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Our People

Elly Katz is the Founder and Executive Director of Sages & Seekers. She gave up her career as a graphic designer to make an attempt at diminishing ageism. She spent countless hours speaking with Senior Center Activity Directors, professors of Gerontology and Educators, to ultimately design a meaningful and profound program. Elly has presented at the MCOA, SCAAP and American Society on Aging conferences, speaking about the need for older adults to connect to a younger generation.



Aleksandr Chandra, our East Coast Outreach volunteer, is a self-proclaimed Elder Rights Activist and Organizer. Alek’s current area of interest is aging and the generational gap.  Alek interned at the Agewell Foundation in Delhi, and founded Mending Maya, a program that bridges generations through meaningful collaboration. Alek is a recent graduate from Connecticut College. 

Jill Rosen, our Lifelong Learning Director, has been the Program Director at  Lifelong Learning at Regis College (LLARC) since 2006. LLARC is invested in intergenerational experiences, sharing classrooms with undergraduate students, and promoting programming like Sages & Seekers. Jill makes time to facilitate our programs and promote programming to other Lifelong Learning Centers across the country.

Paul Hirschberger is a documentary filmmaker, living in Los Angeles. He is the CEO of Good Night Naturals, selling natural fiber bedding and educating people about the health hazards of conventional mattresses and bedding. Paul has been volunteering his time, filming Sages & Seekers Programs and events since 2009. He has also facilitated programs and spent hours communicating and listening to Sages.

Chuck Wade became involved with Sages & Seekers after enrolling in his first program in Weston, MA. Retired from the business world, Chuck has several passions, one of which is outreach for our programs. He continually spreads our mission, recruits Sages, and supports our work, in addition to being an active alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

"Never doubt


that a small group


of thoughtful,


committed citizens


can change the world;


indeed,


it's the only thing


that ever has."


- Margaret Mead

Krys Grant, our Director of Programs, has been working with people in many different capacities, bringing personal attention and compassion to our programs. She recruits sites and participants, then facilitates and manages our signature 8-Week Programs as well as our Pop-Up programs all over Los Angeles. She also assists in creating new programs, keeping our programming current.

Sages & Seekers

​​​​​Since 2009, Sages & Seekers has had many committed citizens donate their time and energy to our mission, in hopes of strengthening their community. We honor these volunteers for their vision of a society connected on a deeper level through communication.