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City Hall Tour with ASL Interpretation
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Canalside Walking Tour with ASL Interpretation
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Canalside Walking Tour with ASL Interpretation
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DAS Deaf Advisory Council

Since our affiliation with People Inc., the responsibilities of the board now fall to the board of directors of People Inc. We have one Deaf board member seat now on the board and we have the benefit of a new Deaf Advisory Council.

Deaf Access Services would like to thank the following outgoing board members for their support in our affiliation process.

 Current DAS Deaf Advisory Council:

Michael Cross

Civil Engineer at NYS DOT

Michael Lackey

Deaf Community Advocator

Lisa Rafalson

Founding dean of the new College of Health, Human Sciences, and Business.

Daemen College

Patty Tadak

Retired Teacher Assistant

SMSD

Sue Wantuck

Retired Teacher

SMSD

Karen Ward

Buffalo Implant Group Board Member (B.I.G.)

Jose Ruiz Jr.

Jacob Leffler

Caitlin Kenney

Engagement & Education Services Coordinator 

Western New York Library Resources Council.

Patricia Dasey

Vice President | Sr. Business Communications Specialist M&T Bank
One Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Pmeyer1@mtb.com

 

 

 

WANT TO JOIN OR BE A PART OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL? CONTACT US! Jchibi@wnydas.org

 

Past Board Members

 

Robert Cagle

 

Test Engineer at Vishay Thin Film, L.L.C.

 

Nanette Harmon

 

Coordinator of ASL & Deaf Studies

 

Niagara University

Komani Lundquist

VIA Evaluation - CEO

 

Cathie Kersten

Retired Director of Professional Experiences at Canisius College

 

Lisa Belk

Direct Support Professional

Certified Advance Trainer

The Resource Center

 

Norine D. Borkowski

Deputy Director/Corporate Compliance Officer

Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties, Inc. (NACS)

 

Amy Crockford

ASL Professor

SUNY Buffalo State, Brockport & ECC

 

Ryan Dunn

Lead Accountant

Key Bank

 

Scott Gentzke

Assistant Director of Student Life Programming

NTID

 

Catherine (Dines) Kettner

Berardi Immigration Law

 

Deborah Long

Cook

The Resource Center

Coordinator for Deaf/HH in Jamestown

 

Matthew Pitts

KeyBank

Communications Manager

Western & Central New York

 

Aaron Saykin

Lawyer

Hodgson Russ LLP

 

Mark J.F. Schroeder

Comptroller for City of Buffalo

 

 

Kathy Hoffman - Past President

Alice Guinanae - Founding Member of DAS & Past President

Pamela Rohring - Past President & Sign Language educator at SMSD