Loree Cook-Daniels

Policy & Program Director

FORGE

Loree Cook-Daniels has been working on both LGBT and aging issues since 1974. In the ‘90s she was a primary staff person for the National Center on Elder Abuse. She founded the Transgender Aging Network in 1998, and in 2000 became the Policy and Program Director for FORGE, a 26-year-old national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies) organization that specializes in transgender aging and victims of violence. Formerly a contributing editor for the Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, she has also authored numerous book chapters, articles, and tip sheets on LGBT and trans aging issues. FORGE’s Transgender Aging Network was a founding partner in the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and remains its primary transgender expert. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies and History, an M.S. in Conflict Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Trauma Counseling.

Loree Cook-Daniels