Our Team

Sharon Benz


(716) 839-8524

Committee Member

Dr. Benz Taught social studies for four years followed by a 28 year career as a guidance counselor in the Buffalo Public Schools. After retiring from the Buffalo Schools, was hired by Daemen College, formerly Rosary Hill College. Dr. Benz retired in 2016 from Daemen College after a 14 year career.

Michelle Bancroft



Eveline Hartz



Eveline Hartz is a retired RN & health coach with a keen interest in nutrition. She has been an active member of the WOYP committee since 2004. She co-founded and chairs Green Cuisine, a monthly gathering of people interested in wholesome, nutritious foods and is active in NYS efforts for mandatory labeling of GMOs.

June Licence



June Licence retired from UB (American Studies/History), is a long-time member/treasurer of Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, is on the Advisory Board of Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, the Peace Education Fund, and the Interfaith Peace Network of WNY.

Anne Tarantino



Edward Matrak

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Web Administrator

Ed is a Buffalo area Software Engineer and has worked in industry since 2007. His specialties are in SMB Web & Web Application design and implementation.