Our 2019-2020 Board of Directors



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

Vice-Chair – Mr. Frederick Zwierlein, CPA – Freed Maxick & Battaglia, CPA

Treasurer – Ms. Melissa Biersbach, CPA – Irish Carbonic

Secretary – Mr. Sam Costa – Baillie Lumber


Mr. Brian Baker – Citibank

Dr. Valerie Cooley – Retired Educator

Ms. Nina Heard – General Motors

Mr. Sean Keenan – Walsh Duffield

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

Mr. Craig Spencer – Rich Products

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


Ex-officio Members:

Ms. Sandra Rifkin