In addition to our board, NHS of South Buffalo is able to work the way it does and provide meaningful services thanks to our committed staff.
This is a partial list of some of the dedicated professionals you might work with through our programs. Their work is supported by our invaluable administrative staff.
Shyrl Duderwick (Executive Director)
Our ED since 1983, Shyrl has a finger in every pie and knows the ins and outs of our programs like no one else. She can most often be found at the Weatherization Office, juggling coffee, audits, meetings, and workplace emergencies.
Pamela Tait-Kwiatkowski (Counselor)
Pam is a one-woman department and handles all the details of our counseling and loan programs. She works one-on-one with clients, teaches all our workshops, and makes sure applicants to all of our programs have someone to help them through the process. Pam is based in our South Park office.
A lifelong resident of South Buffalo, Pam is very active in the community. She is a member of South Buffalo CREW, the Buffalo Predatory Lending Task Force, and the WNY Foreclosure Prevention Team, and has volunteered as a domestic violence counselor through Crisis Services. Pam has attended over 25 NeighborWorks Training Institutes and is a Certified Credit Counselor, Foreclosure Intervention Counselor, and Financial Education Counselor.
Ken Pszczolkowski (Construction Analyst)
If you are renting one of our apartments or getting home repairs done, you are sure to meet Ken. From his desk in our South Park office to construction sites around the city, Ken makes sure that everything is running smoothly.
Ralph Carpentieri (Weatherization Supervisor)
There's a lot involved in weatherizing a house, and when you take on hundreds of homes each year it all piles up. Ralph is the anchor of the Weatherization office, taking responsibility for each team we send out.
Luz Michilena (Weatherization Intake Officer)
When applying for weatherization, you may work with Pam but you are much more likely to talk to Luz. She handles all the traffic going through the Weatherization office and also serves as our translator for Spanish speaking clients.
Cindy Wagner (Grant Writer)
How do we provide free services and still manage to pay our staff, buy construction supplies, and keep the lights on? That's the job of Cindy, our grant writer. She is always looking for new sources of revenue to keep our services accessible. You may see her writing in our email newsletter or on our social media accounts.
Megan McLaughlin (Current VISTA Member)
Through our partnership with the Corporation for National Service, we have been fortunate to work with several members of the AmeriCorps VISTA program over the last few years. Megan, our current VISTA, works on our website, social media accounts, e-newsletter and other communications.