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Board Members

Ramone Alexander Ramone Alexander

Ramone Alexander
Board Vice Chair

Karima Amin Karima Amin

Karima Amin

Lou Jean Fleron Lou Jean Fleron

Lou Jean Fleron

Stephen Halpern Stephen Halpern

Stephen Halpern

Devonya Havis Devonya Havis

Devonya Havis
Board Secretary

Sharon Ivey Sharon Ivey

Sharon Ivey

Gamileh Jamil Gamileh Jamil

Gamileh Jamil

Ben Kerman Ben Kerman

Ben Kerman

Ba Zan Lin Ba Zan Lin

Ba Zan Lin
Board Chair

Matt Nagowski Matt Nagowski

Matt Nagowski

Susan Thomas Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas
Board Treasurer

Policy Fellows

Erin Carman
2020 Public Research Fellow
Assistant Professor for the Social Work and Sociology Department, Daemen College


Orlando Dickson
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences, Communication & Sport Studies, Medaille College


(716) 880-2333

Erin Hatton
2019 Buffalo Commons Public Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Sociology, University at Buffalo


Jalonda Hill
Founder and Executive Director, Colored Girls Bike Too
Co-Founder and Coordinator Fair Fines and Fees Coalition


Wooksoo Kim
Associate Professor in School of Social Work and Co-Director, Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute, University at Buffalo


Jason C. Knight
Assistant Professor, Geography and Urban Planning, Buffalo State College


(716) 878-3828

Andrew Marcum
Program Coordinator, Center for Self Advocacy


Yunju Nam
Associate Professor, Social Work, University at Buffalo


Kelly Patterson
Assistant Professor- School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, SUNY


(716) 645-1248

Steve Peraza
Assistant Professor of History and Social Studies, SUNY Buffalo State


Robert Silverman
Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo


Noelle St. Vil
Assistant Professor, Social Work, University at Buffalo