Nate Sweeney, a former caregiver and administrator for senior citizen rehabilitation and nursing communities, has been named by Chase Brexton Health Care to serve as executive director of its new LGBT Health Resource Center. The center, set to open in Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon location in spring 2015, will help LGBT individuals find and connect with the expert medical and behavioral health services they need with culturally competent providers, support and programming for seniors, transgender counseling and more. It will also support other organizations in the region to help them more effectively serve the LBGT community.
“We are extremely fortunate to bring Nate Sweeney on board to open and lead our LGBT Health Resource Center,” said Chase Brexton CEO Richard Larison in a statement.
Sweeney, 36, will also head the implementation of SAGECAP (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders – Caring and Preparing) in Maryland. SAGECAP aims to provide a welcoming community that helps caregivers navigate their own current and future needs by offering counseling, support groups, educational seminars, online resources, information about benefits and help for caregivers planning for their own future. The program is currently operating in Washington, D.C. and 17 states.
“I am thrilled to maintain and expand Chase Brexton’s commitment to the LGBT community,” Sweeney said. “I look forward to working with the accomplished staff and members of the community to provide new services and connections to existing resources for LGBT Marylanders of all ages.”