The Erie County Community Foundation's Board of Directors and Officers govern the foundation, establish policy and priorities, and make final grant-making decisions. The Board represents various geographic areas, organizations, and private foundations in Erie County.  The Board's strength lies in the diverse range of knowledge and expertise of its members, and in their shared commitment to improving the quality of life in our community.

Lee A. Alexakos


Ron Parthemore

Vice Chair

Mary Jane Hill


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Daniel J. Moncher


Abbey Bemis

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Sue Cieslak

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Debralee Divers

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Matthew Ehrhardt


Rich C. Finnernan

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Dawson Foster

Julie Barnes Foster

Marcia L. Goff


JaMarcus Hampton


Gene Kidwell

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Carl E. McGookey

Eric M. Muehlhauser

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Jim Murray


Swathi Ravichandran PhD.

Timothy Riesterer

Betsy Petersen Wakefield

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Eric L. Wobser

Thomas M. Wolf

Investment Advisor

John O. Bacon

Director Emeritus

Laurence A. Bettcher

Director Emeritus

Eileen Bulan

Director Emeritus

Faith A. Denslow,

Director Emeritus


Roger M. Gundlach
Director Emeritus

Judith A. Kinzel

Director Emeritus

Carole J. Kuns

Director Emeritus

Paula J. Rengel,

Director Emeritus

Charles W. Rainger

Director Emeritus

J. William Springer

Director Emeritus

Sparky R. Weilnau

Director Emeritus