FAMILY SERVICE SOCIETY, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cynthia Gee Official 300x295 - Gee Named Family Services Society, Inc. Executive DirectorCORNING, NY – April 26, 2021 – Family Service Society, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Cynthia Gee, PsyD, LMHC, as the agency’s new Executive Director.

Dr. Gee states, “I am humbled and honored to join a non-profit organization that was established over 100 years ago and has such deep roots in our community. As Family Service Society, Inc.’s new Executive Director, I look forward to collaborating with the staff, the Board of Directors, and community partners to strengthen our current programs and explore the opportunities to enhance the quality and access to services for youth, adults, and families.”

In 2004, Dr. Gee earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and American Sign Language from Keuka College. She then obtained a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2006. In February 2020, she earned her Doctorate of Psychology with a focus on Behavioral Health Leadership from Walden University.

Dr. Gee has spent the past fifteen years serving our community through Pathways, Inc., most recently as their Vice President of Children and Family Services, where she oversaw community contracts, therapeutic foster care, community-based programs licensed or designated by the Office of Mental Health, Office of Children and Family Services, and the Department of Health.

As a strong advocate for the advancement of access to behavioral health services in our state, Dr. Gee has a long-standing history of collaborating with community partners and stakeholders in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes Region, and Greater Rochester Area. She has extensive experience in leadership, program development, management, clinical supervision, counseling, and supporting teams through significant change.

Dr. Gee, together with the agency’s management team, is eager to lead Family Service Society, Inc. and uphold its rich heritage and history in the community. “In the next few months, I believe we will see an unprecedented need for specialized counseling, mentoring, prevention services, and community-based services, such as the Laura Richardson Houghton Corning Youth Center, due to the significant impact and collective trauma of the pandemic. We need to increase community and individual resiliency in every way possible by carrying out the mission, vision, and values in our daily work.”

For more information about Family Service Society, Inc., please visit www.familyservicesociety.org.