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Class of 2017

Colleen Albee

School Counselor

Royalton Hartland 

High School

Adam Bartoszek

Volunteer WNY Program Manager

The Service Collaborative of WNY

April Baskin

Executive Director

The College Simulation Experience

Laura Bernsohn

Planning and Development Specialist

Lumber City Dev. Co.

SMSgt Mal Steve Brown


914th Airlift Wing

Natalie Brown


The Arts Services Initiative of WNY

Elizabeth Cardamone

Director of Communications and Development


Sarah Cavallari

Sales and Catering Manager

Merani Hotel Group

Col. Gary Charlton II


107th Airlift Wing

Connie Confer

Human Resource Manager

Confer Plastics, Inc.

Christine Denham

Sr. Public Relations Manager

The Martin Group

Jennifer Dixon

Director of Operations

Ryder Systems, Inc.

Lindsay Doak

Wing Executive Officer

107th Airlift Wing

Jarett Forysinski

Assistant General Manager

Hard Rock Cafe

Karrie Gebhardt


Family and Children's Service of Niagara

Timothy Gemsheim

Base Services Manager

New York Air National Guard

Thomas Gibbons

Senior Investigator

New York State Police

Renee Granto

Regional Commercial Operations Associate

Johnson Controls

Chuck Gullo

Manufacturing Area Planner

GM Components of Lockport

Heather Jason

Office Manager

The Cullen Foundation

Rob Kaiser

Executive Editor

Niagara Gazette

Bonnie Kane, Ph.D.

School Psychologist

Niagara Falls City School District

Steven Kerfoot Jr.

Assistant Branch Manager

Northwest Bank

Katie Kielaszek

Director of Special Events

Old Falls Street USA

James "Mike" Little

Board Member

Orleans Niagara BOCES

Krista Macomber


Orleans Niagara BOCES

Molly Mayers

Indirect Lending Manager

Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union

CMSgt Christopher McArdle

Chief Master Sergeant

914th Airlift Wing

Richelle Pasceri

City Clerk

City of Lockport

Victoria Pellish


Niagara County Historical Society

Michael Radecke

Financial Advisor

Morgan Stanley

Angel Rivera

Mechanical Supervisor

N.Y. Power Authority

Gina Roe

Manufacturing Area Planner

GM Lockport

Gregory Schuey


Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Jay Schwartzkopf

Managing Partner

JSJK Enterprises

Gary Shore

Maintenance Supervisor


Thomas Sukmanowski

Assistant General Manager

American Niagara Hospitality

Daniel Tighe

Assistant General Manager
Sheraton at the Falls

Lisa Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Niagara University

Ann Yarussi

Administrative Intern

St. Peters RC School





Jarrad Turner

Major Gift Officer

Niagara University





Class of 2016

Ameet Beltz

Quality Manager

GM Components

Julie Berrigan

Executive Director

Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation

Scott Bindemann

Assistant Principal

Lancaster Middle School

Stephen Butler

Deputy Director of Athletics

Niagara University

Sara Capen

Executive Director

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

Aaron Carlson

Director of Finance

The Dale Association

Andrew Caya

Dev. and Training Flight Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge

914th Airlift Wing

John Cleary

Vice President, Hospitality 


Jillian Colucci

Vice President, Commercial Branch Manager

M&T Bank

Andrea Czopp

Communications Manager

Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation

R. Scott DeLuca

Senior Counsel

Kavinoky Cook LLP

Matthew DiCamillo

Assistant General Manager & Operations Manager

DiCamillo Bakery

Tracy Diina


Tracy Diina Communications

Kenneth Dulian

Executive Director

East Hill Foundation

Melanie Dutschman

IRA Program Coordinator

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

Michael Galvin

Lieutenant Colonel

136th Attack Squadron

Melissa Gearhart

Director of Sales

Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls

Nick Gilewski

Electrical Supervisor

N.Y. Power Authority

Lisa Hawkes

GMS Manager

GM of Lockport

Kathleen Heim

Regional Opportunity Corps Program Manager

The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.

Andrea Klyczek

Director of Marketing


Sheila Krajnak

Branch Manager

Northwest Bank

Kevin Krisnosky

Advertising Operations Manager

Niagara Gazette

Camille Langenfeld

Force Support Chief Enlisted Manager

107th Airlift Wing

Melissa Laun

Erie 2 BOCES

Carissa Leone

Branch Manager


Michael F. Lewis

Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District

Emily McGrath

Director of Childrens Programs

YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

Carole McKay

Operations Manager

Calspan Air Services

Kristin M. Minervini

Director of Human Resources


Thomas Murphy

National Accounts Director

Summit Group, LLC.

Roscoe Naguit

Assistant Director

Niagara Global Tourism Institute

Brian Redanz

Non-Hazardous Profiled Waste Manager


Lt. Robert Richards


Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Carolyn Robinson

Registered Nurse

Roswell Park Cancer Institute 

Diedre Rutherford

Independent Health

Kory Schuler

Director, Government Affairs

Niagara USA Chamber



Ezra P. Scott, Jr.


Niagara Falls City Council

Claire Seveno

Sales & Marketing Manager

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA

Chris Sheffield

Executive Director of Planning and Assessment

Niagara University

Julia Spitz

Vice President

Savarino Properties, LLC.

Lisa Strock

Senior Vice President

The Martin Group

Jennifer Swan

Associate Director

Arts Services Initiative of WNY

Wendy Swearingen

Senior Editor

Buffalo Spree Publishing



Len Thornton


Info Service Support

Jeff Wierzbicki

Director of Youth Services

Family & Children's Services of Niagara

Angela Berti

Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator

NYS Office of Parks & Recreation

Leadership Niagara Alumni