Gerald brings 40 years of executive leadership experience in nonprofit organizations. He is the former President and CEO of United Disabilities Services, having served in that role for 26 years. As a consultant with North Group, Gerald’s primary focus has been consulting with nonprofit organizations. These engagements have included executive leadership coaching, senior leadership team facilitation, board development, operations consultation, mergers/acquisitions and interim executive leadership.
Gerald holds a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology from Eastern Mennonite University and a M.Ed. from Millersville University. He is a graduate of the Management Institute at Columbia University. Gerald serves on numerous nonprofit board of directors. He is Chairman of both Diamond Street Early Childhood Center and Early Childhood Innovative Connections.
Gerald and his wife, Lynette, reside in Akron, PA. They are the parents of two adult children and have four granddaughters. When the wind is blowing Gerald enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake Bay aboard his sailboat Knot@Work.
Things that make me happy:
- Backyard bird watching
- Spending time with my granddaughters
- Providing opportunities for people to develop their leadership skills
- Playing my saxophone
- Creating organizational structures to accomplish goals
- Strategic visioning
- Creating board governance structures
- Executive Leadership Team facilitation