Museum Board & Staff

We, the Board of Managers and staff of The Buffalo History Museum, share passion for the past.  We enjoy the contagious enthusiasm inspired by museum visits and conjured by the collection.  We thrill at witnessing the unexpected, unanticipated moments of revelation experienced during these encounters.  In the business of memory making – and keeping – energy radiates from these exchanges.  We realize the relevance of our mission to cultivate and celebrate, share and safeguard that which characterizes our community – its history.  Being the place where the community, its artifacts and its stories intersect provides a source of great pride.

We are grateful that the community’s stories – ordinary and extraordinary – have been entrusted to us.  For all those whose stories are safeguarded within . . . we offer immortality.  For this opportunity, we thank the community, and we remain committed to upholding that trust.Board websz.jpg

top row: Cassie Irish, Greg D. Tranter,Peter Ahrens,Philip C. Kadet, Alisa A. Lukasiewicz, William J. O'Donnell,Scott Fisher,
Heidi A. Raphael,Vincent Mancuso, Cheryl Lyles, 
Mark L. Martin,John L. Hurley,Jr., Mark V. Taylor,
sitting: Ken Friedman,Kristin Saperston, Steven McCarville, Catherine Schweitzer (not in photo: Allan Jamieson, Carley Jean Hill, Mark Severson) Photo by Cheryl Gorski 

Steven McCarville - President
Peter Ahrens - Vice President
Alisa A. Lukasiewicz  - Vice President
Mark L. Martin- Vice President
Heidi A. Raphael - Vice President
Mark V. Taylor- Vice President
Catherine Schweitzer - Secretary
Philip C. Kadet – Treasurer 

Scott Fisher
Ken Friedman
Carley Jean Hill
John L. Hurley, Jr.
Cassie Irish
Allan Jamieson
Cheryl Lyles 
Vincent Mancuso
William J. O'Donnell
Kristin Saperston
Mark Severson
Greg D. Tranter

STAFF
To reach Melissa Brown, Executive Director  
Please contact  (716) 873-9644 ext.302, rcarmina@buffalohistory.org    

Media Contact: Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Constance M. Caldwell  

(716) 873-9644 ext.317 ccaldwell@buffalohistory.org

frank_desk.jpgInquires about venue rentals, contact:   
Carmina, Roberta, Executive Office Liaison

(716) 873-9644 ext.302, rcarmina@buffalohistory.org

Dell, Doreen, Education Assistant
(716) 873-9644, ext.304
tours@buffalohistory.org  

Fisher, Sabine, Collections Assistant - Part-time staff (Please contact Walt Mayer below)
(716) 873-9695 ext.304, sfisher@buffalohistory.org
             
Greinert, Alexis, Donor Relations and Membership Coordinator
(716) 873-9644 ext.318, agreinert@buffalohistory.org

Greco, Anthony, Director of  Exhibits & Interpretive Planning,
(716) 873-9644 ext.310, agreco@buffalohistory.org

Justinger, Rebecca, Registrar
(716) 873-9695 ext.303, rjustinger@buffalohistory.org

LaBella, Jennifer, Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate
(716) 873-9644 ext. 319, jlabella@buffalohistory.org

To make a donation of support, or inquiries about funding, contact:  
Luangpakdy, Kimberly, Director of Resource Development
(716) 873-9644 ext. 322, kluangpakdy@buffalohistory.org

Library (Amy Miller, Assistant Librarian; Shane Stephenson, Library Technician) library@buffalohistory.org

Maintenance
(716) 873-9644 ext.348, maintenance@buffalohistory.org

For questions about the collection and/or to make an artifact donation, contact:
Mayer,Walter J., Director, Museum Collections
(716) 873-9695 ext.302, wmayer@buffalohistory.org

Museum Shop, (Mary Louise Stanley Shop Manager)
(716) 873-9644, ext.301, shop@buffalohistory.org

Robinson, Lori, Accountant
(716) 873-9644 ext.315, lrobinson@buffalohistory.org

Stanley, Mary Louise, Director of Retail Operations and Volunteer Services
(716) 873-9644, ext.316, mlstanley@buffalohistory.org

Van Ness, Cynthia, MLS, Director, Library and Archives
(716) 873-9644 ext.306, cvanness@buffalohistory.org

Volunteer Coordinator (Tuesday office hours) 
(716) 873-9644, ext.323, volunteer@buffalohistory.org

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