Permanent Honorary President
Mary Elizabeth Lord

Board Members

Sara Dayton

Vice Chair
Kimberly A. Georger

Jennifer Walter

Steven Ricca

Cornell S. Babcock, Jr.
Ronald Benderson
P. Jeffrey Birtch
Katherine E. Cauley
Karen Cook
Douglas Curella
James Eagan
David W. Gacioch
Nicholas Gentile
Shelly Gordon
Mary Ellen Hager-Goodell
Leanne M. Hughes
Lawrence Lewis
Julie Schechter
Alexandra Scott
Patrick Sheldon
Melissa Subjeck


President & CEO
Gary Willoughby II, 716-629-3500

Chief Operating Officer
Beth Shapiro, 716-629-3515

Chief Financial Officer
Kim Lewandowski, 716-629-3501

Chief Communications Officer
Gina Browning, 716-629-3505

Chief Development Officer
Jennifer Gurz, 716-629-3517

Chief Veterinary Officer
Helene Chevalier DVM, 716-629-3524

Director of Volunteer Services
Kelly Lindstrom, 716-629-3503

Shelter Manager

Stephanie Pepper, 716-629-3507

Director of Cruelty Investigations/Animal Rescue
Aaron Kandefer, 716-629-3525

Director of Admissions

Amy Jaworski, 716-629-3535

Animal Caretaking Manager/Facilities
Matt Laufer, 716-629-3513

Veterinary Services Manager
Debby Williams, 716-629-3526

Director of Wildlife 

Barb Haney, 716-799-8653

Farm Manager
Sheila Foss, 716-629-3511

Director of Humane Education
Pamela Hylinger, 716-629-3530

Behavior Supervisor
Barbara Frazier, 716-629-3537

Petique Manager
Patti Zander, 716-629-3508