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

To reach Melissa Brown, Executive Director  
Please contact  (716) 873-9644 ext.302,    

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

(716) 873-9644 ext.317

Cynthia A. Conides, Ph.D. Curator for Special Projects 
Associate Professor and Director of Museum Studies SUNY Buffalo State

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

(716) 873-9644 ext.302,

To book a tour or make tor inquires, contact:
Dell, Doreen, Education Assistant

(716) 873-9644, ext.304  

Fisher, Sabine, Collections Assistant
(716) 873-9695 ext.304,
Greinert, Alexis, Donor Relations and Membership Coordinator
(716) 873-9644 ext.318,

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

Justinger, Rebecca, Registrar
(716) 873-9695 ext.303,

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

Library Staff (Amy Miller, Assistant Librarian; Shane Stephenson, Library Technician)

(716) 873-9644 ext.348,

Program bookings or inquiries, contact:  
MacNeill, Megan, Program & Engagement Coordinator

(716) 873-9644 ext.320,

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

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

Nichols, Jennifer, Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate
(716) 873-9644 ext. 319, 

Robinson, Lori, Accountant
(716) 873-9644 ext.315,

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

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

Volunteer Coordinator (Tuesday office hours) 
(716) 873-9644, ext.323,

For other inquiries:
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