ASI STAFF

Jennifer Swan
Jennifer SwanExecutive Director
Holly Grant
Holly GrantGrants & Programming Manager
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Rachelle Toarmino
Rachelle ToarminoCommunications & Development Manager
Mark Banaszak
Mark BanaszakFiscal Associate
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Jess Trainor
Jess TrainorArts Access Program Coordinator
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ASI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Mr. Broderick CasonPresident 
Community Engagement Program Manager, Univera Health Care
Front of House Manager, Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Mr. Michael Jackson – Secretary
Property Manager, Savarino Companies

Ms. Michelle Watorek – Treasurer
Senior Director, Finance, HealthNow New York Inc.

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DIRECTORS

Mr. Robert D’Alimonte
Tuscarora Nation – Artist, Tuscarora WoodWorks

Ms. Lucille Dadd
Director of Legal Talent and Development, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Ms. Erin Ewell
Attorney, Coppola Firm

Ms. Journey Gunderson
Executive Director, Lucy Desi Museum / National Comedy Center

Mr. Michael Hadley
Robert J. Ellis Financial Advisors, LLC

Ms. Anne Janczak
Former Product Manager, Evans Bank

Mr. Carlos Jones
Associate Dean, School of Arts & Humanities, Buffalo State College

Ms. Wendy Mednick
Personal Financial Representative (Public) & Financial Specialist, Allstate

Ms. Brandye Merriweather
Downtown Development Coordinator & Manager, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation

Mr. Daniel T. Montante
President, Montante Solar

Mr. John A. Mueller, Esq.
Partner, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Mr. Hal D. Payne
Vice President for Student Affairs, SUNY Buffalo State (Retired)
Council Member, New York State Council on the Arts

Mr. Jordan Steves
Director of Strategic Communications and Community Relations, Chautauqua Institution

Ms. Katherine Trapanovski
Director – Events & Outreach, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts

Ms. Heather Warnes
CPA, Assurance Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mr. David Wedekindt
Director of Marketing & Sales, Artpark

Mr. Earl Wells
President, e3Communications