Board of Directors

Read to Succeed Buffalo, Inc. is a partnership of foundations, businesses, educators, and the community at large, who are committed to developing innovative ideas and practices that improve student achievement with a focus on early childhood literacy.
Our board members are:

Hon. Jack Quinn, Chair

Erie Community College


Kate Dust

Vice President, Education &
Staff Development
EduKids, Inc.

Hal D. Payne, Vice Chair

Vice President, Student Affairs
Buffalo State College



Frederick G. Attea
Phyllips Lytle, LLP

Marcia O'Neil-White
Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Buffalo Prep



Karen A. Clinton Jones, Ph.D
Chief Diversity Officer
Buffalo State College


Rev. Richard Stenhouse, 
Bethel AME Church

Joseph (Jerry) Castiglia

Retired President & CEO
Pratt & Lambert

Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres

Buffalo City Court Judge
City of Buffalo

Wendy Montante

Community Volunteer

Paul Olszewski
Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Key Private Bank


Michael Noah

Vice President, Commercial Banking
Bank on Buffalo

 Mary Ellen Reilly
 Chief Compliance Officer
 Wilmington Funds

Former Member

Gordon Gross, Chair Emeritus of Development Committee

Gross Shuman Bridzle & Gilfillan P.C.






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