Jacqueline Boyd brings passion and expertise to the field of aging and LGBTQ+advocacy. A speaker, facilitator and entrepreneur, Boyd is the founder and owner of The Care Plan, described as the country’s first care management company centered around the perspective and needs of LGBTQ+ older adults.
On Oct. 13, Boyd will present “Living Our Values: How to Authentically Embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as Individuals, Institutions and a Community,” this year’s William R. Johnson Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst University.
The Care Plan’s model of client-directed care helps people navigate the challenges of health and aging, with a focus on the LGBTQ community. The organization offers help on same-sex relationship rights, HIV discrimination prevention and trans and gender concerns.
As part of The Care Plan’s leadership, Boyd has consulted with national and local organizations such as SAGE, Howard Brown Health Centers, and AIDS Foundation Chicago to enhance services offered to LGBTQ+ older adults.
Boyd’s lecture begins at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall. Admission is free but reservations are encouraged, at elmhurst.edu/cultural.