This week’s speaker is Francisco M. Vasquez, Ph.D. , President/CEO of Child and Family Services.   Dr. Vasquez hails from the state of Arizona. He and his wife, Janet, have been residents of the City of Buffalo for the past 25 years.


Dr. Vasquez received his Bachelor of Science Degree as well as his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona. He received his Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


In his remarks, Dr. Vasquez noted:

·         A focus in America is on what we do. It symbolizes our productivity and contribution to society and demonstrates our self-reliance.

·         None of us has done everything on our own. Others have helped us.

·         Many in society do not have the kinds of help many of us have received and key to our own success.

·         3 personal stories

·         Emphasized that none of us would choose to be vulnerable and dependent, but those are the circumstances for many people.