Our Team

Administrative Staff

  • Crystal Selk, Executive Director

  • Mura Paw, Receptionist

  • Mary Schaefer, Director of Operations


Youth Programs

  • Marino Frias, Senior Program Manager, Youth Department

  • Hermona Alem, Youth Program Specialist

  • Fatima Elabed, Prevention Manager/Youth Site Coordinator

  • Jaymir Johnson, Youth Program Specialist

  • Santos Torres, Teen Program Specialist


Senior Program

  • Aileen Gonzalez-Marti, Older Adult Programs Manager

  • Migdalia Martinez, Older Adult Programs Specialist


Provisions 139 Pantry

  • Daniel Genco, Pantry Manager


Board of Directors

  • Courtney Bauer, PresidentCommunity Relations & Network Manager, Catholic Medical Partners

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

  • Russell Davidson, Secretary – VP, Continuity of Business & Crisis Management Lead Analyst, Citi

  • Bernarda Arias, B.S., CDP® – Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility/CARES Program, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

  • Caitlin Coder – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Schneider Real Estate Services

  • Rahsaan DeLain, M.S. – Executive Director COPE WNY/ Project Coordinator Health Equity, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.

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

  • Thomas J. Lang, Esq. (J.D./MBA) – Partner, Rupp Pfalzgraff LLC

  • Rachel Laster – Nutrition Empowerment Program Director, D’Youville University


Emeritus Members

  • Margaret Alfano, Director Emeritus

  • James Messina, Director Emeritus

  • Elizabeth Murphy, Director Emeritus

  • Carole Perla, Director Emeritus

  • Vicki DiFrancisco, Director Emeritus

Please note: We are not providing community summer meals this year. Summer meals are only available to children enrolled in our summer camps.


Nearby sites that are providing summer meals:

1. Asarese Matters Community Center at 50 Rees Street - lunch provided Monday-Friday from 12-1 p.m.

2. Belle Center at 104 Maryland Street - lunch provided Monday-Friday from 12-1 p.m.