Leadership Team

Agency Board of Directors

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

Christine Weeks
Community Volunteer, Vice Chair


John A. Camardo, III, Secretary
The Chapel


Edward Arcara CPA, Treasurer

Schuyler Banks
Leadership & Business Academy

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 Messinger

Tracy Meyer

Anthony Montagna
Independent Health


Valerie Muka

Evans Bank

Kevin Quattrone

Jason Ruhlman


Leon Smith

Niagara Lubricant


Howard T VanRensselaer

*Carolyne DeFranco
President & CEO, Gateway-Longview, Inc.

Foundation Board of Directors


*Carolyne DeFranco
President & CEO, Gateway-Longview, Inc.

Mike Ervin
Freed Maxick, CPAs, PC

Vice Chair

Scott Dempsey
Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC, SVP, Acquisitions

Christine Collins-Schwinger
Collins Advisors

Courtney Hunter
Miller Gesko Wealth Management, Secretary

Lydia Beebe Safulko

M&T/Wilmington Trust 

Joshua L. Pennel

Erie County Department of Labor Relations 

Administrative Leadership Team


Carolyne DeFranco

President | New View Alliance 

President and CEO | Gateway-Longview

Erin Bice
Vice President - Human Resources


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


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

Allison D. Newman

Chief Operating Officer - Education 

​​Mike Kelly
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President - Finance

Gary J. Rouleau
Vice President - Foundation & Organizational Advancement


Larry W. Perry
CISO/VP - Information Technology 


Pamela Rouse, LMSW, CHC
Vice President - Corporate Integrity, Privacy Officer