Lisa Krinsky, LICSW

Director of the LGBTQIA+ Aging Project

The Fenway Institute

Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW, Director of the LGBTQIA+ Aging Project, a program of the Fenway Institute at Fenway Health in Boston, works toward equity, inclusion, and community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex older adults, ensuring that they can age with the dignity and respect they deserve.   As a leader in the field of LGBTQIA+ aging, she presents nationally on LGBTQIA+ cultural competency for aging service providers, as well a variety of practice and policy issues impacting LGBTQIA+ older adults. Krinsky has been instrumental in Massachusetts’ leadership in advancing LGBTQIA+ aging policy, practice, and research at institutional, systemic, and interpersonal levels. With attention to intersectional identities, she has prioritized outreach, engagement, and program development for LGBTQ elders of color, transgender, and gender diverse older adults. Krinsky is also a member of Massachusetts' Special Legislative Commission on LGBT Aging, a subject expert in the award-winning LGBTQ aging documentary Gen Silent, and a founding board member of LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc., developing The Pryde, in Boston, New England’s first LGBTQ friendly affordable senior housing. Krinsky earned her AB from Vassar College, her MSW from Simmons School of Social Work, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management.

Lisa Krinsky, LICSW