Serena Worthington

Director of U.S. and Global Collaborations

Serena Worthington is the Director of U.S. and Global Collaborations for LGBT Elders (SAGE), where she oversees the SAGE affiliate network, facilitates policy advocacy on LGBT aging issues, and strategically enhances the capacity of partner organizations across the country to work effectively on behalf of LGBT older people.

A leader in aging services and advocacy, she frequently presents at national conferences, sharing her passion and expertise on LGBT aging issues. She has been quoted in the BBC News Magazine, Business Week, Health Care Finance News, and Medill Reports.

Serena serves on the Chicago Department of Public Health’s LGBT Health Advisory Council and the Chicago Task Force on LGBT Aging.

Serena’s most recent position was as the Senior Director of Public Programs at Chicago’s Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s largest LGBT community center. Prior to this, Serena was the founding director of SAGE Center on Halsted.

Serena received her Masters of Art in Art Therapy from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Her undergraduate degree is from Fairhaven College where she completed an interdisciplinary concentration in art and cross-cultural psychology. She is a certified activity director and a licensed professional counselor.