Board of Directors

Stephen Thomas


Managing Director, Bain Capital, LLC

Stephanie Alger

Global Head of Equity Client Solutions Platform, Bank of America

Marie Arrigo

Tax Partner – Family Offices Services Partner, EisnerAmper LLP

William Brilliant

Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Julia Bunyatov Goddard


President, Sirmio Inc. & Managing Director, Armstrong Wolfe New York

Sari Chang

Partner, JacobsChang Architecture

Jaclyn Cohen

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Zach Coopersmith

Managing Partner, Building Industry Partners

Emma Fine


James Galowski

Partner, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Michael Mockus

Partner and Northeast Deals Leader, PwC

Sarah Pontius

Real Estate Consultant

Michael Russo

Managing Partner, HawkinsWebb

Susan Wallerstein Scherr

Wish Parent

Anne Schnitzer



Rabia Sheikh

Vice President, Visa Inc.

Ivan Taback

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Chairman's Council

Michael J. Levitt


Vice Chairman, Apollo Credit Management

Bradley Cooper

Partner, Capital Z Partners

Michael Delaney

Managing Partner, Court Square Capital Partners

Michael S. Klein

M Klein & Company

A. Mitti Liebersohn

President and Managing Director, New York City Operations Avison Young

Charles Merinoff


Breakthru Beverage Group

Stewart Rahr

Philanthropist, Stewart J. Rahr Foundation

Thomas A. Roberts

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Lawrence J. Rothenberg

Partner, Proskauer Rose, LLP

Michael Senter

CEO, ABCO HVACR Supply + Solution

Metro New York Advisory Board

Ed Lopes


Regional Executive, East Region, Zurich

James Armetta

Managing Director, Protiviti

Thomas L. Cassidy, Jr.

Senior Vice President, US Bank

Bernadette Cuevas

Senior Vice President, Head of North American, Specialty Risk Operations, AmTrust Financial Services

Steven D'Andrea

Managing Director, DiPaola Financial Group

Barbara Delaney

Founder and Principal, StoneStreet Advisor Group

Matthew Girard

Managing Director, Andersen Tax

Jay Godman

Partner Kramer, Levin

Michael S. Katzke, Esq.

Partner, Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP

Joshua A. King

Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Gina LoBello

Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Northwell Health Physician Partners

Jeffery Meyer

Partner, Nixon Peabody

Domenique Camacho Moran

Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Jeff Perlman

Partner, LNK Partners

Brett Phillips

Chief Financial Officer, Structure Tone Inc.

Jack Wilk

Partner, Wilk Auslander LLP

Pam Yourish

Management Consultant, Alchemy Advisor

Buffalo Advisory Board

Maxine Awner

Buffalo Advisory Board Chair

Senior Vice President – Investments & Merrill Lynch - Sebastian, Awner, Houlding Group

Lindsay Batrowny

VP of Finance and Operations, Goodwill Industries

David Bradley

Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Randy Harris

President, Lighthouse Technology Services & Founder, IT Buffalo

Amy Hemenway

Partner, Harter, Secrest, & Emery, LLP

Dr. Michael Jordan

Attending Physician, Sports and Family Medicine Buffalo Medical Group

Rich Jureller

Vice President of Community Relations, President of The Sabres Foundation, Buffalo Sabres

Stephen Lynch

Gala Chair

President and CEO, Intellastar, Sports Performance Park

Kevin McMullen

Towne Housing, Oogie Games

Brenda Michalowski

Vice President, Business Banking & RM Five Star Bank

John Perry

President, TL Cannon/Applebee’s

Mary Scheible

Business Consultant, MBS Holdings

Jeffrey Weber

President, Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Rochester Advisory Board

Anthony D’Agostino

President/CEO, Inspire! 360 Care

James B. Ebenhoch

Vice President, Relationship Manager, Endowments & Foundations, Karpus Investment Management

Rob Gallina

Senior Project Manager, Gallina Development Corporation

Tammy Gurowski

Gala Chair

Communications Manager, U.S. Employee Benefits

Cody Hewitt

Chief Executive Officer, Hewitt Young Electric

Paul Hurley

SVP & Wealth Advisor, Key Bank

David Mammano

President & CEO, Avanti Entrepreneur

Tom Queri

Senior Executive Vice President, Financial Partners of Upstate NY

Medical Advisory Board

Linda J. Addonizio, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Program for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure & Transplantation, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, NY

Laura Siedman Albanese, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Division, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Barbara Bambach, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Dr. Madeline Fields, MD

Pediatric Neurologist/Epileptologist, Associate Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program

Joyce Hui-Yuen, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Attending Physician, Pediatric Rheumatology, Hofstra-North Shore Long Island Jewish School of Medicine/Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Julie Khlevner, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist & Director of Gastrointestinal Motility Center, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, NY Presbyterian Morgan Stanley’s Children Hospital

Andrew L. Kung, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Lucy D. Mastrandrea MD, PhD

Pediatric Endocrinology, Associate Division Chief, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Kusum Viswanathan, MD

Chairman, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Jeffrey H. Wisoff, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery & Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY

Metro New York Junior Board

Anna Brower


Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of NY Attorney General Letitia James

Rob Nuzzo

Vice Chair

Director, BlackRock

Alex Case

Membership Chair

Senior Associate, Aion Partners

Nitish Basandra

Director, Corporate Strategy/Data & Analytics, National Football League

Evin Broder

Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

Michelle Chia

Head of E&O and Cyber, Zurich North America

Michael Cooper

Vice President, Real Estate Acquisitions, BlackRock

Brittany Fitzgerald

Vice President, Angelo Gordon

David Gilberg

President and CEO, Elder Care Homecare

Nathaniel Hill

President, Broadway Plus VIP Services

Michael Knuff

Financial Advisor, Prentis Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Catherine Lee

Associate Director, Global Diversity Programs and Partnerships, McCann Worldgroup

Nicholas Lyons

Director, PJT Partners

Andrew Merinoff

Founder, DisPact Ventures

David Nichols

Associate, Corsari Capital

Carlin O’Donnell

Associate, Weil, Gotshal and Manges

Jared Parker

Global Accounts, Confluent

Lauren Roseman

Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal Media

Kate Sands

CEO & Founder, Honestly Kate, Inc.

Craig Saslow

Co-Founder, The Premiere

Mark Selby

Vice President, Marketing, Titan Advisors, LLC

Victoria Senter

Special Education Coordinator, Mott Haven Academy Charter School

Jordan Sessler

Co-Founder and President, Acquire Health

Eva Shure

Co-Founder, The Premiere

Lauren Silverman

Sales and Marketing Executive

Brandon Speweik

Head of Partnerships, North America at GFT Group

Danielle Strumeier

Senior Tax Analyst, Angelo Gordon

Jenna Wolf

Human Resources Manager, Morgan Stanley

Katie White Sibson

Director, Large Merchant Risk US and Chief Credit Officer GMS Canada

Rochester New Leadership Council

Sarah Bain-Lucey

Audit Senior, Deloitte

Erica Brienzi

CPA, Insero & Co.

Anthony Carello

Associate, Phillips Lytle

Adam Clouden


Employee Benefits Consultant, Lawley Benefits Group

Katrina Connelly

Chief Administrative Officer, Faraci Lange, LLP

Nicole Kingsley Brunner

Director, Marketing Strategy, Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC

Max Gordon

Proprietor, The Hideaway

Kevin McMaster

Market Owner & Business Development, Nelligan Associates

Dan Palermo

Attorney, Harris Beach

Sara Roland

Internal Audit Manager, Paychex

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