Gerard Belfort is a member of GDS’ board of directors. He joined GDS in 2021, after learning about GDS’ efforts to provide mental health resources to at-risk youth in New York City. As a native of Jamaica, Queens, New York, Gerard has witnessed the desperate need for GDS’ services. The coronavirus pandemic inspired Gerard to work with GDS. Gerard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Brook University, where he majored in Economics and Sociology, and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. In his spare time, he enjoys to exercise and travel.