About Ed Tech of WNY - buffalo, technology

Executive Board

What are the responsibilities of being a Board member?

  • Attend Board meetings once a month
  • Help guide the organization strategically
  • Serve as a chair on a committee
  • Help promote all events
  • Participate in fundraising efforts
  • Help on Ed Tech Days
  • We are a working board!

What is the process to become a Board member?

Questions - please email info@edtechwny.org

Nicole Walter

Nicole Walter
President

Nicole is the Manager of Business Development at Lume Strategies. Passionate about technology and ensuring that tech benefits everyone and is not a burden.

David Rhoads

David Rhoads
Immediate Past President

David is a founding member of Ed Techof WNY. He has been employed by Catholic Health System, Inc since 1999. He currently is Director of IT Infrastructure. David is a graduate of Canisius College.

George Condoyannis
VP of Technology

George works for Catholic Health System, Inc.

Billy Vona

Billy Vona
Secretary

Over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry in WNY.  Currently VP of Business Development at Vaspian, local provider of VoIP services.  Responsible for growing the indirect (agent) sales channel nationwide. 

Kathy Cerullo

Kathy Cerullo
Treasurer

Kathy worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 13 yrs and recently retired. She is now the Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant for RLComputing.

Renee Cerullo

Renee Cerullo
Past President/Marketing

Renee was President of Ed Tech of WNY for more than 10yrs and was a founding member. She is now focusing on the marketing aspects of the organization. She started her business, RLComputing in 2000, and is WBE certified. Renee is also a SPCA Paws for Love Volunteer with Jasper.

Pete Capelli

Peter Capelli

Peter is the CIO at Aleron Shared Resources. Currently responsible for all IT initiatives at Aleron Shared Resources Specialties: Risk assessment, policy creation, security audits, personnel management, new business development.

Steven Dick

Steven Dick

Steve has a BS in Biochemical Pharmacology, a Master’s in Business Administration and is also a certified PMP.  He is a manager for IT at Catholic Health where he is responsible for the PC/Desktop Support Team.  His team manages over 8,000 devices including architecture, support, imaging, deployment and cabling.  He is an active member of the community and has a strong passion for community outreach, and of course IT.

Daniel Emmer

Daniel Emmer

Dan has worked at the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine for more than 20 years, and he currently focuses on IT applications in classroom assessment and institutional research. A regular contributor to Ed Tech's ongoing effort to refurbish, image and license donated PCs, Dr. Emmer holds a PhD in Biological Anthropology from UB, and he is Ed Tech's foremost expert on the work patterns of Chinese tricycle drivers.

Nate Nemec

Nate Nemec

Nate is a project manager at DataSure24. He chose the technology field for its ever changing nature. He enjoys researching and learning new technologies. The fun part is planning and incorporating new technologies, specifically ones that solve problems or increase efficiency.

Derek Punaro

Derek Punaro

Derek is a Senior IT Manager at Linde (formerly Praxair) in Tonawanda and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.  Derek has previously served as President of the East Aurora Cooperative Market and as Treasurer/CIO of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation.

Chad Witherell

Chad Witherell

Chad has been serving as a volunteer since 2013 and has been a board member since 2016. He works on the HR team at CannonDesign and loves seeing the impact of technology on non-profit organizations and children. He believes that a career path could start when a student begins using technology.