Roy Gerstenberger

HSA USA Associate - Vermont

What others like and admire about me

  • Caring and passionate about his work
  • Motivator; he shares his inspirations with others and shares stories that help make sense of what is being discussed
  • Visionary
  • Defender - he believes in the social justice foundation and is willing to ask "Why not?"
  • Funny - wiling to bring humor into our work space
  • Thoughtful, engaging and insightful

Roy Gerstenberger has acquired over 35 years of experience and expertise in program development and administration for individualized, community-based services at a local, regional and state level.

What’s important to me

Being productive and knowing that I’m contributing the right things for the right outcomes

Seeing the big picture and strategy behind the work that is being done

Having a deadline to work with and having a clear idea of what excellence means to you

Using creative technologies to stay linked with a team, generate ideas, and build on creative concepts

Returning to the wooded trails to walk and think with my dog, Nora

Reading about current politics, occasionally reading autobiographies, marching in the streets when necessary

My three beautiful and loving children

Helping to make sure that the leaders of tomorrow are given the tools and lessons learned for those that precede them to do great things

Know that you are “OK”; I tend to check on this frequently

How best to support me

When preparing for a presentation it’s helpful to know as much as possible about how the room is set up, who is there and how many. Having an opportunity to physically visit beforehand is great.

If you ask me if you can help, ask twice. I tend to say no the first time but really appreciate your generosity.

I’m still exploring ways to remember names better. Help if you can.

I rarely answer my phone. Please leave a message and I will return the call right away.

Let me in on how you a seeing my work for you fitting in to the larger goals of your organization or project.

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