Gilbert is a Program Coordinator at PEERS. In his role, Gilbert is lead staff for the Lift Every Voice and Speak speakers’ bureau. He is also responsible for facilitating Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) groups, Reflections and Expressions Workshops, and participating in the Psych Med Videos project.

Gilbert has a background in youth advocacy, facilitating trainings and focus groups, as well as lived experience as a Transition Age Youth (TAY) and the Foster Care System. Before joining PEERS, Gilbert worked for an organization that provided direct and indirect advocacy to foster and probation youth throughout Alameda County’s Department of Children and Family Services. Gilbert’s experiences have motivated him to further his career path within this field of work and to make changes every step of the way.

He also loves skateboarding, cutting hair, photography, but most importantly enjoys the company of his loved ones.