Key Staff & Board of Directors

Key Staff

  • Kate Hilliman, LMSW, Executive Director
  • Jesi Miller, Director of Programs
  • Danette Porto, Director of Senior Programs
  • Margaret Sanabria, Director of Prevention

2020 Board of Directors

  • Andy Goldstein, President – Program Director, Erie County Department of Environmental Planning
  • Tom Hughes, Vice President – Associate, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
  • Jeffrey Pirrone, Treasurer – Director, Niagara Falls Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative
  • Leah MacVie, Secretary – Associate VP, D’Youville College
  • Steven Didas – MBA Candidate, University at Buffalo
  • Jasmine Fluker – Program Director, Teach for America
  • Ginger Geoffery – Director of Communications, Canisius High School
  • David Granville – Program Director, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
  • Arielle Peterson – Founder and Director, Primary Hall Charter School
  • Ashley Snowden – Director of Physician Relations, Roswell Park Foundation


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