Service Dog

Gerry Petrone Secretary, Board of Directors

Gerry Petrone RN, BSN retired from Haven Hospice in 2007 where she held various positions. She ended her career as the Administrator for the Chiefland branch. Gerry received her RN degree from Pilgrim State Hospital in New York and her BSN from the University of Florida. Gerry remains an enthusiastic gator fan. Her hobbies include quilting, needle crafts, and most importantly, working with the amazing German Shepherds at Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. This endeavor began in September of 2010 when Gerry began fostering those nearly ready for pairing. Currently, she is the Coordinator for the foster program and has welcomed over twenty dogs into her home. An additional role is educating the public about our veterans as well as service dogs. Gerry joined the GAMSD board in March of 2014. Gerry also volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program for breast cancer survivors and is a member of the Community Advisory Board for Haven Hospice. She also works on various projects with The Family Church in Gainesville. Currently, Gerry lives in Archer with Frank, her husband of 46 years. Her family includes three children, seven grandchildren, and two great – granddaughters.