Marvin 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 Kinsey6XX@aol.com
Mike Seitz, Drop-In Center Coordinator
Mary K. Partridge, Program Assistant
Mary wears many hats at GLYS. She sometimes fills in for a Youth Mentor, but is always happy to talk with individual youth about jobs, college, financial aid, etc. See the Drop-in Center Coordinator to set up a time to meet with Mary.
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.
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 Sub
Scott is a Social Work Ph.D. student at Medaille College.
Mellonie Scott, Youth Mentor Sub
Emily Terrana, Youth Mentor Sub Emily works for the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and is their go-to person for information on DASA.
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.
Chrys Patterson, Youth Mentor/Trans Educator
Chrys is a student at the University at Buffalo.
A long time Youth Mentor at the Center is now facilitating GSAs at the WNY
Scott not only fills in at the Center when needed, but he facilitates GSAs at the WNY Childrne’s Psych Center Amherst Day School and at the ECMC Adolescent Psych Unit.
Sue has a long history of working with and advocating for youth in out-of-home care and co-facilitates the GSAs at BVS and Gateway Longview. She also helps out at the Drop-In Center when needed.