DONNY GERKE - Department Manager
Donny, a native Montanan and Seattle University alum, returned to Seattle to join Lifelong's Prevention Education team in January of 2006.
As one of the younger members of the Prevention Education team, Donny
gracefully endures constant exposure to age-related jokes from his
Prior to his work with Lifelong, Donny co-coordinated the Mpowerment program in St. Louis, Missouri.
also has experience providing individual and group-level mental health and sexual risk reduction counseling for youth and young adults.
In addition to his
work at Lifelong, Donny volunteers with a local community mental health agency and will be participating as a therapist in a research study on relapse prevention at the University of Washington
Donny holds a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in direct practice mental health and a focus on practice with LGBTQ and youth populations.