Kerrie O'Neill, LMSW
Kerrie began with the LGBT Network in September 2007 as a second year Masters of Social Work intern and was hired upon graduation as SAGE-LI’s first full-time Program Coordinator in May 2008, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of SAGE-LI’s first programs and services. In May 2009, she was promoted to Director of Programs, where she was responsible for the oversight and supervision of all programs for LIGALY, The Center, and SAGE-LI.
In January 2015, Kerrie was promoted to the Director of Community Engagement. In this role, she represents the LGBT Network on a variety of committees, coalitions, and task forces to ensure that the voices of the LGBT community on Long Island and Queens are represented in important community level decision-making processes. She works to identify potential collaborations and partnerships so that the LGBT Network can join efforts with other leadership organizations and projects to have the most wide-reaching and strongest impact. As a member of the Executive Management Team, she works with the exceptionally strong leadership within the agency on continued organizational development, strategic planning, and quality assurance. She also contributes to grant writing and reporting.
Before coming to the LGBT Network, Kerrie spent 10 years in social services working with older adults in the five boroughs and with pregnant and parenting adolescents in Northern California. Kerrie received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University and her BA in Psychology from New York University.
She lives in Suffolk County with her wife, Anya, who she first met in high school and then re-connected with 15 years later. When she’s not advocating for equality and justice for the LGBT community and for women, she enjoys a wide array of outdoor activities. It is her personal mission in life to learn something new everyday; climb a tree at least once a year for fun and new perspective; and to live each day with intention, kindness, and fun, so that she never looks back with regret.