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 UBCCCboard@gmail.com.
Lori Hébert (2019-2021)
Frederick Wuenschel (2018-2021)
Retired Consultant and Executive Coach
Retired DVP and Director at Corning Incorporated
Mary Kraft (2019-2021)
Director Post Award
Research Foundation SUNY, UB
Tamara Tobias (2019-2021)
Assoc. Director of Continuing Education
School of Social Work, UB
Fatih Aksel (2020-2022)
Carlie Arnone (2021-2023)
Leader and Staff Development Specialist
Person Centered Services
Rebecca Bailey (2021-2023)
Business Risk Manager & Assistant Vice President
Carlos Estevez (2021-2023)
Senior Director of IT and Informatics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ross Graney (2020-2022)
VP, Commercial Banking Relationaship Manager
J.P. Morgan Chase & Company
Amanda Gross (2019-2022)
Chief of Staff to the President
Paige Kinnaird (2021-2023)
Director of Instruction
Allegany-Limestone Central School District
Sharon Nolan-Weiss (2020-2023)
Director at UB Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
University at Buffalo
Jennifer Schreier (2020-2022)
Director of Student Services
School of Nursing, UB
Kathleen Wills (2020-2023)
Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
Camile Zynda (2018-2021)
Clinical Research Associate
Genome Protection Inc.
|Committee||Chairperson ||Committee Description |
|Executive||Lori Hébert||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||Mary Kraft||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)||Vacant || |
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 UBCCCboard@gmail.com 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||Tamara Tobias|| |
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 UBCCCboard@gmail.com.
|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.|
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.
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 UBCCCboard@gmail.com. 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 UBCCCboard@gmail.com.