WNY STEM Hub Leadership

WNY STEM Hub’s volunteer board reflects our broad, cross-sector membership, and provides governance and strategic direction, along with passion and enthusiasm for STEM learning. Many members listed below help to build a strong organization with the goal to help grow STEM education in Western New York.

Our Leadership Team is made up of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Executive Board, Board Members, Consultants, and an Advisory Board. View the members of our Leadership Team below.

If you are interested in joining our Leadership Team, please visit the Contact Us page of our website.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Board

President

Dr. Joseph Zawicki, Associate Professor of Science Education, SUNY Buffalo State College

Vice President

Joanne Colmerauer, Dean of Arts & Sciences, SUNY Erie

Secretary

Mary Holler, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Integer

Treasurer

David Wesolowski, CPA, Controller, North Forest Office Space

Board Members

  • Mark Casell, CEM, LEED, AP, Operations Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Dr. Richard Hershberger, Chief Academic Officer, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Dean, Roswell Park Graduate Division, University at Buffalo Graduate School
  • Dr. Michael Jabot, Professor of Science Education, SUNY Fredonia
  • Dr. Lee Rosen, Executive Director-Cryonegenic Systems and Engineering R&D, Praxair, Inc.
  • Susan Tapani, MBA, LSSGB, Vice President of Marketing, Consumer Deposits, M&T Bank
  • Dr. Letitia Thomas, Director of STEM Diversity Programs, University at Buffalo

Emeritus Board Members

Dr. Michelle Kavanaugh, Retired Superintendent of Schools

Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Melodie Baker, Director of Education, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Dr. Gene Morse, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, SUNY Buffalo Distinguished Professor – Pharmacy Practice (Medicine, Pediatrics); Co-Director SUNY Global Health Institute; Director, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences; Director, Translational Pharmacology Research Core; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Michael Weiner, President, and CEO, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Dr. Xiao-Ning Zhang, Director of Biochemistry Program, St. Bonaventure University

Acting Executive Director

Dr. Michelle Kavanaugh, Retired Superintendent of Schools

Consultants

  • Jeffery Arnold: Program Director, Take Flight; Quality Partner
  • Douglas Borzynski: Program Director, Energize Your Future
  • Bobbi DelBello: Director of Programs
  • Tracy Diina: Communications & Media Specialist
  • Kelly Flicinski: Marketing Specialist
  • Vickie Mellody, Administrative Assistant
  • Scott Read: Program Director, Career Exploration Partnerships

Advisory Board

Thank you to these community members who provide guidance and advocacy for the WNY STEM Hub.

  • Aliesa Adelman, Associate Principal & Director of Sustainability, Wendel Companies
  • Cheri Alvarez, MS,Chief Program Officer, Compeer of Greater Buffalo
  • William Andrews, President & Managing Director, Monofrax
  • Joseph Asselta, Managing Director, Citi
  • Sharon Belton-Cottman, Vice President, Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education
  • Robert Bennett, New York State Regents Chancellor Emeritus
  • Nick Canaple, Engineer, MOOG, Inc.
  • Christine Carr, Executive Director of Computers for Children
  • Dr. Craig Clark, Vice President for Economic Development, SUNY Alfred State
  • Peter Coleman, Executive Director, Buffalo-Niagara Manufacturing Alliance
  • Alison Wilcox, CEO, Girl Scouts of WNY
  • Russell Etzenhouser, CEO/Scout Executive of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Dr. Wayne Gall, Regional Entomologist, NYS Department of Health
  • Dr. Christine Givner, Dean of the College of Education, SUNY Fredonia
  • Heather Gresham, JD, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board, Buffalo & Erie
  • Dr. Steve Harvey, Executive Director, WNY Consortium of Higher Education
  • Dr. David Hilmey, Dean of Arts & Sciences, St. Bonaventure University
  • Christine E.B. Howard, President & Owner, E.B. Howard Consulting
  • John Jakubowski, Workforce Development Consultant for Science, Technology & Advanced Manufacturing Park
  • Andrew Kornacki, Chief of Public Affairs, Army Corps of Engineers
  • Kenneth Kujawa, Manager of Customer & Community Management, National Grid
  • Ricky Luthra, Associate, Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham Attorneys
  • Dr. Gene Morse, Co-Director SUNY Global Health Institute, Director, UB Center for Integrated Global Health Sciences, Director, Translational Pharmacology Research Core (Hub Steward)
  • Derek Mosher, CISA, Vice President & IT Audit Manager, M&T Bank
  • Dr. David O’Rourke, District Superintendent, Erie #2 BOCES
  • John Partsch, Regional Account Executive for Building Technologies, Siemens
  • Dr. Wendy Paterson, Dean of the School of Education, Buffalo State College
  • Dawn Peters, Assistant Deputy Director, Central Library Services, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
  • Dr. Suzanne Rosenblith, Dean, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo
  • Jean Schrader, Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics at Jamestown Community College
  • Robin Selino, Senior Manager, CPA, CGMA, Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates, CPA’s, PC
  • John E. Shinn, Director, United Steelworkers, District 4
  • John Ticco, Executive Vice President, Campus Construction, Inc.
  • Todd Tranum, President, Manufacturing Association of the Southern Tier; President/CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce; President/CEO of Dream It! Do It! WNY
  • Keith Vona, Junior Partner, Lipsitz and Ponterio
  • Michael Weiner, President, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Marisa Wigglesworth, Executive Director, Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Dr. John Williams, Dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, SUNY Alfred State
  • William Zografos, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, CDT, CCAA, Sr. Program Manager, Savarino Companies