Tod A. Kniazuk
Tod A. Kniazuk Executive Director
Jennifer Swan
Jennifer SwanAssociate Director, Erie & Niagara DEC Grant Coordinator
Natalie Brown
Natalie BrownAssociate
Parrish Gibbons Herzog
Parrish Gibbons HerzogAssociate
Ally SpongrAssociate (Part-Time)
Stephanie A. AdamsPro Bono Legal Counsel

ASIWNY Intern Team

Xiaochen ChangArts Management Intern
Brenda BridgesMake Music Day & Admin Intern
Darby SwabMake Music Day & Arts Admin Intern
Anna WhistlerDEC Grant Ambassador
Ian McCuenMake Music Day Intern

Check out work from our Summer 2013 Intern, Justine Brennan, as part of the Cornell High Road Fellow Program


ASIWNY Board of Directors


Mr. Randall KramerPresident
Artistic/Executive Director, MusicalFare Theatre

Ms. Kate Koperski – Vice President
Director, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
President, Cultural Alliance of Niagara

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

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



Mr. Anthony Bannon
Research Professor & Executive Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State

Ms. Leslie Calimeri
Digital Communications Manager, Chautauqua Institution

Ms. Journey Gunderson
Executive Director, Lucy Desi Center for Comedy / Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Ms. Paulette D. Harris
Artistic Director, Paul Robeson Theatre African American Cultural Center

Ms. Tina Hastings
Executive Director, Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Mr. Michael Jackson
Property Manager, Savarino Companies

Ms. Anne Janczak
Product Manager, Evans Bank

Mr. Tod A. Kniazukex officio
Executive Director, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.

Ms. Sarah JM Kolberg
Independent Consultant
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

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

Mr. Daniel T. Montante
President, Montante Solar

Mr. John A. Mueller
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

Ms. Theresa Quinn, Esq.
Theresa Quinn, Attorney at Law

Dr. Irene Rykaszewski, PhD
Executive Director, Lewiston Council on the Arts
Secretary, Cultural Alliance of Niagara