Staff and Directors

Jill Spisiak Jedlicka
Executive Director and Riverkeeper
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Renata Niedzwiecka Kraft
Deputy Executive Director
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Kelly Mayer
Director of Finance and Operations
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Kerrie Gallo
Deputy Executive Director
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Chris Murawski
Director of Community Engagement
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Robbyn Drake
Director of Education and Training
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Joel Bernosky
Program Manager
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Joseph Gould
Natural Resource Planner
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John Grabowski
Natural Resources Coordinator
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Erica Grohol
Landscape Designer and Planner
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Joy Knowlton
Operations Manager
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Joshua Konovitz
Field Project Coordinator
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Monica Lippens
Administrative and Operations Assistant
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Charles Oddo
Landscape Designer and Planner
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Leah Pabst
Project Manager
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Wendy Paterson
Community Liaison
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Elizabeth Robbe
Water Quality Specialist
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Emily Sadowski
Natural Resource Planner
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 Margaux Valenti, Esq.
Program Advisor
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Katherine Winkler
Program Manager
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NOTE: Extension numbers above refer to RIVERKEEPER office phone, 716-852-7483.

Professional portraits courtesy of Katie Schneider, Katie Schneider Photography.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Board of Directors

Jeff Liebel, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Board Chairperson, Managing Partner and Founder – Counterpoint Consulting
Deborah Q. Gondek, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Board Vice-Chair, formerly Rich Products Director of Sustainability
John Reinhold, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Board Treasurer, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.
Martin Doster, P.E., Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Board Secretary, Chief Operating Officer – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
Keith Belanger, Senior Vice President of Corporate Service – M&T Bank
Nancy Brock, Vice President and Program Director – The M&T Charitable Foundation
Lissa Carroll, Director of Human Resources – Heritage Centers
Bill Clough, Headmaster – Nichols School
Charles Grieco, Member – Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys
Doug Hopkins, History Department – Buffalo Seminary
Peter Jones, Financial Advisor – Morgan Stanley
Richard Lippes, Legal Counsel, Partner – Lippes & Lippes
Channel T. McCarthy, Esq., The Knoer Group, PLLC
Alyce Notaro, Senior Manager – Tax Department, Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP
Jack O’Donnell, Senior Vice President and Director of Communications – Bolton St. Johns
Anne N. Perry, RA, Partner – ANPRA-Architecture PLLC
Alan Rabideau, Professor – Dept of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering – University at Buffalo


Thomas DeSantis, Planning Dept, City of Niagara Falls
Barry Boyer, Emeritus, UB Law School
Lynda Schneekloth, Emeritus, UB Urban Design Project