She’s an animal rights activist. She’s all about positive change. And she’s ambitious – her goal is to start her own nonprofit, someday.

Glynnis Gay — BRIDGES Initiative Director — is our March spotlight!


1) Describe your job at BRIDGES.

Glynnis Gay: I provide oversight of program operations for six community partners BRIDGES sites.


2) Why did you decide to work at BRIDGES?

Glynnis Gay: To positively impact the lives of children and their families.


3) What do you enjoy most about your job?

Glynnis Gay: Seeing positive change in our members.


4) How are you making a difference in the lives of BRIDGES families?

Glynnis Gay: By responding to the needs of each site on an individual level and providing the resources to address those needs.


5) What do you hope families gain from attending BRIDGES activities?

Glynnis Gay: Confidence in themselves, and hope and positivity for their futures.


6) Where did you grow up?

Glynnis Gay: Originally, I am from New York (what’s up New York?!)


7) What are your goals for the future?

Glynnis Gay: I would like to start my own nonprofit.


8) Tell us something that we do not know about you?

Glynnis Gay: I have 5 dogs, 3 cats, 2 ferrets. All of them are rescues. I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, surfing, and photography. And my claims to fame: I am an avid animal rights advocate.


Learn about other BRIDGES leadership staff members here. And find out about BRIDGES other staff