Gerard was appointed to the Adele House board in 2018.

He is the Facilitator and Assessor for Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs(AOD) and has spent the past 27 years working in The Salvation Army Recovery Services, initially in a counseling then as a Program Director, and currently as the Operations Manager for Recovery Services.

Gerard has held board positions on peak bodies such as the Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies NSW (NADA), Queensland Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (QNADA), Alcohol Tobacco Other Drugs Association ACT (ATODA), Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA), holding executive positions on most of these boards at some time.

Additionally, Gerard has been a member of the NSW Ministry of Health Withdrawal Management Services review committee, the NSW Ministry of Health Opioid Treatment Program review committee and the Organising Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference 2016.