Erma Bernard-Gibson

Erma Bernard-Gibson
Commissioner

Erma J. Bernard-Gibson was appointed by Eric Garcetti to serve the City of Los Angeles on The Commissioner on The Status of Women. Her task is to promote the welfare of women in the Los Angeles community and to promote full and equal participation in the affairs of Los Angeles city government. She advise the Mayor and City Council of the needs and problems of women in the City of Los Angeles and investigate issues affecting women adversely.  She recommend programs that offer women in the City a greater opportunity. She maintain an active liaison with community groups concerned about identifying and removal obstacles to the development of a women’s full potential. She is a vocal advocate for the Aarp and the seniors it represent. 

Erma J. Bernard-Gibson has been a member of the Los Angeles Drifters since 1999, an organization with 33 chapters nationwide with over 700 members who advocate for the advancement of women’s, seniors and girls. She has served as the Chapter President, Vice President, Financial Secretary and the Treasurer and National Parliamentarian.   She holds a BA Degree in Business Administration and Marketing and retired from Shell Oil Company after 25 years as a Distribution Coordinator.  Following retirement, Erma worked part-time as an Administrative Analyst for United Methodist Ministries and is a Notary Public.   She sit on the Board of Good Shepherd Housing for Seniors. She  served as the Vice President of AARP Chapter 5117 is a member of the Executive board. Was a member of the Political Action Committee for First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME)...  She has volunteered at Cedar Sinai Hospital For 18 years and has been a court appointed advocate for abused children(CASA), because All Lives Matters. Erma has two children and five grandkids.