Sherrill WaylandManager of National Projects
Sherrill Wayland is the Manager of National Projects at Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), where she manages the day-to-day operations of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRC) as well as working with SAGE's National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative and other key national projects.
Sherrill has been involved with SAGE for the past seven years as the founding Executive Director of SAGE Metro St. Louis. During her tenure with the SAGE affiliate, Sherrill developed the first regional LGBT Welcoming Referral Network of Aging Providers, the first Missouri LGBT Health Access Training Network, and has been an NRC trainer since 2011. Sherrill is a nationally recognized public speaker and trainer on LGBT Welcoming Aging Services, LGBT Health Access and LGBT Older Adult Cultural Competency.
Sherrill most recently helped manage the successful merger of SAGE Metro St. Louis with PROMO Fund, becoming SAGE of PROMO Fund, which supports the expansion of advocacy with LGBT older adults across the state of Missouri.
Sherrill has a Master’s degree from George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis and over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of education, disability and LGBT older adult advocacy. Sherrill has published articles on disability and LGBT aging and was the recipient of the 2015 Harvey A. & Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults.