TEAM

Amy Simon
She/Her
CEO/President
Principal Partner

Amy is President of LGBT Senior Housing and Care and the founding director of the LGBTSHC program. Amy is the president of ASimonSays,LLC a WBE public and community relations firm since 2003. ASimonSays specializes in public relations, advocacy policy initiatives and reputation management for agencies,  small business, not-for-profits , healthcare, manufacturing, service industries and the arts. Learn more about Amy at www.asimonsays.com

Bianca Mayes
She/Her
Founding Member
VP Advocacy  Training

Bianca is a dedicated public health advocate for the health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. She is responsible for developing and training in LGBTQ+ cultural competency. Bianca’s career has focused on healthcare for marginalized populations. She was an Atlantic Health System health educator and a research associate for Community Health and Population Health Sciences. Bianca is a founding member of LGBT Senior Housing and Care.

Kat Verdi MAT, CADDCT

She/Her

Director Sensitivity Development

Kat is an Alzheimer’s Association Trained Volunteer Support Group Facilitator & Community Engagement Representative for New Jersey. She has years of experience assisting families affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s. Kat is a Caregiver, Aging Adult, LGBTQ Elder Senior Living & Healthcare Advocacy Consultant. She guides and advocates for “Adult Children Caregivers with Careers” (ACCC), Adults Aging in Place (AAIP) and LGBTQ Elders in the many facets families face with their loved ones in Senior Living and Healthcare.Kat Verdi’s credentials: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) & Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM)

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Affiliate Member
Training
Dr. David Rosen DBH, LCSW
He/Him
VP Education & Training

David is the Director of Education and Training, and a founding member of LGBT Senior Housing and Care. David is also the Clinical Director, at Hudson Pride Center of NJ. He is a part-time lecturer at the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University. David earned his Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and his Masters in Social Work at Rutgers University.

Dr. Tyree Oredein DrPH
She/Her
Director Training & Intersectionality

Tyree Oredein earned a doctorate of Public Health from Rutgers University of NJ, a Masters in Public Health from Hunter College and a BA in Biological Science and Sociology from Wellesley College. She is the program director for Lead for Diversity Institute, responsible for the implementation off the social justice leadership program for high school students. She has served as the Safe Schools Coordinator for Garden State Equality and as the Health and Training Coordinator for the Hudson Pride Center in New Jersey. She served as a project director for Select Media in New York City and is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University.

Hannah Gardner
She/Her
Media Director

Hannah Rose Gardner is a digital and social professional. She has a Masters degree in Emerging Media Studies from Boston University and a BS from Syracuse University.  www.hannahrosegardner.com

Gordon Sauer
He/Him
FoundingAdvisory Board Member
SAGE Jersey City, GAAMC

Gordon is the SAGE Jersey City Affiliate Leader and GAAMC President. Gordon is retired New Jersey educator with over 40 years of experience, Gordon has worked with a number of LGBT organizations including SAGE and GAAMC. He founded two LGBTQ discussion groups: Circles NJ and LGBT Babyboomers—a group which focuses on providing information to LGBTQ seniors, and a founding member of LGBT Senior Housing and Care.

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