Kristen Gay, Ph.D.

Kristen Gay serves as President/CEO of Gemma Services. She has devoted her career to serving children and families, previously at Silver Springs – Martin Luther School prior to its merger with theVillage; the combined organization is known as Gemma Services. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College, and an M.Ed. in Psychological Services and a Ph.D. in School, Community and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Kristen has clinical experience in Counseling and School Psychology and has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. Kristen’s diverse experience working within programs and administration informs her strong and passionate vision for the future of the organization, and the myriad ways through which Gemma Services brings hope and healing to children and families. A proven collaborator and decisive leader, Kristen is honored to lead Gemma Services and its many programs that provide hope, education, and healing for children, youth, and families in our region and beyond.