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.



President: Todd J. Potter Jr. '12
Vice-President: Judy Jordan Dobson '89, '04
Recording Secretary: Mary Elaine Henning Spitler '70

Board Members

  • John Bellassai '99, '05
  • Andrew Belden '07
  • Catherine Braniecki '73
  • Pat Bisantz Caldiero '69
  • Ashley Carney '20
  • Samantha Cohen '19
  • Kathleen Rooney Colombo '69
  • Ryan Eaton '19
  • Eileen Hanley-Noworyta '78, '15
  • Lisa Nocera Hauss '88, '11
  • Eileen Sullivan Herlihy '69
  • Christina Joyce '10
  • Alyssa Sicoli Kaczmarek '11
  • Sarah Marino Krueger '16, '19
  • Ryan Miller '05, '08, '11
  • Kristen Dennis Obarka '04
  • David Po-Chedley '78
  • Johnny Qiu '19
  • Kathleen Scanlon '71
  • Ellen Pitz Sponholz '88
  • Katelyn Buck Violanti '18
  • Jonvier Whittington '19 
  • Judy Po-Chedley Wilkins '74
  • JoAnn Schuessler Wolf '01

Student Representative

Peyton Smith '25
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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.

If interested in joining the alumni association board, please complete the form below.  For any questions, please call Kate Hammer, director of alumni and community engagement, at 716-829-7805. 

Alumni Board Application Form

Please provide the following information: