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Leadership Team


Board of Directors


Michael Ervin, Chair
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.

Christine Weeks, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer


John A. Camardo, III, Secretary
The Chapel


Edward Arcara, Treasurer


Peter Casilio​

PAT Construction Management Corp.

Kevin Clark

Lockport Schools

Roy Cunningham, Esq.


Liz Kahn
Person Centered Services Care Coordination

Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore

Karen Lazik
People, Inc.

Tracy Meyer

Anthony Montagna
Independent Health

Leon Smith

Niagara Lubricants

*Carolyne DeFranco
President & CEO, Gateway Longview​


Board of Directors


Courtney Hunter, Chair

Miller Gesko Wealth Management

Christine Collins-Schwinger, Vice Chair

Collins Advisors, LLC

Evan N. Smith, Treasurer

Independent Health

Meredith R. Duquin, LMHC, Secretary

Fidelis Care

Mike Ervin
Freed Maxick, CPAs, PC​

Lydia Beebe Safulko

M&T/Wilmington Trust 

Joshua L. Pennel

Erie County Department of Labor Relations 

*Carolyne DeFrancoPresident & CEO, Gateway Longview

Administrative Leadership Team


Carolyne DeFranco

President | New View Alliance 

President and CEO | Gateway Longview

Patricia O'Connor

Chief Financial Officer - Finance​


Daniel LoCicero
Vice President - Human Resources

Kristy D’Angelo, LMHC
Chief Operating Officer - Behavioral Health & Preventative Services 


Michelle Federowicz Cope, MSW
Chief Operating Officer - Foster Care & Residential Services

Thomas Buczkowski

Chief Operating Officer - Education


Larry W. Perry

CISO/VP - Information Technology

Gary J. Rouleau
Vice President - Foundation & Organizational Advancement

Sara Oche
Vice President - Corporate Integrity, Privacy Officer

Karl Wiggins

Vice President - JEDI Strategy and Innovation

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