Elizabeth Kovar M.A.

is an award-winning vegan fitness trainer, author of Finding Om: An Indian Journey of Rickshaws, Chai, Chapattis and Gurus and international freelance writer and fitness presenter for BOSU and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Elizabeth earned a title as PFP Media’s Personal Trainer of the Month November 2016, 2014’s “Top 50 Hottest Trainers in America” and the first recipient of the Stuart R. Givens Fellowship to study yoga in India. Kovar studied yoga in six different countries and lived abroad in Australia (twice), India and Germany. Elizabeth has published over one thousand print and online articles. Elizabeth is the creator of her vegan food and travel blog at: and



Christine Wheeler-Sinclair

Interim Program Manager

Christine has been a member of Seattle’s LGBT community for over 40 years. She was the owner of one of Seattle’s first lesbian coffee houses: “A Special Place,” and known for her work with Seattle’s homeless population, childr

en & adult protective services, Lambert House and Act-Up. She is a GSBA / Pride Foundation recipient and, as a result, has earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. Christine also earned a BA in Social Advocacy from Antioch University. 

“It is my greatest honor to work in any capacity that supports and celebrates the lives of each and every member of our amazing LGBTQ family. How can I help you?”


LJ Bates III

Interim Administrator

Returning to Seattle after 12 years serving Hawaii’s nonprofits, LJ brings with him more than 25 years of nonprofit managem

ent experience to Generations Aging With Pride. LJ has served in the YMCA network for many years; creating

 programming and services for millions of youth throughout the Nation. LJ also served as Executive Director of New York City’s largest and oldest senior service agency; serving elders throughout Greenwich Village (yes, the Stonewall reb

els) and lower Manhattan, immediately following the tragedy of 9/11. With an EMBA education from Baruch College in NYC, a BS in Human Services / Group Dynamics from Springfield College in MA, LJ is excited to lend his talents and skills to a thriving Generations Aging With Pride! 

Call LJ TODAY and let him know how YOU want to help LGBTQ Seniors Thrive!