Learn more about Gerri Lyons Bell, the 2021-22 Junior League of Greater New Haven Community Director.
Gerri S Lyons Bell’s professional background includes many years of sales and account management within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Insurance Industries, working for Fortune 50 Pharmaceutical and Insurance companies. Currently, she serves on a variety of internal leadership committees within her company Johnson and Johnson’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). She is also one of the past President of National Sales Network – NJ/NY. During her affiliation with this organization, she served in many leadership roles, including the founder and President of the New England chapter. In addition, currently she is the CEO of her own Health and Wellness company. She resides in New Haven, CT
She joined Junior League in 2013 and has served as the DIAD Committee Chair for both the Stamford/Norwalk and Greater New Haven chapters. Gerri is the current Community Director for JLGNH.
One of her greatest enjoyments in life is giving back by educating, encouraging, and empowering women to be the best version of themselves. Traveling and spending time with her family are some other pleasures that make her life worth living.
Q: What inspired you to volunteer to serve in a leadership role for JLGNH?
A: What inspired me to volunteer to serve in a leadership role is my desire to make a positive impact serving our community.
Q: How many years have you been involved with Junior League?
A: I’ve been involved with Junior League for 8 years.
Q: Many members are interested in a literacy focus for our League. Can you tell us about a book you read recently and loved?
A: The book that I am currently reading is We Should All Be Millionaires.
Q: In the 21st century, there are so many ways for women to connect--what do you think is unique about Junior League and the women it brings together?
A: I love that Junior League is focused on cultivating leaders and building up communities.
Q: What holiday tradition are you most excited about celebrating this season?
A: Christmas tends to be my favorite. I love the traditions of lighting the tree, family gatherings, and everything that comes along with Christmas