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.



Thomas P. Stewart, '74


Milsport Medical, LLC

Vice Chair

Catherine M. LePage-Campbell, '84

Vice President, Operations

Centene Corporation


Richard J. Day


Hiscock and Barclay, LLP

Ex Officio

Gary A. Olson


Daemen College



Gary M. Bichler

Owner and Partner 

R&P Oak Hill Development, LLC 


Audre Bunis

Retired Executive



Mark Chason

Chason Affinity Companies, LLC 



Robert M. Chur

President and CEO

Chur Companies, NY, Inc.


Dale B. Demyanick, '79


Lumsden & McCormick, LLP

Dorothy Ferguson


Ferguson Family Foundation


Alan Gracie


Freed Maxick C.P.A., P.C


Jennifer Gurske-Deperio '99

Orthopedic Surgeon



Donald B. Hutton


New York New Jersey Rail, LLC


Kathy Lawley-Best

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Lawley Insurance


Gail Y. Mitchell

Assistant U.S. Attorney

Western District of NY




Thomas M. Reynolds

Senior Policy Advisor

Holland & Knight





Paul A. Saffrin


Vanocur Refractories LLC



Shandra Spicer

President and CEO

Spicer Group

Jeffrey Wellington

Regional President

Buffalo Division of M&T Bank


Arthur G. Wingerter


Univera Healthcare


Wayne D. Wisbaum


Kavinoky Cook, LLP




Edith Wyss

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

Provincial Minister

Sisters of St. Francis




Brenda Young

Professor and Director of Global/Local Sustainability

​Daemen College

John R. Yurtchuk

Chairman and Owner, Calspan Corporation      

​President, Matrix Development Corporation

JoEtte Zaccagnino

​Portfolio Manager





Trustee Emeriti

  • Martin J. Anisman, President Emeriti
  • Thomas W. Bowen
  • Thomas Brydges 
  • Caroline Hassett-Buerk 
  • Adrian F. Dedecker, Jr.*
  • Leonard Greenfield*
  • Edward P. Gueth, Jr.*
  • Nedra J. Harrison
  • Peter F. Hunt
  • Hratch Karamanoukian
  • William W. Kimmins, Jr.*
  • Charles L. Lumsden*
  • Lynn Millane
  • Milton Milstein*
  • Henry J. Nowak
  • Gregory M. Oehler
  • Jean R. Oshei*
  • Joan Ellis Shatkin*
  • M. Angelice Vogt, OSF*
  • Paul A. Willax

* Deceased