Robert (he/him or they/them) 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.
Youth Leadership Coordinator|
Faith (she/her) began her career at GLYS as an intern and has recently taken over the role as Youth Leadership Coordinator. She manages our new GLYS SHINE Team, is the liaison for our GSA advisors, and encourages programing that promotes leadership qualities in our GLYS youth. Faith is trained in restorative justice and has a background in psychology, women, gender, and sexuality studies.
Parent Outreach/Youth-In-Care Facilitator |
Susan (she/her) is our new parent outreach facilitator! She is a parent, a retired educator and counselor, a minister, a PTA member and an involved community volunteer. Susan also is the facilitator for our on-site groups for youth-in-care at WNY inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities.
Drop-In Center Coordinator |
Galina (she/her or they/them) 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.
Transgender Youth Group Facilitator |
Mel (they/them) facilitates GLYS's in-house social support groups for transgender and gender-expansive youth. Additionally, Mel conducts youth outreach through social media and by providing community trainings and support.
Administrative Assistant |
Michael (they/them) helps manage the GLYS offices, and is responsible for assisting our program staff manage many of the logistics around events! Michael not only helps balance the books and greets you with kindness, but also has a real knack for helping the people who contact GLYS!