Our Staff & Board of Directors

Administrative Staff

  • Crystal Selk, Executive Director

  • Mary Schaefer, Senior Manager, Marketing


Youth Program Staff

  • Marino Frias, Senior Manager, After-School Programs

  • Sanassa Camara, Youth Program Specialist

  • Evelyn Escabi, Youth Program Specialist

  • Eileen Mercado, Prevention Specialist


Senior Program Staff

  • Danette Porto, Senior Specialist of Older Adult Programs

  • Migdalia Martinez, Older Adult Programs Specialist

  • Joanne Russ, Older Adult Programs Specialist



Board of Directors

  • Courtney Bauer, PresidentClinical Transformation Specialist, Catholic Medical Partner

  • Arielle Peterson, Vice President – Founder and Executive Director, Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School

  • Steven Root, Treasurer – Senior Manager, Corporate Planning & Business Development, Rich Products Corporation

  • Russell Davidson, Secretary – Title III Program Director, D’Youville University

  • Raby Ba – Health and Wellness Coordinator, Independent Health Foundation

  • Jasmine Fluker – Executive Director, Teach for America Buffalo

  • Thomas Hughes Senior Associate, Lippes Mathias LLP

  • Molly Rich Lambros – Rich Family Council/Community Volunteer, Rich Products Corporation

  • Jeffrey Pirrone Executive Director, NAMI Buffalo & Western New York

  • Ashley Snowden – Director, Physician and Corporate Relations, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Cory Watson – Events Director, 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