SUMMIT, NJ - Angela Sullivan, after eight years of service to SAGE Eldercare, will be stepping down as the Summit-based nonprofit's executive director. Sullivan informed the Board of Trustees of her decision to step down, effective on or about August 30.
Sullivan herself began as a member of the Board of Trustees, and was selected to serve as interim executive director in 2014 and shortly thereafter, was appointed as the deputy executive director in 2015. The following year, she assumed her current position as executive director.
In each role -- and, especially as executive director – she provided leadership that enabled SAGE to increase its impact benefiting the senior community and their families. Her knowledge of eldercare services and deep commitment to the mission of SAGE, along with her genuine caring and empathy for each and every client, defined her tenure.
She helped to strengthen SAGE finances by building strong relationships with corporations, foundations and individual donors. In addition, she led several successful fundraising campaigns and events, including the '65 Birthday Bash', which recognized the 65th anniversary of SAGE's founding. Most recently, Sullivan helped guide the organization through the uncertainties of the pandemic by maintaining essential SAGE services and leading a successful emergency fundraising appeal.
Sullivan was instrumental in establishing several corporate partnerships, including creating and delivering the acclaimed 'Your Decisions Matter' program in concert with Atlantic Health System. Several existing department heads were recruited by Angela, putting a solid leadership team in place that will serve the organization well into the future. Her service continued a multi-decade legacy of devoted professionals who have made a lasting difference by understanding the important role that SAGE plays in making the community a friendlier place for older adults and their caregivers.
Christine Gottesman, vice president of the Board of Trustees, will serve as chair of the search committee for the new executive director.