2020 Chapter Board of Directors


Justin Johnston, Chapter President
Vice President of Development and External Affairs, Genesee Community College

Kate Heidinger, CFRE, President Elect
Director of Development, Catholic Health

Pamela Say, MBA, CFRE, Immediate Past President
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, D'Youville College

Lindsey Dotson, CFRE, MS, Secretary 
Assistant Development Director, BestSelf Behavioral Health

Michael Benzin, CFRE, Treasurer
Executive Director, Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service

Leslie Nickerson, VP External Relations
Executive Director, Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope

Kelly Campbell, VP Membership
Development and Community Relations Director, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital

Laura Dawidowicz, VP Professional Development
Associate Director of Advancement, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo


Robert Baird
Director of Fundraising and Events, Evergreen Health

Gayle Barton

Director of Major Gifts, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Nicole Cooke
Executive Director, Western New York Book Arts Center

Andrew Gaerte
Director, Client Relations, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Mario Hicks, MBA, CFRE
Vice President of Financial Development, YMCA Niagara Buffalo

Eileen Hudson, CFRE
Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity

Amity Mann

Director of Development, Buffalo Seminary

Karen Niemic Buchheit
Executive Director, Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

Eileen Lew
Assistant Director, Development and Marketing, Beechwood Continuing Care

Elizabeth Lucas
Strategic Gifts Director, FeedMore WNY

Amanda Rebeck
Associate Director of Development, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo 

Katheryn Ross-Winnie
Leadership Gift Officer, Buffalo State College

Kate Sarata

Executive Director, The Service Collaborative of WNY

Danielle White, MBA
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, SUNY Alfred State College