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Staff

Sam Magavern Sam Magavern

Sam Magavern
Executive Director

Email

(716) 852-4196

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin
Deputy Director

Email

(716) 246-1706

Megan Connelly Megan Connelly

Megan Connelly
Director of Policy Advancement

Email

(716) 852-4193

Sarah Wooton Sarah Wooton

Sarah Wooton
Policy Analyst

Email

(716) 246-1708

Kristin Szczepaniec Kristin Szczepaniec

Kristin Szczepaniec
Social Sector Research and Outreach Specialist

Colleen Stapleton Colleen Stapleton

Colleen Stapleton
Outreach & Communications Specialist

Email

(716) 246-1707

Jessica Gilbert Jessica Gilbert

Jessica Gilbert
Research Associate

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Board Members

Ramone Alexander Ramone Alexander

Ramone Alexander

Karima Amin Karima Amin

Karima Amin

Aaron Bartley Aaron Bartley

Aaron Bartley

Lou Jean Fleron Lou Jean Fleron

Lou Jean Fleron
Board Chair

Email

(716) 852-4192

Rahwa Ghirmatzion Rahwa Ghirmatzion

Rahwa Ghirmatzion

Stephen Halpern Stephen Halpern

Stephen Halpern

Devonya Havis Devonya Havis

Devonya Havis

Debora Hayes Debora Hayes

Debora Hayes

Gamileh Jamil Gamileh Jamil

Gamileh Jamil

Ba Zan Lin Ba Zan Lin

Ba Zan Lin

Matt Nagowski Matt Nagowski

Matt Nagowski

Susan Thomas Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Policy Fellows

Nicole Hallett
Open Buffalo Public Research Fellow
Director, Community Justice Clinic, University at Buffalo School of Law

Robert Adelman
Associate Professor, Sociology, University at Buffalo

Larry Brooks
Independent Researcher

Daniel Cadzow
Independent Researcher

Erin Carman
Attorney

Judy DeWald
Independent Researcher

Gene Grabiner
SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Social Sciences, Erie Community College

Erin Hatton
Associate Professor, Sociology, University at Buffalo

Megan Hurley
Independent Researcher

Wooksoo Kim
Co-Director, Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute, University at Buffalo

Katarzyna Kordas
Associate Professor, Public Health, University at Buffalo

Patricia Logan-Greene
Assistant Professor, Social Work, University at Buffalo

Kevin Meindl
RENEW Fellow, University at Buffalo

Yunju Nam
Associate Professor, Social Work, University at Buffalo

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

Monica Stephens
Assistant Professor, Geography, University at Buffalo

Elizabeth Walsh
Visiting Assistant Professor, Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo