The LEI Team

Sherrill Wayland
LEI Program Lead, SAGE

Sherrill Wayland is the Director of National Education Initiatives where she directs the operations of programs such as SAGECare, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and is SAGE's staff lead for the Long-term Care Equality Index. Sherrill began work with SAGE at the local level in 2008, founding the SAGE Affiliate in St. Louis, MO and became a certified trainer with SAGE in 2011. Prior to joining SAGE at the national level, she successfully led the merger of SAGE in St. Louis with the Missouri Statewide Equality Organization, PROMO Fund. Sherrill earned a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis and has over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of education, disability and LGBT older adult advocacy. 

Tari Hanneman
LEI Program Lead, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Tari Hanneman is the Director of the Health Equality Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, where oversees the annual LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index and other projects related to LGBTQ health and aging.  Tari has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, primarily focused in the areas of health and women’s issues. Prior to joining HRC, she served as the initial Director of The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem where she led all aspects of developing The Fund’s programs and brand in the community.  Prior to her move to North Carolina, she served in a number of roles at The California Endowment, one of the nation's largest health foundations. She has also worked for elected officials and non-profits focused on the environment, reproductive rights and HIV. She has a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management from the University of Southern California.

Kathleen LaTosch
LEI Project Manager

Kathleen LaTosch is owner and principal consultant of LaTosch Consulting, providing strategic planning services focused on expanding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within nonprofit organizations. She founded LaTosch Consulting after leading the planning and implementation of a four-year racial inclusiveness initiative for Affirmations, which earned the organization a Corp! Magazine Diversity Award in 2011. In addition to her work on racial equity, she is a recognized leader on LGBT & Aging issues - under her leadership, six regions across the state of Michigan engaged in a multi-year project to develop LGBT cultural competency standards for serving seniors, and recently published The LGBT Inclusivity Guide for Area Agencies on Aging the first of its kind the country. As a volunteer, LaTosch serves as a Commissioner to the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging and was first appointed in 2015 by Governor Rick Snyder. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She lives in Ferndale with her wife, two sons, two guinea pigs, three hermit crabs, and the world’s most adorable dog.