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Spring 2012





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Updates from Grads by the Decades



Arnold Berleant, PhD 1962,

was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by the Rhode Island School of Design for contributions to the foundational literature in environmental aesthetics. He was also a keynote speaker at a 2011 landscapes in transition conference at the University at Lisbon in Portugal. Berleant lives in Castine, Maine.

Bernard B. Freedman, JD 1964,

is special counsel at Hodgson Russ LLP in the education and municipal law practice groups. He has more than 45 years’ experience representing school districts and municipalities in Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties. Freedman resides in Williamsville, N.Y.

Robert W. Irwin, BS 1965,

was named chair of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ peer review committee for 2011-2012. He lives in Salamanca, N.Y.

Richard J. Ablin, PhD 1967,

delivered the Weinstein Lecture at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center’s annual symposium at Columbia University Medical Center in May 2011. His discovery of prostatespecific antigen (PSA) in 1970 led to the development of the PSA test as a diagnostic tool for prostate cancer. Ablin, who resides in Tucson, Ariz., received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Alumni Association in 2010.

Clinton Deveaux, BA 1967,

retired from the Atlanta Municipal Court in June 2011, where he served as chief judge twice during his tenure and most recently served as the Community Court Division’s presiding judge for eight years. He lives in Atlanta, Ga.

*Arthur A. Russ Jr., LLB 1967,

of counsel at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, N.Y., is president of the Bar Association of Erie County. He also serves on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including the UB Foundation. Russ resides in Williamsville, N.Y.

Barbara B. Saromines-Ganne, BA 1967,

is chair of the board of commissioners, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Frederick E. Brace Jr., BA 1968,

serves as housing court liaison for the University District in the city of Buffalo and is a board chair for the University District Community Development Association. He retired in 2010 after working for 39 years in pharmaceutical sales. Brace resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Sandra M. Donaldson, BA 1968,

received the 2011 Faculty Achievement in Research Award from the University of North Dakota (UND). A Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, she has been a faculty member at UND since 1977. Donaldson lives in Grand Forks, N.D.

Michael L. Lipman, BA 1968,

is a partner in the white-collar defense, corporate investigations and regulatory compliance practice group of Duane Morris LLP in San Diego, Calif. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Lipman resides in San Diego.

Arnold Minkoff, EdB 1968,

retired as head coach of the cross country and indoor track and field teams at Farmingdale State College. He was head coach for numerous institutions throughout his 37-year career, as well as a member of 10 U.S. Maccabiah teams as an athlete, coach and overall team manager. Minkoff lives in Oceanside, N.Y.

Stephanie Brumbach, BA 1969,

was part of the editing team that won an Emmy in September 2011 for a segment about the 2010 Haitian earthquake that aired on “60 Minutes.” In addition, “Janie’s Janie,” a documentary she co-produced in 1973, was recently awarded a grant for restoration and preservation by New York Women in Film & Television. Brumbach resides in New York, N.Y.

James J. Horn, PhD 1969, MA 1965 & BA 1963,

associate professor emeritus at the College at Brockport, was honored by Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico, as the first “Distinguished Member of the University.” He coordinated Brockport’s study abroad program in Cuernavaca for 25 years, followed by 12 years of leading adult education groups there. Horn lives in Cuernavaca.



Elliot Brender, MD 1970,

is a clinical professor of surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He has participated in several volunteer surgical and teaching missions in Cambodia. Brender resides in Villa Park, Calif.

Ronald Zeck, BA 1970,

is the statewide network and support manager for the Bureau of Audit and Quality Improvement, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. He lives in New York, N.Y.

Daniel Ward, JD 1972,

is assistant regional director for the Western New York region of the Empire State Development Corporation. He resides in Amherst, N.Y.

*Paul R. Comeau, JD 1973 & BA 1970,

an attorney at Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, N.Y., has been named a 2012 Lawyer of the Year in the field of tax law by Best Lawyers. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

David A. Kostrzewski, BS 1973,

president of Marketing Services Group in Orchard Park, N.Y., helped launch “MSG ON-SITE,” a consulting service that offers in-house marketing deliverables for industry and nonprofit organizations. Kostrzewski resides in Orchard Park.

Alan J. Laurita, JD 1973 & BS 1968,

is a partner in the real estate and finance practice group at Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, N.Y. Laurita lives in Bemus Point, N.Y.

Jerry Solomon, JD 1973 & BS 1970,

is of counsel at Hiscock & Barclay in Rochester, N.Y. Previously, he served for 25 years as a prosecutor with the New York State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Solomon resides in Penfield, N.Y.

Daniel Maloney, BS 1974,

is an investment banker and managing director of Aria Capital Advisors in Tampa, Fla., where he lives.

Raymond L. Fink, BA 1975,

has been named a 2012 Lawyer of the Year in the field of bankruptcy litigation by Best Lawyers. He is a founding partner of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP’s Buffalo, N.Y. office. Fink resides in Rochester, N.Y.

Robert D. Heilman, MBA 1975,

established Asia Sourcing in Buffalo, N.Y., where he consults for small and medium companies seeking products in China. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Sharon B. Koons, BA 1975,

is director of equal employment opportunity consulting and affirmative action planning at Gerstco, an affirmative action consulting firm in Cupertino, Calif. She resides in Palo Alto, Calif.

*Diane F. Bosse, JD 1976 & BA 1973,

of counsel for Hurwitz & Fine P.C., has been appointed chair of the accreditation committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. She lives in Clarence, N.Y.

Kit F. Burr, MBA 1976 & BS 1969,

retired from the Baptist Life Association after serving as president for 12 years. He will continue to serve the Baptist Life Association as a consultant to his successor. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tim C. Loftis, BA 1976,

partner with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP in Buffalo, N.Y., has been elected chair of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership board of directors. Loftis lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Beth Resman-Targoff, PhD 1976 & BS 1973,

was named 2011 Pharmacist of the Year by the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She is a clinical professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, serves as councilor for the Region VI Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society and is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Resman-Targoff resides in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Jeffrey M. Goldfarb, BA 1977,

a certified financial planner and president of Jeffrey M. Goldfarb & Associates, was named a member of the Raymond James Financial Services’ 2011 executive council for his high level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity. He was also appointed to the Dean’s Advisory Council for UB’s College of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

William R. Calnon, DDS 1978,

is president of the American Dental Association (ADA ). He previously served as trustee for the 2nd District of the ADA and as president of the New York State Dental Association. Calnon resides in Spencerport, N.Y.

*Gary Graber, JD 1978 & BA 1975,

an attorney at Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, N.Y., has been named a 2012 Lawyer of the Year in the field of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights, and insolvency and reorganization by Best Lawyers. Graber lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

David A. Mancuso, BA 1978,

vice president for AT &T in Boston, Mass., serves on the board of directors for Associated Industries of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and the Massachusetts Chamber of Business and Industry. Mancuso resides in Reading, Mass.

John L. Simson, JD 1978,

is of counsel at Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg in Washington, D.C. He lives in Silver Spring, Md.

Nancy Carriuolo, PhD 1979,

president of Rhode Island College, received a 2011 Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA . Carriuolo is a longstanding member of the board of the Journal of Developmental Education and the founding statewide leader of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Council on Education’s Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education. Carriuolo resides in Providence, R.I.

Charles J. Desmarais, MFA 1979,

is president of the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI ), where he shapes and implements the school’s strategic plan for long-term growth, strength and sustainability. He also oversees SFAI ’s academic programs, which emphasize rigorous studio practices and interdisciplinary studies. He lives in San Francisco, Calif.

James E. Hughes, JD 1979 & BS 1976,

partner at Hancock Estabrook LLP in Syracuse, N.Y., presented at the Construction Owners Association of America’s Spring Leadership Conference in 2011. Hughes resides in Fayetteville, N.Y.

Vincent E. Scicchitano, BA 1979,

is a member of the supervisory committee at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage, N.Y. He has extensive experience in strategy, business development, finance, accounting, planning and analysis. Scicchitano lives in Nesconset, N.Y.



Randolph Rakoczynski, MS 1980,

a senior project engineer at Barton & Loguidice PC, received the 2011 William A. Faust Award from the Niagara Frontier section of the Air & Waste Management Association. Rakoczynski resides in Snyder, N.Y.

*Barry J. Glick, PhD 1981 & BA 1974,

is chief executive officer of ALK Technologies in Princeton, N.J. He was the founding CEO of GeoSystems Global Corporation and led the company to its breakthrough consumer website. Glick, who lives in Arlington, Va., received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Alumni Association in 2007.

Karen A. Cummings, BS 1982,

is a commercial banker and vice president for the Erie County market at Five Star Bank in Buffalo, N.Y. Cummings resides in Buffalo.

Lola E. Kelly, EdM 1982 & BA 1974,

is a member of the board of directors for the NEA Foundation. She is a teacher of U.S. history and government and AP U.S. history in the East Rochester School District. Kelly lives in Rochester, N.Y.

Eric M. Kramer, BS 1982,

partner with Farrell Fritz in Uniondale, N.Y., was appointed to the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ board of directors. Kramer serves on the advisory board of the Long Island Community Foundation. He resides in Dix Hills, N.Y.

Barrie E. Bazarsky, BS 1983,

is an associate director of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage, N.Y. She is also a senior associate at Birzon, Strang & Associates in Smithtown, N.Y., where she focuses her practice on personal injury and commercial litigation. Bazarsky lives in Oceanside, N.Y.

Michael Mooney, BS 1983,

is director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation at SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, N.Y. He serves as president of the SUNY Athletic Conference and as national chair of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer All- America Committee. Mooney resides in Geneseo.

*Robert Smolinski, MD 1983,

a surgeon with University Orthopaedics, participated in the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation’s effort to donate 100 surgeries for the needy in the Immaculate Conception Hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti. He lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Stamatia V. Destounis, BS 1984,

is a fellow of the American College of Radiology. She is a radiologist and managing partner at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care LLC in Rochester, N.Y., and a clinical associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Destounis resides in Scottsville, N.Y.

Robert M. Dorcy, BS 1984,

is director of rehabilitation at The Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Dorcy lives in Ossining, N.Y.

Kerry A. Driscoll, PhD 1984 & MA 1983,

professor and chair of English at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn., received the 2010-2011 Reverend John J. Stack Teaching Excellence Award. She resides in Hartford.

Levant Onural, PhD 1985,

was honored at the 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Honors Ceremony in San Francisco, Calif., for more than 20 years of volunteer work to improve the global reach of IEEE and promote its goal of advancing technology. He is a professor and dean of engineering at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, where he lives.

Annette L. Pinder, BA 1985,

is associate publisher and managing editor of Buffalo Healthy Living magazine in East Amherst, N.Y., where she resides.

Robert G. Whelen Jr., BS 1985,

vice president of real estate and environmental health and safety for Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Fla., was named “Champion of Change” by the Obama administration in May 2011. As part of this honor, he participated in a discussion of how retiring the space shuttle would affect the Space Coast economy. He lives in Melbourne, Fla.

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Gregory P. Rabb, JD 1986,

associate professor of political science and coordinator of global education at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, N.Y., received the 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for excellence in teaching. Rabb resides in Jamestown.

Robert A. Sanders, MArch 1986,

is manager of the architecture department and senior project manager for Watts Architecture and Engineering in Buffalo, N.Y., where he lives.

Thuy Xuan Dao-Priest, BS 1987,

is an optometrist for Eye Care Services at the Marion B. Folsom Health Center in Henrietta, N.Y. She resides in Ontario, N.Y.

Christopher L. Hitchcock, MS 1988 & BA 1979,

sales engineering manager at Birdair Inc. in Williamsville, N.Y., was elected the 2012 chair of Taste of Buffalo. He lives in Pendleton, N.Y.

Robert J. Beichner, PhD 1989,

professor of physics at North Carolina State University, received the 2011 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. Beichner resides in Raleigh, N.C.

Chan P. Chong, BA 1989 & BS 1989,

is president of Everett Charles Technologies (ECT ). He is based in Singapore and oversees global ECT business. Chong lives in Kallang, Singapore.

Vincent E. Doyle III, JD 1989,

a partner at the Buffalo law firm of Connors & Vilardo LLP, is president of the New York State Bar Association. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Marcia Koch, BS 1989,

is vice president and general manager of Perfect Form Manufacturing LLC in Rochester, N.Y. She lives in Geneseo, N.Y.

Anthony M. Lanza, BA 1989,

is vice president and manager of Key Bank in Amherst, N.Y. He resides in Lancaster, N.Y.



Samantha Hens, BA 1990,

is a full professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento in Sacramento, Calif., where she lives.

Roger Bullivant, BS 1991,

is director of engineering at Branson Ultrasonics in Danbury, Conn. He resides in Oxford, Conn.

Kevin I. Dyke, EdM 1992,

is assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia Highlands College. He lives in Atlanta, Ga.

Peter S. Brouwer, PhD 1993,

is dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies and a professor of mathematics education at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, N.Y., where he lives.

Gerald J. Gill Jr., JD 1993,

is chief of police of the Lancaster, N.Y., police department. He is also an attorney in private practice. Gill resides in Lancaster, N.Y.

Kelly Julius, BS 1994 & AA S 1988,

is assistant vice president of human resources at Merchants Insurance Group in Buffalo, N.Y. She lives in Grand Island, N.Y.

Amber M. Dixon, EdM 1995,

is interim superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools, where she also serves as chief information officer and oversees the Office of Shared Accountability. Dixon resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jill A. Mundy, MBA 1995 & BS 1977,

a realtor with REMAX Valley Properties in Green Valley, Ariz., was named 2011 Realtor of the Year by the Green Valley Sahuarita Association of Realtors. She lives in Green Valley.

Eric W. Otto, BS 1995,

is director of bioanalytical and microbial quality control for Genencor in Rochester, N.Y. He recently completed an assignment in Palo Alto, Calif., as a technology manager for Genencor, where he contributed to engineering development for the BioIsoprene Program with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He resides in Rochester.

Ronald Schenk, PhD 1995,

is dean of the Division of Health and Human Services at Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. He lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Cheryl L. Burm, BA 1996,

is an associate in the real estate default group of Weltman, Weinburg & Reis Co. LPA in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She is a member of the Florida, Broward County and Dade County bar associations. Burm resides in Pompano Beach, Fla.

John L. Ferrari, BA 1996,

is senior vice president of finance for MWW Group, an independent public relations firm in East Rutherford, N.J. Ferrari lives in New York, N.Y.

Andrew J. Freedman, JD 1996 & BA 1992,

is a partner at Hodgson Russ LLP in the firm’s education law and labor and employment practice groups. He has extensive experience counseling school districts and boards of education on the full range of complex challenges they face. Freedman resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Mary A. Haberl, EdD 1996,

is a founding partner of Solar4 Leesburg LLC , a solar system design and installation business in Leesburg, Va. Haberl lives in Leesburg.

Jeffrey Kerl, BS 1996,

is a credit officer in the credit administration division of Middlesex Savings Bank in Natick, Mass. He resides in Marlborough, Mass.

Jason C. Benedict, BPS 1997,

was named associate at King + King Architects in Syracuse, N.Y. He is accredited by the American Institute of Architects and has LEED credentials. He lives in Chittenango, N.Y.

Rosanna Berardi, JD 1997,

is a managing partner and founder of Berardi Immigration Law with multiple offices along the U.S.-Canadian border. She authored a chapter in the American Bar Association’s newly released book, “The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting their Own Law Firms.” Berardi resides in Lancaster, N.Y.

John T. Bragger, BS 1997,

is manager of the North Highland Company’s office in Philadelphia, Pa. He previously served as a senior marketing analyst with Comcast. Bragger lives in Cheyney, Pa.

Natalie Miovski, BPS 1997,

is a founding member of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design. She is a principal at EwingCole in Philadelphia, Pa. and a LEED Accredited Professional. Miovski lives in Philadelphia.

Tracy A. Panzarella, BA 1997,

received the 2011 Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Award from the Speech-Language and Hearing Association of Western New York. She resides in Amherst, N.Y.

John J. Koeppel, JD 1998, MBA 1995 & BA 1995,

a partner with the firm of Nixon Peabody LLP in Buffalo, N.Y., leads the firm’s private equity and investment funds practice. Koeppel resides in Hamburg, N.Y.

Michael J. Conroe, BPS 1999,

is a project architect at Wendel, a design firm in Buffalo, N.Y. A registered architect, Conroe is a LEED Accredited Professional. He lives in Buffalo.

John K. Grandy, MS 1999,

is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Students based at Arkansas State University. He resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Kimberly A. Kayiwa, JD 1999,

is of counsel for Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. in Chicago, Ill. She focuses her practice on defense of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as professional liability matters concerning hospitals and physicians. Kayiwa serves as a member of the executive board of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. She lives in Chicago.

Kathleen J. Martin, JD 1999 & BA 1996,

is special counsel in the general litigation practice group at Goldberg Segalla LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. She has more than 10 years’ experience in numerous areas of personal injury and liability. Martin resides in Buffalo, N.Y.



Marco Muenchhof, MS 2000,

is director of system development at Eckelmann AG in Germany. He also teaches a graduate course on system identification at the TU Darmstadt in Germany. He lives in Erzhausen, Germany.

*Eric Katzman, BA 2001,

is director of communications and marketing for the Madison Square Garden Boys and Girls Club in New York, N.Y. He resides in Forest Hills, N.Y.

Sabina Lim, MD 2001,

is executive director of Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital in New Haven, Conn. She is also assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Lim lives in Hamden, Conn.

Kristie L. Mack, BPS 2002,

is a project manager at King + King Architects in Syracuse, N.Y., where she focuses her practice in the health care industry. Mack resides in Oneida, N.Y.

Vincent T. Pallaci, BA 2002,

is a partner with Kushnick Pallaci PLLC in Melville, N.Y. He focuses his practice on complex construction disputes, and has lectured and written extensively on numerous topics of construction law. Pallaci lives in Bay Shore, N.Y.

Jill M. Schaefer, MBA 2002 & BS 2002,

a principal at Lumsden & McCormick in Buffalo, N.Y., earned a Certificate of Advanced Technical Study for mastering health care accounting and finance. She resides in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

James S. Skloda, JD 2002,

a partner at Hancock Estabrook LLP in Syracuse, N.Y., presented on recent case law—and broader issues facing nonprofits attempting to obtain or maintain property tax exemptions— at the New York State Bar Association’s summer 2011 meeting. He lives in Clay, N.Y.

Walter Iwanenko, PhD 2003,

is dean of graduate studies and a professor of public administration at Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y., where he resides.

Christopher Kicinski, BS 2003,

is vice president of sales and marketing at Sandhill Investment Management in Buffalo, N.Y. He is a certified public accountant and a certified financial planner. Kicinski lives in Clarence Center, N.Y.

Shauna A. Thelen, BS 2003,

director of human resources at Lumsden & McCormick in Buffalo, N.Y., is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association. Thelen resides in Colden, N.Y.

Evan Colfer, BA 2004,

is a movie trailer editor for Wild Card in Hollywood, Calif. He worked on the 3D trailer for “Green Lantern” and the international trailer for “X-Men First Class.” Colfer lives in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Seth D. Hennard, MS 2004 & BS 2003,

is manager of the auditing and accounting department at Lumsden & McCormick in Buffalo, N.Y. He resides in Buffalo.

Margaret D. King, MBA 2004,

vice president and senior product manager of HSBC Bank USA, is on a two-year international assignment with HSBC in the United Kingdom, working in the bank’s headquarters in London. In August 2013, she will return to her home in Williamsville, N.Y.

*Cristina A. Bahr, JD 2005 & BS 1998,

is an associate at Harris Beach PLLC in Rochester, N.Y. She focuses her practice on workplace disputes and employment matters. Bahr is a member of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys and the steering committee of the Rochester chapter of the UB Law School Alumni Association. She resides in Rochester.

Lindsey D. Clark, MD 2005,

has joined UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. She is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and clinical assistant professor at UB. Clark resides in Hamburg, N.Y.

Peter Emmett Hurley, MD 2005 & MS 2001,

is an ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon at Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare of Western New York. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Heather D. Jung, BA 2005,

is manager of government affairs at The Business Council of New York State Inc., in Albany, N.Y. She resides in Albany.

Daniel J. O’Hanlon, BA 2005,

is coordinator of institutional planning and assessment at Austin Community College in Austin, Tex., where he lives.

Amy A. Dauber, BS 2006,

is project coordinator for University Communications at UB. Dauber resides in Lockport, N.Y.

James W. Herdlein, BA 2007,

started Herdleinz Hotz, a small business in which he makes and sells his own hot sauce. In 2010, Herdlein’s hot sauce won first place in the “Amateur Sauce-Off” competition at the annual Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival. He lives in Oceanside, N.Y.

Pauline W. Hoffmann, PhD 2007 & MA 2003,

is interim dean of the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University. She resides in Alden, N.Y.

Jill R. Ginsburg, MA 2008,

is assistant director of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., where she lives.

Kevin Habberfield, JD 2008,

is a partner with the personal injury law firm of Dwyer, Black & Lyle LLP in Olean, N.Y. He is on the board of directors of numerous volunteer organizations. Habberfield resides in Scio, N.Y.

Lisa Hayes, PhD 2008 & MA 2002,

is president and chief executive officer of the Accokeek Foundation in Accokeek, Md. She has served as the organization’s director of education and public programs since 2007, overseeing content and delivery of events, special programs and school tours. Hayes lives in Bowie, Md.

Gerald C. Mead Jr., MFA 2008, BS 1986 & BA 1985,

received a Bronze Excalibur Award from the regional chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a Silver ADDY Award from the Advertising Club of Buffalo for a tourism publication he authored for Visit Buffalo Niagara. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tammie Lee Demler, EMBA 2009, PharmD 2002 & BS 1992,

director of pharmacy services at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, received an American Pharmacists Association award in April 2011 for her work with the New York State Office of Mental Health to improve vaccination rates. She also received a community service award from the Mental Health Association of Niagara County in May 2011. She lives in Wheatfield, N.Y.

Ashley Nadine Otto, BA 2009 & Cert 2009,

is volunteer and resource coordinator at International Institute of Buffalo. She is helping to start the AmeriCorps Alumni Buffalo chapter. Otto resides in Colden, N.Y.

Holly R. West, BS 2009,

is a senior certified public accountant at Brock, Schechter & Polakoff LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. She lives in Churchville, N.Y.



Elaine S. Rinfrette, PhD 2010,

is an assistant professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Edinboro, Pa. She resides in East Concord, N.Y.

Chelsea Idrogo, MS 2011,

is a staff accountant at Brock, Schechter & Polakoff LLP in Buffalo, N.Y., where she lives.

Kristen M. Lopez, MBA 2011,

is an account recruitment coordinator for Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, N.Y. She resides in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Matthew R.Prok, BA 2011 & BS 2011,

is an account coordinator at Crowley Webb in Buffalo, N.Y. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

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