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.

Ben Hilligas is the Executive Director of the Matt Urban Center. He can be reached at 716.893.7222 extension 325.

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 45 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.

Board of Directors


Marcia Pacciotti: Chairperson

Brandon Jones: Vice Chairperson

Bradley Nasca: Treasurer

Emily Kaufmann: Secretary

Raymond Brinson

Douglas Butler

Irene Cieslak

Jeanie Gustafson

Cynthia Eberl-Lawicki

Lauren Hartmann

Donna Latham-Edwards

Max Mack-Hardiman

Lauren Nostro

David Pfaff

Nadeen Singh

Janice Swinnich


Administrative Staff

Ben Hilligas: Executive Director

Alissa Venturini: Chief Program Officer

Karen Baer: Chief Operations Officer

Stephanie Von Wald: Controller