Khris Decker

Vice President for Clinical & Professional Development

khris decker
khris decker

Khris Decker

Vice President for Clinical & Professional Development


Bachelor of Arts–Psychology and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary from University at Buffalo, Master of Social Work from University at Buffalo.

I possess 20 years post-masters professional Social Work practice experience in direct care, supervisory, and administrative roles. In addition to my work at Spectrum, I have instructed MSW students part-time at the University at Buffalo for more than a decade.  I am a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker with R number psychotherapy privileges and a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor.

How long have you been working at Spectrum?

I’ve been working here for 7 years

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment?

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have enjoyed a highly diverse career.  I feel honored to get to use my clinical, supervisory, and administrative experience to create learning and professional development opportunities for the next generation of care providers.

What is your favorite part about working at Spectrum?

Spectrum genuinely considers the needs and preferences of the individuals we serve as the drivers of care services.  To the best of our ability, we partner with people to help them make the changes they want, the way they want to make them.  Spectrum genuinely believes in the person-centered philosophy.

Where is your favorite place to go in Buffalo?

I am a big fan of Canalside and LaSalle Park.  I love being by the water and witnessing the revitalization that Buffalo is experiencing.  I see it as a testament to the irrepressible spirit of WNY.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I love travel, restaurants, learning new things, and spending time with friends and family.

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