Leadership Niagara

One Year that will Change your Life.

Changing the Way You View Leadership
in Western New York

Leadership Niagara is disrupting the business as usual approach to community leadership with an innovative and nationally recognized leadership development program.


With clients like CEO's, attorneys, military commanders, and PhD's coming from Buffalo, Niagara, and Ontario, you might wonder how this seemingly small nonprofit positioned itself and its graduates at the forefront of change and innovation in our bi-national region.. 


We transformed our 34 year old organization and created a successful model which brings together leadership and industry experts, intellectual capital, and powerful mentors to help individuals begin to think differently, make connections, and find deeper motivations to become better leaders.  


You are invited to join our 1800 alumni leaders and hundreds of organizations who have already trusted Leadership Niagara to inspire excellence and raise the bar for leadership development in Western New York.


Our Leadership Team

Liz Zulawski
President & CEO 

Noelle McCoy
     Program Manager 

Paul
Vermette, Ph.D.

LYNC

Facilitator 


Gina 
Paigen

LN 

Facilitator


Luke 
Kantor

LYNC 

Lead Facilitator


 

Leadership Niagara Board of Directors

Chairman

Daniel R. Aikin, LN '10, LYNC '03
Communications Director
Senator Mike Ranzenhofer

1st Vice Chair

Dawn I. Gilliam

Chief Operating Officer

Calamar

2nd Vice Chair

Chuck Bell, LN '06

Partner/ Vice President

H. Sicherman Community Development Studio

Secretary

Lisa Lindamer

School Counselor

Niagara Wheatfield

High School

Treasurer

Diana Henry

Business Manager 

Niagara Gazette


Board Member

Sara Carella, LN '11

Director of Finance

Family & Children's Service of Niagara

Board Member

Robert M. Fagiani

VP/ Manager Lewiston Office

KeyBank

Board Member

Chris Carey

Niagara Operations Superintendent 

New York Power Authority

Board Member

Tod Kniazuk, LN '15

Advancement Officer

Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Board Member

Heather Lyon Ph.D., LN '14

Director of Elementary Education

Kenmore Tonawanda

UF School District

 

 

 

 

Board Member

Peter Robinson

NYS Court Sergeant

New York State Courts

Board Member

Joseph Steinmetz, Jr., LN '07

Director
Orleans Niagara BOCES

Board Member

Anthony Suess, LN '11

Lieutenant

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

 

Standing on the Shoulders of  Giants

Leadership Niagara was founded in 1984 through a collaboration with the Gannett Foundation, Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce, Cornell University, Niagara Gazette, and the Niagara County Legislature. It was the first program of its kind in New York State. Thanks to all of our early pioneers and supporters: Wayne Jagow, Peter Wendel, David Greenfield, Annemarie Bettino, William Ross, Robert Kazeangin, Jerry Bream and many others for giving us a proud history and strong foundation to build on.