Our Staff & Board of Directors

Our Staff

  • Crystal Selk, Executive Director
  • Ed Dinsmore, Specialist, Older Adult Programs
  • Khadejah Drake, Specialist, Operations
  • Marcus Farmer, Senior Specialist, Programs
  • Kaitlyn Mellina, Senior Specialist, Programs
  • Demarco Ogletree, Specialist, Youth Programs
  • Donna Pepero, Senior Manager, Programs
  • Joni Russ, Specialist, Older Adult Programs

2021 Board of Directors

  • Thomas Hughes, President – Associate, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
  • Arielle Peterson, Vice President – Founder and Director, Primary Hall Charter School
  • Jeffrey Pirrone, Treasurer – Director, Niagara Falls Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative
  • Dr. Leah Sciabarrasi, Secretary – Faculty Program Director, Excelsior College
  • Courtney Bauer – Community Relations & Network Manager
  • Andrew Goldstein Program Director, Erie County Department of Environmental Planning
  • Jasmine Fluker – Program Director, Teach for America
  • David Granville – Program Director, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
  • Jeannethe King – PT/OT Site Coordinator, Excelsior Orthopedics
  • Sarah Signorelli – Marketing Director, D’Youville College
  • Ashley Snowden – Director of Physician Relations, Roswell Park Foundation
  • Cory Watson – Buffalo Niagara Convention Center


  • Margaret Alfano, Director Emeritus
  • James Messina, Director Emeritus
  • Elizabeth Murphy, Director Emeritus
  • Carole Perla, Director Emeritus
  • Vicki DiFrancisco, Director Emeritus