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

President Elect

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


Stacy A. VanBlarcom, APR
Communications Manager
Lifetime Health Medical Group
899 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
phone: 422-2707


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

Kevin J. Manne, APR
Assistant Director of Communications
University at Buffalo School of Management
128 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
phone: 716-645-5238
fax: 716-645-5926


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: 218-1400, ext. 231
fax: 856-2005


Grace Gerass
Content Marketing Specialist
726 Exchange St.
Suite 612
Buffalo, NY 14210
phone: 716-909-3445

Assembly Delegate

Michael R. Barone
Public Relations Director
Tipping Point Communications
640 Ellicott Street
Box 3B
Buffalo, NY 14203
phone: 716-830-7139

Assembly Delegate

Julie M. Kopfer, MA, APR
Program Coordinator
University at Buffalo, Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
217 Kapoor Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
phone: 716-645-1535
fax: 716-829-6093

PRSSA Chapter Liaison

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