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Board of Directors

Deaf Access Services is always looking for business professionals, members of the Deaf/HH communities and other Western New Yorkers to join our Board of Directors.

Board members are asked to attend quarterly meetings, join at least one Committee, participate in our fundraisers and support Deaf Access Services in the community.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at communications@wnydas.org for more detailed information.


Michael Cross


NYS Department of Transportation - Civil Engineer

Patty Tadak

Vice President

St. Mary's School for the Deaf - Teacher Assistant (Retired)

Cathie Kersten


St. Mary's School for the Deaf

Komani Lundquist


Via Evaluation - Director of Operations

Lisa Belk

Board Member

The Resource Center - Direct Support Professional

Robert Cagle

Board Member

Vishay Thin Film, LLC. - Test Engineer

Amy Crockford

Board Member

Erie Community College, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Buffalo State College - ASL Instructor

Catherine Dines

Board Member

Berardi Immigration Law - Associate Attorney

Ryan Dunn

Board Member


Scott Gentzke

Board Member

St. Mary's School for the Deaf

Nanette Harmon

Board Member

Niagara University - Coordinator of ASL and Deaf Studies

Amy Heider

Board Member

Niagara University & Erie Community College - ASL Instructor

Deborah Long

Board Member

The Resource Center-Cook

Kristin Miller

Board Member

St. Mary's School for the Deaf - Social Worker

Aaron Saykin

Board Member

Hodgson Russ, LLP. - Attorney

Hon. Mark J.F. Schroeder

Board Member

City of Buffalo - Comptroller

Mark Smith

Board Member


Sue Wantuck

Board Member

St. Mary's School for the Deaf - Teacher (Retired)

Alice Guinane

Emeritus Member

Key Bank (Retired)

Kathy Hoffman

Emeritus Member

Erie County Community College - Supervisor of the Office for Students with Disabilities (Retired)

Pamela Rohring

Emeritus Member

St. Mary's School for the Deaf - Teacher