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, CED (communication, enrollment and development), leadership and personnel.

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 (2020)

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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Holly Powell (2018-2020)

Human Resources Technician

U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services, WNY


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

Portrait of Fred W.

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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Mary Kraft (2019-2021)

Director Post Award

Research Foundation SUNY, UB


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

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Lori Hébert (2019-2021)


Bay Area BlendEd Consortium

Board Members

Fatih Aksel (2020-2022)


Onbiron Tech

Michael Forster (2018-2020)

Assistant Director of Utility Operations

Facilities Campus Operations, UB

Ross Graney (2020-2022)

VP, Commercial Banking Relationaship Manager

J.P. Morgan Chase & Company


Amanda Gross (2019-2022)

Chief of Staff to the President

Daemen College

Heather Hagenbuch (2017-2020)

Senior Research Support Specialist

Ronald E McNair Program, UB

Jennifer Schreier (2020-2022)

Director of Student Services

School of Nursing, UB


Tamara Tobias (2019-2021)

Assoc. Director of Continuing Education

School of Social Work, UB

Camile Zynda (2018-2021)

Clinical Research Associate

Genome Protection Inc.


Committee Chairperson
Committee Description
Executive   Holly Powell
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.  
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 seeks volunteers with marketing, event planning, graphic design, communication and fundraising experience. Please contact committee chair or email if you would like to participate in the CED committee’s projects.​

Finance   Fred 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   Lori Hébert

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

Personnel   Mary Kraft
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.


Board of Directors Meeting Dates & Times

The UBCCC Board of Directors usually meets on every second Monday of each month from 5 - 7 p.m. at alternating center locations or via Zoom when unable to meet in person.

Fall/Winter 2020

  • August 10, 2020
  • September 14, 2020
  • October 12, 2020*
  • November 9, 2020
  • December 14, 2020
*subject to change due to holiday


Spring/Summer 2021

  • January 11th, 2021
  • February 8th, 2021
  • March 8th, 2021
  • April 12th, 2021
  • May 10th, 2021
  • June 14th, 2021
  • July 12th, 2021

Join the UBCCC Board of Directors

The Board fulfills the important role of guiding the UBCCC organization. If you would like to learn more about the UBCCC Board of Directors, please review the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members and the Board Service Commitment Pledge.

If you would like to serve on the Board of Directors, please email a completed application and resume/CV to Applications are welcome at any time of year and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Note that you do not need to be a Board member to serve on most UBCCC committees. If you would like to be considered to serve on a committee or have any questions about serving, please send an email to