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SUNY Buffalo State MPA Alumni Association

Buffalo State MPA Alumni Association meets once per month.  To join, please contact Don Dentice.  

The MPA Alumni Association sponsors get-togethers with current students.  The MAA's most recent endeavor has been the sponsorship of "MPA Project Management Workshops" in which they offer tips and assistance for students to not only survive but thrive in the capstone experience.  

Please check PAD Events page for upcoming events.

 

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MPA ALUMNI

Please send updates and/or profiles to buonanl@buffalostate.edu.

 

Sharon Rochelle (2015) Erie County Department of Social Services

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs.  Oustanding MPA Project 2015.

Sharon is 1st Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Social Services, Erie County

Jordan Then (2015) U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Jordan Then is employed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is Mid-Atlantic Field Manager, Field Support Directorate, Office of Information and Technology in U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Jordan is a major in the US Marine Corps.

Outstanding MPA Project 2015

Esperance Rwigamba (2015) Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc.

Esperance is an Economic Development Specialist at Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI).  In 2016,  Esperance received an "Outstanding Service" award on the "Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service" for her work with the Service Collaborative of Western New York.

Naima Yancey (2016) Village of Ardsley, New York

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Naima Yancey is assistant to the Village Manager, Ardsley, New York, which is located in Westchester County.

Kimberly Renda (2016) Twin City Ambulance

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Kimberly German (2015) Buffalo Public School System

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Kimberly is Assistant Management Analyst in the Buffalo Public Schools IT Department.

Allison Polakiewicz (2016) Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Edmund Barfour (2016)- U.S. General Services Administration

Edmund is a Contract Specialist with the U.S. General Systems Administration (GSA) in the Syracuse field office.

Kayla Carrasquillo (2016)

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

William Langer (2015) U.S. Department of State

Bill is a pasport specialist with the US State Department.  He is a veteran of the US Air Force. Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Christine Matos (2016)

Jholane Haber (2016) Province of Ontario, Canada

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Jholane is a Community Development Planning Coordinator in Oakville for the Province of Ontario, Canada

Megan Swendsen (2016)

Miguel A. Reyes-Mariano (2015) Erie County, Department of Social Services

Outstanding MPA Project, 2015

Miguel is an Employment Counselor with Erie County, Department of Social Services.  He is also a Logistic Specialist with the U.S. Naval Reserves.  He was an Assistant and Acting Comptroller for the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade in Baghdad, Iraq. During his time as Senior Social Services Program Specialist at Erie County Department of Social Services, he headed a Six-Sigma Project to identify issues of non-compliance with rules and regulations established to recipients of Daycare benefits. .  Miguel  was honored with the Outstanding Staff Recognition Award - July 14, 2014 from the Special Investigations Division at Erie County Department of Social Services.

Ryan Gadzo (2015) Erie County, Department of Senior Services

Ryan Gadzo in employed as an Assistant Research Analyst in Erie County, Department of Senior Services

Maria Garozzo Payne (2015) City of Buffalo

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Maria is Principal Assessor at the Department of Assessment & Taxation, City of Buffalo

Cheryl Wailand (2015) Erie County, Department of Social Services

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Don Dentice (2012)

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs.

Dan Keppel (2014) Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs

Dan is an Infection Control Coordinator at Rosewell Park Cancer Institute

Paige Elisabeth Taylor (2014) Workforce Development Consortium

Paige is a Career Pathways Navigator at Works Force Development Consortium, Inc., which provides individual and family services.

Donna Estrich (2014) City of Buffalo

Donna is Commissioner of Administration, Finance, Policy and Urban Affairs for the City of Buffalo

Erica Stempniak (2015) M & T Bank

Erica is a government affairs specialist at M & T Bank.

Jeffrey Brown (2104) NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Elizabeth Smith Rossiter (2014) Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health

Elizabeth "Liz" Smith is Worker Project Director for Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health (Wyncosh). 

Genna Mitchell (2014) General Dynamics

Functional Analyst at General Dynamics.  Previously, Refugee Operations Analyst for the Refugee Processing Center.

Justin Stokes (2014) YMCA of Monterey Penninsula

Justin is a Family Service Specialist at YMCA of Monterey Pennisula - Greatere Salinas Area, California

Seraphine Udahemuka-Sargent (2014) Catholic Charities of WNY

Seraphine is a refugee support coordinator for Catholic Charities of Western New York

Siraj Bah (2014) SUNY New Paltz

Siraj is a freshman admission adviser at SUNY New Paltz.

Nidia Goitia (2014) California State University, Sacramento

Nidia has been a Financial Analyst/Budget Specialist at California State University, Sacramento since November 2016.  Prior to this post, Nidia was an HR and Business Analyst at UC Davis. 

Dinash Lal (2015) City of Buffalo

Dinash is Chief of Staff for the City of Buffalo Common Council

Jestina Eubanks (2014) City University of New York

Jestina is Assistant Program Director, Research Foundation at City University of New York (CUNY), Medgar Evers College CornerStone

Linda Sirgusa (2014) Erie County

Linda is employed by Erie County, Department of Social Services

Lisa Noonan (2014) Erie County

Lisa is employed by Erie County, Department of Social Services

Megan Wilson (2014) University at Buffalo, SUNY

Megan is a Community Research Facilitator at University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Andrea Meyers (2015) Catholic Charities of WNY

Andrea is a Site Facilitator for Catholic Charities of WNY for the Community Schools Collaboration for Buffalo Public Schools.

Samuel Mattle (2014) Center for Self Advocacy, Inc.

Samuel is a Disability Awareness Trainer at the Center for Self Advocacy, which is a nonprofit located in Buffalo, New York's whose mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities.

Michelle Amoako (2014)

Carolyn Martino (2015) SUNY Buffalo State

Carolyn is assistant to the provost at SUNY Buffalo State.

Megan Keogh (2014) SUNY Buffalo State

Megan is assistant to the Dean of School of the Professions, SUNY Buffalo State.

Joella Lukwiya (2015) Community Health Center of Buffalo

Joelle is Human Resource Assistant at the Community Health Center of Buffalo.

Rozanne Cuebas (2014) Erie County

Rozanne is employed in the Erie County, Department of Senior Services

Leisha Smallwood (2014) Quest Diagnostics

Leisha is a Patient Services Supervisor with Quest Diagnostics.

Joseph Gramaglia (2016) Buffalo Police Department

Joseph Gramaglia has been District B Chief in the Buffalo Police Department since June 2016.  Prior to this promotion, Joseph was a captain in the BPD heading the Homicide Bureau.

Kayla Cornell (2016) unyts

Kayla is a Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) at unyts.

Paul Perez (2016) City of Buffalo

Paul is Coordinator, Save Our Streets Program, City of Buffalo.

Brett Loschiavo (2016) Erie County Department of Social Services

Brett is a Senior Social Welfare Examiner, Erie County, Department of Social Services.

Krystal Collado (2017)

Patrick Hanlon (2017) HSBC Bank

John Wagner (2017) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Member of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Global Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs.  John is a veteran of the US Navy.

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