Andee Gerhardt combines seven years experience working as a social worker in nonprofit organizations in New York City with six years of experience at Ernst & Young. For the past three years, she has served as the community engagement leader for Ernst & Young in the Americas, a subdivision of the Corporate Social Responsibility group that she co-created. In this capacity she has created the strategic direction and skill based volunteer experiences that maximize the firm’s contributions to communities across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to this role she worked with the Ernst & Young Foundation, managing the U.S. practice’s matching gifts program and disaster response funding. In addition to her regular responsibilities, she is also a member of the steering committee for the Professional Women’s Network and Women’s Cancer Survivor Support Network.
As a social worker, Gerhardt worked as a PINS advocate and then became a school social worker at a school for learning disabled and autistic children. In this position she created a social skills class, a community service curriculum, and used various therapeutic modalities to connect with the children (and their parents) such as art and play therapy.
She participates on the steering committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce’s Business Education Network, sits on the board of Underfoot Dance Company, and volunteers regularly with the Young Survival Coalition. Gerhardt holds an MSW from New York University and has most recently been featured in the October 2006 edition of Shattered Magazine.