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For Immediate Release

December 20, 2012

Timothy J. Atkin Joins the Board of SAGE

Atkin, SRA's Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff, brings extensive organizational management background to SAGE's national Board of Directors.

[New York, NY] Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) today announced that Timothy (Tim) J. Atkin, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff at SRA International, Inc., has joined its Board of Directors.  SAGE is the country’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Atkin has been with SRA since 1999 and has worked in organizational management in both the public and private sector for more than 25 years.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tim to our national Board, especially as we build on past success to shape a new strategic plan to guide SAGE in the coming years,” said Rosalyn Richter, Co-Chair of SAGE’s Board of Directors. “With his extensive past and current board work, as well as significant government and corporate experience, Tim will bring a fresh perspective to the next phase of SAGE’s work to improve the lives of LGBT older adults.”

“I am thrilled that Tim has joined SAGE’s Board of Directors and look forward to his contributions,” said Michael Adams, Executive Director of SAGE. “As a leading organizational management and IT consultant, Tim is deeply committed to improving the lives of all individuals by ensuring they are the foremost priority of the organizations that serve them. It is this philosophy that guarantees the needs and voices of LGBT older people will continue to drive SAGE’s work.”

SAGE is currently coming to the end of a five-year strategic plan that led to successes such as opening The SAGE Center, the nation’s first full-time center for LGBT older people age 60+ in New York City; the introduction of the LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2012; and the expansion of SAGE’s network of affiliates that provide programs and services for LGBT older people in communities across the country.  With the number of LGBT older adults in the U.S. expected to double to 3 million by 2030, SAGE is now working with its Board, staff, volunteers, constituents, donors and other supporters nationwide to identify the most pressing needs of LGBT elders, and how to effectively address those needs.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the Board of Directors of SAGE,” said Atkin. “As someone who is rapidly approaching my 50s, and as one of the principal caregivers to my mother, I see the profound impact that aging has on us all. I applaud SAGE’s work to ensure that all people can grow older with dignity and a sense of belonging, and am excited to help further this mission by working with the rest of the Board, the staff and our stakeholders.”

For more information on SAGE’s programs and services, and to learn more about the range of issues that impact LGBT older adults such as housing, health, caregiving and social isolation, please visit

About Timothy J. Atkin

Timothy J. Atkin, SAGE Board Member, is the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff at SRA International, Inc. He has been with SRA since 1999 and brings more than 25 years’ experience in the public and private sector delivering strategic management consulting and advanced IT services. Previously, Atkin managed SRA's Civil Government business, helping civil agencies across the U.S. federal government to meet their mission and program needs through strategic management consulting as well as the use of advanced technologies. Before joining SRA, Atkin spent fourteen years in government service as a member of the U.S. Government's Senior Executive Service and as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. He was also a director at the National Security Council and served with the U.S. Coast Guard, earning the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal and Achievement Medal. He has been a guest lecturer at the Army War College and National Defense University, and has participated in national exercises for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In addition to SAGE, he is also on the board of directors for The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health. He previously has served on the board of directors for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association and Taxpayers for Common Sense. Timothy has a bachelor’s degree in government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and received his master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people. SAGE also offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE coordinates a growing network of affiliates across the country. Learn more at

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