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Officers & Board


2023 Federation Officers

President – Marjorie Bryen
Vice President – Marc Brown
Vice President – Rise’ Kulick
Secretary – Cheryl Stein
2023 Campaign Chair – Gil Wolfe
2023 Women’s Philanthropy Chair – Amélida Ortiz Weinmann

Elected Governors

Corey Auerbach
Jordan Balsom
Jeffrey Blum
Iris Danziger
Kenneth Dauber
Hon. Brenda Freedman
Deborah Goldman
Kirstie Henry
Jake Katz
Jim Kramer
Merredith Levin
Marina Maulucci-Finkelstein
Ellen Niles
Robin Raphael
Ezra Rich
Dr. Laurie Sadler
Harvey Sanders
Blaine Schwartz
Kenneth Shuman
Amélida Ortiz Weinmann
Laura Wexler
Gil Wolfe

Agency Governors

Rabbi Sara Rich, Buffalo Board of Rabbis & Cantors
Daniel J. Kester, Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Marc Adler, Hillel of Buffalo
Wendy Weisbrot, Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo
Dr. Irwin Gelman, Jewish Community Center
Harold Star, Jewish Family Services of WNY
Jonathan Schechter, Jewish Federation Cemetery Corp.
Brenda Feldstein, LiNK Jewish Buffalo
Sonia Gellman Young, Ohr Temimim
Kenneth Rogers, Weinberg Campus

Past Presidents

Shelly Yellen, Immediate Past President, 2021-22
Leslie Shuman Kramer*, 2018-20
Steven J. Weiss, 2016-18
Howard S. Rosenhoch, 2014-16
David H. Desmon, 2012-14
Holly W. Levy, 2010-12
Gary Greenfield, 2008-10
Arthur A. Glick*, 2006-08
Dr. Kevin B. Kulick*, 2004-06
Dr. Howard Benatovich, 2002-04
Janet R. Desmon, 2000-02
Jordan Levy, 1998-2000
Irving M. Shuman*, 1996-98
Martin E. Trossman*, 1994-96
Nathan Benderson*, 1992-94
Richard Ament, M.D*., 1990-92
Stuart G. Lerman, 1988-90
Joel N. Lippman*, 1986-88
Ann H. Cohn*, 1984-86
Gordon Gross*, 1983-84
Gail C. Kaplan*, 1981-82
Leonard Rochwarger*, 1979-80
Morris Himmel*, 1977-78
Donald Day*, 1975-76
Samuel J. Weinstein*, 1974
J. Milton Zeckhauser*, 1972-73
Ruth Kahn Stovroff*, 1970-71
Robert Hayman*, 1968-69
Louis Bunis*, 1965-67
Irving Levick*, 1964-65
Joseph Desmon*, 1962-64
Arthur Victor, Jr.*, 1961
Hon. David Diamond*, 1959-61
Alfred M. Saperston*, 1958
Victor Wagner*, 1956-58
Arthur Victor, Jr.*, 1954-56
Joseph Markel,*, 1952-54
Stanley Falk*, 1950-52
Howard T. Saperston*, 1948-50
Edward H. Kavinoky*, 1946-48
Maurice Tabor*, 1944-46
Harry J. Lehman*, 1930
Dr. Lester I. Levyn*, 1927-30
Charles Polakoff*, 1926
Hon. Samuel J. Harris*, 1922-26
Emanuel Boasberg*, 1921
Eugene Warner*, 1919-21
Theodore Hofeller*, 1916-19
Isaac Harris*, 1913-16
Solomon Ginsberg*, 1911-13
Henry Weill*, 1909-11
Julius Saperston*, 1903-09

*z”l (zichrono l’ivracha – in blessed memory)