Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE’s Policy and Program Director and the founder of the Transgender Aging Network and ElderTG, was part of the set of experts who collaboratively developed SAGE’s original trainings. Since 2000, she has helped design and co-facilitate FORGE’s multiple in-person and virtual support groups, research studies, and programs. She has been involved in advocacy, research, training, and services for LGBT populations since 1975, and is nationally-known for her work on LGBT aging and transgender issues.
Her policy, program, and training work has focused on aging, elder abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She has published numerous book chapters, articles, and online publications on these topics, and currently blogs for the Huffington Post. She holds a B.A. in women’s studies and history, an M.S. in conflict management, and a post-graduate certificate in trauma counseling.