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Contracted Service Partners

JPVideo Productions
JPVideo Productions is an independent video production company based in Western New York.  JPVideo kindly donates pro-bono work to the Health Sciences Charter School.  Check out our promo videos on facebook and on our website's media page!
 Employer Services Corporation (ESC)
ESC is an Outsourced HR Firm, Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and Business Consulting firm headquartered in Buffalo, NY.  ESC was founded in 1995 to meet the increasing Human Resources and Employment Administration needs of the growing small & medium sized business market in Western New York and throughout the country.  By providing employers with specialists in all areas of HR, compliance, employee benefits, and payroll, they can experience all the benefits and efficiencies of a Fortune 500 HR department at a fraction of the cost.
At Health Sciences Charter School, we work with ESC for HR, payroll, and benefits.  Our main points of contact are:
Erin Coakley
Staff Liaison
*Available by email, phone, and monthly on-campus office hours (see weekly & daily update)
Lisa Tiranno
HR Consultant
*Available by email and phone
Personal Touch
Personal Touch Food Service has a  mission that states that we will provide the highest standard of food, service and management to our valued customers and clients.  Personal Touch provides our cafeteria with food and staff!
Food Preparer

Gateway Longview Behavioral Health Counseling


By providing convenient access to mental health services during the school day, Gateway Longview’s clinicians help students excel emotionally and behaviorally, contributing to overall academic improvement.


Here to Help
Gillian Field, LCAT-P

Gateway Longview Behavioral Health Clinician at Health Sciences Charter School providing mental health and art therapy counseling sessions


School Office Hours
Tuesdays 8am-5pm and Fridays 8am-3:30pm


To ask about services or to make a referral, contact:
Charlette Holmes, School Counselor, 716.888.4080 ext 218

Pitch + Pivot
Pitch + Pivot is an entrepreneurial marketing agency that helps organizations across the world acquire, retain, and reactive customers using modern marketing methodologies and technology. For more information about Pitch + Pivot, please visit them online at
Americorps Builds Lives Through Education (ABLE) Program
Health Sciences Charter School focuses on college and career readiness and provides traditionally under-served youth with hands-on exposure to, and real experiences in, the health sciences industry. Members implement two evidence-based interventions while working along-side Master Teachers.

Planned Parenthood


Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, with support from the NYS Department of Health CAPP (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) grant, is excited to be a partner with Health Sciences Charter School.  We provide evidence-based, age-appropriate sex education.  Our goal is to ensure access to confidential reproductive health & family planning services by providing information about contraceptive services, STI testing and treatment, assistance in navigating healthcare and insurance options, support in identifying & overcoming barriers to accessing healthcare, and development of health literacy skills. We are also happy to provide job and career services, linking many youth to peer education programs that help them prepare for careers in the health sciences, including HOPE Buffalo's PATCH Program and PPCWNY's own Teen Reality Theatre.


The Outreach and Education Specialist providing educational resources to HSCS is Christopher Culp, MM MA. He is a clarinet player and has a long history with Health Sciences, serving as an AmeriCorps ABLE Member in 2015-2016 and then with Planned Parenthood from 2016 to present. If you would like to reach him, his email is He also uses the Remind app; just text @ppcwny to 81010 and you can text him directly.  Please note that Remind is not confidential, but should only be used in setting up meeting times with Chris. He also helps support the SAGA club (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) at Health Sciences Charter School and schools around the area.

Buffalo Hearing & Speech


Health Sciences Charter School, in partnership with the Speech-Language Pathologists from BHSC Support Services, Inc., is dedicated to helping students with communication disorders gain confidence and improve their academic skills.


Speech and Language Skills include the following categories:

Articulation/Speech Production

Expressive Language

Receptive Language



Pragmatic/Social Language Skills

Auditory Processing


If there are concerns in any of these areas, students can be screened and/or evaluated to determine if deficits exist and if these weaknesses are negatively impacting their educational performance.

If you have questions about speech-language therapy or evaluations, please contact Melissa Spencer, CSE Coordinator, at 716-888-4080 ext. 304, or email at