Doreen BermudezTraining Coordinator, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Doreen Bermudez serves as the National Training Coordinator of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. This historic Resource Center, the first federally funded center of its kind in the country, will provide critical information and tools to aging providers, LGBT organizations, LGBT older adults and their loved ones. Bermudez plans and facilitates trainings for aging providers and LGBT organizations nationwide on the issues facing LGBT older adults and the best practices for supporting them.
Bermudez was previously the lead trainer for Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. In this capacity, she organized and presented workshops and classes in New York City on HIV and aging issues, and on LGBT case management and cultural competency. Her trainings have been instrumental in SAGE's efforts to ensure that the concerns of LGBT older adults are addressed by the New York City Department for the Aging and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.
Bermudez holds a degree in Education and Latin American Studies from SUNY New Paltz. Prior to her work at SAGE, she was a consultant for the Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc. on HIV services for teenagers, an initiative that brought much-needed attention from the New York City Department of Education to the state of health education in the city's public high schools. She is an active member of the Community Service Society of New York's advocate group and United Latino Professionals, and serves on the board of the New York Association on HIV Over Fifty. Bermudez lives in New York City with her two boys, who volunteer with her for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.