Geri has served on numerous boards and panels including chairing the Iowa Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease; task forces to develop standards for dementia care in institutional settings, the Ethics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society, editorial boards and grant review panels. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and a member of the Rosalynn Carter Institute Caregivers Program. In 2004, she presented “Everyday Ethics of Alzheimer’s Disease” to the President’s Council on Bioethics.
She is a prolific public speaker and writer with about 90 professional and lay publications. For over ten years, Geri volunteered on the Alzheimer List, an online support group of about 600 caregivers sponsored by the Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centre.