Board of Directors, 2022–2023

Officers and Executive Committee 

Luis A. Rodriguez, Jr. ’97, President
CEO, Rodriguez Construction Group

Dr. Shelley M. Kimelberg, Vice President
Director of Interdisciplinary Degree Programs, University at Buffalo

Hon. JaHarr Pridgen ’94, Secretary
Buffalo City Court Judge

Betsy Mitchell, Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Jodyann Galvin, Governance Chair
Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Mary Ann Coulson, Immediate Past President
Community Volunteer

Matthew Becton ’01
Senior Manager, Verizon

Stephen W. Bell
Managing Director, Steve Bell Communications LLC

Dina Benderson
Community Volunteer

Shannon Bryant
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Kaleida Health

Francisco Guzmán
Deputy Commissioner, City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks, & Streets

Hon. Craig D. Hannah
Chief Judge, Buffalo City Court

Scott Horrigan
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Alkegen

Kathie A. Keller
Treasurer, Keller Technology Corporation

Alexandra Montante
Community Volunteer

Jeff Pappalardo
Partner/Chief Creative Officer, Crowley Webb

Everett Pefley
Senior Manager, M&T Bank

Dr. Suzanne Rosenblith
Dean and Professor – Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo

George Schoeneman
Director, Strategy & Planning – Risk and Control Office for Operations & Technology Americas, Mitsubishi Financial Group/Union Bank

Gellenia Smallwood
Director of Family & Parent Programs at Buffalo Public Community Schools Parent Centers, Say Yes Buffalo

Tracy Sendor Woodrow
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, M&T Bank

Eric J. Yarwood
Executive Director, Education Collaborative of WNY, Inc.

Patti L. Stephen
Robert G. Wilmers Endowed Executive Director, Buffalo Prep