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1980s Classnotes

Roland Berg, B.A. 1980, a principal consultant at ThinkSpark in San Antonio, TX, presented two papers at the 2001 Oracle Development Tools User Group Conference in San Diego, CA. "Creating User Interfaces for Pattern-Based and Generalized Databases" was presented as part of the main conference; "Implementing Business Rules as Data: A Case Study" was presented at the Pre-Conference Business Rules Symposium. Berg resides in San Antonio.

James P. Manzella, M.B.A. 1980, president of Market Source Direct in Cheektowaga, NY, has been elected vice chair of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation board of directors. He is a resident of Getzville, NY.

Karen Mathews, J.D. 1980, was named an assistant district attorney in the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. She is assigned to the special investigations/prosecution bureau and resides in Buffalo, NY.

Maggie S. Wright, Ph.D. 1981, is a prolific grant writer and consultant. She is cochair of the NAACP’s ACT-SO program and lives in Williamsville, NY.

Daniel E. Cantara, M.B.A. 1982 & B.S. 1982, has joined First Niagara Financial Group as senior vice president for financial services. Bringing with him nearly 20 years of experience, he will oversee the company’s financial services business, including insurance, third-party administration, trust and investment services and investment advisory services. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and chair of Artpark & Company’s board of directors. Cantara resides in Lewiston, NY, with his wife, Lori, and their two children.

Susan Grelick, M.B.A. 1982, M.A. 1980 & M.L.S. 1978, the first woman to be elected town supervisor in Amherst, NY, was reelected to that position November 6. She serves on volunteer boards for many organizations, including Jewish Family Services, the University at Buffalo Alumni Association, the UB School of Management and the YMCA.

Andrea Schillaci, J.D. 1982, was promoted from senior associate to partner at the law firm Hurwitz & Fine PC in Buffalo, NY. She is group leader of the commercial and environmental litigation teams and a Buffalo resident.

Alex Alexander, B.S. 1983, was named vice president and chief information officer at Computer Task Group (CTG). This position includes managing 50 staffers in offices throughout the United States and in Europe, as well as handling CTG’s internal information services infrastructure on a global basis. He lives in North Tonawanda, NY, with his wife, Paulette.

Michael Bonetto, B.S. 1983, was named senior vice president and team leader for the Buffalo office of Hatch Leonard Naples. Bonetto has 17 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He resides in West Seneca, NY.

Paul M. Bowers, M.S. 1983 & B.S. 1977, was reelected vice president of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. He is the Amherst town engineer and is active in the Erie County Environmental Education Institute. He lives in Amherst, NY.

Sherry L. DelleBovi, B.S. 1983, partner at Lumsden & McCormick LLP, will serve as chair of the Cooperation with Erie County Bar Association Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). Her responsibilities include chairing all meetings, working to serve as the liaison for the NYSSCPA and the Erie County Bar Association, and training, development and evaluation of professional staff. DelleBovi has extensive experience in the areas of auditing, accounting, review services, taxation and consulting services, including forecasts and projections, financing arrangements and accounting policies and procedures. She resides in Williamsville, NY.

Joan M. Healy, M.F.A. 1983, is the author of Cruising South—What to Expect on the ICW published by Bristol Fashion Publications. The book details a cruise from Buffalo, NY, to Singer Island, FL, on the author’s sailboat, Meantime. A brief description of the book can be found on the publisher’s website, bfpbooks.com.

Patrick Colm Hogan, Ph.D. 1983, professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, published three recent books, Colonialism and Cultural Identity (SUNY Press), Philosophical Approaches to the Study of Literature (University Press of Florida) and The Culture of Conformism (Duke University Press).

Michael J. Lucey, B.S. 1983, is a financial planner with AXA Advisors LLC. He is also president of Amherst Youth Hockey, for which he has served on the executive board since 1996. He is a committee chair of the Boy Scouts of America and a catechism instructor at St. Gregory the Great Church. He resides in Williamsville, NY.

Susan Glaeser Stoney, M.A. 1983, is marketing copywriter and project manager for eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation. Her position involves writing and editing content for print ads, radio and television spots, the company website, direct mail letters and e-mail "blasts," as well as a monthly online newsletter to eSignal subscribers and special marketing projects. Headquartered in Hayward, CA, eSignal provides subscription-based market data services and software applications over the Internet to individual and professional traders and investors. Stoney lives in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Ephraim Back, M.D. 1984, has been named family practice educator of the year by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. Associate director of the St. Clare’s Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Schenectady, NY, Back was recently named preceptor of the year by Albany Medical College. He lives in Guilderland, NY.

Danette Falbo, B.S. 1984, was promoted to vice president of finance at Tops Markets LLC. She resides in Depew, NY.

Rosemary G. Feal, Ph.D. 1984 & M.A. 1979, was elected to a two-year term on the nominating committee of the Modern Language Association and to the advisory committee of its journal, PMLA. A resident of Clarence, NY, she is a professor of Spanish in UB’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Pamela S. Menard, M.S. 1984, has been named vice president of health promotion and care management for Independent Health. She has 20 years’ experience in the health-care industry. She resides in Amherst, NY.

David E. Werth, J.D. 1984, has been named partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Buffalo, NY. As a partner, Werth will continue to work in the firm’s sales and use tax areas. He participates in community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Lutheran Association for the Developmentally Disabled. He and his wife, Jan, live in Buffalo.

Patricia M. Costanzo, Ph.D. 1985 & M.A. 1982, joined the Buffalo, NY law firm Simpson, Simpson & Snyder as an associate. She resides in Elma, NY.

Lisa Rodwin, J.D. 1985, is chief of the Erie County District Attorney’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Bureau. She oversees the prosecution of more than 4,000 sexual assault, child abuse and family violence cases each year and supervises a staff of 20, including specially trained prosecutors, social workers, investigators and support staff. Rodwin lives in Amherst, NY.

Jeffery Haff, B.A. 1986, was honored as a "super lawyer" in the August issue of the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Magazine. This designation is given to the top five percent of lawyers in Minnesota, as voted on by attorneys in that state and reviewed by members of the Law and Politics board of directors. Haff is a partner in the Minneapolis firm Dady and Garner PA, where he specializes in franchise law.

Richard C. Pawarski, J.D. 1986, is an attorney in general practice in Buffalo, NY. He resides in Elma, NY.

Patricia Kaiser, M.L.S. 1987 & B.A. 1977, was appointed development director of Lockport’s Kenan Center. She is working toward an M.B.A. from Medaille College’s ACCEL Program.

Gina Murphy, M.S. 1987, has been promoted to executive vice president at North American Health Plans. She lives in Buffalo, NY.

Emilia Rodriguez, J.D. 1987 & B.A. 1983, is an assistant district attorney with the County of Erie. She resides in Buffalo, NY.

Roseanne Butler-Smith, M.L.S. 1988, has assumed her duties as director of the City of Tonawanda Public Library. Her plans include developing increased community involvement with the library, continuing the library’s annual book sale and offering a series of computer classes. She lives in Lancaster, NY.

William A. Hill, M.B.A. 1988, has been named director of operations at the Amherst facility of Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics, Boron Nitride, formerly Carborundum. Hill resides in Amherst, NY.

Jennifer L. Judelsohn, J.D. 1988 & B.A. 1985, had her art shown at the Bunis Family Gallery at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo’s Amherst location. "Ein Sof: Without Ending," luminous mandalas, was on display from September 2 through November 1. Judelsohn is a licensed clinical social worker in a private, family-centered psychotherapy practice, in which she uses creative and expressive arts to facilitate personal growth and healing for her clients. She also teaches the luminous mandala technique to children and adults in individual and group sessions. She lives in Annandale, VA.

Michael J. Segal, B.A. 1988 & B.S. 1988, received the AmeriCorps National Service Award from the West Seneca AmeriCorps. He is a volunteer tutor at Grover Cleveland High School and resides in Williamsville, NY.

Timothy F. Smith, M.S. 1989 & B.S. 1986, is a senior structural engineer with Laurene & Rickher PC, a structural consulting engineering firm in Charlotte, NC. The firm specializes in the design of commercial buildings with an emphasis on health-care facilities and retail centers. Smith has designed more than $200 million worth of construction projects within the last year. Smith, his wife and three children live in Matthews, NC.

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