Gavin Caster and Anya Metlitsky-Herasme are participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Gavin and Anya are participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Gavin is PSS Youth Services Manager. Originally from Syracuse, New York Gavin graduated from the University of Vermont with degree in Economics & Sociology. His previous work focused on organizing people and outreach for progressive causes in over a dozen different cities, from New Orleans to Kansas City to Philadelphia and finally in New York City. Gavin joined the PSS team in 2018.
Anya Metlitsky-Herasme is PSS Senior Director of Older Adult Services. She oversees PSS’s nine senior centers throughout the Bronx and Manhattan and three senior residences including the Grandparent Family Apartments. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and received her Seminar in Field Instruction from Lehman College. She is a Master Trainer in two Evidence Based Programs: A Matter of Balance falls prevention program and Powerful Tools for Caregivers. She is a member of LiveOn NY’s action committee and holds a certification in Mental Health First Aid. Anya received a BA in Communications from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in New York. She joined PSS as a social work intern in 2011.
Their topic is: Kinship Caregivers – Programs, Resources & the Grandparent Family Apartments