Marcy Adelman, PhD

Vice Chair

California Commission on Aging

Dr. Marcy Adelman is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and is the co-founder of Openhouse, a resource that helps LBGT seniors in the San Francisco Bay Area overcome challenges they might face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs. Marcy Adelman is a pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay aging. Marcy is a member of the California Commission on Aging and a member of the Board of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada. For over 30 years, she has worked to make visible the lives, concerns and contributions of LGBT elders, and is a leading advocate for quality LGBT elder care and policies that safeguard equal treatment. Marcy and her late partner Jeannette Gurevitch founded Openhouse in 1998 to address the housing and service needs of LGBT elders. Marcy established collaborative relationships with providers and agencies to educate and eventually train them in how to make their services and agencies more inclusive and more responsive to the needs of the LGBT community. Marcy’s continues to serve as an advisor to the organization, as well as involved in city, state and national advocacy work on LGBT senior issues. Previously she served on the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force. Currently, she serves on the Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee for the City and County of San Francisco; the Advisory Council to the Department of Aging and Adult Service Commission and the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Nevada’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Marcy Adelman, PhD