Board Members Appointed

Feb 04, 2015

Cayuga Centers Appoints Board Members

The Board of Trustees of Cayuga Home for Children dba Cayuga Centers appointed two new members to fill vacant positions in the class of 2017 on the agency's Board – Ines Gonzalez and Gerald Smith.

Gonzalez, of Washington Heights, NY, serves as the Director of the Family Center at Neighbors Link, a Mt. Kisco organization that strengthens the community by supporting healthy integration of immigrants.

Edward Myers Hayes, Cayuga Centers' President & CEO said Gonzalez brings "a strong history of implementing innovative and evidence-based programs as well as an understanding of the NYC community and its needs."

Westchester County resident Gerald Smith also joins the Board. Hayes said, "Smith, principal of Vis Capital Venture, combines service to the community with ties to the business community. Cayuga Centers recently received an $18 million annual contract from the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide short-term foster care for Unaccompanied Children. This contract substantially increased Cayuga Centers programming in New York City which has led to our increasing the number of members on our Board who live and work in the NYC area. We are pleased to add two strong Board members from New York City. Both have given countless hours in service. They will add a lot to our work."

Cayuga Centers, based in Auburn, NY, serves children and families throughout New York State, offering a variety of evidence-based programs, residential and foster care treatment, and services for persons with developmental disabilities. Cayuga Centers, with over 400 employees, has a $30 million budget.



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