March 15, 2019  ·  Salem State University - Marsh Conference Center
8th Annual LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World Conference
A one day conference focusing on interdisciplinary practice and policy for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults and caregivers.

The 8th Annual LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World conference is a collaborative effort of the LGBT Aging Project, a program of Fenway Health; North Shore Elder Services and the Over the Rainbow LGBT Coalition; Salem State University School of Social Work; Care Dimensions; and AARP Massachusetts.  Substantive practice and policy topics that affect and involve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities and allies are addressed in this open and welcoming forum as a convening of community.  LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World is intended for consumers, educators, researchers, and public policy makers as well as professionals who support and work with LGBT older adults and caregivers.  CEUs are offered for social workers, certified case managers and nurses. 

Continental breakfast, luncheon & reception included.

Planning Committee
Event Sponsors
Conference Program
Friday, March 15
8:30 AM
8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW ~ Director, LGBT Aging Project Senator Joan Lovely Representative Paul Tucker Carole Malone ~ Asst. Secretary, MA Office of Elder Affairs
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, MSW Professor and Director of Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
- Aging with HIV: Experiences of Stigma & Spirituality - Older, LGBT and Unemployed: Where Do I Turn for Help in Massachusetts? - LGBT Aging 101 - Exploring the Role of an LGBT Online Senior Center - Innovative Housing Models for LGBTQ Older Adults
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
- Aging with HIV Among Trans Older Adults - Understanding the Heterogenous Experiences of LGBT Elders - End of Life Care for LGBT Elders & Loved Ones - LGBT Programming: Crowd Sourcing Best Practices - The Stonewall Generation: Sexuality and Aging
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brief Remarks Paul Lanzikos, Executive Director, North Shore Elder Services Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Carol E. Bonner, MSW, MBA, Ed.D. ~ Associate Dean, SSU School of Social Work
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
- HIV and Aging: Scotland - Federal Aging Policy Under Trump-Pence and the Republican Congress - Building Bridges: LGBT Education for Non-LGBT Older Adults - Reflections from LGBT Allies
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
Professor and Director of Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington
Karen Fredriksen Goldsen, PhD, MSW, is Professor and Director of Healthy Generations at the University of Washington and a nationally and internationally recognized scholar.
Director of Training
Rosemary Alexander, Director of Training, MassHire Department of Career Services has been working closely with multiple workforce partners on staff training and education of the workforce system and service improvements.
Associate Professor
Monmouth University
Carolyn A. Bradley, PhD, LCSW, LCADC is an Associate Professor of Social Work and the MSW Program Director at Monmouth University.
Director, Health Policy Research
Fenway Institute
Sean Cahill is Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute.
Assistant Professor
Monmouth University
Cory Cummings, LCSW, PhD, is an Assistant professor of Social Work at Monmouth University in New Jersey where he teaches practice and research.
City of Salem, MA
In 2017, Kim Driscoll was elected to her fourth term as Salem’s Mayor and she remains just as optimistic and hopeful about Salem’s future and just as committed to leading this great city forward.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Stockton University
Jennifer S. Dunkle, PhD, MSW, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Stockton University in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Alice Fisher is currently retired and an activist primarily in LGBT elder affairs.
Certified Sexuality Educator
Speaking About Sex
Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.S., is a Certified Sexuality Educator with more than 30 years’ experience.
Professor of Health Promotion
Dalhousie University
Jacqueline (Jacquie) Gahagan, PhD (Medical Sociology) is a Full Professor of Health Promotion in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University.
Michael Immel has participated in two fields of endeavor: landscape architecture and public health.
LGBT Aging Project
Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, serves as the Director of the LGBT Aging Project.
Lisa Kynvi, MA, MT-BC, LMHC, has worked full-time in hospice since 2008, and has presented on LGBT older adult and end-of-life issues, both regionally and nationally, at hospice and music therapy conferences
Assistant Director
LGBT Aging Project at The Fenway Institute
Bob Linscott is one of the country’s leading advocates on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Aging.
Assistant Professor
Rhode Island College - School of Social Work
Dr. Warren L. Miller, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Rhode Island School of Social Work in Providence, RI.
The Zen Executive, LLC
Dr. Kristen Porter received her PhD in Gerontology and a certificate in survey research from UMass Boston.
UMass Boston
Shiva Prasad is trained as a physician in India. He has a master’s in Gerontology from Leiden University in the Netherlands and is currently a doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Chief Executive
HIV Scotland
Nathan is the Chief Executive of HIV Scotland, leading a creative team to end new HIV transmissions in Scotland by 2030.
VP for Human Resources & Charitable Giving
Eastern Bank
Nancy Huntington Stager leads Eastern Bank’s Human Resources Division, as well as Eastern’s Corporate Philanthropy and Charitable Foundation operations and initiatives, and serves as Eastern’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.
Professor of Social Work, SSU
Salem State University
Cheryl Springer, PhD, LICSW joined the Salem State University School of Social Work faculty in 1998 and served as the School's Director from 2005 to 2013.
Director of Advocacy
Aaron Tax is the Director of Advocacy for SAGE. He advocates for LGBT-inclusive federal aging policies that a ccount for the unique needs of LGBT older adults.
MA State Representative
7th Essex District
Paul F. Tucker is a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives serving the 7th Essex district, which includes Salem, Massachusetts.
SCSEP State Director
Massachusettes Executive Office of Elder Affairs
For the past 9+ years Olga Yulikova has been working on enhancing services and employment outcomes of low-income older adults (55+) in Massachusetts.
Salem State University - Marsh Conference Center, 71 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Location: Salem State University - Marsh Conference Center, 71 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970