Tom is the Director of Care Management Services at SAGE in NYC. In that role, Tom is the administrator for SAGE’s social services, case management, caregiving support, friendly visiting, veterans and SAGEPositive (sexual health) programs. Tom oversees a staff of 10 and also represents SAGE in the Older Adults Working Group of the NYS LGBT Health & Human Services Network.
Tom has worked at SAGE for over 12 years as Director of Community Services, where he oversaw a variety of congregate service programs, including The SAGE Center – the nation’s first fulltime, municipally-funded senior center for LGBT older adults. Tom also coordinated SAGE’s NYC Gay Pride efforts, and was involved in the launch and early years of SAGEWorks, SAGE’s employment assistance program serving LGBT adults age 40 and over. Prior to coming to SAGE, Tom worked for almost 15 years at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). In his last role there, he was Director of the Buddy Program, one of the agency’s signature programs, pairing volunteers with home-bound people living with AIDS, for companionship and emotional support.
Tom facilitates two discussion groups and has presented on SAGE programs and an array of LGBT aging issues at a variety of organizations, conferences and workshops through the years, including the American Society on Aging.