Gary Olson

Gary Olson


Daemen University

A.J. Baynes

President & CEO

Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Donald Boswell

Donald K. Boswell

President & CEO


Mayor Byron Brown

Honorable Byron W. Brown


City of Buffalo, New York

Matthew K. Enstice

Matthew K. Enstice

President & CEO

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.

Brian Kulpa


Town of Amherst


Thomas Loughran

Erie County Legislator

District 5

Kenneth A. Manning


Phillips Lytle, LLP

Guy Marlette

Guy R. Marlette


Alternative Information Systems, Inc. 

Karen McMahon


New York State Assembly, District 146

Jennifer Parker

Jennifer J. Parker


Jackson Parker Communications, LLC.

Amy Polowy

Amy Polowy

Managing Partner

Gross Polowy, LLC


Thomas Quatroche, Jr.

President & CEO

Erie County Medical Center Corporation


Michael H. Ranzenhofer


Friedman & Ranzenhofer, Attorneys at Law

Eric Reich

Eric Reich

President & Co-Founder

Campus Labs

Nadia Sharam

Nadia Shahram


Matrimonial Mediation Center

Steve Swift

Steve Swift

Executive Vice President & CFO

HealthNow New York Inc.

R. Termini

Rocco R. Termini


Signature Development Buffalo, LLC


Roger Trevino

Partner / Executive Vice President

Niagara Falls Redevelopment, LLC


Honorable Raymond Walter

New York Supreme Court 8th Judicial District

John Yensan

John Yensan


President of OSC, Inc

Community Advisory Board By-Laws 


General Provisions

Section 1: Establishment

With this document, the "Daemen University Community Advisory Board" ("Board") is hereby established.

Section 2: Purpose

It is the purpose of the Board to establish a reciprocal advisory exchange forum that will give businesses, government officials, and community leaders direct access to the expertise and of Daemen University; and provide Daemen University with the collective advice and counsel of the business, government and community leaders who serve on the Board.



Section 1: Roles and Responsibilities

The Board members and the President of Daemen University shall work collaboratively to ensure the mutual benefit of all activities to both the members and the University, including but not limited to the following:

a. The Board and the President shall identify ways in which the various sectors represented on the Board can support the University in meeting its mission, and in which the University can support the private sector, State, local and Federal government entities, and community organizations represented on the Board;


b. The President and Board members shall identify specific programmatic partnerships with Daemen University throughout the Buffalo-Niagara Region that will directly benefit Board member companies, organizations, governmental entities, and the University;

c. The Board shall provide professional non-binding advice and counsel to the President on both internal and external matters affecting the University, its graduates, and external stakeholders

d. The President and the Board shall help identify opportunities for availing all parties of the proven economic impact and expertise of Daemen University to pursue joint economic development projects that will benefit Board member entities and the Region;

e. The Board shall provide feedback to the President, when requested and appropriate, on University programs, curriculum, and projects as they relate to priorities and preferences in the private, governmental, and non-profit sectors of the Region; and

f. The Board shall assist the President in promoting the positive image and effective relations with all of the University's constituents.


Membership and Organization

Section 1: Membership: General.

Candidates for membership on the Daemen University Community Advisory Board shall be sought by the President of the University, following consultation with the Cabinet at the University.

Candidates for membership shall consist of, but shall not be limited to, businessmen and businesswomen from private sector corporations and business organizations; entrepreneurs; representatives of State, local and Federal government agencies or offices in accordance with any and all rules and regulations governing acceptance of Membership on advisory boards; elected officials from the State of New York legislature, local government entities, and the United States Congress; representatives from the health care sector of the Region; and representatives from non-profit and community organizations throughout the Buffalo Niagara Region.

The Members of the Board shall serve a term of office of 2 years. A member may serve no more than 3 consecutive, 2 year terms.

Section 2: Resignation from the Board

Any member of the Advisory Board may resign from the Board by giving written notice to the President of the University. The resignation will be effective immediately upon receipt of such notice.

Section 3: Authorities of the Board Members

The Members of the Board are authorized and encouraged to provide advice and counsel to the President of the University, with all recommendations of the Board to be presented to the President for implementation at his or her discretion.

The Members of the Board are also authorized and encouraged to participate in all initiatives to carry out their roles and responsibilities described under Article II of these Bylaws, including service on Special Committees or Task Forces authorized to be formed under Section 4 of this Article.

Section 4: Establishment of Special Committees or Task Forces

There are no Standing Committees of the Daemen University Community Advisory Board.

The President shall be empowered to recommend to the Board the formation of Special Committees or Task Forces to address specific issues raised by members during a meeting of the Board. Such Special Committees or Task Forces shall be formed with a specific timeframe for returning to the full Board membership with advisory opinions and/or recommendations to be implemented by the President at his or her discretion.

Section 5: Meetings

The Community Advisory Board shall normally meet at least twice each academic year, preferably once a semester, on dates announced by the President of the University. Special meetings may be called by the President with ten days notice to the membership.

All meetings of the Board shall be held at Daemen University, unless otherwise announced in advance by the President.

Section 6: Agenda

A tentative agenda for Board meetings shall be planned by the President and distributed to the membership at least ten days prior to the meeting date for Board meetings. The tentative agenda for meetings shall be mailed or e-mailed in advance to Members for their input and addition of agenda items.



Section 1: General Provision

There shall be no dues required for membership on the Board.