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

Ms. Brielynn Bell – Wegmans

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 – Freed Maxick

Ms. Francesca Mesiah – Kaleida Health

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, as he leaves our Board after serving for 13 years! Thank you for the time and talent you have contributed to EPIC.