About BNMC

Working Together to Change our City's Future

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to facilitate collaboration and address shared issues among member institutions that form the 120-acre Medical Campus and our surrounding neighborhoods. Our team builds on the assets of our world-class Medical Campus – known for its clinical care, research, and education – to support its mission of furthering economic growth, igniting urban revitalization, and building a strong, thriving community. We do this through fostering conversation and collaboration among our member institutions, partners, and the community and take a proactive approach to leverage opportunities and to help to solve challenges faced by our overall community so that we can create a better future for all.

We call this the Mutual City approach. It is guided by our principles of Mutual Understanding, Listening, Connection, Action, Collaboration, Investing, Adaptiveness, and the question “What If.”

Focus Areas
Our Focus Areas

Our role is to leverage the collective economic development on the Campus for the benefit of our overall community.  Using our MutualCity methodology of collaboration, problem-solving, and resource sharing, we focus our efforts on diverse yet interrelated initiatives.  Learn more about each area.

Goal: Increase local hiring and procurement by engaging and connecting member institutions with local businesses, non-profits and residents to ensure a skilled workforce for Medical Campus institutions and economic opportunity for residents.

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Goal: Create a dynamic entrepreneurial eco-system to identify, support, and expand new businesses, create new jobs and attract investment in Buffalo.

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Goal: Create a healthy, safe and livable community by making it easier to access nutritious, food and active living opportunities for all residents, especially youth.

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Goal: Partner with residents to identify, address, and resolve issues that may impact our adjacent neighborhoods including housing density, neighborhood sustainability, transportation and parking, and economic opportunity for residents.

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Goal: Providing high quality, continuous energy that defines a global standard for innovation, energy efficiency and modern energy management and meets the needs of the energy-intense Medical Campus

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Goal: BNMC’s goal is to ensure a safe, accessible destination for visitors and patients, while creating a sustainable and efficient transportation and access system for employees, neighbors, and the community.

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Goal: Our goal is to build an innovative, sustainable environment that promotes a culture of wellness and inspires our community to greatness.

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Goal: To share our expertise and our resources in ways to expand knowledge, skill or experience that helps to contribute to the opportunities and future success of young people.

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Our Teams
BNMC Team Members

Our Extended Team

We can’t do it alone. Our extended team is made up of individuals and organizations that help us achieve our goal of creating an innovative, safe, sustainable Campus. With partners such as GoBike Buffalo, AllPro Parking, International Institute of Buffalo, and others, we are able to increase our impact, improve our customer service, and provide more just, sustainable transportation options.

Our Mission & Vision


To promote a knowledge-based transformation of Western New York through the biomedical research, education, clinical practice, and entrepreneurship of its member institutions.


To be a magnet of opportunities – attracting and retaining the best and the brightest.


  • We will respect the individual mission and identity of our members and associated organizations.
  • We will pursue preeminence in all endeavors related to our mission.
  • We will communicate and coordinate effectively.
  • We will support regional development beyond our campus boundaries, reflecting our member’s total composition and initiatives.
  • We will engage our surrounding neighborhoods to enhance diversity, inclusion, and community revitalization.
  • We will create an environment that will seek cooperative collaborations and community solutions.
  • We will be leaders in sustainability.
  • We will ensure a clean, safe, friendly, and healthy environment.
Our History

2002 - Founded

Led by then-Mayor Masiello, UB, Kaleida Health. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo Medical Group, and Hauptman-Woodward Institute, along with the city and Allentown and Fruit Belt neighborhoods, officially form the BNMC Inc. to support collaboration.


The member institutions work together to create a master plan for their shared geography.

2005 - 2006

First Major collaboration leads to significant investment: Buffalo Life Sciences Complex open, housing HWI, UB’s NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, and Roswell Park’s Center for Genetics and Pharmacology.


Awarded Program of the Year by the Northeaster Economic Developers Association


New buildings open: the Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center, and incubator to support growing companies, and the UB Gateway opens.
The BNMC and the neighborhoods release “Four Neighborhoods, One Community,” an integrated planning effort based on the premise that as the Campus grows, so should the adjoining neighborhoods, designed to coordinate previous planning efforts and empower community members to speak with one voice.


Installed 21 electric vehicle charging stations across the Campus.
The park along Ellicott & Virginia Streets is completed, a $6.5M streetscape project designed to cultivate a sense of place and purposeful collisions across the Medical Campus


Received the Americas Award from the Alliance to Save Energy and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance AND the Outstanding Research/Science Park Award from the Association of University Research Parks

2011 – 2013

Gates Vascular Institute and UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, including UB Biosciences Incubator and the Jacobs Institute, open as a joint development effort of Kaleida Health & UB.
Kaleida’s HighPointe opens.
UB’s Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center opens.
Garage with 2,200 parking spaces added


Dig opens, offering start-up resources, coworking and event space
Implementation of Start-Up NY program increases number of private sector companies on the Medical Campus
43 North, NYS’s business idea competition, and Z80 Labs, a technology incubator, move into the Innovation Center, adding even more entrepreneurs to this growing hotspot


Local media highlights: “The BNMC is a hotbed of new construction” and “the Innovation Center is the region’s entrepreneurial epicenter.”
Innovation Center Annex opens, housing Buffalo Manufacturing Works and expansion space for ZeptoMetrix


Roswell Park’s Clinical Sciences Center opens
A renovated Allen Street/Medical Campus NFTA station opens as a gateway via transit to the Medical Campus
Conventus, a medical office building that will connect the new Medical School to the new Children’s Hospital, opens with two growing biotech companies, AMRI and Athenex, as its first tenants.


Construction continues on UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Kaleida’s Oishei Children’s Hospital, and a new 1800 car parking garage
Construction begins on the Allen Street Extension, a $4.5M project improving connectivity between Allentown, the Medical Campus, and the Fruit Belt neighborhood.

Member Institutions
Board of Directors

Board Officers

David Zebro, Chair
Anthony B. Martino,
Vice Chair & Treasurer
James R. Biltekoff, Board Vice Chair
Edward F. Walsh Jr., Board Vice Chair
Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D., Secretary
William L. Joyce, Board Chair Emeritus
Thomas R. Beecher Jr., Board Chair Emeritus
Matthew K. Enstice, President & CEO, BNMC

Board Members

Louis Billitier, Board Chair, Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center Honorable Byron W. Brown, Mayor, City of Buffalo Michael Cain, Dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo Kevin J. Cross, Board Chair, VIA Joseph J. Cozzo, President & CEO, Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center  Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D., President & CEO, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Martha Lamparelli, Board Chair, Unyts William Maggio, Board Vice-Chair, Kaleida Health John C. Notaro, Board Chair, Primary Care Department, Buffalo Medical Group Tammy Owen, President & CEO, Olmsted Center for Sight Honorable Rev. Darius G. Pridgen, President, Buffalo Common Council Honorable Mark Poloncarz, Executive, County of Erie Dr. James D. Reynolds, Professor & Board Chair, Ross Eye Institute Daniel J. Scully, CEO, Buffalo Medical Group Mark J. Simon, President and CEO, Unyts Edward Snell, Ph.D., CEO, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute Satish K. Tripathi, Ph.D., President, University at Buffalo Jonathan White, Allentown Representative Connie Ervin, CEO, Aunt Connie’s Ed-U-Kitchen LLC & NEERV Development LLC Robert J. Nesselbush, CEO, Kaleida Health Samuel J. Russo, Managing Director & Partner, Lorraine Capital