Board of Directors
The ground-breaking science being done by HWI’s team never has been more obviously and ubiquitously valued than it has over the past 18 months. COVID-19 has impacted us all profoundly, and we realize our collective desired return to normalcy can only be fueled by research at unique places like the Hauptman-Woodward Institute and its passionate leaders. During a period of unprecedented challenge, we embarked on a bold new vision to bring Cryo-Electron Microscopy to the Institute. Generational investments were made in our facilities and equipment, world-class scientific and business development leadership were recruited and relocated to Buffalo, and local, regional, and global collaborations were and are being forged at an accelerating rate. Yet, we are just getting started! Please reach out to us at HWI – come take a closer look!
Samuel J. Russo, CPA
HWI Board Chair
HWI Board of Directors
LaVonne Ansari, PhD
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.
Christina Arthurs, Esq.
Lippes Mathias Wexler & Friedman.
Senior Vice President, Crowley Webb.
Stephen W. Bell
Partner, Steve Bell Communications.
Jill K. Bond, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Rich Products Corporation.
Sarah Bowman, PhD
Associate Investigator & National Crystallization Center Director,
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
E. J. Burke
Key Community Bank.
William J. Constantine
Managing Director, 19/19 Investment Counsel.
Frank H. Ewing Esq., CAMS
Chief Executive Officer
Artem Evdokimov, PhD
Vice President of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Venu Govindaraju, PhD
Vice President for Research and Economic Development,
University at Buffalo SUNY Dist. Professor School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Andrei Gudkov, PhD, DSci.
Senior Vice President, Research Technology and Innovation
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Senior Vice President
New York Region President
Michele Heffernan, Esq.
John G. Horn, Esq.
Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.
Co-founder & CTO at ACV Auctions.
Past President and CEO of Buffalo Urban League.
Senior Vice President, Commercial banking, Key Bank.
Philip D. Nobel
Harry R. Defler Corp.
President Delaware North Sportservice.
Vice President & Human Resources Business Partner,
M&T Bank’s Human Resources Division.
Medical professional and community volunteer.
Edward H. Snell, PhD
President and CEO
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.
Franca Trincia, CPA
Olmsted Center for Sight.
- 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