Admin Staff

ED Pride Dance 2008Marvin L. Henchbarger, Executive Director
. . .(she’s the one in the rainbow triangle!) 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

Mike Seitz, Drop-In Center Coordinator

Robin Jordan, Youth Mentor/Monday

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.

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.

Bethany Robson, Referral Therapist [Jamestown]
Beth joined GLYS in early 2011 so that we have a contact for GLBTQ youth in the Jamestown area.  For a referral to Beth, please call Marvin at GLYS: (716) 855.0221.


Scott Ruppert, Youth Mentor Sub
Scott is a Ph.D. student at Medaille College.

Youth In Care GSA Facilitator
Scott not only fills in at the Center when needed, but he co-facilitates GSAs at the WNY Children’s Psych Center Amherst Day School and at the ECMC Adolescent Psych Unit.
Aden_Cook_HS_Grad_PicAden Cook, Youth Mentor/Trans Educator
Aden is a student at the University at Buffalo and plans to be a psychologist working with youth, with a focus on those who identify as LGBTQ.

Jillian Miller

Youth In Care GSA Facilitator

A long time Youth Mentor at the Center is now facilitating th GSA at the WNY
Children’s Psych Center in West Seneca.
Deb Nadolski, Youth In Care GSA Facilitator/Jamestown                                                                Along with Deb Ognibene of GA, Deb co-facilitates the GSA at GA Family Services in Jamestown.  This group is open to youth in the surrounding community.
Christopher Mahiques, Bookkeeper
Lou Moran, our referral therapist from 2000 until May, 2013, has left WNY.
We will be leaving “Lou’s Page” up as his responses to questions often asked by LGBTQ youth are still pertinent.  Besides, he is still in our hearts!
If you need a therapist give us a call or check our website for folks who are LGBT-friendly and safe.  We are working on creating a list so you can ID someone who will best serve you.