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Devon (Slobodzian) Jerla
Marketing Specialist
University at Buffalo
University Communications
330 Crofts Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
phone: 716-645-9196

President Elect

Stacy A. VanBlarcom, APR
Communications Manager
Verve Dance Studio
255 Great Arrow Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14207
phone: 716-507-9255


Sarah Miller
Media Project Manager
59 Mullen Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
phone: 716-523-3474


Michael J. Freedman
Associate Director of Public Relations & Manager of Online Content
Niagara University
Office of Public Relations
PO Box 2039
Niagara University, NY 14109-2008
phone: 716-286-8584

Immediate Past President

Beth Silverman Gruber
Web Coordinator
Delaware North
170 Northpointe Parkway
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14228
phone: 716-858-5847


Matthew Biddle
Assistant Director of Communications
University at Buffalo School of Management
150D Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
phone: 716-645-5455


Rose C. Caldwell
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Catholic Charities
741 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
phone: 716-218-1400, ext. 231
fax: 716-856-2005


Grace Gerass
Content Developer
University at Buffalo Office of Donor and Alumni Communications
255A Harriman Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
phone: 716-909-3445

Assembly Delegate

Michael R. Barone
Str84wrd Communications
5554 Country Club Ln
Hamburg, NY 14075
phone: 716-830-7139

Assembly Delegate

Marcene Robinson
Media Relations Assistant
University at Buffalo
330 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
phone: 716-645-4595

PRSSA Chapter Liaison
Nicholas Maxwell
Associate Research Coordinator
Edelman Intelligence
phone: 585-343-9148

Diversity Chair

Rene Petties-Jones
Community Engagement Director
The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc.
360 Delaware Avenue, Suite 106
Buffalo, NY 14202
phone: 716-853-9596
fax: 716-852-0046