Institute Board

The Board, which has broad representation from the community and the university, provides guidance and direction to the Institute, advocates for the Institute at the community and university levels and assists the Institute in developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and residents across the community and the university.

Lt. Stacy Beauford MBA.

Lt. Stacy Beauford, MBA


Buffalo Police Department

Emmanuel Frimong Boamah, PhD

Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

Claire Cameron, PhD

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction; Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research

University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

Yu Ping-Chang, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

University at Buffalo School of Nursing

Lorraine Collins, PhD

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior; Associate Dean for Research

University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

Kim Connolly, JD, LLM

Professor of Law; Vice Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Learning

University at Buffalo School of Law

Jonathan Daniels MD.

Jonathan Daniels, MD

Associate Director of Admissions; Office of Medical Admissions

University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Shaanta Murshid, PhD

Associate Professor; Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Rev. George Nicholas, MDiv

Convener; Senior Pastor

Buffalo Center for Health Equity; Lincoln Memorial United Methodist

Rev. Kinzer Pointer, MM

Greater Buffalo United Ministries, President

Pastor - Liberty Missionary Baptist Church

Raj Sharman, PhD

Professor, Management Science and Systems Department

University at Buffalo School of Management

Letitia Thomas, PhD

Assistant Dean for Diversity

University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Kathleen Tornatore, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Joseph Zambon, DDS, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Dean

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine