Director, Health & Aging Program
Department: Public Education and Outreach
Prior to joining HRC, Shane Snowdon was Founding Director of the Center for LGBT Health & Equity at the University of California San Francisco, for 14 years the nation’s only LGBT office in a healthcare or health education setting. She has provided LGBT health training and consulting for hundreds of hospitals, health professional schools, and other health organizations throughout the country, and she has convened numerous LGBT health conferences. She has also written extensively on LGBT health, and served as Project Adviser for The Joint Commission’s LGBT Field Guide (2011).
In previous work, Snowdon was Executive Director of a national women’s health group, an urban domestic violence agency, a citywide training program for ex-inmates, and a regional environmental center. She was also Editor/Publisher of the national publication Sojourner, and has been widely published on LGBT and women’s issues.
Snowdon’s groundbreaking work has received extensive recognition, including the Annual Achievement Award of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, the Transgender Law Center Ally Award, the KQED Local Hero Award, the Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Award for Cultural Reporting, and the University of California’s Award for Exceptional University Service and Award for GLBT Leadership.