Rigo J. Saborio, MSG, is Vice President of Programs, Equity, and Community Impact at The SCAN Foundation. In this role, Rigo oversees the Foundation’s efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to ensure all older adults receive the services and supports they need to age well. He also is developing the Foundation’s community impact plan for strategic grantmaking.
Rigo has over 30 years of experience in the field of aging with an emphasis on public policy, diversity outreach, administration, and direct service. Rigo’s career included 13 years as Chief Executive Officer of St. Barnabas Senior Services in Los Angeles and eight years with AARP, culminating as a Director of Diversity Outreach and Alliances for AARP’s National Office. He also served six years as Director of USC’s Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center and worked as a staffer on the U.S. Select Committee on Aging for the U.S. House of Representatives. Rigo is active with numerous charitable and professional organizations and cofounded and served as Chair of the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition and is a member of the Equity in Aging Advisory Committee, which advises the governor’s administration on the implementation of the California Master Plan for Aging, as well as Department of Aging on the planning and implementation of aging and disability programs.
Rigo holds a Master of Science in Gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. He also completed a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences at the California State University, Los Angeles. Rigo enjoys traveling with his wife, spending meaningful time with his two daughters, catching a ballgame with his dad, and sharing a meal with friends and family.