Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

Staff members in Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships engage industry, building relationships with faculty and staff experts.

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships Staff

  • Alan Belicha, PhD.

    Alan Belicha, PhD

    Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement

    Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    Phone: (716) 881-7571

    Email: abelicha@buffalo.edu

  • Rachel Boruszewski.

    Rachel Boruszewski

    Finance & Operations Assistant

    UB Incubators, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

    Phone: (716) 645-1395

    Email: raborusz@buffalo.edu

  • Martin Casstevens.

    Martin Casstevens

    Business Formation & Commercialization Manager

    1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

    Phone: (716) 645-8133

    Email: mkc@buffalo.edu

  • Reyna Castle

    Administrative Assistant

    Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: 716-881-8931

    Email: rjcastle@buffalo.edu

  • Kirsten Fischer

    Digital Graphic Design Specialist

    Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-8941

    Email: kirstenh@buffalo.edu

  • Sydney Flanagan

    Events Coordinator

    Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-8004

    Email: sflanaga@buffalo.edu

  • Rick Gardner.

    Rick Gardner

    Director, Startup Ventures

    1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

    Phone: 716-645-8144

    Email: rg62@buffalo.edu

  • saragood.

    Sara Goodman, MELP

    Program Manager

    1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

    Phone: (716) 645-3515

    Email: saragood@buffalo.edu

  • Soma Hawramee

    Program Coordinator

    Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 888-4728

    Email: shh4@buffalo.edu

  • Kate Helfer.

    Kate Helfer

    Finance & Operations Manager

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-8938

    Email: kehelfer@buffalo.edu

  • Smitha James.

    Smitha James

    Associate Director; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS); UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (CAT)

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-8940

    Email: srjames@buffalo.edu

  • Chris Janson.

    Christopher Janson

    Business Development Executive

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 888-4795

    Email: crjanson@buffalo.edu

  • Quanxi Jia.

    Quanxi Jia

    Scientific Director & Professor in MDI

    Phone: (716) 645-1157

    Email: qxjia@buffalo.edu

  • Antoinette (Nina) Johnson.

    Antoinette (Nina) Johnson

    Laboratory Operations Assistant

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: 716-881-8902

    Email: ajd5@buffalo.edu

  • Kimberly Kohl.

    Kimberly Kohl, MBA

    Senior Finance & Operations Manager

    UB Incubators, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

    Phone: (716) 645-8135

    Email: krohring@buffalo.edu

  • Tracy Krawcztk-Shiedel.

    Tracy Krawczyk-Schiedel

    Director of Marketing and Communications

    Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    Phone: (716) 881-7997

    Email: tracykra@buffalo.edu

  • Tom Matheny.

    Tom Matheny

    CRM Marketing Analyst

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716)-881-7582

    Email: tmatheny@buffalo.edu

  • Tom Murdock.

    Thomas Murdock, MBA

    Manager, Incubator Network

    1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

    Phone: (716) 645-7367

    Email: murdock2@buffalo.edu

  • Norma Nowak, PhD

    Executive Director

    New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-8900

    Email: njnowak@buffalo.edu

  • Christina Orsi

    Associate Vice President for Economic Development

    Research and Economic Development

    516 Capen Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3321

    Email: cporsi@buffalo.edu

  • Richard Peterson.

    Richard Peterson

    Associate Director, Investor and Entrepreneurial Engagement

    Office of Alumni Engagement, Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

    211 Harriman Hall, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Phone: (716) 645-5242

    Email: peterso3@buffalo.edu

  • Diane Plinke.

    Diane Plinke

    Receptionist/Operational Support Assistant

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-8900

    Email: dianepli@buffalo.edu

  • Eric Poniatowski.

    Eric Poniatowski

    Grant Administrator

    Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-7570

    Email: emp7@buffalo.edu

  • Krishna Rajan.

    Krishna Rajan

    Chair, Department of Design, Materials & Innovation

    Phone: (716) 645-1380

    Email: krajan3@buffalo.edu

  • Sandra Small.

    Sandra Small

    Science Education Manager

    Phone: (716) 888-4851

    Email: sksmall@buffalo.edu

  • Karen Utz.

    Karen M. Utz

    Director, Program Administration

    CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

    Phone: (716) 881-7588

    Email: kmutz@buffalo.edu