Joey began his career in the arts as a performer working in regional theatre and touring internationally with the musical “Hair.” After returning stateside, Joey shifted his focus toward social work with a desire to serve the LGBT community. He received his BSW from Adelphi University’s Social Work program, and his MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Joey is currently the Care Manager for SAGE, a national advocacy and service organization for LGBT elders. Additional experience includes working with St. John’s Transgender Healthcare Access, The Park Slope Memory Center, Housing Works and Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
“Connection: Music is the great connector of humanity. It offers us energy, history, cultures, moods, stories, and perspective. It gives us the opportunity to make a friend from a stranger, comfort a loved one, and soothe or excite an expectant ear. I am passionate about honoring the lives of those that have paved the way for us. To be able to connect with older adults through song is a gift to both the entertainer and the entertained and SFYS offers us an opportunity to engage and support our aging community.”