John Hennessy


Board President

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John Hennessy rejoins the board as the chair of the SAGE Program Advisory Committee. John brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly with LGBT older adults through his work with AARP and the Maine Council on Aging. John was also one of the co-founders of SAGE Maine and is rejoining the EqualityMaine board to help us continue the work of advocacy and service for LGBT older adults. 
Outside of EQME, John is the Advocacy Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and the co-chair of the Maine Council of Churches Public Policy Committee, where he helps provide strategic planning and insights for the group to exercise their limited capacity in the most effective ways possible. He and his husband of almost 25 years, Peter Callnan, live in Portland with their three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels; Seamus, Finnegan, and Ryleigh.

Why we list our pronouns

Names aren’t the only way we refer to people. We share our gender pronouns and encourage you to do the same. Gender pronouns are the way you like to be referred to: she, her, hers; they, them, theirs; he, him, his; or something else. We share these because we do not want to assume another person’s gender. 

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