Board of Trustees

Daemen’s Board of Trustees has full authority to manage and direct the property, affairs and business of the college. These powers and duties include, but are not limited to, the granting of degrees, appointments to and removals from offices, and approval of the annual budget.


Dale B. Demyanick, ‘79Dale B. Demyanick, '79

Partner, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP

Vice Chair

Thomas P. Stewart, PhD., ‘74Thomas P. Stewart, '74

President & CEO, Coolture, LLC


Richard J. DayRichard J. Day

Partner, Hiscock and Barclay, LLP

Ex Officio

President, Gary A. OlsonGary A. Olson

President, Daemen College


Caroline Hassett Buerk, '59Caroline Hassett Buerk, '59

of Counsel at Phillips Lytle, LLP

Audre BunisAudre Bunis

Retired Executive

Catherine M. LePage-Campbell, ‘84Catherine M. LePage-Campbell, '84

Former Senior VP, Government Programs, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

Kevin M. CarterKevin M. Carter

Judge, Erie County Family Court

Robert M. ChurRobert M. Chur

President & CEO, Chur Companies, NY, Inc.

Jed E. DietrichJed E. Dietrich

Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc.

Denis ElsenbeckDennis Elsenbeck 

 Regional Executive, National Grid

Donald B. HuttonDonald B. Hutton

Director, New York New Jersey Rail, LLC

 Hratch KaramanoukianHratch Karamanoukian, MD


Seymour H. Knox IVSeymour H. Knox, IV

Knox International, LLC

Gail Y. MitchellGail Y. Mitchell

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of NY

Dorothy Mueller, O.S.F, ‘66Dorothy Mueller, O.S.F., '66

Sisters of St. Francis

Thomas M. ReynoldsThomas M. Reynolds

Nixon Peabody, LLP



Shandra Spicer 

Shandra Spicer

President & CEO, Spicer Group   


Connie Vari, DNP, MBA, RNConnie Vari

Former Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer, Kaleida Health

Jeffrey WellingtonJeffrey Wellington

Regonal President, Buffalo Division of M&T Bank

Arthur G. Wingerter

President, Univera Healthcare

Wayne D. WisbaumWayne D. Wisbaum

Partner, Kavinoky Cook, LLP

Edith Wyss, O.S.F, ‘66Edith Wyss, O.S.F., '66

Provincial Minister, Sisters of St. Francis

Brenda L. YoungBrenda L. Young

Professor & Director of Global/Local Sustainability,

Daemen College

John YurtchukJohn R. Yurtchuk

Chairman and Owner, Calspan Corporation,

President, Matrix Development Corporation

Trustee Emeriti

Martin J. Anisman, President Emeriti

Thomas W. Bowen*

Adrian F. Dedecker, Jr.*

Leonard Greenfield*

Edward P. Gueth, Jr.*

Nedra J. Harrison

Peter F. Hunt

William W. Kimmins, Jr.*

Charles L. Lumsden*

Milton Milstein*

Henry J. Nowak

Gregory M. Oehler

Jean R. Oshei*

Joan Ellis Shatkin*

M. Angelice Vogt, OSF*

Paul A. Willax

* Deceased

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