Our Board

CAO of WNY’s Elected Board

Our mission is to promote opportunities for low-income individuals, families, and communities to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency through advocacy, partnerships, access to services, and low-to-moderate income housing development.

Members Representing the Low Income Sector

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Lisa Collins

Executive Committee Member

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Wilmer Olivencia, Jr.

Executive Committee Sergeant at Arms
Audit, Finance, & Pension Committee

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Vonetta Rhodes-Osi

Board Member
PEM Committee

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Sandra Garner

Board Member
By-Laws and Nominations Committee

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Announced soon

Members Representing the Public Sector, Public Officials & Designees

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Craig D. Hannah

Executive Committee President
Ex-officio voting member of all committees

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Announced soon

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Vernee Shaw

Executive Committee Treasurer
Audit, Finance, & Pension Committee Chair

Angela Blue

Angela Blue

Executive Committee Secretary

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Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr.

Board Member
By-Laws & Nominations Committee Chair

Members Representing the Community Interest
Representative Directors (Private Sector)

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Dr. Raquel Schmidt

Board Member
Audit, Finance, & Pension Committee

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John Ingram

Board Member
PEM Committee Chair

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Demone A. Smith

Executive Committee Member

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Therese M. Vita

Board Member
By-Laws and Nominations Committee

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Jonathan Dandes

Board Member
Audit, Finance, & Pension Committee