Kristen Gay has devoted most of her professional life to the children and mission of Silver Springs – Martin Luther School. 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 joined the Silver Springs staff in 1999. Kristen has worked in various roles throughout the organization, including: Clinical Intern, Foster Family Care Caseworker, Independent Consultant, Performance Improvement/Family Resource Services Director, Development Director, and Vice President. In addition, 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 the programs and administration at Silver Springs informs her strong and passionate vision for the future of the organization, and the myriad ways through which Silver Springs brings hope and healing to children and families. A proven collaborator and decisive leader, Kristen is committed to honoring Silver Springs – Martin Luther School’s history, as well as welcoming the challenges and opportunities of leading this ministry into the future.