Gerard Place Community Advisory Board Members

Karen & Richard Penfold

Community Volunteers, Board Co-Chair

Sister Mary Ann Schimscheiner

Sisters of Mercy, Board Co-Chair

Melissa Baumgart

President, R& P Oakhill Development, LLC

Jim Casion

Community Volunteer

Joyce Fink

Community Volunteer

Gerald Gentile

Funeral Director Manager, Amigone Funeral Home

Sherrie Gustas-Przewozny

Executive Director, Office of the President & Board of Trustees-

Amy Habib

Community Volunteer, Habib Family Foundation

Anthony Habib

Executive, Habib Family Foundation

Mary Heist

St. Gerard’s Alumna

Brian Higgins

Congressman, 26th District

Mary Hoffman

Community Volunteer

Eileen Hudson

Director of Mission Advancement, OLV Homes of Charity

James Iglewski

Market Executive-Key Bank

Katie Juhasz

Community Volunteer

Bonnie Kane Lockwood

Legislative Assistant

Timothy Kennedy

New York State Senator

David Kersten

CEO, OLV Homes of Charity

Mary Jo Ketchum

Consultant, MJ Ketchum, Inc.

Marion Kopin, CPA

President, Kopin & Company, CPA, PC

Kathy Lawley-Best

Director of Community Relations, Lawley Insurance

Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma

St. Peter Parish - Pastor

William Loecher

Partner, West Herr Automotive

Mickey McFarlane

Community Volunteer

Glenda Meeks

Community Volunteer

Sister Marian Mullen, RSM

Administration, Trocaire College

Bill Paladino

CEO, Ellicott Development Company

Crystal Peoples-Stokes

Assembly Member

Jean Powers, Esq.


Chandra Redfern

Deputy Director

Anne Saldanha, MD

Retired, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Mark Schroeder

Comptroller, City of Buffalo

Susan Siwiec

Development Consultant

Bonnie Slimko

Community Volunteer

Richard Suchan

Executive Director

Lisa Wardynski

Director, Internal Communications and Community Relations IHA

Nancy Ware

President, EduKids, Inc.

Art Wingerter

CEO, Univera Healthcare

Kathy Wright

Banking Center Manager, Bank of America

Kristina Young

Consultant, Kristina Young Associates

For information about any of Gerard Place’s Programs and Services, Call (716) 897-9948