Tim R. Johnston, PhD is the Senior Education Advisor at SAGE. In that role he oversees the SAGECare cultural competency training program, the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, key aspects of SAGE’s housing initiative, SAGE’s diversity and equity initiative, and national partnerships with other advocacy organizations.
Tim is the author of Welcoming LGBTQ+ Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff which is the first comprehensive book on how to create a positive and safer experience for LGBTQ+ older adults in senior living settings. In addition to facilitating LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings, Tim is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. He serves in several advisory and leadership roles, including on the governing board for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, as a council member for the LGBTQ+ Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging, and he regularly represents SAGE as a subject matter expert on academic research teams. When he isn’t working he is probably hanging out with his partner and pets, reading, or working in the garden.