The Foundation Team

Nancy Gugino
Executive Director
Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

Though this is a job with great responsibility, my time outside of the office is enjoyed with my husband, four children and two pugs! As a mother of an autistic son, I find great joy caring for him and ensuring his sensory diet is met through various activities including lots of pool time!

Laura DeMizio
Special Events Coordinator

When I am not planning events, I enjoy spending time with my two kids, Luca and Sofia as well as my husband David. Most of the home life consists of being in a hockey rink, but when we can get away, we love traveling to Florida and enjoying the warm weather and beaches.

Alisa Tiburzi
Grant Coordinator

When I’m not at work I’m usually teaching or practicing yoga, taking my adventure cats on a hike, or at home making bread – pickle bread is my favorite!

Brianna Aichinger
Foundation Coordinator

I have been a Varsity Cheerleading coach for 7 years at Depew High School and a coach for 8 years at Daemen College. During my free time I enjoy playing Bingo.

Kate Boswell
Advancement Campaign Specialist

I have a deep passion for theatre and have worked at several theaters in Buffalo in a variety of roles such as literary director, dramaturg, and front of the house representative. Every year I try to get to NYC at least once to see the latest shows
on Broadway.

Rhonda Hess (Photo to come)
Advancement Specialist

When I am not busy working, I enjoy spending time with my 19-year-old cat, hiking in the woods, journaling, kayaking, and practicing yoga/meditation. I love all animals and choose to live a very rewarding vegan lifestyle.

Kristyn C. Million, bCRE-Pro (Photo to come)
Advancement Operations Manager

Kristyn has been working in various facets of the Buffalo Diocese for over 20 years.  Prior to her role in the Foundation, she was a reporter for the Western New York Catholic newspaper and a full-time youth minister in a local parish.  She developed a deep appreciation for Franciscan spirituality during her years spent at St. Bonaventure University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, as well as masters’ degrees in Theology and Mental Health Counseling.