WHO WE ARE

OUR STAFF AND INTERNS

Holly joined CEJ as an intern in 2014 and remained with us as our Community Organizer and then stepped into the role of Executive Director in late 2019.

Holly Nowak,

ExecutiVE
Director

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Dianne is our BTRU campaign organizer

Dianne Britain,  Community Organizer

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OUR BOARD

Regional Business Representative

IUPAT DC4 Local 660

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Michael Hogan,

BOARD CHAIR

Dennice is a longstanding community leader of numerous organizations such as Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization

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DenNice Barr,
Vice PResident

Shop Steward, CWA 1122

Lori Marranca, Board Secretary

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Associate, Creighton, Johnsen, and Giroux

Ian Hayes, Esq,
Treasurer

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Organizer, UFCW District Union Local One

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Roger Hemmit

Western New York Community Outreach Specialist,

New York State AFL-CIO

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Angela Blue

Business Agent/Field Rep, Laborers Local 210

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Jerome Shadwick

Executive Director, It Takes a Village

Beverly Newkirk

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President, WNY Chapter of the Coalition of
Black Trade Unionists

Charmaine Bowman

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Associate, Milestone Consulting

Sam Dolce-Powers

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Member, Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo

Sandra Dunbar

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Organizer, IUOE Local 17

Courtney Kirbis

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Leader, Buffalo Transit Riders United

Bridge Rauch

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