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Board of Directors

President - Sarah Fonzi

Sarah Fonzi is a local artist that has studied and worked in various cities around the world. She studied both Sculpture and Museum Studies at Savannah College of Arts and Design and has continued working in these fields for local non-profit organizations for the past 7 years.

Secretary - Tamara Lewis

Tamara Z. Lewis is the Chief Administrative Officer for Erie County Chiropractic and a licensed mortuary scientist. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Zandra Grande, a business management consultant company that provides services to small businesses from medical practices to restaurants alike; moreover, she is the President of Zandra by Azariah's Innocence, LLC, a natural skin care product line with her 14 year old Founder and CEO daughter Zandra.

Treasurer - Scott Cassety

Scott Cassety has 30+ years of experience in general business and financial management. He is owner and manager of Advanced Storage, Inc and has been extremely involved in the WNY entrepreneurial community through Launch NY, Buffalo Angels and WNYVA among other things. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Economics and has past experience serving as treasurer in other non-profit organizations.

Member - Russ Reinagel

Russ has a dual degree in Plumbing and Heating and electrical controls/instrumentation from Delhi State. He has owned and operated Royal Oaks Design and Remodeling for 27 years, specializing in kitchens, bathrooms and custom woodwork. He has owned and managed 30 residential units and is the current owner of Courts and More, a tennis court resurfacing company.

Member - Matt Lehner

Matt works for CoachMePlus and is President of Buffalo Lab Makerspace. Matt volunteers on a regular basis for any tech-related programming.

Member - Lonnie Barlow

Lonnie works as Communications Director at PUSH Buffalo. In addition to his experience in social media and marketing, Lonnie is a practicing musician and teaches for Young Audiences of WNY.

Member - Annette Wong

Annette works as social media guru at CoachMePlus. She volunteers for Buffalo Lab Makerspace and assists with social media as well as tech-related programming.



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