Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of respected local professionals, UB faculty, staff and parents of center children. They are responsible for fiscal and policy matters pertaining to the UB Child Care Center and are organized into several subcommittees.

Each board member is expected to serve on two board committees; executive, audit, finance, leadership, CED (communication, enrollment and development), personnel and program.

Elections for the Board of Directors positions are held annually in the Winter/Spring semester and appointed terms follows the calendar year.

You do not need to be a board member to serve on these committees; if you would like to be considered to serve on a committee please send an email to the board at

Board Members (2019)

Executive Board Members


Presides and prepares agendas for the board of directors meetings and executive committee meetings and serves as chief executive officer of the corporation.                                          

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Elizabeth Haremza (2017-2019)

Senior Staff Assistant

Microbiology & Immunology, UB


Oversees and monitors UBCCC's budget and advises the board on financial matters.

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Frederick Wuenschel (2018-2020)

Retired Consultant and Executive Coach

Retired DVP and Director at Corning Incorporated

Vice President

Presides in the absence of the president, works with other officers and committee members and carries out such duties and assignments as may be delegated by the president.

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Holly Powell (2018-2020)

Human Resources Technician

U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services, WNY


Custodial of records, distributes and maintains the board's meeting minutes.

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Heather Hagenbuch (2017-2019)


McNair Scholars Program, UB

Board Members


Katherine Cich (2017-2019)

Director of Accreditation

Office of Graduate Medical Edu., UB

Michael Forster (2018-2020)

Assistant Director of Utility Operations

Facilities Campus Operations, UB


Lori Hébert (2019-2021)


Bay Area BlendEd Consortium

Mary Kraft (2019-2021)

Director Post Award

Sponsored Projects Services-RF, UB

Michael Lynch (2018-2020)

Clinical Assistant Professor

School of Social Work, UB


Tamara Tobias (2019-2021)

Assoc. Director of Continuing Education

School of Social Work, UB

Camile Zynda (2018-2019)

Clinical Research Associate

Roswell Park Cancer Institute


Committee Chairperson
Committee Description
Executive   Elizabeth Haremza
Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Executive Committee provides guidance and oversight of the directors between meetings of the Board.
Audit Holly Powell
The Audit Committee is responsible to review with the auditor the scope and planning of the audit prior to its commencement and upon completion, annually consider the performance and independence of the auditor, administer UBCCC’s Conflict of Interest Policy, collect the Annual Disclosure Statements from all Directors and from all prospective Directors prior to their election and administer the Whistle Blower Policy.  
Finance   Frederick Wuenschel

The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the management of all operating and non-operating revenue and expenditures of the center. The committee reviews the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year and reports to the Board of Directors with its recommendations regarding the proposed budget. The committee reviews the ongoing financial performance of operations, capital projects, and investments on a regular basis and reports findings and recommendations to the Board.

Leadership   Camile Zynda

Leadership Development Committee is responsible for ongoing assessment of the strengths and limitations of the Board with respect to its composition and familiarity with the duties and obligations of a not-for-profit corporation Board. The committee is responsible of recruiting individuals for potential Board membership, organizing the annual election, implementing new Board member orientation procedures, and coordinating the training and development of all Board members.


If you are interested in applying to be a Board member, please contact committee chair or email

Communication,  Enrollment and Development (CED) Heather Hagenbuch

Communications, Enrollment, and Development (CED) committee is responsible for establishing UBCCC’s internal and external communication strategies, including marketing, and studying methods for optimizing UBCCC’s enrollment and ability to raise funds to support programming.


The CED committee is currently working on establishing UBCCC’s brand identity and increasing its web and social media presence, developing new fundraising ideas for UBCCC and ProCare integration into enrollment procedures. Volunteers with marketing, event planning, graphic design, communication and fundraising experience are always welcome. Please contact committee chair or email if you would like to participate in the CED committee’s projects.

Personnel   Elizabeth Haremza
Personnel Committee is responsible for ensuring equitable compensation and benefits for employees, establishment and periodic review of personnel policies as well as developing and implementing an evaluation process for the directors. Personnel Committee is chaired by the Vice President of the board and consists of members of the Board.

Katherine Cich


Michael Forster (Facilities)

Program Committee is responsible for the establishment and periodic review of UBCCC’s policies, including but not limited to the child care programs, research activities, training programs, and all other such programmatic activities. The Committee will ensure that the principles that guide UBCCC’s programs and related activities are developmentally appropriate, individually based, and culturally sensitive.


The committee meets bimonthly at the South Campus Center. It is currently working on Creative Curriculum implementation and UBCCC allergy policy and is looking to add members with experience and skills in IT, development and early childhood. If you would like to volunteer in the Program Committee, please contact commitee chair or email


Board of Directors Meeting Dates

The UBCCC Board of Directors usually meets at UBCCC South Campus on every second Monday of each month:-

Fall 2019

  • August 12, 2019
  • September 9, 2019
  • October 14, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 9, 2019


Spring/Summer 2020

  • January 13th, 2020
  • February 10th, 2020
  • March 9th, 2020
  • April 13th, 2020
  • May 11th, 2020
  • June 8th, 2020
  • July 13th, 2020

Board of Directors Application for Nomination

The Board fulfills the important role of guiding the organization. If you are interested in joining the UBCCC Board of Directors, please consider reviewing the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members and the Board Service Commitment Pledge for a sense of what the position entails.

If you would like to serve on the Board of Directors, please email the board a completed application and resume/CV to or contact the Leadership committee chair if you have questions.  

Board of Directors Application Form (.pdf)