Felicia SobelCoordinator of Women's Programming
Felicia Sobel is the Women’s Programming Coordinator at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults.
Felicia facilitates two weekly women’s groups, “Our Evolving Lives,” and “Me, Myself and Others,” the latter group focusing on women’s relationships of all kinds. In addition, she oversees other programs for women, including several social events throughout the year and relevant panel discussions, such as one she developed to coincide with Women’s History Month in March 2011 called “Lesbian Feminism in the Arts,” and one in September 2012, a “Lesbian Herstory Archives Evening,” featuring presentations by coordinators of the Archives, which houses the largest collection of materials by and for lesbians. She makes an ongoing effort to ensure that SAGE’s women’s programming reflects women’s broad interests.
A licensed clinical social worker, Felicia’s background includes positions as Director of Social Services at Terrace Healthcare Center, in the Bronx, New York; Clinical Account Manager in the Employee Assistance Program of Managed Health Network, New York City; and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at Stamford (CT) Child & Family Services. Earlier, she served in New York City as senior editor on McGraw-Hill’s medical journals and projects, including a Geriatric Review Issue; and in Greenwich, CT, as senior editor of Psychosomatics, journal of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Felicia holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York’s Hunter College School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University. During her employment in the employee assistance field, she conducted workshops on stress management, substance abuse, balancing work and family and caretaking of the elderly. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Old Lesbians Organizing for Change.