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Posted by Lee Broad on Apr 21, 2014

This week’s speaker was Club Member Catherine N. Dulmus, PhD., LCSW-R who is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Director for the Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work and Co-Director of the UB/Amrita Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute housed at Amrita University in Kerala, India.  Her presentation will be an overview of the profession of social work, how she found her way to this profession, and what her current job entails. 

She also serves as Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies (HFA) through an innovative research partnership she developed between HFA and the University at Buffalo. This vibrant research partnership garners the strengths and assets of both partners to realize a true research to practice and practice to research agenda.

 

Dr. Dulmus received her baccalaureate degree in Social Work from Buffalo State College in 1989, a master’s degree in Social Work from the University at Buffalo in 1991, and a PhD degree in Social Welfare from the University at Buffalo in 1999.   Her research focuses on child mental health, serious mental illness, evidence-based practice and community-university

research around the world. In 2014 she was elected to the National Academies of Practice and the Social Work Academy as a Distinguished Scholar & Fellow. Prior to obtaining her PhD Dr. Dulmus’ social work practice background encompassed almost a decade of experience in the fields of behavioral health and school social work.

 

Highlights of her presentation included:

·         Levels of degrees in social work: BSW, MSW, DSW, Ph.D.

·         Social work is growing at 25% per year.

·         Social workers are employed in many sectors of the economy.

·         Social workers are the fastest growing group of mental health workers.

·         Catherine engaged in a variety of practical experiences to support her desire to teach with real world views.

·         She has focused on research.

·         Use of psycho-tropic drugs is a driver behind a 25-year differential in life expectancy (i.e., lower) notwithstanding benefits of being able to function in society.

·         Has a research partnership with Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester to provide critical focus to her work.

Posted by Vern Anderson

Service is the lifeblood of any organization. Everything flows from it, and is nourished by it.
Posted by Lee Broad on Apr 14, 2014

This week’s speaker was Pat Herberger, President of Herberger Consulting Group and Independent Associate for LegalShieldSM.   She consults with executives and human resource professionals on identity theft, data breaches, related compliance issues and solutions, and has achieved the designation of Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist.  She has BS and MBA degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

 

Pat has appeared on television programs including Crossroads, and Conversations with NYS Senator George Maziarz.   She also filmed a special program on Identity Theft for the Government and Media News Network, which ran for 7 weeks in the WNY area.  Pat has presented programs to CPAs, HR professionals, business owners, the NYS government, retired law enforcement, teachers, and numerous other organizations.

 

Prior to becoming President of Herberger Consulting Group, she was the V.P. of Human Resources for FedEx Trade Networks, and worked for 25 years in the Human Resource field.   She presented many training, compliance and personal development workshops to employees and management.

 

Pat is a member of InfraGard (a group affiliated with the FBI), Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and is a Board Member and Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives.  

 

She resides in Porter, NY with her husband Tom.

 

Highlights of her presentation included:

·        Discussion of the “heartbleed” virus

·        Lots of ID theft in trying to sign up for Obamacare

·        Discussed the wide array of ID theft types

·        Particular focus on being aware of ATM scams

·        Covered how to protect from ID theft

Posted by Lee Broad on Apr 07, 2014

 

 

This week’s speaker was Scott G. Martzloff, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Williamsville Central District (WCSD), the Town of Amherst’s largest.  WCSD encompasses 40 square miles (parts of Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence), has over 10,200 students K>12, 13 schools, a $170-Million budget for 2013-2014, and is consistently ranked among the highest overall in standings of WNY public schools.

 

Dr. Martzloff began his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for the WCSD on August 1, 2011.  Prior to this appointment, the Rochester (NY) native was the Superintendent of the Byron-Bergen Central School District, a rural district in Genesee County, for two years. Dr. Martzloff also worked eight years for the Rochester City School District, a large urban district with over 32,000 students, where he was an Administrator for Operations and served as a high school assistant principal. He began his career as a special education teacher in the Rush-Henrietta CSD located in suburban Rochester where he also served as an assistant principal. Dr. Marztloff will receive on April 30th at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens the Award of Excellence for school superintendent’s from the WNY Educational Service Council.   According to this Council, he was chosen from the largest number of nominees that they have ever received.

 

Dr. Martzloff received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and earned his master’s degree in educational administration from the State University of New York at Brockport. He received a doctorate in education from the University of Rochester and holds permanent certification as a school district administrator in New York State.

 

While at Holy Cross, he played Division 1 basketball. After college, the 7’-1” center played professional basketball overseas for 2 years and was a minor-league player for the Rochester RazorSharks from 2005-2006.

 

Dr. Martzloff and his wife, Kim, have three children, all under the age of 10.

Posted by Vern Anderson on Jan 02, 2014

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Posted by Lee Broad on Mar 24, 2014

This week’s speaker was Barry Weinstein, M.D., Supervisor, Town of Amherst.  Dr. Weinstein, a family practice physician and attorney, has a long history of public service including: 14 years on the Williamsville School Board, where he also served as President; 10 years representing the 15th District in the Erie County Legislature; and as an Amherst Council member. He is in his 2nd consecutive 4-year term as Town Supervisor, being first elected to that position in 2009.   Dr. Weinstein has been recognized for his firm stance against property tax increases, his “no nonsense” attitude, and his public accessibility.

Dr. Barry’s election focus mantra was fourfold. First, reduce the size and cost of government and lower taxes. Second, apply creative solutions to Amherst’s flooding, sinking homes, deer and sidewalk problems.  Third, modify rezoning regulations to increase development and revitalization of commercial areas.   Fourth, reform Amherst government including downsizing the Town Board and redefining and restructuring the Town’s branches of government to improve efficiency.  He also is a board member of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency (AIDA) and the Erie County IDA. 

Dr. Weinstein and his family have been residents of the Town for almost 40-years.

Highlights of his presentation included:

·         In first 3 years as Supervisor, Town expenses decreased.

·         Privatized composting (losing $400M per year; sold for $1.5MM) and the Amherst Museum (Town still provides a subsidy)

·         Wastewater treatment facility is a top issue:

   Built in the late 70’s with a useful life of 30 years

   Built in the late 70’s with a useful life of 30 years

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