Our Board of Directors

Robert D. Gioia
President – The John R. Oishei Foundation

Mary H. Gresham, Ph.D.
Vice Chairwoman
Vice Provost – Educational Collaboration & Engagement, University at Buffalo, Retired

Catherine Lewis
Executive Director – LEWAC Associates of WNY, Inc.

Mario Urso, CPA
Partner – The Bonadio Group

Board Members

Michael Cropp – President and CEO – Independent Health
Gretchen Fierle – Retired Health Care Executive and Business and Community Leader
Nickole Garrison – Chief Client Service Officer & Vice President – Garrison Murphy Wealth Management
Denis Guerin – Owner – Petrichor Flora
Pamela Hokanson – CEO and President – Buffalo Promise Neighborhood
Mary Lou Klee – VP of Corporate Human Resources and Affiliate Shared Services – Kaleida Health
John “Jock” Mitchell – Board Member – Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Dr. Norma Nowak – Executive Director – New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, University at Buffalo
Richard Satterwhite – Patient Engagement Specialist – Patient and Family Experience Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kevin Szczepanski – Parter – Barclay Damon
Emily Tucker – Director/Owner – The Benjaman Gallery


Kriner Cash
Superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools