Gerard Ilaria has dedicated his 30-year career to the provision of mental health and health care services to stigmatized and underserved populations. Gerard has practiced as a clinician as well as serving in administrative-leadership capacities and is currently the Division Administrator for Public Health Programs in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC.
Previously, he was a Director at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, running the Center for Special Studies Adult AIDS Program. In that position, he was responsible for the operations and financial management of a two-site, large continuity of care program serving 2,400 people with HIV/AIDS and provided clinical supervision to 20 Master’s level social workers.
He is the Clinical Director of Headstrong, and a proponent of EMDR therapy for the treatment of combat related traumatic memories.
Gerard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University.