Geralyn Ritter – A Conversation on Recovering “Bone by Bone: A Memoir of Trauma and Healing”

Geralyn Ritter – A Conversation on Recovering “Bone by Bone: A Memoir of Trauma and Healing”

Oh, how my heart (and face) smiled throughout this empowering and enlightening conversation with Geralyn Ritter, executive, author, advocate, speaker, wife and mother. Please join us as we discuss:

  • the compelling story behind her memoir, Bone by Bone: A Memoir of Trauma and Healing
  • her insights on traumatic injuries
  • mindset strategies for surviving and thriving after trauma
  • her philosophies on post-traumatic growth
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more, or directly on my website at You can also catch our insightful interview on YouTube.


Geralyn Ritter is an executive, an author, an advocate, a speaker, a wife
and a mother.
An expert in healthcare policy, Geralyn currently serves as Executive Vice
President for Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Organon & Co., a new
women’s health company. Her responsibilities include leading the global
communications, public policy, government affairs, ESG and corporate
responsibility functions at the company.
Prior to joining Organon, Geralyn served as SVP and Corporate Secretary
at Merck & Co., Inc. She served as President of the Merck Foundation for
many years and led the creation of Merck for Mothers, a $500M global
initiative to end preventable maternal deaths. Earlier in her career,
Geralyn worked at PhRMA, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and
at the law firm of Covington & Burling.
A survivor of traumatic injury, Geralyn is a passionate patient advocate, frequent
speaker and an author on resilience and recovery. Her book on trauma and
healing is titled Bone by Bone and was published in June 2022. She has been
featured on numerous podcasts and other media focusing on resilience and
recovery. She donates 100% of her proceeds from the book to non-profit
organizations that support trauma survivors and trauma medicine.
Geralyn received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University. She received her
master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
Studies and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Geralyn serves on the Board of Visitors of the Duke Sanford School of Public
Policy. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Power to Decide, and the
Board of Directors of Business for Social Responsibility. She is Chair of the
Patient Family Advisory Committee of Penn Presbyterian Hospital and
serves as a Deacon of her church.
Geralyn and her husband Jonathan have been married for 25 years and
have three sons.



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