Our 2021 Board of Directors



Chair – Mr. Samuel Costa – Baillie Lumber

Vice-Chair & Treasurer – Ms. Melissa Biersbach, CPA – Irish Carbonic

Secretary – Mr. Sean Keenan – Walsh Duffield 



Mr. Brian Baker – Citibank

Dr. Valerie Cooley – Retired Educator

Ms. Nina Heard – General Motors

Dr. Pamela Johnson – Ready to Learn at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Ms. Maureen Lehsten, CPA – Hospice Buffalo

Dr. Char'Lese Perry, PMHNP – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Ms. Colleen Reedy – Empire State College 

Mr. Linwood Roberts – UB Office of Community Relations

Ms. Susanna Schenk - Buffalo State College

Mr. Craig Spencer – Rich Products

Mr. Stephen Yonaty, Esq. – Cannon Heyman & Weiss LLP



Ms. Sandra Rifkin


We also extend heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Frederick Zwierlein, CPA, of Freed Maxick & Battaglia, as he leaves our Board after serving for 13 years! Thank you for the time and talent you have contributed to EPIC.