Our Staff

SCS Staff 2017

Ann McGettigan
Executive Director

Ann has over 35 years of professional experience working with social change non-profits in various positions from crisis line worker to executive director. She has coordinated rape prevention programs, worked in battered women’s shelters, provided community education on sexual and domestic violence and administered programs that support reproductive rights for women and girls.

Ann has been the Executive Director at Seattle Counseling Service since 1998. She chose to work with SCS because she wants to work directly with and for the LGBTQ community with which she identifies. With the essential support of a dedicated and hard-working staff and Board of Directors Ann has led the organization onto a strong financial footing and solid program expansion.

Ann continues to work hard on behalf of the LGBTQ community and takes great pride in her leadership responsibilities with SCS. She is honored to be able to be of service to her community and is delighted to be a part of such a vibrant, accessible, vital organization.

You can contact Ann at (206) 323-1768x106 or ann@seattlecounseling.org.

Donnie Goodman, NCC, LMHC
Deputy Director

Donnie started working with SCS in 1995. Born and raised in the Midwest, Donnie received his undergraduate degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA and his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion.

Since coming to the Pacific Northwest, Donnie has been a strong advocate for HIV/AIDS education and awareness. He worked for over a decade as President of AIDS Housing of Tacoma (1997-2008) and has participated in AIDS Bike-a-Thons across the United States, Canada and Italy.

Donnie has been a National Certified Counselor since 1994 and he is identified by the State of Washington as a Sexual Minority, Youth and Native American Mental Health Specialist.

You can contact Donnie at (206) 323-1768x109 or donnieg@seattlecounseling.org.

Paul Grekin, MD
Medical Director

Paul has served as Seattle Counseling Service's medical director since 1996. He earned his Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Medicine degrees at the University of Michigan, and completed his residency in Psychiatry and fellowship in Community Psychiatry at the University of Washington. Dr. Grekin satisfied the requirements for board certification in Psychiatry in 1990 and for Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry in 1993.

In addition to his work at Seattle Counseling Service, Dr. Grekin is the Medical Director at Evergreen Treatment Services, an opiate dependence treatment program. He has worked at other community-oriented agencies including Pike Market Medical Clinic, the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center and the King County Mental Health Division. He served as a medical peer reviewer for the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and holds the appointment of Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

As a founding member of Team SCS, Dr. Grekin faithfully rode his bike to Portland in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Maria Chomyszak
Financial Director

Maria has over 25 years of experience working in the non-profit sector with such organizations as the US Peace Corps, Habitat for Humanity International, Management Sciences for Health, HCAP, Helping Hands Hawaii and Working Washington.  She received her B.S. from Bryant University and her M.A. from Salve Regina University.  She has an extensive background and experience in finance, operations, management, and human resources. 

Clinical Staff

Our agency is a state licensed community mental health agency and state licensed chemical dependency out-patient treatment facility.  All clinical staff members  hold master's level degrees or higher and are credentialed Mental Health Professionals. All staff members have training and experience in providing culturally competent services to LGBTQ clients. You can view our Therapist/Program Staff Disclosure Statement here. 

For more information please give us a call at (206) 323-1768 or email info@seattlecounseling.org.