Board of Directors

John HornHWI recently celebrated its 60th anniversary as an independent research institution- a place where cures begin through investigator initiated projects. It has been 60 years since Helen Woodward Rivas gave her founding gift of $3 million in 1956 to support the leading edge research of Dr. George Koepf (the equivalent of a $26 million gift in today’s economy). I am pleased to see the impact that HWI has had over this time period and how well poised it is to have significant impact in the future. It is my hope she would feel the same. I actively participate in this promising future as a friend to the Institute and it is my hope that you will continue to do the same. The Institute’s scientific team is talented, dedicated and inspires us daily.

Best regards,

John G. Horn, Esq.
HWI Board Chair

HWI Board of Directors 2018-2019

Christina Arthurs, Esq.
Lippes Mathias Wexler & Friedman

Frederick G. Attea, Esq.
Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP

E. J. Burke
Co-President, Key Community Bank

Emily Constantine Doren
Owner, Lace & Day

William J. Constantine
Managing Director, 19/19 Investment Counsel

Sasidhar (Sash) Eranki
VP & Corporate Officer, Moog, Inc.

Daniel T. Gewirth, PhD
Principal Research Scientist, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Venu Govindaraju, PhD
VP Research for Research & Economic Development, University at Buffalo
SUNY Dist. Professor School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Michelle Heffernan, Esq.

John G. Horn, Esq.
Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP


Charles E. Lannon

Strategic Advisory, Inc.

Richard Mueller
Vice President, Commercial Real Estate
M & T Bank

Philip D. Nobel
Vice President, Harry R. Defler Corp.

James Obletz
Delaware North Companies

Kunle Odunsi, MD
Deputy Director Cancer Center
Chair. OB/GYN Dept
Exec Dir, Center for Immunotherapy
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Anthony P. Pandolfi, CFP, CLU
UBS Financial Service-The Wells Group

Edward H. Snell, PhD
President and CEO
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Franca Trincia, CPA
CFO, Olmsted Center for Sight

Emeritus Directors

Stuart H. Angert

Richard Aubrecht, PhD

Thomas R. Beecher, Jr.

Norbert A. Bennett, CPA

James R. Biltekoff

Constance S. Constantine

Judith A. Feldman

Christopher T. Greene, Esq.

Jane F. Griffin, PhD

L. Nelson Hopkins, III, MD

James R. Kanski, MD

Charles A. Martin, Jr.

Lewis D. McCauley

Thomas McMahon

Elizabeth S. Mitchell

Peter T. Ostrow, MD, PhD

Joseph A. Voelkl

Pamela Vogt

Albert J. Wright, III