Board of Trustees

The Canisius College Board of Trustees is the governing body of the college. It is comprised of thirty-five trustees of whom at least five are members of the Society of Jesus. Members are appointed to three-year terms. The full board meets four times per year and oversees, formulates, and recommends policy to the Canisius College president to ensure that the college fulfills its mission and purpose. As fiduciaries of the college, they are accountable for the academic quality, strategic planning, and fiscal well-being of the college.  The college's senior leadership team works closely with the board and serves as staff liaisons to the board’s committees.

Members of the Board of Trustees for 2017-2018 include:

Chair: Lee C. Wortham ‘79
Vice Chair: John R. Connolly ‘72
Treasurer: Marco F. Benedetti, CPA
Secretary: Erica C. Sammarco ‘00

TERESA M. AMABILE PhD '72
Baker Foundation Professor 
Harvard Business School
Boston, MA

MARTIN J. BERARDI '79
CEO
Schutte Buffalo Hammermill 
Buffalo, NY

REV. JOHN T. BUTLER, S.J.
VP for University Mission & Ministry
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

REV. DAVID S. CIANCIMINO, SJ
President
Canisius High School
Buffalo, NY

JOHN R. CONNOLLY  '72
Executive VP / Chief Financial Officer
Tecomet, Inc.
Wilmington, MA

KIMBERLY A. DETRASK '95
Senior VP of Capital Management
State Street Corporation
Boston, MA

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.
Provincial Assistant for Vocation Ministry
Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus
New York, NY

RICHARD N. GILBERT, JR, MD ''84
Urologic Surgeon
WNY Urology Associates, LLC
Cheektowaga, NY

REV. D. SCOTT HENDRICKSON, S.J.
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Graduate Program Director
Loyola University
Chicago, IL

JOHN J. HURLEY '78  ex officio
President
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY

STEPHEN F. JACKSON '82, MBA '87
Partner, National Tax Dept, Intl Tax 
EY
New York, NY

CHRISTOPHER M. KELLY '83
Partner
Jones Day
Cleveland, OH

MARK J. LEMA, MD PhD '71
Chair, Dept of Anesthesiology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

ROBERT H. MALONEY '71
Founder and Principal
Maloney Government Relations, LLC
Washington, DC

ANTHONY M. MASIELLO '69 HON '96
President
Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Assoc.
Buffalo, NY

DAVID J. NASCA '79
President/CEO
Evans Bank, NA
Hamburg, NY

REV. CYRIL P. OPEIL, S.J.
Associate Professor of Physics
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

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

MICHAEL J. TODARO
Executive VP, Mortgage & Consumer Lending
M&T Bank
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
US District Judge
Western District of New York
Buffalo, NY

REV. JEFFREY P. VON ARX, S.J.
Superior
LaFarge House
Cambridge, MA

NANCY W. WARE '78, MBA '85
President
EduKids, Inc.
West Seneca, NY

LILLIE V. WILEY-UPSHAW '91
Former Vice Dean for Student Engagement and Inclusion
University at Buffalo Law School
Buffalo, NY

PAULINE C. WILL '93 ex officio
President of Alumni Association
Attorney/Partner
Bennett, Schechter, Arcuri & Will LLP
Buffalo, NY

LEE C. WORTHAM '79
Chief Operating Officer and Partner
Barrantys, LLC
Buffalo, NY