Marvin L. Henchbarger, Executive Director
(She’s the one in the rainbow triangle dancing with the late Rev. Clara Gillies, a great friend to the LGBT community) is the GLYS liaison to WNY Gay Straight Alliances.
If your school has a GSA and you are not linked to GLYS, get in touch – we can support your group in a variety of ways.
(716) 855.0221 or Kinsey6XX@aol.com
Mike Seitz, Drop-In Center Coordinator In addition to coordinating the Drop-In Center, Mike also facilitates GSAs at BryLin, Baker Hall and Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. An actor, Mike is offering a Theatre Project for LGBTQ youth beginning June 25, 2014.
Robin Jordan, Youth Mentor/Monday – Robin also oversees the Writing Center at Just Buffalo Literary Center, does workshops with some GSAs and much more for GLYS!
Chrys Patterson, Youth Mentor/Wednesday; Chris also co-facilitates the GSAs for the GSAs at ECMC and CPC/Amherst Day Treatment.
Patti Jones, Youth Mentor/Thursday
She also co-facilatates our monthly Trans Group with Kay Patterson. Patti also serves as a resource for trans youth and their families and does a variety of things in support of LGBT youth.
Sue Tournour, Factotum
Kay Patterson, Trans Group Co-facilitator
Kay and Youth Mentor Patti Jones facilitate our monthly trans group. Kay is a therapist with Spectrum Human Services. Kay will also be available for emergency situations that might arise with youth.
Scott Ruppert, Youth Mentor
Scott is a Ph.D. student at Medaille College.
Scott not only fills in at the Center when needed, but he is a Youth In Care GSA Facilitator for GSAs at the WNY Children’s Psych Center Amherst Day School and at the ECMC Adolescent Psych Unit.
Aden is a May, 2014 graduate of the University at Buffalo and plans to be a psychologist working with youth, with a focus on those identifying as LGBT.
Jillian Miller, Youth In Care GSA Facilitator A long time Youth Mentor at the Center, Jillian is now facilitating th GSA at the WNY Children’s Psych Center in West Seneca.