Administrative Directory

Board of Trustees

Edward Burke Carey ’69 Chair
John R. Connolly ’72 Vice Chair
Marco F. Benedetti, Treasurer
Erica C. Sammarco ’00, Secretary
John J. Hurley ’78, ex officio
Teresa M. Amabile ’72 PhD
Judy A. Bassanello ’83 ex officio
Sylvia A. Bennett
Martin J. Berardi ‘79
Rev. Michael G. Boughton, SJ
Rev. John T. Butler, SJ
Joseph J. Castiglia, Emeritus, ’55, HON ’94
Rev. David S. Ciancimino, SJ
Mark J. Czarnecki, MBA ‘91
Thomas R. Emmerling ‘75
Michael A. Ervolina, Jr. ’79
Rev. Philip A. Florio, SJ
Richard N. Gilbert, Jr. ’84, MD
Anthony B. Habib ’95
Bernd G. Heinze ‘78
Rev. D. Scott Hendrickson, SJ
Rocco J. Maggiotto ’72, MBA ’79
Robert H. Maloney ‘71
Anthony M. Masiello ’69 HON ‘96
Joseph D. McDonald
Michael J. Montante ’91
David J. Nasca ‘79
Rev. Leo O’Donovan, SJ
Ronald A. Raccuia ’90
James E. Sherwood, ’68, PhD
Rev. Thomas R. Slon, SJ
Rev. Michael F. Tunney, SJ
Cynthia E. Vance
Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, JD
Nancy W. Ware ’78 MBA ‘85
Lee C. Wortham ‘79

Board of Regents

Rocco Lucente II ’80, Chair
Deborah A. DiMatteo MBA ’88, Co-Chair
Timothy P. Balkin ’81
Kurt C. Bingeman ’71
Catherine A. Bolz '85, MBA '90
Jill K. Bond ’82
Salvatore M. Calandra ’80, MD
Michael G. Christiano ’83
Paul J. Cienki ’79
John P. Comerford
Paul T. Courtney ’94
Bonnie Cywinski ’87
Annette M. Dispenza-Kajtoch ’88, MBA ’90
Elizabeth A. Edbauer ’87
Mark G. Evans ’83
Andrew L. Fors
Michael M. Gilbert ’90
Mary Perna Greenwald '84, MBA '96
Albert E. Gress ’85
Amy E. Hoffman ’82
Michael P. Hughes ’94
John W. Koessler III
Edward W. McGrogan ’88
James E. McNicholas ’68, MSEd ’97
Wendy L. Montante ’89
Brian M. Murphy ’95 
David L. Noto '76
Maureen T. Schmitt
James P. Schnell ’95
Scott L. Sroka '94
William C. Thuman ’73
Stephen M. Ulrich ’88
Paul V. Vukelic
Ed Carey, Chair of the Board of Trustees, ex-officio
Dianna Civello, Secretary to the Board of Regents, ex-officio
Judy A. Bassanello ’83, consultant
Marco F. Benedetti, consultant
Kathleen B. Davis, consultant
President John J. Hurley ’78
Richard J. Kubiak ’16, President, USA, consultant
Terri L. Mangione, PhD, consultant
Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, consultant

Administration

John J. Hurley, JD
President

Erica C. Surbone Sammarco, MA
Assistant to the President

Academic Affairs

Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD*
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Sara R. Morris, PhD*
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lilly A. Adams Dudley, MS**
Associate Dean, Director of COPE

Cavina T. James, MS
Assistant Director of COPE

Shana M. Richardson, MA
Academic Skills Coordinator, COPE

Elizabeth P. Caffee, MS
Talent Search Coordinator & Counselor

Lauren Young, MA
Director of Research & Institutional Effectiveness

Michael W. Tampio, MBA*
Institutional Research Senior Analyst

Mary Ann Langlois, MBA
Director of Sponsored Programs

Christopher R. Lee, PhD
Director of Graduate Fellowships

E. Roger Stephenson, PhD* &
Christian Blum, PhD
Co-Directors of the ULLC Program

Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD*
Director of Honors Program

Vacant
Director of Mission & Identity

Sr. Patricia Brady, SSMN
Director of the Center for Service Learning

Johanna M. Fisher, MA
Assistant to the Director of the Center for Service Learning

Camille M. Pontrello, PhD
Assistant to the Director of the Center for Service Learning

Leah M. MacVie, MS
Director of the Center for Online Learning and Innovation

Mark K. Gallimore, PhD
Institutional Designer for the Center for Online Learning and Innovation

Brian P. Smith, MEd*
Director of International Partnerships & Study Abroad

College of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth A. Gill, PhD
Dean

Debra Instone-Noonan, PhD*
Associate Dean/ Director for Assessment and Curriculum Management

Barbara J. Porter, PhD*
Associate Dean /Study Abroad, International Students and English as a Second Language
 

School of Education and Human Services

Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD
Dean

Shawn O’Rourke, PhD
Associate Dean

Laura B. Moeller, BS
Program Coordinator

Nancy Wellenzohn, EdD
Director of Accreditation

Nancy V. Wallace, PhD
Director of School & Community Partnerships

Dennis Koch, PhD
Director of Office of Professional Studies 

Sandra M. McKenna, MS
Academic Program Director, Office of Professional Studies

Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Daniel J. Borgia, PHD
Dean

Laura A. McEwen, MBA
Assistant Dean and Director of
Graduate Business Programs

Sarah L. Vescio, MS
Executive Director for Women’s Business Center

Enrollment Management

Kathleen B. Davis, MBA
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Graduate Admissions:

Arveal L. Drummer, MBA
Director, Graduate Admissions

Lauren M. Kicak, MSEd
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Bryan M. Sibbitts, BM
Graduate Admissions Counselor

Undergraduate Admissions:

Justin P. Rogers, MS
Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Lindsay C. Miller, MBA
Sr. Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Matthew Doino, MS
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Justine E. Mejak, BA
Transfer Admissions Counselor

Matthew Kwiatkowski, MBA
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Kristin R. Hall, MA
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Alyssa Houseknecht, BS
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Admissions Processing:

Marie McMullen, AAS
Assistant Director, Admissions Processing

Library

Kristine E. Kasbohm, MA, MLS
Library Director

Barbara Boehnke, MLS, PhD*
Associate Library Director

Jessica M. Blum, MLS
Librarian /Research & Instruction Coordinator

Patricia Coward, PhD
Library Assessment Coordinator

Kathleen M. DeLaney, MA, MLS
Librarian & Archivist

Matthew K. Kochan, MLS
Public Services Supervisor

Jeff M. Proehl, MLIS
Library Technology Specialist

Lisa M. Sullivan, MS, MLS
Librarian /Collection Instructional Services 

Information Technology Services

Lawrence J. Deni, MA*
Chief Information Officer

Scott D. Clark, MS Ed *
Director of User Services

Daniel J. Drew, MA
Director of Media Center

Michael E. Szymendera*
Associate Director/Network Engineer

Russell P. Calianno, BS
Programmer Analyst

Andrew R. Chaplin, BS*
Systems Administrator

Pamela M. Dart, BS
Programmer Analyst

Michele L. Folsom, MS*
Director of Administrative Computing

Alyssa Gillett, BS
Programmer Analyst

Matthew Gleason, MS
Computer Support Technician

Robert M. Grabowski, BA
Instructional Support Specialist

Grant J. Guzda, BS
Help Desk Manager

Nathan A. Johnson, BA
Instructional Media Technician

David J. Koenig, BA
Computer Support Specialist

Lisa M. Mastropaolo, BA
System Administrator

Timothy J. McAllister, BA *
Telecommunication Technician

Erik T. Michaelsen, BS
Instructional Media Technician

Rev. Michael R. Pastizzo, SJ, STD
User Services Specialist

Thomas M. Prince, BA
Computer Support Specialist

Greg T. Rusch, BA
Computer Support Technician

Marc J. Schnirel, BA*
Systems Administrator 

David A. Shakarjian, BS
Programmer Analyst

Tracy A. Wass, MS*
Senior Programmer Analyst/DBA

Alan D. Weitzsacker, BS*
System Administrator

Business and Finance

Marco F. Benedetti, MBA, CPA
Vice President for Business and Finance

Sharon M. Federico, MS
Assistant to the Vice President

Ronald J. Haberer, MBA
Controller

Alex M. Brown, BS, CPA
Director of Tax, Endowment and Grant Accounting

Thomas E. Ciminelli
Director of Facilities Management

Michael E. Boyd
Associate Director of Facilities Management/
Mechanical & Technical Trades Manager

Kevin Kwitzer
Building Services Supervisor

Gary B. Lew, MBA*
Senior Facilities Operations Manager/Procurement

Linda M. Walleshauser, PHR, BA
Associate VP for Human Resources & Compliance

Jennifer L. Skowron, PHR, BA
Assistant Director of Human Resources

Cheryl A. Grinnen*
Business Analyst for Human Resources

Dawn M. Rotterman
Benefit Specialist for Human Resources

Joseph J. Roetter, BA, MS Ed
Safety Director/Fire Marshal

Institutional Advancement

William M. Collins, BA
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Dianna Civello, MA
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Angela M. Butler
Advancement Coordinator

Sandy A. Miller, MA
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Dennis L. Misko, BA
Director of External Projects and
Major Gift Officer

J. Patrick Greenwald, BA*
Director, Principal Gifts

Katherine M. Huck, BS
Director of Advancement Services

Kate E. Lockhart, MA
Research and Prospect Management Coordinator

Erin H. Hartnett, MS
Director, Canisius Fund

Summer L. Handzlik, MBA
Assistant Director, Canisius Fund

Cecelia Gotham, MS
Assistant Director of Stewardship and Events

Will S. Mason, MSW
Leadership Society Gift Officer

Daniel R. Warner, MS Ed
Leadership Gift Officer of Advancement Initiatives

Liz A. Culliton Washo, MS Ed
Director of Alumni Engagement

Sharon A. Kasperczyk, AA
Alumni Engagement Officer

Courtney T. Sullivan, BS
Alumni Event Coordinator

Marketing and Communication

Matthew Z. Wojick, MS
Associate Vice President

Eileen C. Herbert, MS*
Director of Public Relations

Audrey R. Browka, BA
Associate Director

Kristen E. Etu, BA
Associate Director

Patricia A. Herkey, BS
Creative Director

Josh E. Kruk, MA
Digital Marketing Director

Cody S. Weiler, BFA
Art Director

Gary L. Steltermann, MS
Communication Specialist

Student Affairs

Terri L. Mangione, PhD*
Vice President for Student Affairs

Sharon M. Federico, MS
Assistant to the Vice President

Matthew H. Mulville, MS*
Senior Associate Dean of Students
for Student Life

Mark J. Piatkowski, MS, MBA
Director of Residence Life

Beth Crvelin, MS
Assistant Director of Campus Programming

Jenna Guadagnino, MS
Resident Life Coordinator

Kathleen M. Brucato, MS
Director of International Student Programs

Wil Johnson, M Div
Director of Public Safety

Sababu C. Norris, MA*
Director of the ALANA Student Center
Brian P. Smith, M Ed*
Director of Study Abroad

Campus Ministry

Michael F. Hayes, Jr., MA
Director of Campus Ministry
Sarah E. Signorino, MS
Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
Luanne C. Firestone, MA
Campus Minister

J. Joseph Van Volkenburg, MA*
Campus Minister

Paul O. Stage, MA
Associate Campus Minister

Alice Zicari
Associate Campus Minister

Events Services

Connie Pileri, MS*
Director of Event Services

Richard Kennedy, MS
Event Services Coordinator

Student Health

Patricia H. Creahan, MS, ANPC*
Director of Student Health

Sandra Magnano, RN
Assistant Director of Student Health

Counseling Center

Eileen A. Niland, MS, LMHC, NCC*
Director of Counseling Center

Michael Cammarata, MS, LMHC, NCC
Associate Director of Counseling Center

Alison Smith, MSW
Counseling Center Counselor

Charita Price, MS, LMHC-P
Counseling Center Counselor

Athletics

William J. Maher, MS Ed
Director of Athletics

Traci Murphy, ME
Associate Director, Senior Women’s Administrator

John L. Maddock, MS*
Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs

Judith R. Caserta, MS*
Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations

Patrick Clark, MS
Director Canisius Athletic Facilities

Scott Herdzik, MS
Athletic Facilities Coordinator

Eric Partell, MS
Athletic Facilities Coordinator

Academic Affairs and Student Affairs

Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Anne-Marie Dobies, MS*
Assistant Vice President and Director

Jennifer Herrmann, MS
Assistant Dean of New Students, Freshmen/New Transfers

Julie Zulewski, MS
Associate Director
Employer Relations and Internships

Eileen Abbatoy, MS
Associate Director
Career Development, Career Action Plan, Alumni Outreach

Allison Suflita, MS
Assistant Director
On-Campus Recruitment, Handshake, Career Development

Tracy Callaghan, MS Ed
Senior Counselor
Freshman Scheduling/SOC/ML, Undecided Advisement

Sierra Rapone Bonerb, MS
Assistant Director
Accessibility Support, Veteran Support, Academic Mentoring Program

Hilary Andelora, MS
Senior Counselor
Tutoring Center and General Proctor Site

Donna L. Ortolani, BS
Senior Counselor
Parent Program, Communication Plan, Career Development

Tim Seil, MS
Senior Counselor
Student-Athletic Advisement, Academic Workshops

Phil Ciallela, MS
Assistant Director
New Student Orientation, GRIFF 101, Academic and Career Advisement

Student Records and Financial Services Center

Kevin M. Smith, MS; MBA.*
Assistant Vice President and Director

Mary A. Koehneke, BS*
Associate Director

Deborah Whiting-Prohn, MS
Assistant Director and Registrar

Tiffany D. Fuzak, BS
Assistant Registrar

Sean A. Hudson, MS
Assistant Director of Financial Services

Michele A. Rizzo, BA*
Assistant Director of Financial Services
Kelly L. Schultz, BBA
Assistant Director of Financial Services

Samantha M. Brennan
Communications Specialist

Marilyn A. Pietrzak
Student Records Specialist

Laura A. Zirnheld, BA
Student Records Specialist

Angela Galante
Financial Aid Specialist

Lynn Jones
Financial Aid Specialist

Margaret M. Kraatz *
Financial Aid Specialist and Special Projects

Eileen Tally, BS
Student Accounts Specialist
Nancy C. Christman
Student Services Specialist

Patricia Deganis, BS
Student Services Specialist

*

Bene Merenti — awarded for 20 years of service to Canisius College. 

**

Special Bene Merenti — awarded for 40 years of service to Canisius College.