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


Kevin Clark

Lockport Schools

Peter Casilio​

PAT Construction Management Corp.

Cynthia Cable Ernst
ExecuPharm, Inc.

Roy Cunningham, Esq.



Liz Kahn
Person Centered Services Care Coordination

Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore

Karen Lazik
People, Inc.

David Messinger

Colecraft Commercial Furnishings

Tracy Meyer

Anthony Montagna
Independent Health


Valerie Muka

Evans Bank

Sara Oche

Spectrum Health and Human Services

Leon Smith

Niagara Lubricants

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


Board of Directors


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

Mike Ervin, Vice Chair
Freed Maxick, CPAs, PC

Christine Collins-Schwinger

Collins Advisors, LLC

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

Meredith R. Duquin, LMHC

Fidelis Care

Courtney Hunter, Secretary
Miller Gesko Wealth Management, 

Lydia Beebe Safulko

M&T/Wilmington Trust 

Evan N. Smith

Independent Health

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

​​Mike Kelly

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President - Finance​

Allison D. Newman

Chief Operating Officer - Education 


Larry W. Perry

CISO/VP - Information Technology

Gary J. Rouleau
Vice President - Foundation & Organizational Advancement

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