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President's Council

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.

Jogy Das

Jeremiah Grabowski
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.

Jeremiah Grabowski

Timothy Korn
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.

Tim Korn

Nathan Marton
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.

Nathan Marton

Pamela Say
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. 

Pamela Say Portrait

Mimi Harris Steadman, EdD
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mimi Steadman joined D’Youville as the Vice President for Academic Affairs in September 2017. As the Chief Academic Officer, she provides mission-focused leadership for academic programs and planning, and supports teaching, scholarship, and student success.

Prior to joining D’Youville, Steadman served as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in the Division of Academic Affairs at Daemen College.

Steadman opened Daemen’s Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, taught in the first year seminar, and served as Project Director for a $2 Million US Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions grant which improved retention and graduation rates. Steadman served as the founding president of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY), and is co-author, with K. Patricia Cross, of Classroom Research: Implementing the Scholarship of Teaching.

A graduate of Cornell University, Steadman earned a Master of Science from the University of Rhode Island and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mimi Harris Steadman, EdD

Board of Trustees (Officers)

2020

Jamel C. Perkins
Sodexo
Chairperson

Joseph J. Cozzo
President/CEO and Chairman of Buffalo Speech & Hearing Center
Vice Chair

Dolores Prezyna EdD, '70, '14
Clinical Supervisor at SUNY Fredonia
Secretary

Charles (CJ) Urlaub
President/ CEO, Mercy Hospital  

Dr. Lorrie Clemo
President, D'Youville College

Board of Trustees (Members)

2020

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
Vice Chair

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)
Sodexo

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
Ontario, Canada

Charles (CJ) Urlaub (2012)
President/CEO, Mercy Hospital

Rev. Msgr. Robert Zapfel, STD
Pastor, St. Leo the Great Church

Trustees (Emeritus)

Paul D. Bauer (2009)
Andrew Dorn (2016)