UB Alumni Association elects new president, officers

Published July 15, 2021

Dharshan Jayasinghe, BA ’03, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association, a group that represents the interests of more than 280,000 graduates around the world.

Jayasinghe, a native of Sri Lanka, is president and CEO for bizWin Strategies, which provides business intelligence, strategy consultation and executive search solutions for multiple industries, and Triad Healthcare Recruiting, a provider of clinical recruitment and executive search solutions to the health care industry.

Both companies have expanded market share to support clients in 15 states, and in 2019, Triad Healthcare Recruiting committed $100,000 to establish the ASCEND Triad Healthcare Recruiting Scholarship for Health Professions at UB.

Jayasinghe succeeds Gary Jastrzab, BA ’76, as board president. Jastrzab will continue to serve on the board as past president. 

Other officers elected for the 2020-22 term are:

President-elect: Joseph Stefko, PhD ’03, MA ’99, BA ’97, of Penfield, N.Y., president and chief executive officer, ROC2025.

Vice president for finance, Brendan P. Brady, MBA ’02, of Orchard Park, director of assurance services, Dopkins and Company LLP.

Past president representative, Joseph P. Lojacono, MBA ’80, BS ’79, of Amherst, president, Valmark Associates LLC.

Also newly elected to the board are:

Eric Cortellessa, BA ’14, of Washington, D.C., investigative editor, The Washington Monthly.

Carolyn Farrell, MS ’84, BS ’71, of Williamsville, health care genetics consultant and genetics counselor.

Larry Mathews, BS ’69, of Buffalo, senior engineer, Lu Engineers.

Jay Nisberg, BA ’68, of West Palm Beach, Fla., president of Jay Nisberg & Associates Ltd.

Mary Szabat, BA’ 91, of Williamsville, vice president, Key Bank.