Board Members

The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation has a committed Board of Directors who lead the philanthropic effort to benefit John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. Many outstanding community leaders serve on our Foundation Board. We extend a sincere thanks to these individuals and the countless others who partner with us in support of quality health care.

Chairman: John Persons - Tops Friendly Markets
Vice Chair: Heather Williams - The OSC Charitable Foundation
Secretary: Katherine Ragusa - The Advantage Co.
Treasurer: Peter Petrella - Aleron

Karen Balduf - Fisher-Price, Inc.
Matthew Davison - The Martin Group
Nathan Gordon - Gordon Companies, Inc.
Katherine Gorman - Delaware North Companies
Amy Habib Rittling - Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
Christopher Kania - M&T Bank
Jeremy Kelley - Buffalo Bills
Ashley Meganck - Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Robert Moore - Moore for Kids
JoEtte Mosey-Zaccagnino - JDLA, LLC
Jonathan Notarius - Premier Wine & Spirits
Bonnie Redder - Hodgson Russ, LLP (retired)
Renee Reynolds, MD - Kaleida Health Neurosurgery
Russell Salvatore - Salvatore's Hospitality
David Schutte - Schutte Hospitality Group
Kenneth Slomovitz - Ethan Allen of WNY
James Swiezy - Greenleaf Development
Patricia Thomas - 34 Group
Francisco Vasquez, Ph.D. - Community Volunteer
Matthew Vukelic - Try-It Distributing

Allegra Jaros, MBA
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Meet the Children's Hospital Foundation Team

Andrew Bennett Vice President, The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation

Andy Lashua Director, Development

Amanda Dzielski Manager, Annual Giving

Melissa Bean Manager, Special Events

Claire Crean Major Gift Officer

Cynthia Reinhart Manager, Foundation IT

Kristen Bieber Manager, Marketing

Amy Johnson Lachuk, PhD Grant Manager

Donna Walentynowicz Senior Development Associate

Nicholas Kaczmarek Graphic & Web Designer

Abby Robertson Marketing Coordinator

Amy Maciejewski Event Coordinator

Jennifer Matyjasik Executive Secretary

Corinne McCarthy Healing Arts Coordinator

Alyssa Jerge Stone’s Buddies Coordinator