levels, the Village movement, Age Friendly Communities, technology advances, digital inclusion, family caregiving, and developing models that connect social supports and medical care.

Janice Schwartz

Janice Schwartz

Advisory Board Member

Janice Schwartz, MD, UCSF is a board-certified internist and cardiologist with significant experience in clinical pharmacology and geriatric medicine.  She is currently a Professor in Residence at the UCSF School of Medicine.  In 2019, she received the Award for Excellence in Clinical Pharmacology from PhRMA Foundation, Inc. and continues to focus her efforts on improving medication evaluation and usage in older adults.

Catherine Spensley

Catherine Spensley

Advisory Board Member

Catherine Spensley, LCSW, MSW, is the Senior Division Director of Felton/Family Service Agency of San Francisco, overseeing programs that serve over 2000 seniors a year in aging services and mental health. She is an active member on a number of advisory boards and coalitions, promoting partnerships among services providers, researchers, and policymakers. She is co-chair of Aging and Disability Friendly SF, and has a strong interest in reducing ageism. She has a BA in Communications from American University in Washington, DC and a MSW from UC Berkeley, specializing in gerontology.

Jill Stoner

Jill Stoner

Advisory Board Member

Jill Stoner is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University. She came to this position in July 2015, after 28 years as Professor of Architecture at University of California Berkeley. Her professional practice earned her architectural firm ten national and international design awards. Professor Stoner is recognized internationally for her contributions to architectural theory. Currently, she is a member of the board of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Jill brings to AHWGO a deep commitment to global ecology, social equity, healthy cities and political agency.

Honorees

Dmitri Belser

Dmitri Belser

Advisory Board Member 2017 to 2021

We are very grateful for Dmitri’s generous support during his tenure.  He invited us into the inclusively designed Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley which  became the perfect home for our forums for many years and was the venue for the 1st agein in 2019.

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