Our Staff & Board of Directors

Administrative Staff

  • Crystal Selk, Executive Director

  • Eduardo Pedraza, Administrative Specialist

  • Mary Schaefer, Senior Manager, Marketing & Youth Services


Youth Program Staff

  • Evelyn Escabi, Youth Program Specialist

  • Eileen Mercado, Prevention Specialist

  • DeMarco Ogletree, Youth Program Specialist

  • Naijeli Torres, Youth Program Specialist

  • Santos Torres, Jr., Youth Program Specialist


Senior Program Staff

  • Danette Porto, Senior Specialist of Older Adult Programs

  • Migdalia Martinez, Older Adult Programs Specialist

  • Joanne Russ, Older Adult Programs Specialist



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


Emeritus Members

  • Margaret Alfano, Director Emeritus

  • James Messina, Director Emeritus

  • Elizabeth Murphy, Director Emeritus

  • Carole Perla, Director Emeritus

  • Vicki DiFrancisco, Director Emeritus