Jennifer Swan
Jennifer SwanExecutive Director
Natalie Brown
Natalie BrownGrants & Programming Director
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Rachelle Toarmino
Rachelle ToarminoCommunications & Development Manager
Mark Banaszak
Mark BanaszakFiscal Associate
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Alana Kelley
Alana KelleyArts Access Program Coordinator
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Ally Spongr
Ally SpongrAssociate (Part-Time)

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ASIWNY Board of Directors


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.



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

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

Ms. Anne Janczak
Product Manager, Evans Bank

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

Mr. David Wedekindt
Director of Marketing & Sales, Artpark