Joggeshwar (Jogy) Das
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
As Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, Joggeshwar (Jogy) Das provides leadership for assessment, planning, resources, and accreditation.
Prior to joining D’Youville, Das served as Associate Dean in the School of Education for the State University of New York at Oswego, helping the school achieve national recognition for teacher preparation programs improving upon college professional associations and national accreditation.
Prior to SUNY Oswego, Das spent 25 years at Ohio State University, serving in multiple positions including Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Fisher College of Business School, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate services, and Manager for Quality Data Reporting for the College of Education.
Das holds an ABD from Ohio State in Anthropology and has two master’s degrees, an MA in Anthropology from Ohio State University and an MSc from the University of Delhi along with a BSc in Anthropology from the University of Delhi.
Dean of Online Learning
Jeremiah Grabowski joined D’Youville as the Dean of Online Learning in September 2017. At D'Youville, his primary responsibility is to expand the institution’s academic mission through online learning.
Prior to joining D’Youville, he held related online learning positions at the University at Buffalo and Trocaire College. His background is in instructional design, online education, educational technology, and faculty development.
In addition to his duties at D'Youville, he is an adjunct faculty member at the UB Graduate School of Education teaching courses in online pedagogy and instructional design. Jeremiah holds a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning from the University at Buffalo. His research interests include examining how faculty can integrate gamification, which is the use of game design elements in non-game settings, into the design of online courses.
Benjamin Grant (BG)
Chief Student Affairs Officer
Benjamin Grant, best known as BG, is an innovative Student Affairs thought-leader, currently based in Buffalo, New York, with over seventeen years of experience across the spectrum of higher education. Specializing in engaging, supporting, and challenging students and the implementation of “what if we…” ideas, BG has successfully implemented intentional culture shifts at three different institutions of higher education.
Having obtained his undergraduate degrees in Culinary Arts and Service Management from Paul Smith’s College and his master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, BG is currently working toward becoming a Doctor of Educational Leadership at D’Youville.
Outside of work, BG enjoys spending time with his partner Jason and their three furry housemates; Juneaux Bear, Chester B. Arthur, and Saint Tholomew D’Youville I.
Director of Athletics
Ona Halladay took over the role of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in the fall of 2019, after previously serving as Associate Director of Athletics and Assistant Director of Athletics in her tenure at D'Youville. During her short time at the head of the department, Halladay has been instrumental in the 2020 rebranding of D'Youville Athletics from the Spartans to the Saints, as well as the athletic department's move from NCAA Division III to Division II and admittance into the East Coast Conference.
Halladay joined the D’Youville staff in August 2013, spending seven seasons as D’Youville's head softball coach in addition to roles such as senior woman administrator and compliance director.
Throughout her time at D'Youville, Halladay has assisted with the budget and finances for the department, has handled NCAA rules enforcement, and has worked with all coaches and department members in various ways.
Entering into the coaching ranks in 2010, Halladay joined the staff at St. Bonaventure where she was an assistant coach under long-time SBU head coach Mike Threehouse. Under Halladay’s direction, players were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team, and the team's home run total was ranked 17th in the country during the 2011 season.
A 2010 graduate of SUNY Brockport with a bachelor of science in psychology, Halladay was a two-time All-SUNYAC softball selection as a member of the Golden Eagles. The native of Palmyra, New York began her collegiate career playing at St. John’s University for two seasons where she was a two-year letterwinner.
Halladay graduated from Canisius College in 2018 with her master's in sport administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Tim was hired as the Assistant Vice President of Finance in December of 2016. After being promoted in November of 2019 to College’s Chief Financial Officer, Tim loves making a difference in the financial results and viability of our institution. As a financial leader, Tim finds fun in creating a workplace where people enjoy their careers and are excited to be a part of the finances. Tim serves as a conduit between financial challenges and eventual solutions. Tim also curiously connects with colleagues to discover their processes, motivations, and inspirations in order to provide timely, vital and digestible information that allows them to make course corrections when needed.
Tim was previously a Manager of Assurance Services at Dopkins & Company, LLP, a local accounting firm which he had served since 2004. Working in a variety of industries including not-for-profits, manufacturing, healthcare and employee benefits plans, he managed multiple audit teams performing in-field engagements and monitored client expectations of key deliverables. Tim also prepared and presented financial statements and management recommendations to audit committees, boards, and senior level management. Tim holds his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Canisius College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. Tim is also an active member with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tim resides in Orchard Park with his wife, Michelle and his two children, Julianna and Nicholas. In Tim’s spare time he loves bowling, physical fitness and honing his skills as a wannabe vegan chef.
Vice President For Operations
As Vice President for Operations, Nathan Marton provides leadership and oversight in the areas of facilities management and capital planning, information technology, and campus safety.
Marton began his career as a structural engineer working for Cannon Design, an international multi-disciplinary building design and construction management firm. At Cannon, he transitioned to working on strategic marketing, business development, and project management for the company. After leaving Cannon, he served over eight years as the Director of Operations at Medaille College overseeing key operational aspects of the college, similar to his work here at D’Youville.
Marton holds a bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Pamela Say joined D’Youville as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in July 2019 with two decades of experience and training in fundraising and communications. She is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all institutional fundraising programs, including major gifts, corporate/foundation support, alumni and donor relations, and the cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective benefactors.
Say is a nationally-published author and speaker. Her three books include a novel, "Hope Rising," a children's book, "Chuck and Spark Explore the Park," and an industry book, "Five Strategies to Increase Annual Fund Revenue."
She frequently writes, speaks, and teaches classes and conference sessions on topics related to communications, fundraising, leadership, and life. She has offered keynote speeches or acted as session speaker at more than 40 conferences throughout the country.
Say is a 2017 graduate of SUNY Empire State College with a master’s degree in business administration and in 2019 will be awarded the school's Emerging Leader Award out of more than 80,000 alumni. She is a 2001 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication.
Board of Trustees (Officers)
Jamel C. Perkins
Joseph J. Cozzo
President/CEO and Chairman of Buffalo Speech & Hearing Center
Dolores Prezyna EdD, '70, '14
Clinical Supervisor at SUNY Fredonia
Charles (CJ) Urlaub
President/ CEO, Mercy Hospital
Dr. Lorrie Clemo
President, D'Youville College
Board of Trustees (Members)
John Amershadian (2012)
President & CEO, Hodgson Russ LLP
Robert Bennett (2016)
Chancellor Emeritus, NYSED
Joseph J. Cozzo (2017)
President/CEO and Chairman of Buffalo Speech & Hearing Center
Gretchen Fierle (2015)
Vincent O. Hanley (2019)
Bond Schoeneck & King
Mary Hoffman (2015)
Director of Operations, Elderwood
Timothy Kane (2013)
Merrill Lynch/Kane, Fasanello Group
Sister Julia Lanigan (2018)
Grey Nun of Sacred Heart
Sister Mary McCarrick (2015)
Diocesan Director, Catholic Charities of Buffalo
Dale McKim, III (2012)
EVP/Chief Risk Officer, Evans Bank
Colin McMahon, MD, CPE
President/CEO, Dimensions of Internal Medicine and Pediatric Care
Stephen Mercurio (2015)
President, The McGuire Group
Jamel Perkins (2011)
Dolores Prezyna( 2017)
Clinical Supervisor/ Student Teaching, Fredonia
Carl J. Montante
President & Managing Director, Uniland
Gary Quenneville (2013)
WNY District President, KeyBank
Blair Severn (2018)
Chairman, President and Managing Partner
Charles (CJ) Urlaub (2012)
President/CEO, Mercy Hospital
Rev. Msgr. Robert Zapfel, STD
Pastor, St. Leo the Great Church
Paul D. Bauer (2009)
Andrew Dorn (2016)