20 Under 40: Elizabeth Gerhardt
Photo by Nathan Ham
As charge nurse in the emergency department at Stormont Vail Health, Elizabeth is responsible for real-time supervision of staff members including nurses, phlebotomists, radiology technicians, and patient care technicians to ensure the most appropriate care in the quickest and safest manner possible for all patients.
She serves in multiple leadership roles throughout the industry, including Kansas Emergency Nurses Association President and State Delegate.
In Elizabeth’s spare time she has dedicated hundreds of hours volunteering not only with her Girl Scout troop, but also for Girl Scout Service Unit 701, serving all of Topeka and Shawnee County.
What do you see as your role in making Topeka a better place to live and work?I serve as a mentor to young professionals in health care, and I am also active in Girl Scouts. Building future leaders is the most rewarding aspect of my community commitments.
Where do you see Topeka in 10 years?I am excited to see growth in the NOTO Arts District. I have grown quite fond of this area over the past year, and I’m looking forward to see what else is in store for NOTO over the next 10 years.