In Memoriam, 1950-2010
Former PAX Programs board member and source of the Spanish Celebrating Men project. In her time with PAX, Gilda led: The Queen’s Code Workshop (formerly Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women®) and The Queen’s Code for Life (formerly Celebrating Women: Regarding Ecstasy & Power™).
Gilda was an island girl born of the enchanted tropical paradise that is Puerto Rico. The Navy provided her father plenty of opportunity to see the world, so Gilda took advantage of the frequent travel to expand her own universe. She loved meeting new people and experiencing different countries and cultures.
In fact, Gilda loved the world’s diversity so much that she attained her master’s degree in social work and her doctorate in clinical psychology to facilitate deeper study into the human experience. She worked with clients from all walks of life in both her private practice and in public service.
“Dreams actually do come true, and I stand as living proof,” Gilda declared. She immediately recognized the value of the work at PAX and saw how it was aligned with her life’s vision. Living her life purposefully as a leader for PAX was an answered prayer for Gilda.
Gilda’s realized dream? Her husband, Donald Anderson. Gilda stated she may never have seen him as “a dream come true” had it not been for what she learned in PAX workshops. Gilda loved to dance and take long walks on Southern California beaches. She surrounded herself with friends and family who shared her passion and enthusiasm for life.
We were blessed by being a part of Gilda's life and self expression. She is missed every day.