Ralph A. Gregory
MSSA, Case Westchester Reserve University, 1969
Policy I and II
Mr. Gregory’s entire career has been in the not-for-profit human services sector. During his over 27 year tenure as the chief executive officer of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, he brought the public, private and not-for-profit sectors together to establish Hudson Valley 2-1-1, the Westchester Not-For-Profit Leadership Summit, a community schools initiative, a range of intergenerational programs as well as homeless and affordable housing projects. Prior to joining United Way, he served as chief executive officer of two major direct service agencies in the Midwest – a residential treatment center for neglected and dependent adolescent youth and a multi-site senior center organization. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at GSS, he currently serves as a member of the Children FIRST research team that is collaborating with the Westchester County Department of Social Services on a federally-funded initiative that is focusing on foster care youth who are at high risk of becoming homeless as they age out of the system. He also provides consultation/coaching services to not-for-profit professionals and organizations. In the past, he taught graduate level social policy and systems theory and change courses at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University.