Gerald (Jerry) Pannozzo
Gerald (Jerry) Pannozzo, CVA, has been in volunteer resource management since 1993. Prior to Pannozzo’s intentional career change he was full-time faculty member and costume shop manager at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Theatre Program, Department of Design. He first administered volunteer programs at a HIV/AIDS community based organization and then a HIV/AIDS residential healthcare facility – a licensed nursing home. After eight years of working with HIV/AIDS, he accepted a job as assistant director at the Mayor’s Voluntary Action Center (MVAC), NYC.
Since 2004, Pannozzo has combined working in healthcare with consulting, workshop facilitating and teaching. He has focused on coordinating United Hospital Fund (UHF) grants at a variety of hospitals either as a consultant or part-time employee. The UHF grants provide seed money for new volunteer programs that Pannozzo was responsible for administering, monitoring and evaluating. He developed training materials and coached the volunteers who served as emergency department volunteers, crisis response volunteers, health literacy volunteers (at three different hospitals), volunteer patient advocates, and diabetes health coach volunteers. Pannozzo has coordinated grants for New York Hospital Queens, Lutheran Medical Center, New York Methodist Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital Queens and Beth Israel Medical Center. Pannozzo has also facilitated workshops for local agencies and professional associations, and has presented at local, state and national conferences. He co-taught the course Community Engagement and the Management of Volunteers for School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, NYC, and taught various classes for Volunteer Management Group (VMG), at Hostos Community College, NYC, and VMG online classes. To learn more about Pannozzo’s consulting, workshop facilitating and teaching please visit www.jerrypannozzo.com
During his career, Pannozzo has been actively involved with professional associations. He has served on committees and boards for AVA – Region 2, New York Association for Volunteer Administration (NYAVA), Queens Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (QDOVIA), Greater New York Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (GNYADVS), and Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA). He presented at two conferences produced by Association of Volunteer Resource Management (AVRM) and served on a committee for Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE).