Gerald Lenoir has been in and around nonprofit organizations for over 40 years. He was the Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations—the Oakland-based (now Brooklyn-based) Black Alliance for Just Immigration (2006 to 2014) and the San Francisco Black Coalition on AIDS (1989 to 1995). He is the cofounder and past board chair of the HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC) in Oakland. He is also a founding board member of Priority Africa Network. In addition, he served as a program manager and community organizer for two Seattle-based organizations—the Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
In 1995, Gerald formed Lenoir and Associates and for 11 year provided consultant services to nonprofits organizations and small businesses in California and throughout the country. In September 2014, he resumed his consulting business.
Gerald earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Personnel Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also studied law at UCLA and marketing at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition, he completed The Art of Leadership training at the Rockwood Leadership Institute and earned a certificate of completion for the AIDS Management Institute of Compass Point Nonprofit Services.
Gerald’s awards and accolades include a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly, a “Gerald Lenoir Day” Proclamation from the Mayor of San Francisco, the Ubuntu Award from Priority Africa Network, a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Newark’s African Commission, a Community Leadership Award from the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention and the Founder’s Award from the HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County.
Gerald and his wife Karen live in Berkeley, California and have three sons and four grandchildren.