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Our Vision

We imagine a vital, vibrant City of Buffalo that is a world leader in research, design, innovation, and entrepreneurship supporting a flourishing small business ecosystem that thrives on collaboration and community connections in an environment that fosters sustainability, health, and well-being.

Our Mission

At BNMC we plan, manage, and operate the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and its growing innovation district. We strive to create an innovation community for designers, entrepreneurs, and everyone seeking to start or grow their businesses in Western New York. In our community, world-class designers and entrepreneurs gather with businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development to forge connections, articulate ideas, and make dreams a reality. We convene and connect everyone, particularly those in marginalized and historically underserved communities so that together, we can make meaningful change in individual lives, in our communities, and our City.

We value new thinking, new ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of all that we do.

Being part of our community makes us who we are.

Sustainability, and a culture that fosters health, and well-being are driving forces in all that we undertake.

Our Team

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Matt Enstice
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Matt Enstice
Chief Executive Officer
Empowering ideas for significance

Matt is the President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., a pioneering organization that has become a powerful engine of revitalization in Buffalo. Matt is focused on the intersection of energy, entrepreneurship & technology, and how it will drive the new economy in Buffalo and beyond. Matt has led the non-profit organization since its formation in 2002 to address shared issues among Campus institutions. Today, Matt oversees a team focusing on diverse, interrelated initiatives designed to lift the entire community including those in transportation, access and safety; energy, entrepreneurship, health & active living, infrastructure, economic opportunity, and youth & education. Under Matt’s leadership, foundations, private enterprises, research labs, local community leaders, hospitals, and educational institutions are collaborating to create a model for re-energizing the city that has applications all over America. Prior to returning home to Buffalo, Matt worked in the entertainment industry in L.A. and New York, for Broadway Pictures and with Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live. He is currently active on the boards of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation. Matt also serves as a commission member on the U.S. Commission on Transportation Sector Efficiency, part of the Alliance to Save Energy; and on the Advisory Boards for Niagara University, Daemen College, and the School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation in New York City. Matt is married and lives in Buffalo with his family.

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Harmony Griffin
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Harmony Griffin

Facilities Site Manager

Harmony joined the BNMC team in October of 2020 as the Facilities Site Manager responsible for tenant operations and maintaining a safe and innovative working environment. Harmony takes great pride in working directly with tenants to help their business succeed and grow on campus. Prior to joining the BNMC, Harmony oversaw the research labs at 73 High Street, and was a Project Manager with Buffalo Biolabs. Harmony received his Bachelor’s degree from Fredonia State University and Project Management certification at the University of Buffalo. An active member of Buffalo’s thriving music scene, Harmony lives in the Parkside neighborhood with his wife, son, and rescue pooch.

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Marla Guarino
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Marla Guarino
Associate Director of Health and Well-Being
Building healthy environments for all

Marla Guarino is a Registered Dietitian devoted to promoting healthy living in communities through access to good, affordable food and active spaces to learn and play.  Food access and equity is the foundation of her career. She joined the BNMC in the Department of Health and Wellbeing in September of 2019 working to implement the grant-funded USDA Local Food Promotion Program: Farm to Hospital Initiative.  With a deep understanding of the food system, she works to enhance food chain transparency from farm to distributor to institution while increasing awareness and knowledge among consumers of local food procurement efforts and benefits. She has expanded her role at the BNMC to include Food As Medicine promotion and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Well-Being programs.  

Prior to the BNMC, Marla worked at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County first as a SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator and then Community Coordinator for the New York State Department of Health grant, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, working on food access, worksite wellness, food standards, and Complete Streets implementation. Before her career in the non-profit world, she had a twenty-year career in the food and beverage industry and operated a popular Buffalo restaurant featuring local, sustainable foods.

Marla has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Allegheny College and a Bachelor of Science from the Dietitian Education Program at SUNY Buffalo State College. She graduated Leadership Buffalo Class of 2021 and is Dare To Lead Certified.  She happily lives in the city of Buffalo with her teenage daughter and enjoys reading, biking, and exploring.  

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Jamie Hamann-Burney
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Jamie Hamann-Burney
Director of Planning & Implementation
Creating a framework for success

Jamie assists BNMC with internal strategic planning efforts and oversees the planning and operations of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. This includes working with our team to establish goals, objectives, and programs that advance our mission; working with our partners on streetscape, infrastructure, and real estate projects; overseeing the BNMC Parking & Transportation program; and overseeing public space management initiatives focused on ensuring a clean, welcoming, attractive and accessible district. Jamie holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University at Buffalo, is a Board Member of the City of Buffalo Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board, and is the President of Shared Mobility, Inc., which works with communities throughout the country on the development of equitable shared mobility services.  Jamie is also a Member of the NFTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee and a Mentor for EforAll Buffalo. Additionally, Jamie has experience in community and corporate sustainability and in building entrepreneurial support ecosystems.  He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY.

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Trent Howell
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Trent Howell
Staff Accountant
Everyone counts!

Trent joined BNMC Inc. in June 2019 as a Staff Accountant, responsible for various accounting functions, including processing accounts payable invoices, entering journal entries, assisting in the monthly close process by completing reconciliations, and more. Prior to joining BNMC, Trent was a Staff Accountant at Mark I Adamchick, CPA & Associates, in Springville, NY where he gained experience in the field. He holds a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy from Daemen College, where he also worked as an IT Helpdesk Trainer, responding to technological issues, and training new staff. In his spare time, Trent enjoys golfing and riding motorcycles. Trent resides in Lancaster with his wife Tiffany

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Patrick Kielty
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Patrick Kielty
Operations Manager
Keeping systems working smoothly

Patrick joined the BNMC in January 2020 as the Operations Manager responsible for managing day to day operations of BNMC’s parking and transportation system, GOBNMC programs, event management and BNMC groundskeeping. Prior to officially joining the BNMC team, Patrick worked at Allpro Parking as the Operations Manager for the BNMC parking system, where he gained experience with the BNMC as well as grounds management and maintenance. Patrick is from Buffalo, NY and received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport. Outside work he does landscaping work and enjoys spending vacation time with his wife Kait.

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Patrick Kilcullen
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Patrick Kilcullen
Chief Financial Officer
Creating insight, strategy and solutions

Pat joined the BNMC team as the Chief Financial Officer in January 2013, bringing his expertise in finance, human resources, information technology, operations, business development, and entrepreneurism to the BNMC’s operations. Pat offers strategic accounting analysis and management to the team as investment activity increases and the Medical Campus grows. Prior to joining the BNMC, he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, where he oversaw the implementation of a leading real estate software suite and managed financial and tax reporting for nearly 120 real estate investment entities. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, overseeing accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, security and building operations. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for a privately held pharmaceutical company where he was responsible for structuring debt and equity financing, research and development and product license agreements, and negotiations for and the sale of company subsidiaries. Pat is currently a member of the Board of NAIOP Upstate New York, the Martin House Finance Committee, and is a past Trustee and Board President for the Newfane Central School District, Board member of Lockport Ice and Sports Complex, Inc., and member of the Niagara University Accounting Advisory Board. He resides in Newfane, NY with his wife.

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Linda Limina
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Linda Limina
Controller

Linda joined the BNMC in August of 2021 to serve as Controller. She has worked in the finance sector for more than 30 years in a variety of industries including banking, manufacturing, nonprofit, and education holding several positions with Chase Manhattan Bank, Johnson and Johnson, Sacred Heart Academy, and Sigma International, a small infusion pump company. Linda has volunteered in the dog therapy program at Roswell Park, and has also volunteered with the national pet therapy organization Pet Partners. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University. In her spare time, Linda enjoys golfing, biking, and taking walks with her dogs.

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Elizabeth Machnica
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Elizabeth Machnica
Director of Community Well-Being
Community collaboration cultivates health

Beth Machnica, Director of Health and Well-Being at BNMC, leads the development and growth of various healthy eating, active living, and well-being initiatives on the Medical Campus and surrounding community. Beth develops strategies and programs to create and transform workplaces, community settings, and institutions into places of well-being. She has broad experience working in corporate wellness, community food access, public health research, social design, and food systems. Beth is committed to serving the community to advance policies, environments, and cultures that favorably shift human health outcomes and equity. Beth is a Registered Dietitian with Masters’ degrees in Public Health and Clinical Nutrition from the University at Buffalo.

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Sam Marrazzo
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Sam Marrazzo
Chief Innovation Officer
Digital Artisan

As Chief Innovation Officer of the BNMC, Sam Marrazzo is looking to the future. With a focus on driving economic opportunity to position local companies for future growth and attract young people to the area, Sam leads BNMC’s efforts to develop an innovative, reliable and secure information technology environment at BNMC and throughout the community. Sam develops innovation strategy and fosters collaboration with industry, education and start-ups to help local organizations prepare for, and capitalize on, current and future technologies. Sam is helping local companies re-think their business practices and cultures in order to optimize their positions in a fast changing world Sam has broad experience working in accounting and supply chain systems, logistics, sales, transportation and information technology and has worked at Fortune 200 companies including Praxair, Avnet, and McGraw Hill. His roles have included IT Management and Strategy, project management, architecture consulting and development practices. He has lectured on technology for UB and has been instrumental in attracting and organizing technology-focused events to the area including the 2017 TopCoder Open. He has a BA degree in Business Systems from Daemen College and an MBA from SUNY Buffalo School of Management and served in the United States Navy.

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Mark McGovern
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Mark McGovern
Director of Construction & Infrastructure
Coordination, Consultation, Construction

Mark is responsible for project management and contractor oversight on BNMC-owned projects including the renovation of 73 High Street and 640 Ellicott Street, the construction of the Michigan Goodrich parking garage, and the Ellicott Streetscape Project. Mark joined BNMC, Inc. in 2006 as the 5th staff person and has witnessed the growth and development of the Medical Campus first hand. He leads projects to advance the Medical Campus’ Green Initiative, such as the installation of a 141 panel solar array at the Innovation Center and deployment of 21 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations campus-wide. Mark is a resident of the City of Buffalo and is overjoyed to be playing a small role in the revitalization and renaissance taking place in the City of Buffalo. Mark serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Avenue Project and is the current Board President of the Big Easy in Buffalo. In his off-time Mark enjoys gardening, golf and spending time with his family. Mark previously worked for L.C. Whitford Co. Inc. as a Landscape Superintendent, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of commercial landscape projects. Mark has an A.A.S in Landscape Development from Alfred State College and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Alfred University. He also has a Master’s of Urban Planning degree from the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning. Mark lives in the City of Buffalo with his wife and two daughters.

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Maria Morreale
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Maria Morreale
Director of Strategic Communications

Maria joined the BNMC in November of 2020. A graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, she has been in the marketing and communications field for more than twenty five years and has held positions in a range of industries. Most recently, she was director of Communications at Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a position she held for fifteen years, leading the museum through a number of branding and strategic communications initiatives. Since joining the BNMC, Maria has been leading a branding and redesign project that will prepare the organization for its next phase of development supporting the entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators that will spearhead the next wave of economic growth and development in Buffalo. Maria has served on several boards and committees, including the Marketing Committee for Visit Buffalo Niagara. In her spare time, she enjoys taking long walks with her family and their dog, Maisie.

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Kyria Stephens
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Kyria Stephens
Director of Inclusion & Community Initiatives
Healthy Communities Make Healthy Cities

Kyria is the Director of Inclusion and Community Initiatives at the BNMC and through his role he helps foster a collaborative and inclusive organization. His goal is to allow the BNMC to become an example for diversity and inclusion for other businesses and organizations throughout Buffalo and across the country. Prior to working at the BNMC, Kyria was the district manager of Blue Wireless. Also while working, Kyria is a hard-working volunteer for many organizations and businesses and a youth advocate. Kyria is a Buffalo native, attending City Honors School then graduating from both ECC and Buffalo State College. He resides in Buffalo with his wife and three children.

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Adriana Viverette
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Adriana Viverette
Digital Communications Manager

Adriana A. Viverette the Digital Communications Manager in the BNMC’s Marketing & Communications Department. She develops and implements the digital strategies that support the mission and vision of the BNMC, amplifying our work in Buffalo and beyond. Adriana’s digital communications career began with her tenure at the Community Action Organization of Western New York where she served as the social media coordinator. She later advanced her career in digital communications and marketing working with clients like New Era Cap Company, Say Yes of Buffalo, Sirius XM, and several small businesses, charter schools, and higher education institutions where she also served as an adjunct professor teaching Digital Communications and Marketing. In addition to her career in digital communications and marketing, Adriana is a seasoned Journalist and Radio Broadcaster for local and national media outlets. Adriana is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Leadership Buffalo Chair, Buffalo Association of Black Journalists. She is also a board member at PeacePrints of WNY and the Medaille College Alumni Board. Adriana holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Buffalo and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Medaille College.

EforAll

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Juweria Dahir
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Juweria Dahir
Executive Director

Juweria Dahir is the Executive Director at EforAll, leading the organization’s development efforts in fostering a local entrepreneurial ecosystem to engage the community in Buffalo, in a true grassroots fashion.  She advises and coaches entrepreneurs and their small-businesses, and understands what it takes for an entrepreneur to launch, build, and grow a successful company. Juweria is committed to accelerating economic and social impact in communities nationwide through inclusive entrepreneurship. Before joining EforAll, Juweria was a City Planner and served as External Affairs Manager for the City of Buffalo. In this role, she served as a liaison between various city departments and nearly 500 block clubs, identifying and implementing neighborhood development projects, including beautification and restoration initiatives. 

Juweria is a masters graduate of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. Originally from East Africa, Juweria moved to Buffalo in 2013, and since that time she has focused on policies that mitigate economic, gender, and racial inequalities on the development of communities, businesses, and metropolitan areas. While finishing her studies, Juweria was the recipient of the prestigious Western New York Prosperity Fellowship, awarded to entrepreneurial civic-minded students. She is the 2021 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Finalist. The 2019 recipient of the Business First “30 Under 30” Award, the winner of the Inaugural Outstanding American Muslim Millennial Award in 2016 and, the 2015 Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Community Engagement Award recipient. 

Juweria also shares her time and talents in the Buffalo Niagara community including leading the H.E.A.L. International organization, a non-profit in the heart of Buffalo’s West Side where she works with socially and economically disadvantaged communities, teaching life skills to help with self-sufficiency. Juweria speaks four languages, loves the outdoors and is diligently working to make the city a better place to live in for all of its residents.

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Sonya Tareke
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Sonya Tareke
Program Manager

Sonya Tareke is the Program Manager for EforAll Buffalo where she co-leads the organization’s development efforts in fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem that engages the local community in a true grassroots fashion. She is also an entrepreneur herself as she is the co-founder of Real Talk, an e-Learning platform that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by empowering educators and students through guided social discussion. Inspired by the Buffalo ecosystem, her goal is to one day head a University Innovation Center. Sonya is from Mount Vernon, NY and moved to Buffalo in 2013 to pursue her dual Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration at the University at Buffalo. She is passionate about health, wellness, and mentorship. Outside of work, Sonya enjoys attending food festivals, stand-up comedy shows, and poetry slams here in Western New York. 

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AAliya Mya
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AAliya Mya
EforAll Intern

AAliyah Mya is the Founder of Blessing Bags of Buffalo, Greater Buffalo Village LLC, and the Sole Proprietor of MyAnna Designs. She is currently interning at Entrepreneurship For All Inc. (EforAll). She is passionate about the community and helping underserved communities. AAliyah is a homeschool graduate and tutored Basic ASL and Cooking at homeschool co-ops. She was a Buffalo transplant at a young age; her family, originally from The Bronx, has been in Buffalo the majority of her life. AAliyah also enjoys volunteering at non-profit organizations such as Roswell, Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, and F Cancer. She hopes to continue on the path to community development and entrepreneurship. She lives in Buffalo with her mom, kid brother, bunny Dusty, and pup Rhodes.

Timeline

2002
2003
2005–2006
2007
2010
2011
2012
2011 – 2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2002

BNMC is 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.

2003

Master Plan

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

2005–2006

Collaboration

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.

2007

Award Winner

Awarded Program of the Year by the Northeaster Economic Developers Association

2010

New Buildings

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.

2011

Space & Efficiency

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.

2012

Award Winning

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

Development & Expansion

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

2014

Cultivating Start-Up Culture

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.

2015

The Epicenter

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.

2016

Gateway to Medical Campus

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.

2017

Connecting

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.

Board Members

Thomas R. Beecher Jr.
BNMC BOD Chair Emeritus

Barrantys LLC

James Biltekoff
BNMC BOD Vice chair & Audit committee chair

James Blitekoff LLC

Matthew K. Enstice
BNMC President & ceo

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Candace Johnson
BNMC BOD Secretary

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

William Joyce
BNMC BOD Chair Emeritus

James H. Cummings Foundation Inc.

Patrick Kilcullen
BNMC CFO

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Anthony B. Martino
BNMC BOD Vice Chair, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair (Community Wide Representative)

Hunterview LLC

Tamara B. Owen
BNMC BOD Audit Committee

Olmsted Center for Sight

Daniel J. Scully
BNMC BOD Audit Committee

Buffalo Medical Group

Edward F. Walsh Jr.
BNMC BOD Chairman

Walsh Duffield Insurance

David Zebro
BNMC BOD Chair Emeritus

Strategic Investments & Holdings Inc.

Allison Brashear

University at Buffalo

Byron Brown

City of Buffalo

Joseph Cozzo

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center

Kevin J. Cross

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Beth DelGenio

University at Buffalo

Connie Ervin

NEERV Development LLC

Ellen Grant

City of Buffalo

Laura E. Hubbard

University at Buffalo

Martha Lamparelli

Buffalo Public Schools

William J. Maggio

Lorraine Capital

Daniel Mecca

Abbey Mecca & Company

Robert J. Nesselbush

Kaleida Health

John C. Notaro

Buffalo Medical Group

Mark Poloncarz

County of Erie

Darius Pridgen

City of Buffalo

James D. Reynolds

Ross Eye Institute

Samuel J. Russo

Lorraine Capital

Mark J. Simon

Upstate NY Transplant Services

Edward Snell, Ph.D.

Hauptman-Woodward Institute

Satish Tripathi

University at Buffalo

Jonathan White

Allentown Association