Alumni Association Board of Directors

The purpose of the Alumni Association is to inspire all current and future D'Youville alumni to develop a lifelong relationship with the College and one another.

The objectives of the Alumni Association Board are to: (1) uphold the mission of D'Youville; (2) promote loyalty and support among alumni to the College; (3) recognize and honor alumni successes and accomplishments; and (4) foster alumni and student interaction.

Alumni Board Application


President Todd J. Potter Jr. '12
Vice-President Judy Po-Chedley Wilkins '74
Recording Secretary Catherine Braniecki '73

Board Members

  • Fr. Denning Achidi '14
  • Andrew Belden '07, '11, '20, '22
  • John Bellassai '99, '05
  • Janice Blake '93
  • Jean (Patsy) Bisantz Caldiero '69
  • Ashley Carney '20
  • Kathleen Rooney Colombo '69
  • Andrea Panzuto Cudney '18
  • Ryan Eaton '19
  • Lisa Hauss '88, '11
  • Eileen Sullivan Herlihy '69
  • Christina Joyce '10


  • Alyssa Sicoli Kaczmarek '11
  • John Kofmehl '07, '10
  • Eileen Hanley-Noworyta '78, '15
  • Kristen Dennis Obarka '04
  • David Po-Chedley '78
  • Johnny Qiu '19
  • Elise Rhodes '88, '95
  • Kathleen Scanlon '71
  • Ellen Pitz Sponholz '88
  • Katelyn Buck Violanti '18
  • Dorette Sugg Welk '71
  • JoAnn Schuessler Wolf '01

Student Representative

  • Amelia Stack

Board Membership

Alumni Association Board Member Position Description
A member of the Board of Directors may serve a three (3) year term of office. Members of the Board of Directors may serve no more than two (2) consecutive full terms of office. Selection to the board will be determined, in part, thru demonstrated interest and commitment to the activities of the College. The board elects new members at its May meeting. In accepting the three-year appointment, the person agrees to fulfill the requirements and meet the responsibilities associated with board membership. These are not limited to, but include:
1. Attend and participate in all scheduled board meetings.
2. Serve actively on alumni board committees as appointed by the president of the association.
3. Actively participate in alumni sponsored events organized by the Alumni Association.

For any questions, please call Kate Hammer, director of alumni and community engagement, at 716-829-7805. 

Alumni Board Application