Board of Directors

Picture of John Horn

HWI recently celebrated its 60th anniversary as an independent research institution- a place where cures begin through investigator-initiated projects. It has been more than 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. I know Helen would feel the same. I actively participate in this promising future as a friend to the Institute and I hope that you will continue to do the same. The Institute’s scientific team is talented, dedicated and inspires us daily.  Please feel free to visit the Institute so that they can inspire you, too!

Best regards,

John G. Horn, Esq.
HWI Board Chair

HWI Board of Directors 2019-2020

Christina Arthurs, Esq.

Christina Arthurs, Esq.

Lippes Mathias Wexler & Friedman

Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Partner, Steve Bell Communications

Jill K. Bond, Esq.

Jill K. Bond, Esq.

Senior Vice President
Rich Products Corporation

E. J. Burke

E. J. Burke

Co-President (retired)
Key Community Bank

William J. Constantine

William J. Constantine

Managing Director, 19/19 Investment Counsel

Renita DiStefano

Renita DiStefano

CIO, Seneca Gaming Corporation

Daniel T. Gewirth, PhD

Daniel T. Gewirth, PhD

Principal Research Scientist,
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Venu Govindaraju, PhD

Venu Govindaraju, PhD

Vice President for Research and Economic Development,
University at Buffalo 
SUNY Dist. Professor School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Richard Hamister

Richard Hamister

Senior Vice President
New York Region President
Northwest Bank

Michele Heffernan, Esq.

Michele Heffernan, Esq.

John G. Horn, Esq.

John G. Horn, Esq.

Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Richard Mueller

Richard Mueller

Vice President,
Commercial Real Estate

M&T Bank

Philip D. Nobel

Philip D. Nobel

Vice President,
Harry R. Defler Corp.

James Obletz

James Obletz

Delaware North Companies

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD

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

Anthony P. Pandolfi, CFP, CLU

Anthony P. Pandolfi, CFP, CLU

UBS Financial Service

Samuel J. Russo, CPA

Samuel J. Russo, CPA

Partner, Lorraine Capital

Edward H. Snell, PhD

Edward H. Snell, PhD

President and CEO
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Franca Trincia, CPA

Franca Trincia, CPA

CFO
Olmsted Center for Sighte

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

 

 Thomas McMahon

Elizabeth S. Mitchell

Peter T. Ostrow, MD, PhD

Joseph A. Voelkl

Pamela Vogt

Albert J. Wright, III