Tim R. Johnston, PhD is the Senior Education Advisor at SAGE. In this role, he partners with the SAGECare team on training content design, provides training and consulting services for SAGECare partners, and serves as a subject matter expert on LGBTQ aging cultural competency projects.
Tim is the author of Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff which is the first comprehensive book on how to create a positive and safer experience for LGBT older adults in senior living settings. In addition to facilitating LGBT cultural competency trainings, Tim is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. He serves in several advisory and leadership roles, including on the governing boards of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care and the Pioneer Network, as a council member for the LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging, and he regularly represents SAGE as a subject matter expert on academic research teams. He is a Volunteer Ombudsman in Centre County Pennsylvania, and when he isn’t working he is probably hanging out with his partner and pets, reading, or working in the garden.