Max Micozzi is originally from Washington, DC where they were entrenched in political activism from being in the first contingent of people arrested during the civil disobedience on the Supreme Court steps at the National Gay and Lesbian March on Washington in 1988. Max then moved to the San Francisco Bay area where they served as the Program Director for the Fruitvale Senior Center and manager of service coordinators at 3- Section 202 senior housing buildings serving elders from the Cambodian, Vietnamese, African American and Latino community. Max was a volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman in CA and sat on the board of directors for the United Seniors of Oakland. Max and their wife moved to Portland Oregon where they studied Community Development at Portland State University. Max volunteered for Portland’s Elders in Action and then became their Advocacy Manager, staffing the Portland Commission on Aging. Max accepted a position at Providence Health and Services Elder Place, a Program for All–Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), provider as their first Volunteer Coordinator representing 7 day care and residential community sites to place volunteers. Max sat on the board of directors for Senior Housing and Retirement Enterprises (SHARE), to support and meet specific goals through volunteering, the growing need and desire for LGBT older adult senior housing. Max chaired Portland’s Gay & Grey Expo as a volunteer as well as devoted time working to secure the SAGE Metro Portland affiliation established in 2013. Today Max is the Program Coordinator for SAGE Metro Portland overseeing program development, volunteer management and outreach for the growing community of LGBT older adults.