*Peter Conrad, BA 1967, published The Medicalization of Society: On the Transformation of Human Conditions into Treatable Disorders (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). Conrad is the Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences at Brandeis University, where he chairs the Health: Science, Society and Policy program. He resides in Lincoln, MA.

*Robert P. Fine, JD 1968 & BA 1965, was honored with the 2007 Community Leader Award, National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, in recognition of his service to others in the Buffalo area. He is founder and managing partner of Hurwitz & Fine PC and lives in Williamsville, NY.


Scot Moss, MA 1970 & BA 1968, retired from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as a distinguished researcher and a biostatistician for the departments of ophthalmology and visual sciences. He resides in Madison, WI.

*Elliot Rose, BA 1970, has been named senior vice president for the southeast region of Title Resource Group, a full-service provider of title, settlement and vendor management services located in Mount Laurel, NJ, and Sarasota, FL. Rose, a seasoned executive with 35 years’ experience in real estate operations and sales management, will help lead the region’s overall strategic direction and administer all aspects of its growth and expansion plans. He resides in Sarasota.

Mark Huddleston, BA 1972, has been named president of the University of New Hampshire. He was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware before being named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. Huddleston lives in Durham, NH.

Sung-Mo Kang, BS 1972, received the Chang-Lin Tien Leadership Award from the Asian Pacific Fund in recognition of his professional accomplishments and leadership qualities. He is dean of the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, where he resides.

David Barmak, BA 1973, was selected as Washington, DC, super lawyer for 2007 by Washington, DC Super Lawyers magazine. He is an attorney at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, where he chairs the firm’s employment, labor and benefits section. Barmak lives in Potomac, MD.

Glenn LeFebvre, JD 1974, was appointed vice president of public policy at the New York State Association of Health Care Providers, where he will lead the group’s lobbying efforts and legislative research programs. He has been the director of the New York State Bar Association’s office of governmental relations since 2004 and resides in Cohoes, NY.

*Diane Bosse, JD 1976 & BA 1973, was awarded the Robert M. Kiebala Memorial Award from the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York as the 2006 defense trial lawyer of the year. She is partner at Volgenau and Bosse in Buffalo, NY, and lives in Clarence, NY.

Claudine Schweber, PhD 1977 & EdM 1974, chair of the doctor of management program at the University of Maryland University College, completed a Fulbright award to Namibia in fall 2005 after she was approved for candidacy on the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster, a program designed to provide short-term academic opportunities for U.S. faculty and professionals. She is a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program; her research on tipping points was published in 2005 and updated for an international conference in fall 2006. Schweber resides in Takoma Park, MD.

James J. Tyrpak, BA 1978, was named 2007 president of the Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York. He is partner at Desmon Kohnstamm & Tyrpak and lives in Williamsville, NY.

Ronald L. Baron, BS 1979, founded the Continental Baseball League (CBL), a new independent professional league in Dallas, TX. He is president and general manager of the Texas Heat, a CBL regional travel team. Baron founded the Center for Sports Law and Risk Management Inc. in Dallas in 1988, and has more than 20 years’ experience in sports law and marketing. He resides in Addison, TX.

Dan D. Kohane, JD 1979, is president of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, where he has served on the board of directors since 1997. He is partner at Hurwitz & Fine PC and lives in Buffalo, NY.

Joel Toomey, BA 1979, was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that is limited to attorneys who have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which the client received a million dollar-plus verdict, award or settlement. He is an attorney at Peek, Cobb & Edwards PA in Jacksonville, FL, where he resides.


Adam Wishkovsky, MBA 1980 & BS 1979, is national sales manager for the construction and rental division at Columbus McKinnon. He has more than 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the hardware, home centers, tool and safety markets and lives in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

*Jerome Andres, MD 1981, was elected president of the medical staff at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He resides in Youngstown, NY.

Steven Schwartzman, BA 1981, was promoted to associate principal at WDG Architecture. He is a project manager with 20 years’ experience and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

David Palmer, BS 1982, was named associate at Urban Engineers Inc., one of the largest consulting firms in Philadelphia, PA. He serves as a project manager and resides in Yardley, PA.

*Teresa Majors, MBA 1984, was named partner at Dopkins & Company’s Amherst, NY, office. She is part of the tax advisory group and joined the company in 2003. Majors lives in Williamsville, NY.

*Michael Olear, MSW 1984, was named 2006 Agent of the Year by MJ Peterson Real Estate Co., where he is associate broker. He resides in Williamsville, NY.

*Mitchell Brew, BS 1985, was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army. He is serving as the deputy chief of staff for logistics for the 44th Medical Command at Ft. Bragg, NC, and was also selected to attend the master of science in national resource strategy program, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, DC, this past summer. Brew lives in Spring Lake, NC.

Teresa E. Donnelly-Major, BA 1985, was named director of student accounts at SUNY Brockport, where she will facilitate the college’s financial assistance to students and their families. She resides in Brockport, NY.

Mark Maxwell, BS 1985, was named global marketing director for Dow Corning’s engineered elastomers industry. He has worked at Dow Corning for more than 20 years and lives in Midland, MI.

Marlaine C. Teahan, JD 1985, joined Foster Zack Little Pasteur & Manning PC as an associate attorney. She resides in Grand Ledge, MI.

Rachel DiAndrea, BFA 1986, received “best entry” honors in the 2007 “Art Show at the Dog Show” in Wichita, KS—dalmation category. Her winning piece, a graphite illustration of three dalmatians, is titled “Here Spot.” DiAndrea is owner of Pet Art Studios in Altoona, PA, where she lives.

Marc A. Edwards, BS 1986, received the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. He is a professor at Virginia Tech and resides in Blacksburg, VA.

Saralyn Gold, PhD 1986, was promoted to chief of audiology and speech pathology at the Miami Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami, FL. She lives in Boca Raton, FL.

Deborah A. Kirby, JD 1986 & BS 1974, has been named special counsel at the Buffalo NY, law firm of Colucci & Gallaher PC, where she will concentrate in the areas of health and business law. Kirby has been involved in the health-care field for more than 35 years, advancing through administrative, management, teaching and research positions—for the past 21 years working as a health-care attorney and regulatory consultant. She lives in Canandaigua, NY.

Richard Moon, BS 1986, has earned the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board’s seal of accreditation for Pharmacy Innovations; his pharmacies are located in Jamestown, NY, and Erie, PA. His stores are the first in New York and Pennsylvania to earn this seal, and two of only four nationally accredited compounding pharmacies in the U.S. Moon resides in Frewsberg, NY.

Roy A. Mura, JD 1986, joined with Scott D. Storm to form the Buffalo Law Offices of Mura and Storm, where they concentrate in insurance coverage and defense litigation. Mura lives in East Amherst, NY.

*David Hore, BS 1987, has been elected president of the board of directors for the Be-A-Friend Program Inc./Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County. He has been a member of the board for more than 10 years and resides in Orchard Park, NY.

Howard Weiss, BPS 1988, was promoted to principal at WDG Architecture, where he leads the WDG Interior Architecture division. He is experienced in office, retail, residential, government and institutional projects and lives in Potomac, MD.

*Gary Kajtoch, MBA 1989 & BPS 1988, was appointed senior vice president at Evans Bancorp, the Angola, NY-based parent of Evans National Bank. He was previously vice president of management accounting at M&T Bank and resides in Williamsville, NY.

Joseph Sheehan, BA 1989, was appointed marketing coordinator for Bogen Communications Inc., a manufacturer of professional sound reinforcement equipment. He lives in Stony Point, NY.

Scott D. Storm, JD 1989 & BA 1986, has joined with Roy A. Mura to form the Buffalo Law Office of Mura and Storm, where they concentrate on insurance coverage and defense litigation. Storm resides in Orchard Park, NY.

Lynn A. Wilson, BS 1989, has been promoted to assistant vice president for commercial real estate at KeyBank’s Western New York and Rochester districts. She has worked for KeyBank since 1991 and lives in Clarence Center, NY.

Rosanne Schirtzer Zaltzman, BS 1989, was promoted to global category director for facilities services at Johnson & Johnson, where she is responsible for global sourcing strategies in facilities services and environmental, health and safety. Zaltzman has been with Johnson & Johnson since 1997 and resides in Bridgewater, NJ.


Phillip Belgrader, PhD 1990 & MA 1986, joined Akonni Biosystems as vice president of research and development. His work there involves developing automated microfluidic microarray devices for infectious disease testing. He lives in Severna Park, MD.

Anne-Marie Gordon, MLS 1991, was awarded national board certification as a library media specialist. She resides in Honeoye Falls, NY.

David McKibbin, PhD 1991, was elected president of the Mitchell (NE) Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the State of Nebraska Folklife Network, where he develops teaching modules about regional ethnic and folk groups for use in primary and secondary schools in Nebraska. McKibbon lives in Mitchell, NE.

Gary Valentine, BS 1991, was appointed executive vice president at Hudson’s engineering, aerospace and defense practice. He was previously senior director for the eastern region of the United States at Kelly Engineering Resources. Valentine resides in Lewisville, TX.

David J. Garren, PhD 1992, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at the U.S. Naval Academy. He teaches leadership, ethics and law and lives in Annapolis MD.

Mark G. Janulewicz, BS 1992, was appointed partner at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. He has more than 15 years’ experience and specializes in international cross-border taxation issues. Janulewicz resides in Buffalo, NY.

*David J. Oestreicher, MBA 1992, earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for 2006, an honor attained only by those individuals who have demonstrated superior professional knowledge, experience and client service in the life insurance and financial services field. Oestreicher has been a New York Life agent since 2002 and lives in Williamsville, NY.

*Keith M. Feuz, BS 1993, was admitted to partnership at Ernst & Young LLP in the firm’s Raleigh, NC, office, where he resides.

Dianne Mark, PhD 1993 & EdM 1992, was hired as academic dean at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She was previously an administrator at Central Michigan University and lives in Bloomsburg, PA.

Joseph Marris, JD 1993, was awarded the Supporting Trustee Award by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has served on the society’s board of trustees and currently serves as chapter president. Marris is a partner at Phillips Lytle and resides in Snyder, NY.

Roger F. Sagerman, JD 1993, was sworn in as an immigration judge for the Ulster (NY) Immigration Court in Napanoch, NY. He lives in Red Hook, NY.

Scott DiMarco, MLS 1994, was hired as director of library and information resources at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in Mansfield, PA, where he resides.

Anthony Selvaggio, JD 1994, published What the Bible Teaches About Marriage (Evangelical Press, 2007), in which he shares wisdom from his own marriage counseling experience and his study of the Bible. Selvaggio is an adjunct professor at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA, and senior pastor of College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church in Beaver Falls, PA, where he lives.

Michael J. Gasiewicz, MBA 1995, has been promoted to senior accountant at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. He serves in the auditing and accounting department and resides in Cheektowaga, NY.

Robin Jubulis, MBA 1995, was named director of workforce practices in the human resources organization of Praxair Inc., an industrial gases company. Jubulis lives in Buffalo, NY.

Joe Khanna, JD 1995, was named one of the best lawyers in America who are under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He serves as senior counsel at Pitney Bowes Inc. in Stamford, CT, where he resides.

Donald Leo, PhD 1995 & MS 1992, was hired as associate dean for research and graduate studies of the college of engineering at Virginia Tech. He previously served as program manager in the defense science office of the Defense Advances Research Projects Agency and lives in Burke, VA.

Peter Nieves, BS 1995, was named to New Hampshire Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” list for 2007. He is an attorney at Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green in New Hampshire and is chair of the firm’s patent group, as well as adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center. Nieves resides in Dunbarton, NH.

Rebecca Rudell, MA 1995, was named senior copywriter at Travers Collins & Company, an integrated marketing communications firm in Buffalo, NY. She lives in Buffalo.

*Lori J. Fielding, MLS 1996, has received tenure and was promoted to associate professor of bibliography at the University of Akron in Ohio. She resides in Aurora, OH.

Jeffrey Streb, BA 1996, has been promoted to director of human resources by Ingram Micro at its Williamsville, NY, office. He lives in Youngstown, NY.

Tim Wolf, BS 1996, has been named associate of Malcolm Pirnie Inc., an environmental consulting firm. He resides in Buffalo, NY.

Daniel Hess, MUP 1997, won the 2006 Best Paper Award in a competition sponsored by the University Transportation Research Center at City University of New York. His paper, which reports on the outcome of a study that he conducted along with others, looks at the U.S. trend toward developing bus rapid transit systems. Hess is assistant professor in the department of urban and regional planning, UB School of Architecture and Planning, and lives in Buffalo, NY.

Stuart Krupnik, BS 1997, was promoted to lead developer at New York Stock Exchange Euronext. He resides in Bronx, NY.

Heather G. Kuruvilla, PhD 1997, was honored as the 2006-2007 faculty scholar of the year at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH. She has been an associate professor of biology at Cedarville since 1997 and lives in Xenia, OH.

Matthew Rider, BS 1997, was promoted to manager for the radiator design section of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems’ Electrical Design Directorate. He has 10 years’ experience at Raytheon and resides in Berlin, MA.

Tewodros Asefa, MA 1998, was awarded a National Science Foundation faculty early career development award, which recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who show exceptional potential for leadership early in their careers. He is assistant professor of chemistry at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and lives in Clay, NY.

John J. Koeppel, JD 1998, BS 1995 & MBA 1995, has been elected to partnership at Nixon Peabody LLP. He is chair of the corporation law committee of the Erie County Bar Association and resides in Hamburg, NY.

Thomas E. Mazurek Jr., BS 1998, has joined Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP as a senior manager in its state and local tax department. Mazurek is a sales and use tax specialist and lives in West Seneca, NY.

Mark J. Noonan, BA 1998, has been ordained to the transitional diaconate, a seminarian’s last step toward ordination to the priesthood. He resides in Buffalo, NY.


Amanda Kyle, BS 2000, was promoted to senior accountant at Lumsden & McCormick LLP, where she will serve in the auditing and accounting department. She lives in Williamsville, NY.

Bruce Shields, PhD 2000 & EdM 1992, was promoted to associate professor at Daemen College in Amherst, NY, where he teaches special education in the education department. He resides in Youngstown, NY.

Latasha Allen, BA 2001 & BA 2001, was appointed adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College’s department of health and nutrition science. She previously served an administrative residency at Kings County Hospital and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Howard Korn, BA 2001, is a financial analyst for GRP Financial Services in White Plains, NY. He resides in Astoria, NY.

*Frank Penque, EMBA 2001, is manager of quality, safety and environmental engineering at AMPAC-In Space Propulsion, a company that designs and manufactures rocket engines for the commercial and military satellite industry. Penque was also co-awarded a patent for a ventilated safety goggle and lives in North Tonawanda, NY.

Michaelangelo Rocco, BFA 2001, has been promoted to storyboard artist at Fox Television Animation, where he works on the television shows American Dad and Family Guy. He resides in Studio City, CA.

*Jillian Shipherd, PhD 2001 & MA 1998, was awarded more than $700,000 by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study of current and former U.S. Marines. She is a clinical psychologist at the National Center for PTSD, women’s health sciences division; and assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine, department of psychiatry. Shipherd lives in Roslindale, MA.

Tamara Owen, EMBA 2002 & BS 1990, was named president of DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, NY, by Kaleida Health. She has been with Kaleida for more than 16 years, most recently serving as a corporate vice president in administration. Owen resides in Buffalo, NY.

*Timothy Domino, BS 2003, was appointed associate at Sanderson and Co., a Buffalo, NY, investment and tax consulting firm. He is pursuing certified financial planner designations and lives in Lancaster, NY.

Rebecca Stadler, ME 2003, JD 2002 & BA 1997, was named associate in Hodgson Russ’s intellectual property and technology law practice group. She previously worked as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Stadler resides in Buffalo, NY.

Mark A. Starosielec, JD 2003, was named associate at Hurwitz & Fine PC’s litigation department. He lives in Hamburg, NY.

William Thomas, BA 2003, graduated from the 52-week specialized underground pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. He earned silver wings with an aeronautical rating of pilot in the Air Force and he will be assigned to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Thomas resides in Buffalo, NY.

Jonathan L. Roller, MA 2004 & BS 2003, has been promoted to senior accountant at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. He serves in the auditing and accounting department and lives in Amherst, NY.

*Connie Vari, EMBA 2004 & BS 1994, received the Outstanding Corporate Friend Award from Kaleida Health. She is executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Kaleida and lives in Williamsville, NY.

Alicia Wyzykowski, BA 2004, was appointed to information systems administrator at YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s corporate office. She resides in Sloan, NY.

*Graham Arndt, MA 2005, is director of investment research and associate financial adviser for the practice of Jeffrey M. Goldfarb CFP. He resides in Amherst, NY.

Kristen Chapman, MS 2005 & BS 2004, has been promoted by Lumsden & McCormick LLP to senior accountant. She serves in the auditing and accounting department and lives in Vestal, NY.

Katie Donahue, MLS 2005, was appointed assistant library director and information literacy coordinator at Hilbert College’s McGrath Library. She also serves as publicity chair of the School Librarians’ Association of Western New York and is secretary of the Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce. Donahue resides in Buffalo, NY.

Christopher M. Grant, JD 2005, was hired as the senior policy adviser to the Erie County Republican Committee. He focuses on candidate recruitment, strategy, messaging and policy development. Grant lives in Williamsville, NY.

Joshua Hunter, DDS 2005, was appointed associate at the Western New York Dental Group’s newest location in Blasdell, NY. He also maintains a practice at the dental group’s Hamburg, NY, office and resides in East Amherst, NY.

Richard Mariano, BA 2005, was nominated for the leadership volunteer development program of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) of Western New York. The program allows young professionals to work closely with seasoned business leaders and to assume roles on ADA committees. He is an account executive at Eric Mower and Associates and lives in Williamsville, NY.

Elizabeth Fox-Solomon, JD 2006 & BA 2003, was named associate at Jaeckle Fleishmann & Mugel LLP. She resides in Buffalo, NY.

Patrick Quinlan, JD 2006 & BS 2000, was hired as associate at Hamilton Brooke Smith Reynolds, a boutique intellectual property law firm. He assists the firm in patent preparation and prosecution in the area of electrical and computer technologies. Quinlan lives in Burlington, MA.

* UB Alumni Association members