Profile

First Name

Roy

Last Name

Gerstenberger

Location

34 Perkins Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

Work Number

802-798-2000

Email Address gerstenbergermail@yahoo.com
Home Number

603-548-7638

FOCUS AREAS

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties

TLCPCP Trainer Certifications

Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (Part 1 Online, Part 2 Instructor-Led)

Biography

As a leader in the field of developmental services I have dedicated my professional life to advancing the management and policy excellence in systems that support whole communities. As a state director my goal is to foster effective collaborations between all stakeholders that hold a shared vision of inclusion and to add value to the vital work of direct support staff, partners and friends of people who experience disability. I have learned that the core elements of a successful human service venture is to¬† begin with a person-centered design, a focus on discovering and appreciating the gifts that exist in all people and an curiosity in discovering the capacities of our communities to support all of its members. Over the past 35 years my work has included direct care in institutional environments of the late 1970’s, management of community residences in the early years of community service development, and roles in case coordination and program development. My greatest teachers have been people who experience disabilities, their families and the early pioneers of the principles of community inclusion. My work has also been informed by the training that I experienced through the participation in the summer institute at the Gamaliel Foundation for community organizing, and the Executive Education program at the Harvard Business School.

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