Gwen Wright was appointed Executive Director in 2013. She has been with the agency for more than 20 years. During her time with OPDV, she served as acting executive director and director of human services and prevention. Ms. Wright also supervised training programs and policy development in the areas of child welfare, social services and public benefits, substance abuse and mental health, health care and criminal justice. Before joining state service, Ms. Wright held numerous positions in the domestic violence field, including serving as executive director of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV), a statewide advocacy group.