Tim Johnston

Senior Director of National Projects

Tim R. Johnston, PhD is the Senior Director of National Projects at SAGE. In that role he oversees the SAGECare cultural competency training program, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, key aspects of SAGE’s housing initiative, SAGE’s diversity and equity initiative, and national partnerships with other advocacy organizations. 

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 board for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, 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 an Assistant 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.