Robert uses his long-time non-profit skill set to manage the organization, raise funds and help keep things on track, while still being part of GLYS's "boots on the ground" for training, speakers and community outreach.

Executive Director

Robert Roush


Mel (they/them/theirs) facilitates GLYS's in-house social support
groups for transgender and gender-expansive youth as well as on-site
groups for youth in care at WNY inpatient and outpatient mental health
facilities. Additionally, Mel conducts youth outreach through social
media and by providing community trainings and support.

Youth-In-Care, Trans Group Facilitator

Mel LeMay


Sue helps manage the GLYS offices, and is responsible for developing curriculum for our programming and managing many of the logistics around events!

Administrative Manager

Sue Tournour


Patti is retired and her replacement is TBD. Patti is one of the founding members of WNY Spectrum Transgender Group.  She is a woman of trans experience.

Trans Group Facilitator/Youth Mentor

Patti Jones (retired)

Galina took the position of Drop-In Center Coordinator in November 2019. They plan activities and events for the youth, as well as coordinating with our volunteers. Galina is a two-term Americorps Alum with 3+ years of experience in youth services, and currently attends the MSW program at University at Buffalo.

Drop in Center Advisor

Galina Swords


Faith was recently an intern youth mentor at GLYS and has a background in psychology, women, gender, and sexuality studies. Faith not only balances the books and greets you with kindness, but she also has a real knack for helping the people who contact GLYS!


Faith Winship

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