Marlies A. Wesolowski, Executive Director

Marlies A. Wesolowski has been the Executive Director of the Center since 2001. Ms. Wesolowski is a former Buffalo School Board President. She can be reached at 716.893.7222 extension 202.

Administrative offices of the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y. are located at our headquarters at 1081 Broadway in the heart of Buffalo’s Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood.

The Matt Urban Center has been proudly serving the East Side of Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and a small portion of West Seneca for the past 41 years. We continue to fulfill our mission of revitalizing neighborhoods, serving families and changing lives by bringing together public and private resources in an effort to assist community residents in becoming self-sustaining.

Current Board of Directors

Board Officers

Zoe Zacharek: Chairperson

Janice Swinnich: Vice Chairperson

Douglas Butler: Treasurer

Annette Juncewicz: Secretary


James Chlebowy

Irene Cieslak

Kathleen Hastings

David Pfaff

Christine Raczka

James Rykowski

Marva Threat

Dr. Zulkharnain


Administrative Staff

Marlies Wesolowski: Executive Director
Carla Kosmerl: Controller, Chief Development Officer
Karen Baer: Chief Operations Officer
Joyelle Tedeschi: Chief Program Officer

Ronald W. Parylo: Deputy Controller
Gail Shirley: Accounting Assistant