Our 2022 Board of Directors



Chair  –  Mr. Samuel Costa – Baillie Lumber

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

Secretary – Mr. Sean Keenan – Walsh Duffield 

Treasurer  – Ms. Maureen Lehsten, CPA – Freed Maxick



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. Francesca Mesiah – Kaleida Health

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