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Allison Gerber

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Senior Associate

Allison Gerber joined the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Center for Community and Economic Opportunity as a Senior Associate in 2013, managing the Foundation's workforce development portfolio. Gerber brings a wealth of experience to the organization’s efforts in promoting social and economic opportunity for low-income Americans from a range of institutional perspectives—including that of a direct service provider, program manager, program evaluator, researcher, local public policy maker, and funder.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Gerber was the Executive Director of the District of Columbia's Workforce Investment Council, where her primary responsibilities included facilitating and staffing the
Workforce Investment Board, a body charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive vision for the District's workforce system. Gerber was also a Senior Associate with the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative. There, Gerber conducted research and oversaw evaluation activities related to a variety of adult education and workforce development programs.

Gerber holds a juris doctorate from Tulane University Law School and bachelor's degree in American studies from Sweet Briar College.