Gregory Owens Gregory Owens is a Licensed Master Social Worker who currently is the Special Projects Director at the Office of Children and Family Services and is responsible for state-wide initiatives, including mentoring, youth gangs and violence, disproportionate minority representation, cultural competence and responsible fatherhood.

In his 23 years with the State of New York, Mr. Owens has held many management and leadership positions, including Executive Assistant to Director of the Division for Youth, Director of The Bureaus of Counseling Services and Family Advocacy, for the Office of Children and Family Service.  Mr. Owens is also a trainer and leadership development consultant. Among other things, Mr. Owens has also been a treating clinician for the NFL, and as Gregory McKnight, he enjoyed a successful 9-year career as a night host on smooth jazz radio stations in the Capital Region.   He is the proud husband of Terry Lynn Owens, and proud father of 14 year old Kayla Deigh Owens.  His credo is “Never Give Up. Never, Ever, Ever Give Up!”