Gretchen Szymanski, LCSW, is the Director of Clinical Services at Child and Family Services in Buffalo, NY. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2009. In 2002 Gretchen began providing evaluation and treatment for adolescents and adults who engage in sexually abusive behaviors in Western New York. She has also provided community education and clinical trainings in areas including: Sex Offender Management, Restorative Justice, and Bullying Prevention. Gretchen is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Under her supervision, the Sex Offender Management Program accepted the 2007 Marilyn Etcheverry Award from the New York State Alliance of Sex Offender Service Providers and The New York Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, for Child and Family Services’ Sex Offender Management Program. In her current role there, she oversees the outpatient counseling, psychiatric, and vendor services provided.  In 2013, she was presented with the Janet B. Wattles award for excellence in leadership, commitment to the mission of the agency and innovation to improve the quality of agency programs.  Gretchen is also a graduate of Leadership Buffalo’s class of 2016.