Gerri Trooskin, MS

Director of Partnerships

Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine

Gerri Trooskin is the Director of Partnerships responsible for working with external collaborators to further D3b’s mission. From foundations to researchers and commercial entities, Gerri’s goal is to ensure that these partners each have a clear sense of how they can advance and support the Center’s impressively ambitious goals. As there are so many amazing organizations and individuals with goals that directly align to D3b’s —it’s her job to work with leadership to ensure that partnerships are mutually beneficial, and are rooted in trust and transparency.  Gerri also works to identify new partners who can help the D3b Center strategically advance its goals.

Gerri brings more than 15 years of experience to D3b, working in concert with development departments to fundraise and steward donors across mission-driven efforts. Prior to joining the D3b team in October of 2020, Gerri served as the Director of Museum Programs and Outreach Initiatives at The Franklin Institute. In this role, she was charged with directing the majority of mission-driven efforts for the museum. Under her direction, the museum annually impacted more than 700K people. Gerri also served as Founding Director of the nationally-recognized Philadelphia Science Festival, leading numerous efforts and partnerships throughout the Philadelphia region focused on community engagement, science and literacy. 

Gerri completed a BS in Engineering and an MS in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She is committed to D3b’s mission and brings with her a “weird” combination of an engineer’s mind for problem solving and a social worker’s emotional intelligence. Gerri loves working with people to solve problems and is passionate about the power of collective impact. She is driven by the idea that regardless of our differences, when we work together, we can make magic. The work of D3b, and the CBTN harness that—all in service to finding cures for pediatric cancer. Gerri is so excited to both support those already at the table and bring others to this effort, ensuring that every individual and organization can see themselves in the amazing advances sure to come!