Tom WeberDirector of Constituent Services
As Director of Constituent Services, Tom has oversight responsibility for all of SAGE’s NYC-based programs. This includes The SAGE Center – the nation’s first full-time municipally-funded senior center for LGBT older adults, and its array of nutrition, health & wellness, fitness, arts & culture, education, socialization, and technology programs. It also includes case management and caregiving programs, volunteer programs, outreach programs, SAGE Center satellite programs in Harlem and Brooklyn, and SAGE programs at the LGBT Community Center. Tom also interacts with a range of community partners to produce collaborative programs for LGBT older adults throughout the city. Tom represents SAGE in a variety of venues with other service providers. In his more than nine years on-staff at SAGE, Tom helped launch the SAGEWorks Program, presented at various conferences and organizations, facilitated groups, created and led volunteer trainings and organized Gay Pride activities. Tom represented SAGE at the NYS Health & Human Services Network for several years and co-chaired its Senior Issues Committee.
Prior to working at SAGE, Tom was employed in AIDS services for almost 15 years at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). During his time at GMHC, Tom led trainings and groups, performed intakes, screened, trained, assessed & managed volunteers, and coordinated and led the Buddy Program - one of the agency’s signature programs pairing home-bound people living with AIDS with trained volunteers, for the purpose of providing companionship & emotional support.