Advisory Council

Project Play WNY Team

Jim Boyle

Vice President, Programs and Communications

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Jennifer Brown- Lerner

Deputy Director Sports & Society Program

The Aspen Institute


Michael Buczkowski

Bisons General Manager

Bison Baseball Inc.

Betsy Constantine


Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Art Eberhart

Executive Director

Niagara Police Athletic League

John Ehrbar

President & CEO

YMCA Buffalo Niagara

Jamien Eutsey

Boys & Men of Color/Youth Sport Management Program Supervisor

Say Yes Buffalo


Tom Farrey

Executive Director

Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program

Martin Fox

Project Associate

Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program

Michael Gentile

Associate Professor of Sport Management

Niagara University

Katie Gorman

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Initiatives

Delaware North

Kejuan Harmon

Outdoors Statewide Coordinator

New York State Parks/Natural Heritage Trust Ladders

Rich Jureller


Buffalo Sabres Foundation

Nekia Kemp

Executive Director

Buffalo Police Athletic League

Michael Martin

Executive Director

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties

Michele Mehaffy

Consumer Affairs Manager

Wegmans Food Markets

Sheila O’Brien

Executive Director

SABAH Inc. (Skating Athletes Bold At Heart)

Cecelie Owens

Asst. Superintendent of Physical Education, Health Education and Athletics

Buffalo Public Schools

Kari Pardoe

Program Officer

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Gregory Stevens

Executive Director

Niagara River Greenway Commission

Heidi Suffoletto

Primary Care Sports Medicine

UB Concussion Management Clinic Medicine



Preston Teague

Sr. Director of Youth Football and Programs

Buffalo Bills


Jeff Townsend

Executive Director

YMCA of the Twin Tiers