Leadership & Staff

Our leadership and staff provide decades of proven experience, and are available to assist in numerous areas.

 For general inquiries

Executive Director

Ed Schneider Edward P. Schneider
Executive Director
Phone: 716-645-8737
Email: schneide@buffalo.edu
Sandra Steffen Sandra Steffen
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (716) 645-8738
Email: ssteffen@buffalo.edu

Senior Management

Rick Kustich Rick Kustich
Senior Director of Operations
Phone: (716) 645-8739
Email: rkustich@buffalo.edu
Elaine Schaffer Elaine Schaffer
Senior Director of Financial Services
Phone: (716) 645-8727
Email: eschaffe@buffalo.edu
Chris Decker Christopher Decker
Senior Director of Administration
Phone: (716) 645-8740
Email: cdecker@buffalo.edu


Brenna Ames Brenna Ames
Senior Associate Director of Financial Services
Phone: (716) 645-1578
Email: brennaze@buffalo.edu
Michelle Maurer Michelle Maurer
Associate Director of Investments and Real Estate
Phone: (716) 645-8725
Email: mlaiacon@buffalo.edu
Photo Not Available Emily Seel
Staff Accountant, Government Filings & Internal Controls
Phone: (716) 645-3016
Email: emilysee@buffalo.edu
Marlene Carr Marlene Carr
Accounting Associate
Phone: (716) 645-8728
Email: marlenec@buffalo.edu
Diane Preston Diane Preston
Accounting Associate
Phone: (716) 645-2435
Email: dianep@buffalo.edu


Revenues, Gifts & Pledges

Cindy Johannes Cindy Johannes
Revenues Manager
Phone: (716) 645-8720
Email: devclj@buffalo.edu
Matthew Cudney Matthew Cudney
Philanthropic Funds Coordinator
Phone: (716) 645-8721
Email: matthewc@buffalo.edu
Sarah Dymek Sarah Dymek
Gift Record & Matching Gift Specialist
Phone: (716) 645-8754
Email: sarahdym@buffalo.edu
Rachel Hassett Rachel Hassett
Program Service Revenue Specialist
Phone: (716) 645-8719
Email: hassett2@buffalo.edu
jessica higgins Jessica Higgins
Gift Record & Acknowledgement Specialist
Phone: (716) 645-3014
Email: jh262@buffalo.edu
Kaity Ross Kaity Ross
Program Service Revenue Coordinator
Phone: (716) 645-8753
Email: khross@buffalo.edu

Accounts Payable

Rose Dommer Rose Dommer
Accounts Payable Manager
Phone: (716) 645-8749
Email: rdommer@buffalo.edu
Stevie Ruffino Stephanie (Stevie) Ruffino
Senior Accounts Payable Associate
Phone: (716) 645-8748
Email: scruffin@buffalo.edu
Kishanie Fernando
Accounts Payable Associate
Responsibilities:  Athletics, Graduate School of Education, Social Work, Student Housing, University Advancement
Phone: (716) 645-8743
Email: kishanie@buffalo.edu
Tina Mattison
Accounts Payable Associate
Responsibilities: Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Phone: (716) 645-3017
Email: tinamatt@buffalo.edu
Ingrid McCabe Ingrid McCabe
Accounts Payable Associate
Responsibilities: UDSMR, Management, Law, Pharmacy, Student Life
Phone: (716) 645-8723
Email: deviam@buffalo.edu
Cindy Paterson Cindy Paterson
Accounts Payable Associate
Responsibilities: Sponsored Programs, Dental Medicine, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Nursing
Phone: (716) 645-8724
Email: clbragg@buffalo.edu
Kellie Linsenbigler
Computer Operations Associate
Phone: (716) 645-8741
Email:  devkxl@buffalo.edu


Payroll Administration

Rebecca Broderick
Payroll Manager
Phone: (716) 645-8734
E-Mail: rlbroder@buffalo.edu
Anne Duggan Anne Duggan
Senior Payroll Associate
Phone: (716) 645-8736
Email: amduggan@buffalo.edu
Vanessa Phengsomphane
Payroll Accountant
Phone: (716) 645-8732
E-Mail: vlphengs@buffalo.edu

Benefits Administration

Lisa Adamshick Lisa Adamshick
Benefits Manager
Phone: (716) 645-8726
Email: ladamshi@buffalo.edu
Joyce Weeman Joyce Weeman
Benefit Specialist
Phone: (716) 645-8731
Email: joycewee@buffalo.edu

Account Set-up/Database Maintenance

Stacy Hayhurst Stacy Hayhurst
Administrative Assistant – Sponsored Programs/Endowments
Phone: (716) 645-8730
Email: ss425@buffalo.edu
Janelle Montague
Administrative Assistant – General Ledger
Phone: (716) 645-8742
Email: jrbecher@buffalo.edu


Information Technology

Denise Robinson Denise Robinson
Application Support Analyst
Phone: (716) 645-7780
Email: dmr44@buffalo.edu
Pam Vanderpool Pamela Vanderpool
Programmer Analyst
Phone: (716) 645-8717
Email: pvanderp@buffalo.edu


Administrative Support

mala berti Mala Berti
Front Desk and Administrative Assistant
Phone: (716) 645-8752
Email: malapers@buffalo.edu