Ellen Gerstein | MS in Organizational Development and Leadership
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Adjunct Professor

Executive Director 1991 – Present
Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Lawrenceville, GA
Lead all assessment, strategic planning and administrative functions of a community-wide collaborative which is a private public partnership of more than 800 social and community minded organizations and manage the daily operation of an extensive computerized community information and referral service staffed entirely by volunteers; coordinate the activities of a 56-member board of directors who actively participate on various internal and external programs and councils. Provides training for other non-profits and various state and other groups. Oversee volunteer make a difference day – Gwinnett Greats Days of Service – over 100,000 volunteers. Oversee neighborhood leadership program. Oversee non-profit CEO roundtable. Oversee Drug Free Community Coalition. Host own cable TV show – People Helping People; Keynote speaker at many community functions. Grant writing and fundraising.

Adjunct Professor 2011-present
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, GA Campus Masters of Organizational Development and Leadership
First professor hired in Georgia for ODL program. Teach several Master’s Level courses and serve as a Capstone Advisor for graduating students.

A&E Consulting 2014 –present
Principal – consulting with various Coalitions and government entities to increase and support collaboration and community level change thru grant consultation, grant writing, training and other services.


Master of Arts, Management/Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 1991

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1979


ODL 526G


Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award (2012); Gwinnett Rotary Club Paul Harris Award (2010); Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award (2009); Gwinnett Rotary Vocational Service Award (2008); United Way’s Diversity Award 2007; United Way Women’s Legacy Awardee (2011); Family Connection Ten Year Service Award (2001,2005);Family Connection Director of the Year (2001); Family Connection Youth Service Award (2001); Gwinnett Rotary Youth Services Award (2001);Youth Elements of Success Community Leader of the Year (2000);Family Connection Outstanding Achievement in Governance (1999); Gwinnett LWV Outstanding Leader(1995).


Jury Commission Appointee (2010);Partnership Gwinnett Steering and Implementation Committee member, Atlanta Regional Homeless Commission County appointee(2006-), Four Corners Health Center Board Member (2008-2012),Gwinnett County Housing Authority appointee (2004-), S.E. US Government Technology Conference Board (2001-2005); Georgia State School of Social Work Advisory Board (2003-2009); Georgia Technology Authority Executive Committee; Leadership Gwinnett Steering Committee and Chair of Health and Human Services Day (2004-), Association of Commissioners of County Government/Georgia Municipal Association, Policy Council Representative (1999-2000), United Way/Gwinnett, Advisory Board Member (1998- ); Georgia Family Connection, Peer-to-Peer Network Chair ( ); Georgia Family Connection Regional Council Chair ( ); Gwinnett Rotary Board Member
( 1998- ); GIVE Center, Advisory Board Chair; Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Board Member Gwinnett Community Council, Board Director (1991 - ); Justice Center of Atlanta/Gwinnett, Advisory Board Member (1993)