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

Sara Oche

Spectrum Health and Human Services

Leon Smith

Niagara Lubricants

*Carolyne DeFranco
President & CEO, Gateway Longview


Board of Directors


*Carolyne DeFranco
President & CEO, Gateway Longview

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 

Administrative Leadership Team


Carolyne DeFranco

President | New View Alliance 

President and CEO | Gateway Longview

Erin Bice
Vice President - Human Resources

New View Alliance

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