Staff & Board

Our Staff

With 8 Ph.Ds and Psy.D.s, and 15 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), our staff’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the field makes us prepared to handle any challenge that may come your way.

Lisa A. Foti, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

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Amy Jablonski, Psy.D.


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Dana Zakes

Chief Financial Officer

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Diana Schmit, M.S.

Vice President – Community & Adult Services

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Sue Keenan

Director of Human Resources

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Melissa Kimmel, M.S.

Director of Community Services

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Kara Lee, M.S., CFRE

Director of Development

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Wendy Loverme, M.S.

Director of Community Services

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David Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Mary Bennett, M.S.

Summit Academy Superintendent

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Board of Directors

The Summit Center’s Board of Directors is comprised of outstanding and diverse members of our community with the purpose of establishing and monitoring the achievement of Summit’s mission and goals.

Mark E. Brand, Esq., President

Actuarial Consulting Services, Inc. (ACSI)

John R. Cinquino, Co-VP

Evans Bank

Frederick G. Floss, Ph.D., Co-VP

SUNY, Buffalo State College

Eric Saenger, Secretary/Treasurer

Mission Critical Energy, LLC

Lisa Burrows-MacLean, Ph.D.

Psychologist – Private Practice

Maria Cruz, M.S.

Evergreen Health

Rahsaan DeLain

Community Health Center of Buffalo

Daniel DiPofi, CPA

Jennifer Felber, Ph.D., BCBA

Oishei Children's Hospital

David Flynn

Phillips Lytle LLP

John Gavigan


Daniel P. O’Neill

Beechwood Continuing Care

Kathy Ralabate Doody, Ph.D.

SUNY, Buffalo State College

Kenneth Sniatecki

Citi Bank

Anthony M. D’Auria, Emeritus Board Member

Waterbourne Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Colleen M. Seminara, Esq., Emeritus Board Member

Robert E. Spangenthal, Esq., Emeritus Board Member

Lake Ledge Systems, Inc.

Sujata Yalamanchili, Esq., Emeritus Board Member

Hodgson Russ, LLP

Foundation Board

The purpose of Summit Foundation, Inc. is to conduct charitable activities and provide funds in support of The Summit Center and the individuals we serve.

Joseph S. Brown, President

Goldberg Segalla

Janice G. Larson, Vice President

Rich Products

Dana L. Zakes, Treasurer

The Summit Center, Inc.

Neil D. Arnold, Secretary

Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional

David S. Aston

Stahlka Agency, Inc.

Christopher Bossert

Must NY, a division of Araypa Factory LLC.

Gerald Cornish

Merrill Lynch

Michelle Cornish

Event Artistry, Inc.

Tinika Dandridge

Independent Health

Cindy DeMarti

Retired Financial Advisor

Yolanda Morris

Daemen University

Steve W. Nicholson

Merrill Lynch

Bethann Roehling-Flynn

Alpine Sweets Bakery

Thomas P. Rosenecker

American Eagle Fireplace & Playsets

Andrew Ryan

Jentsch Company

Dave C. Zolnowski

M&T Bank