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.


Cynthia Cable Ernst
ExecuPharm, Inc.

Liz Kahn
Person Centered Services Care Coordination

Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore

Karen Lazik
People, Inc.

David G. Messinger

Colecraft Commercial Furnishings

Tracy Meyer

Anthony Montagna
Independent Health


Val Muka

Evans Bank

Leon Smith

Niagara Lubricants

*Carolyne DeFranco
President & CEO, Gateway Longview


Board of Directors


Scott Dempsey, Chair

Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC, SVP, Acquisitions

Courtney Hunter, Vice Chair

Miller Gesko Wealth Management

Christine Collins-Schwinger, Treasurer

Collins Advisors, LLC

Evan N. Smith, Secretary

Independent Health

Meredith R. Duquin, LMHC

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

​​Mike Kelly, MPA, M. Ed.

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President - 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