Susan Snyder, MS worked in the field of aging for over 30 years. She worked for an Area Agency on Aging for 15 years and for a community-based service provider for 18 years in Seattle. Prior to retiring, Ms. Snyder was Executive Director of the Evidence-Based Leadership Council (EBLC). The EBLC is a national collaborative of health innovation leaders who represent evidence-based programs and community-based organizations providing those programs.
She was Director of Project Enhance, Senior Services in Seattle, Washington. She administered dissemination of two evidence-based programs, EnhanceFitness and EnhanceWellness, which have been disseminated to over 500 sites in 34 states. Enhance program awards included the International Council on Active Aging Industry Innovators Award and US Health and Human Services Secretary’s Innovation in Prevention Award, non-profit category.Ms. Snyder also managed the development and dissemination of an online data entry system for evidence-based programs that is currently being used by local, state, regional and national organizations.
In addition to being a National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Trainer, she was instrumental in coordinating and holding, with community partners, the first ever LGBT Elder Summits for the Puget Sound region. She currently sits on the Caring and Aging with Pride advisory committee.
Ms. Snyder has several years providing LGBTQ training for older adult service providers and organizations. She has seventeen years’ experience in providing evidence-based program training and presentations at regional and national conferences and meetings. She has also coauthored articles published in professional journals including The Journal of Applied Gerontology, Preventing Chronic Disease, Clinical Interventions on Aging and others.
Favorite Training Experience: My favorite training experience was the NRC training as it was the most comprehensive training I have had on LGBT aging for both LGBT and mainstream service providers.