Alumni Association Board of Directors

Mission Statement

The Canisius College Alumni Association Board of Directors assists the college, and specifically the Office of Alumni Engagement, in achieving its mission to engage alumni in direct and meaningful ways in order to develop a long-term relationship between alumni and alma mater.

General Information

  • The board year runs from July 1 – June 30
  • Three year terms
  • Members can serve up to two successive terms
  • Responsibilities are conducive to fit the busy schedules of working professionals
  • Board members may participate in meetings via telephone
  • The board primarily achieves its goals through the work of its committees
  • Each year, the board recognizes students, faculty and alumni with various awards


To nominate someone for the Board of Directors, please fill out this form and e-mail it to kaspercs@canisius.eduDeadline for nominations is March 6, 2015.

  • The board elects new members in April
  • Those considering board membership should contact the Alumni Engagement Office at (716) 888-2700 

Executive Committee

Mark J. Manuele '92, President

Nicholas Fiume '01, First Vice President

Judy Bassanello '83, Second Vice President

Ann Woloszynski '90, MBA '94, Immediate Past President

Sharon A. Kasperczyk, AA '12, Officer, Alumni Engagement

Glenn P. Weber '92, Director, Alumni Engagement


Board Members

Myles M. Abbott '03, MBA '04, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Michael J. Ball '95, Deputy Director, Empire State Development, WNY Region

Nina M. Barone '06, Director of Admissions, Director of Marketing & Communications, Nichols School

Judy A. (Trybuszkiewicz) Bassanello '83, Senior Vice President, Citigroup Inc.

Nicholas Fiume '01, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Joseph P. Heins '07, Associate, Phillips, Lytle LLP

Michael S. Hofer '08, MBA '10, Financial Analysis Officer, First Niagara Financial Group

Marie E. Hojnacki, '83 PhD, Associate Professor, Penn State University

Mark A. Johnson '94, Vice President, Community Development Manager, SunTrust Bank

Thomas F. Keenan '74, MBA '81, Vice President, M&T Bank

Edward J. Kelley '08, Derivatives Clearing Analyst, Citigroup

Clare (Manuel) Lindauer-Dean '85, CSE, CSE Chairperson, Buffalo Public Schools

Mark J. Manuele '92, Asst. Vice President/Portfolio Underwriter II, First Niagara Bank

Michael J. Masucci Jr. '07, Strategic Account Manager, Future Electronics

Ellen S. (Luetze) Musialowski '08, Accounting Manager, Praxair, Inc

Susan M. (Colmerauer) Polvino '82, Vice President- Investment Research, Citigroup Inc.

Jeffrey M. Priore '83, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo

Lisa M. (Campieri) Pugliese '89, Director, Office of Public Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Kathleen M. Sellers '94, Asst. Vice President and Counsel, Charles J. Sellers & Co., Inc.

Steven P. Siffringer '94, Specialty Sales Representative, Grifols Theraputics Inc.

Jennifer L. (Johnson) Smith '91, MBA '93, Clinical Sales Specialist, Gastroenterology WNY, Inwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

John M. Solak '15, Ex-officio, USA President

Susan M. (Manley) Swarts MBA '99, Retired - Manager - Project & Scheduling at Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

David C. Wagner '00, Senior Vice President, Roosevelt and Cross Inc.

Pauline C. Will '93, Attorney/Partner, Bennett, Schechter, Arcuri & Will LLP

Ann Woloszynski '90, MBA '94, Administrative Vice President, Risk Management, M&T Bank

Jack Wujcik '70, Retired Teacher, Adjunct, Genesee Community College



Dianna Civello, Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Sharon Kasperczyk AA'12, Officer, Alumni Engagement

Glenn P. Weber '92, Director, Alumni Engagement