Our Leadership Team

The SAGECare Leadership Team

members are national experts in LGBT aging.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Hilary Meyer

Chief Enterprise & Innovation Officer

Hilary Meyer is a seasoned leader and licensed attorney with over 15 years of progressive management experience. She is a nationally recognized thought leader in LGBT and aging issues, a sought-after public speaker and a certified trainer. Meyer's office is located in Los Angeles, California.

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Tim R. Johnston

Director of National Projects

Tim R. Johnston, PhD is the Director of National Projects at SAGE. He is responsible for directing SAGECare, SAGE’s national training initiatives, SAGE's other national projects, developing training curricula, and providing consulting services to both aging and LGBT service providers.

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Christina DaCosta

Director of Communications

Christina DaCosta's mission is to bring the voices of LGBT elders from the margin to the mainstream. She is responsible for all of SAGE's media work, including web content, social media properties and earned media. In the past year she has positioned SAGE in the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News, NPR, and more.

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Sadiya Abjani

Manager of Training and Online Learning

Sadiya Abjani is the Manager of Training and Online Learning as well as a queer Muslim activist. She received her Bachelors in Islamic Studies and English from the University of Texas at Austin, where she spent time learning curriculum development and gaining expertise in training development and delivery.

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Karen Cushing

Business Development Lead

Karen Cushing is the Business Development Lead for SAGECare. Karen’s responsibilities include reaching out to service providers who work with seniors and sharing with them the significance of SAGECare’s LGBT credentialing training. She is devoted to creating awareness for LGBT older people and believes in teamwork.

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Sherrill Wayland

Director of National Education Initiatives

Sherrill Wayland is the Director of National Education Initiatives, directing operations of SAGECare and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of education, disability, aging, and LGBT advocacy.

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Nicole Paggett

Data Manager for National Initiatives

Nicole Paggett is the Data Manager for National Initiatives. She has 15 years of professional experience in a combination of data management, analytics and customer service. Her responsibilities include data management for the National Initiatives team including maintaining SAGECare’s LGBT credentialing training records.