Board Chair
Rema Hanash (LB '05)
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Rema Hanash is Director of Resource Development at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and responsible for overseeing and executing organizational strategies for the United Way Annual Campaign. Rema is a graduate of Leadership Buffalo Class of 2005, and a Business First 40 under 40 honoree. Rema has volunteered and served on numerous boards and received a number of awards throughout the community.

Immediate Past Chair
Tricia Barrett (LB '15)

Crowley Webb

Tricia Barrett is the SVP, Managing Director for Crowley Webb, where she leads the strategy and operations for the agency's healthcare and patient recruitment divisions. She is a graduate of the Leadership Buffalo Class of 2015, and remains active with the organization as a class chair and youth advisor. Tricia is also a 2016 Buffalo Business First '40 Under 40' recipient.

Justin Reid (LB '12)
The Bonadio Group

Justin is a Partner with Bonadio's Healthcare/Tax-Exempt Team. He has serviced the tax-exempt industry for more than 20 years. He is primarily responsible for the planning and completion of audit engagements for tax-exempt clients. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, a member of the NYSSCPA's Healthcare Committee and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Justin is the current treasurer of Susan G. Komen of Upstate New York and the World Weather Center.

Ashley Meganck (RL '14)
Pegula Sports and Entertainment

Ashley Meganck is a Director of Corporate Sales at Pegula Sports and Entertainment. Ashley develops new corporate partnerships and ideas to grow the current client base for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Americans, HARBORCENTER, Black River Entertainment, PicSix and additional properties and venues in the growing PSE portfolio. Ashley is a proud Leadership Buffalo graduate (RL '14) and appreciates Buffalo now more than ever.

Kelley Attig (LB '16)
M&T Bank

Kelley is a Group Vice President at M&T Bank leading the Consumer Bank Project Management Office responsible for driving execution and managing the financial portfolio for efforts that align with our strategic intent. In her 27 years at the Bank, Kelley has held various positions within Mortgage, Operations and Marketing giving her an expanded view of the financial industry. Her daughter Grace is a Youth Leadership Buffalo 2017 graduate.

Trina Burruss (LB '14)
Northwest Bank

Trina is SVP, District Manager and Community Relationship Officer for Northwest Bank. Trina oversees 17 retail branches, as well as the community development initiatives for the NY footprint. Throughout her professional career, she has served on a number of non-profit boards within the WNY community. Trina holds a Master's Degree from Daemen College and a Bachelor's degree from Medaille College. Along with her family, Trina is part owner of The Mahogany a new event space opening soon. Trina has received a number of awards including; being named one of Business First's 125 Most Powerful Women.

Emily Ciraolo (RL '15)
National Fuel

Emily is a Director of Corporate Communications at National Fuel. She manages the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation and community relations efforts, as well as helps drive internal and external communications. Emily serves on numerous boards and committees but, above all, she loves volunteering with her therapy dog Carlo. She is a proud graduate of St. Bonaventure University.

Darcy Connors (RL '19)
Rich Products

Darcy Connors is a Logistics Manager at Rich Product's were he has worked for just under 10 years. In his role he manages the distribution centers across the United States supporting our frozen food networks supply chain. He recently chaired Rich's young professional group, StayRich, which worked on Community Service, Associate and Organizational Development, and Networking.

Melissa Golen (LB '05)
BlueCross BlueShield

Melissa Golen is the Director of Corporate Relations for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. In this role, she oversees the health plan's public relations, community relations, internal communications and social media functions. Melissa is a Leadership Buffalo class of 2005 alumnus and a 2007 Buffalo Business First 40 Under 40 honoree. 

Sharon Lohocki (EB '14)

Sharon Lohocki is senior vice president and market leader, Retail Banking, for the Western New York Region (Buffalo and Rochester markets). She is responsible for the oversight of 81 branches throughout Western New York. She has more than 30 years'experience in the financial services industry and has been involved in many initiatives.

Heidi McCready (LB '11)
Moog Inc.

Heidi McCready is a Business Systems Architect at Moog, Inc. She is responsible for developing and streamlining business processes across Moog worldwide. Heidi has worked at Moog for 23 years and served as Contracts Manager and Materials Manager in the Space and Defense Group prior to her current role. Heidi holds an advance degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelors from William Smith College. Heidi serves as her LB class chair.

Valerie Muka (LB '13)
Evans Bank

Valerie Muka is the Director of Cash Management for Evans Bank, N.A. and is responsible for the development and delivery of cash management services for the Bank's commercial relationships in the Buffalo and Rochester markets. She also serves on the board of Gateway-Longview.

Catherine Roberts (LB '17)
Community Action Organization

Catherine Roberts is the SVP, Program Administration for the Community Action Organization of WNY responsible for the administrative oversight of a range of programs and services designed to assist low-income individuals and families in achieving self-sufficiency. Catherine holds an MBA from St. Bonaventure University, a Bachelor's from SUNY Empire State College and a Certificate in Performance Measurement from Harvard Kennedy School. She serves on several boards and has received numerous awards. Catherine was also recognized as a 2014 Business First Women of Influence.

Stuart Scheff (LB '14)

Stuart Scheff is a Partner with Lawley and has over 30 years of insurance experience. A graduate of Leadership Buffalo and a UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) graduate, Stuart created Chip in for Carly's Club which supports patient experiences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, is also a board member with Hearts & Hands Faith & Action and serves as a Jewish Federation of Buffalo finance committee member.

Fran Slavin (LB '16)
Turner Construction

Fran is currently the Manager of the Special Projects Division for Turner Construction. Prior to that, Fran has had a leadership role in multiple notable projects in Western New York including the Oishei Children's Hospital and Gates Vascular Institute. Fran has been with Turner since 1998, starting his career in Philadelphia and transferring to Buffalo in 2010.

Trevor Torcello (LB '18)
Gross Shuman P.C.

Trevor Torcello is a partner in the law firm of Gross Shuman, P.C. and is a member of the firm's management committee. Trevor's practice is focused in the areas of corporate law and commercial real estate. Trevor is a graduate of the Leadership Buffalo class of 2018, and serves on several boards throughout the community.

Stephen Tucker (LB '18/EB '18)
Northland Workforce Training Center

Stephen Tucker is the inaugural President & CEO of Northland Workforce Training Center responsible for the management, oversight and day to day operations. Tucker holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Wilberforce University and an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Stephen was featured in the Buffalo News Prospectus Edition as a Next Generation Leader in January 2019.

Jim Walleshauser (LB '16)
Nova Healthcare Administrators, Inc.

Jim Walleshauser is the President of Nova Healthcare Administrators, and oversees their business strategy, performance, and delivery.  He has more than 20 years of experience in senior management, strategic planning, and organizational leadership. He attained the status of Certified Health Insurance Executive in 2010.  He is also on the board of Our Lady Victory Charities.  

Morgan Williams-Bryant (LB '17) 
Girl Scouts of Western New York

Morgan is the Chief Impact Officer for Girls Scouts of WNY. She is responsible for recruitment, retention, volunteer training and girl leadership programs for the nine county region. She is also the President of MWB Ignites, LLC a global consultancy firm. Morgan holds a degree from Buffalo State College and Medaille College in Organizational Leadership. She serves on several boards and is a 2016 Athena Young Professional Finalist, and a 2018 40 under 40 award recipient.