Hilary MeyerDirector, Social Enterprise & National Projects
Hilary Meyer is the Director of Social Enterprise & National Projects at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). In this position, Meyer oversees projects such as SAGE’s training and consulting social enterprise; SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging; the US Administration for Community Living’s Senior Medicare Patrol Integration project; and key elements of SAGE’s National Housing Initiative. Meyer provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for the enterprise and national projects; guides content and tools development; and, presents frequently across the country on issues related to LGBT aging.
Meyer joined SAGE after serving as the Fair Courts Project Manager for Lambda Legal, where she promoted a fair and impartial judiciary by monitoring federal and state legislation and developing advocacy and education initiatives for the LGBT and allied communities. Her legal work includes representing employees and unions in New Jersey as a litigation associate at Reitman Parsonnet, and analyzing state and federal legislation of relevance to the LGBT community for Human Rights Campaign. Prior to this, Meyer worked in the areas of patient advocacy and social work, providing direct social services to low-income, chronic mentally ill adults and counseling individuals and families in a psychiatric inpatient crisis unit.
Meyer earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark and graduated magna cum laude and With Honors in Psychology from Colgate University. She has provided pro bono legal assistance through the NY Volunteer Lawyers Project to self-represented litigants, and served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Big Apple Performing Arts, the umbrella group to the NYC Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus. She is a member of the bars of New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. District of N.J.