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Kevin Wicka

Kevin P. Wicka

Board Chairperson

Kevin P. Wicka is currently a partner with the Tarantino Law Firm and has almost 20 years of experience in employment law. He is a past Chair of the Labor Law Committee for the Bar Association of Erie County. Mr. Wicka also shares his expertise in the areas of discrimination legislation and employee matters gained from counseling clients, leading training seminars and developing materials and documents for Human Resources clients. This is his fifth year on the Board.

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Bradford M. La Salle

Vice Chairperson

Bradford La Salle serves as president of Ferric Contrast, Inc., located in Amherst, NY. Mr. La Salle is also the CEO of EvincoR, a newly formed biopharmaceutical, which is developing an antibiotic targeting highly resistant infections. This is his sixth year on the board.

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Herbert L. Bellamy Jr.

Secretary

Herbert Bellamy is the CEO of Bellamy Enterprises and Buffalo’s Black Achievers, Inc. He joins the Board with over 20 years of experience as an insurance broker and financial planner. Bellamy is also Chairman of the Board for the Buffalo Sewer Authority and has received numerous professional, civic and community organization awards. This is his first year on the Board.

Shari Cook

Shari Cook

Treasurer

Shari Cook holds an M.S. Degree in Human Services and provides the Board with more than 30 years of experience with the Erie County Department of Social Services as well as personal experience as a parent advocate. This is Cook’s seventh year on the Board.

Rebecca Boyle

Rebecca Boyle

Board Member

Rebecca Boyle is the Director of Talent Development at HealthNow New Yrok, Inc. She is a member of ASTD, CUPA-HR and SHRM, past President of Niagara Frontier Chapter ASTD, past National Advisor for Chapters ASTD, Adjunct Faculty Canisius College, and member of William Smith College Alumni Advisory Board and a member of the Orchard Park Chorale. This is Boyle’s ninth year on the Board.

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Russell Burgstahler

Board Member

Russell Burgstahler is an accomplished technology executive who brings more than 14 years of expertise to the board. He is currently a Vice President, MIS Manager of Mortgage Infrastructure and Data Services at M&T Bank. He also serves on the Erie County Community College Information Technology Advisory Board.

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Kathy Collado

Board Member

Kathy Collado is a member of the Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled’s L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Self Advocacy Group. L.E.A.D.E.R.S stands for Listen, Equality, Advocacy, Determination, Equal, Rights and Supports. The members of this group are focused on activities that promote inclusion and increase self-empowerment. This is Collado’s ninth year on the Board.

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David Kraus

Board Member

David Kraus has 20+ years of accounting and finance experience in both private and public institutions. Kraus is a partner at NuLevel Strategies, LLC. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Buffalo Peacemakers, the Corporate Compliance Committee, and Finance and Audit Committee for Community Services for Every1. Kraus is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst, Management Accountant, and certified in Investment Performance Measurement. This is his third year on the Board.

Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera

Board Member

Michael Rivera is retired from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was a Senior Associate in the office of Career Planning and Placement and President of the Erie Regional Housing Corp – Belle Center and a Board Member of WNED – TV. This is Rivera’s seventeenth year on Board.

Rajat Singhal

Rajat Singhal

Board Member

Rajat Singhal is Vice President at Citigroup Global Markets and Former General Secretary of the India Association of Buffalo; he is also active with the United Way and Habitat for Humanity. This is Singhal’s fifth year on the Board.

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Herman Tate

Board Member

Herman Tate is on the Board of Directors for the Literacy Volunteers, and is also a Member of Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled Inc.’s Self Advocacy Group (L.E.A.D.E.R.S.). This is Tate’s fourteenth year on the Board.

Dan Weintraub

Daniel Weintraub

Board Member

Daniel Weintraub is a partner in the CPA firm of Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he serves on the Committee for Cooperation with the Erie County Bar Association, and a member of the Construction Exchange of Buffalo and Western New York. This is Weintraub’s ninth year on the Board.

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Mindy Cervoni

Ex-Officio Board Member

Mindy Cervoni is the President and CEO of Community Services for Every1. She sits on several boards including the DDAWNY Board of Directors. She is a member of the Workforce Readiness Committee through Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA) since 2007, Board member of Community Services Housing Corporations, and an Advisory Board member for the West Seneca Schools Academy of Digital Media. This is Cervoni’s third year on the Board.

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