About Canisius

About Canisius

Board of Trustees

The Canisius College Board of Trustees formulates and recommends policy to Canisius College President John J. Hurley. Members are appointed to three-year terms.  Members for the 2016 - 2017 academic year include:

Teresa M. Amabile PhD, '72
Baker Foundation Professor; Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 

Judy A. Bassanello '83
President of the Alumni Association
Vice President; Citigroup, Inc, Getzville, NY

Sylvia A. Bennett 
Senior VP of Development & Corporate Communications; WNED, Buffalo, NY

Martin J. Berardi  
CEO; Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, Buffalo, NY

Rev. Michael G. Boughton, S.J.
Assistant for Formation, Maryland and Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus; New York, NY

Rev. John T. Butler, S.J.
VP for University Mission and Ministry; Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Edward Burke Carey, '69
Chair of the Board of Trustees
President; Carey Realty Investments, Inc., Columbus, OH

Joseph J. Castiglia '55, HON ‘94
Emeritus; West Falls, NY

Rev. David S. Ciancimino, S.J. 
President; Canisius High School, Buffalo, NY

John R. Connolly '72
Executive VP/Chief Financial Officer; Tecomet, Inc, Wilmington, MA

Mark J. Czarnecki MBA '01 President & Chief Operating Officer; M&T Bank, Buffalo, NY

Thomas R. Emmerling '75 
Managing Partner; Dopkins & Company LLP, Buffalo, NY

Michael A. Ervolina, Jr '79
President; Valu Home Centers Inc., Buffalo, NY

Rev. Philip A. Florio, S.J.
Pastor & Superior; Old Saint Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia, PA

Richard N. Gilbert, Jr MD '84
Urologic Surgeon; WNY Urology Associates, LLC, Cheektowaga, NY

Anthony B. Habib ‘95
Former President & CEO; Petri Baking Products, Silver Creek, NY

Bernd G. Heinze '78
President & CEO; Heinze Group, LLC, King of Prussia, PA

Rev. D. Scott Hendrickson, S.J.
Assistant Professor of Spanish; Loyola University, Chicago, IL

John J. Hurley ‘78  Ex Officio
President; Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Rocco J. Maggiotto ’72, MBA ‘79
Director and CEO; PWRcierge LLC, Pelham, NY

Robert H. Maloney ‘71
Founder and Principal; Maloney Government Relations, Washington, DC

Anthony M. Masiello ’69, HON ‘96
President;  Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Associates, Buffalo, NY

Joseph D. McDonald
President & CEO; Catholic Health System, Buffalo, NY

Michael J. Montante ‘91
Vice President; Uniland Development Co., Amherst, NY

David J. Nasca ‘79
President & CEO; Evans Bank NA, Hamburg, NY

Rev. Leo O’Donovan, S.J.
President Emeritus of Georgetown University;
Director of Mission, Jesuit Refugee Service, New York, NY

Ronald A. Raccuia '90
President; ADPRO Sports, Buffalo, NY

James E. Sherwood, PhD '68
Retired Executive Dean/Campus CEO; Suffolk Community College, Lincoln, NE

Rev. Thomas R. Slon, S.J.
Rector; Canisius Jesuit Community, Buffalo, NY

Rev. Michael F. Tunney, S.J.
Rector; Fairfield Jesuit Community, Fairfield, CT

Cynthia E. Vance  
Partner; Jensen, Marks, Langer & Vance, LLC, Buffalo, NY

Lawrence J. Vilardo '77
United States District Judge; Western District of New York, Buffalo, NY

Nancy W. Ware '78, MBA '85  President; EduKids, Inc., West Seneca, NY

Lee C. Wortham '79
Chief Operating Officer and Partner; Barrantys, LLC, Buffalo, NY

Officers for the 2015-2016 Canisius College Board of Trustees

Edward Burke Carey '69

John R. Connolly ‘72
Vice Chair

Christine M. Licata-Culhane '67, MS '71, EDD
Vice Chair 

Erica C. Sammarco ‘00
Associate Vice President, Assistant to the President, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Marco F. Benedetti, CPA
Vice President, Business & Finance/Treasurer, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY