Alissa Venturini is the Acting Executive Director of the Matt Urban Center. She can be reached at 716.893.7222 extension 226.

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 44 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


Janice Swinnich: Chairperson
Marcia Pacciotti: Vice Chairperson
Douglas Butler: Treasurer
Annette Juncewicz: Secretary

James Chlebowy
Irene Cieslak
David Pfaff
Marcus Deveso
Brandon Jones

Christine Raczka
Marva Threat
Dr. Zulkharnain
Carl Campbell

Administrative Staff

Alissa Venturini: Acting Executive Director
Karen Baer: Chief Operations Officer
Zacchary Tenhuisen: Chief Financial Officer
Douglas Renning: Deputy Controller
Gail Shirley: Accounting Assistant
Jonathan Szwajkos: Accounting Assistant

Stephanie Handley: Accounting Coordinator
Sarah Maurer: Development Coordinator