Todd Nicholas is a Senior Career Counselor and the Lead Trainer at Career Partners International. Todd develops and conducts management training on a wide variety of critical leadership skills learned during his corporate career at GE. He utilizes highly interactive sessions with breakouts, role playing, and group discussion to maximize retention. He also works with several hundred professional and executive outplacement candidates annually on resume development, career decisions, interviewing and negotiating job offers. Todd serves as a guest lecturer on leadership, motivation, organizational effectiveness and career topics for several area colleges.

Evelyn Kessler’s family is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo; she was born in Amherst, NY but left in 1986 to return to the Congo after her father obtained his Ph.D. in Education from the University at Buffalo. She left the Congo in 1994 when the Genocide turmoil in neighboring Rwanda began to trickle into the Congo. She traveled to Paris, France for High School then to Buffalo, NY in 1997 where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree from Medaille college. She has made it her mission to help orphans and underprivileged children not only in her family’s country of origin but in other countries around the world. Read more…

Catherine Shick serves as the Communications Director at FeedMore WNY.  Shick serves on a team that is responsible for FeedMore WNY’s internal and external communications, ensuring the organization’s message is clear, consistent and engaging. Shick’s role also includes the recruitment and retention of FeedMore WNY’s 3,000 volunteers. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in Hamburg, N.Y. with her husband and daughter.

Ashley Hirtzel is the communications director at Cantalician Center for Learning and its division, Diversified Labor Solutions. She began her career in newsrooms across Western New York after graduating from Medaille College with a Bachelors of Science in Communications in 2012. Hirtzel is an Associated Press winning reporter, Buffalo Business First 30 Under 30 class of 2017 honoree, a Buffalo Broadcasters finalist for rising star, and a distinguished young alumni nominee from Medaille College. Read More…

Dawne Hoeg is the founder and Executive Director of Stitch Buffalo. Inspired by her professional life in the city of Buffalo, Dawne founded Stitch Buffalo in 2014. A creative at heart, Dawne has always loved the textile arts and has centered her career around this discipline. She teaches in the Textile and Fiber Arts Design Department at Buffalo State College and formerly served as the handwork teacher at the Aurora Waldorf School. Read More…

Keith Klostermann, PhD, LMHC, is assistant professor of the master’s in clinical mental health counseling program for Medaille College. Dr. Klostermann’s research involves the investigation of intimate partner violence among married or cohabiting substance-abusing individuals. Recently, he served as the principal investigator on a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism investigation that examined treatments for alcoholism and intimate partner violence. Dr. Klostermann has been an active contributor to the scientific knowledge base as evidenced by his 36 publications and 40 presentations.  Read more…

Tanisha Joshi is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology at Medaille College. Dr. Joshi obtained her B.A. and M.A. in India from Pune University, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a licensed psychologist in two states and some of her clinical interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, grief and loss issues, and assessment and treatment of diverse populations. Read more…

Lindsey Rickard is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the Director of Training and Clinical Innovation at BestSelf Behavioral Health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a specialization in Human Services from Daemen College. In 2012, she earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College.  Over the past two years, she has held a position as an adjunct professor for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Medaille College

Dr. Jeffrey Faunce is an associate professor at Medaille College, teaching various courses including Social Studies, ELA and Arts Methods, Foundations of Education, The Core of Education, The Teacher as Researcher, and others. He also supervises student teachers in elementary schools throughout the area. Prior to teaching at the post-secondary level, Dr. Faunce was a middle school building principal, a middle school and high school assistant principal and a 10-year public school teacher.  Read more…

Dr. Lynn Horne-Moyer currently serves as Chair of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Medaille College. She also teaches psychological assessment and professional ethics.  Dr. Horne-Moyer is a licensed psychologist and maintains a Behavioral Health practice and provider privileges at United Memorial Medical Center, Internal Medicine Clinic, in Batavia, NY. Dr. Horne-Moyer is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Psychological Association of Western New York, and the Geriatric Society of America. Read more…

Shannon L.  Hockwater, MS is the Owner of Shannon’s Fitness & Dance. She is certified through Mad Dogg (2008) and ISCA (2009).  Shannon has been a Master Trainer with the International Sports Conditioning Association since 2009 and certifies other instructors and trainers internationally.  Shannon attended Mercyhurst College and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Immunology from Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Shannon teaches biology at Medaille College and epidemiology in the Master of Public Health Program at Daemen College.  Read more…

Courtney Moskal began her career in wellness starting as a collegiate tennis coach and sports nutritionist for both University of Richmond and James Madison University where she helped student-athletes enhance their performance via nutrition. In Courtney’s current role as a Corporate Wellbeing Consultant at Walsh Duffield, she works with the agency’s group benefits clients to implement holistic and effective wellbeing programs. Courtney is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science & Nutrition from James Madison University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Richmond. In addition, she is an ACE Certified Health Coach and a member of the Western New York Dietetic Association.

Kevin Connolly is founder, CEO, and Managing Partner of Buffalo First Wealth Management, LLC and CEO of Buffalo First Advisory Group, LLC. Connolly obtained his MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management from Medaille College and his BS in Business Management from Niagara University. In the past, Connolly was District Manager/Financial Advisor at Waddell & Reed, Inc., where he helped clients in industries such as financial planning, estate planning, institutional retirement plans, and wealth management. Read more… 

Charles Clark is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Marketing at Medaille College where he is also the director of the MBA program. Clark received his MBA and his BS in Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to teaching at Medaille, Clark held senior level roles in finance in places such as HSBC, First Niagara, Goldome, Fiserv, and M&T Bank. Clark specializes in marketing management, consumer behavior, corporate communications, and organizational leadership. Read more..

Mandy Manning is a professor of English Language Arts at Joel E. Ferris High School. Manning obtained her MFA in Fiction Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, her MA in Communications from West Texas A&M University, and her BA in Electronic Media and Filmic Arts from Eastern Washington University. Manning was named the 2018 National Teacher of the Year for her work teaching English and Math to foreign students who have never learned in the U.S. before. To read more about Mandy and her incredible work visit mandymanning.com.

 

Mary Beth Scumaci is the Associate Dean for Educational Technology and an Associate Professor of the Practice with the Department of Education at Medaille College. Scumaci received her B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed. from the State University College at Geneseo, and has a minor in psychology and a specialization in advanced teaching in math and science. Scumaci has been a full-time professor at Medaille since 2005, and teaches online classes and training for both students and faculty. Read more…