Board of Directors
Mr. Herbert retired from HSBC Bank USA after 18 years of service. He had been senior vice president, and responsible for management of the Trust Services Group. This group included the Trust Operations, the Retirement Services, and the Fiduciary Tax Services Departments. Prior to HSBC, Mr. Herbert worked for over 25 years at Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Lackawanna, New York. His steel company career was in the area of data processing, and included management of both applications systems development, and computer operations.
A native of York, Pennsylvania, Mr. Herbert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science degree from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. Both degrees are in civil engineering. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force following his graduation from Penn State.
He has been a member of the Fox Run at Orchard Park Board since 2002, first serving as its secretary and subsequently as its president. He previously was a board member and treasurer of the Orchard Park Council of the Arts. He has also served on other not-for-profit boards in the Western New York area.
Mr. Witt graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He worked for Johnson & Johnson for 34 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative. He has been on a number of boards and is currently on the Vineyard Trail HOA board in Orchard Park, NY. Mr. Witt has been a lifetime Orchard Park resident and a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Church in West Seneca, New York. His parents, Carl and Elinor Witt, were two of the ‘pioneers’ that moved into Fox Run when it first opened in 2007. Mr. Witt’s parents were both members of the United Church of Christ board and were very influential in the development of Fox Run. Mr. Witt feels honored to continuing his parents vision and hard work serving the Fox Run board.
Mr. Newcomb received a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College, Massachusetts. He continued his education at Columbia University, New York City, for higher education administration. After college, he became the executive director of the Kent State University Foundation, Ohio. Mr. Newcomb also worked at the Donald A. Campbell & Co., Buffalo General Hospital, and Philanthropy Development Group. He retired from Community Counseling Service Company, Inc., as the assistant vice president of the major gift and capital campaign. Mr. Newcomb served as past president of the Rotary Club of Buffalo, and the Kiwanis Club of Gowanda, New York. He also served as the president of the Board of Orchard Park CCRC, Inc. Currently, he volunteers with several United Church of Christ organizations, and is the president of the Pine Hill Cemetery Association.
Ms. Librock graduated from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, with her business administration degree. She has 31 years of experience in the banking industry. During her early years of banking, she attended school in the evenings, and obtained a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in finance, from Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. Ms. Librock’s banking experience includes 22 years of management in the employee benefit and retirement area, followed by her current position in the finance division. At the Salem United Church of Christ in Tonawanda, New York, Ms. Librock has served as an elder, trustee, deacon, board of programs committee member, search committee member, and is chairperson of the Endowment Fund. She has also served as co-chair of the finance arm of Salem’s Faith in the Future Campaign, which raised over $500,000 in a three year time period.
Mr. Bos was the owner of Bos Business Consultants and Sanford Rose Associates of Buffalo, both executive search firms specializing in high-tech managers and designers. He was also the president and CEO of Bos-Hatten Inc., a metal fabricator and manufacturing company. Prior to that, he was a manager of information systems at Fisher-Price Toys. He also was a programmer and systems analyst for both Lukens Steel and Bethlehem Steel, both in Pennsylvania. Mr. Bos received a Master of business administration degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Bos also served in the U.S. Army. He was past director of Journey’s End Refugee Services, and Mid Erie Mental Health Counseling Services. He currently serves as a SCORE mentor for the Buffalo chapter, and the treasurer of the East Hamburg Friends Cemetery Association in Orchard Park, New York.
Mr. Lewis McCauley is the founder of McGard LLC, a manufacturer of the McGard Wheel Lock, used by the majority of automobile manufacturers worldwide to protect the automotive wheels from street theft. McGard’s headquarters is located in Orchard Park, NY, with satellite operations in Nordheim, Germany, as well as Saitama City, Japan and the Republic of Singapore. Mr. McCauley continues to work with his two sons, Durham (Derry) and Peter, who currently are the CEO and president of the overall operations, respectively. Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute has been at the center of Mr. McCauley’s interest in civic efforts. He spent 16 years on their board of directors, predominately as chairman of the Governance Committee, encouraging other members of the community to assist the Institute in having a strong board of influential and responsible local talent to support the scientists in their work. Mr. McCauley was born in Eden, NY. He attended Nichols School in Buffalo, NY and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Subsequent to college, he spent two years in the U.S. Army in Fontenet, France, at an Ordinance Depot.
Mr. McCaley is married, and has three children and six grandchildren. He and his wife have resided in Orchard Park for many years and have been Community Members of Fox Run at Orchard Park since 2008. They are members of the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. Mr. McCauley is also a member of Orchard Park Country Club, Cherry Hill Country Club, and The Buffalo Club.
Mr. Mark Moldenhauer is a member of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, where he has practiced law for over 15 years. He counsels employers on a wide range of issues affecting the workplace and litigates matters in federal and state court and before governmental agencies. He also advises companies with respect to traditional labor law matters, including collective bargaining and arbitrations. Mr. Moldenhauer is currently listed in New York Super Lawyers® for his practice in the areas of Employment and Labor Law. Mr. Moldenhauer received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College, and law degree from the SUNY at Buffalo Law School. He is a member of several professional and trade organizations and is presently on the Western New York Regional Leadership Counsel and Professional Services Committee for the Empire Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Mr. Moldenhauer lives in East Aurora with his wife and two children. He is active as a board member for his children’s competitive swim club, and as a soccer coach.
Ms. Kathleen Peterson is a financial consultant for Wells Fargo Advisors, formerly Wachovia Securities, AG Edwards in Buffalo, NY. She started in the brokerage and investment business in 1987. Ms. Peterson began her career as a sales associate at E.F. Hutton in Buffalo, NY in 1987. She also held the position of operations manager for Prudential Securities in Charlottesville, VA. She moved into client relations and became an equity trader and liaison for Elias Asset Management in Williamsville, NY. Before Wells Fargo Advisors, she was the international account dividend, income processor for HSBC Trust Operations. Ms. Peterson earned her Bachelor of Science at SUNY College at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, where she also took some graduate financial economics classes. In 2004, Mrs. Peterson received her Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) from College for Financial Planning.
Ms. Peterson is a member of the St. James United Church of Christ in Hamburg, NY, and is active in their worship & generosity team, and family promise volunteer team. She served as a council member from 2012-2015. She is an avid gardener and has completed horticulture courses I, II, III & IV at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. She also fosters animals through the Ten Lives Club in Hamburg, NY.
Benjamin Rand is president of Insyte Consulting, a non-profit management consulting firm that has been helping WNY manufacturing and technology companies to prosper for 35 years. Insyte Consulting is part of the Federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nationwide program which works to make small manufacturers more competitive. Mr. Rand has 25 years of experience in general management, marketing and operations for a variety of public and private manufacturers. He served as president of Sefar Filtration Inc., Depew, NY, a subsidiary of a privately-held Swiss company. Before Sefar, he held a variety of senior management positions including senior vice president and vice president/general manager with USFilter, a Fortune 500 water purification equipment manufacturer. Mr. Rand is a member of the WNY Regional Economic Development Council’s Advanced Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship Work Groups, a member of the Founders Council of Buffalo Manufacturing Works, a past chair of both the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturers Council and the American Small Manufacturers Coalition based in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the Boards of the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Calamar and the World Trade Center Buffalo-Niagara.
Mr. Rand holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of business administration from Yale University. He is married and has three adult children, and resides in Orchard Park, NY.
Mr. Sherman received his Bachelor of Science degree, and master of education degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a retired Biology Professor Emeritus, from Erie Community College. Mr. Sherman served as department chair for over 20 years and as an academic dean. He served as a member of the Middle States College Association, assessing colleges in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Sherman is the president of ERIE 1 BOCES Board of Education. He is also a member of the Community Board of DeGraff Memorial Hospital in Tonawanda, New York, the Executive Committee of the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council, and the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Salem United Church of Christ in Tonawanda. He is a past member of the City of Tonawanda Boys and Girls Club, past chairman of the United Church Home Society Board of Trustees, and former executive director of the City of Tonawanda Youth Board.
Prior to Hospice, Mrs. Lehsten was the senior executive and CFO for a technology company, and prior to that she was a senior manager for KPMG US, LLP, a Certified Public Accounting firm. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial management and healthcare industry.
As a graduate of Leadership Buffalo, Mrs. Lehsten has been an active community leader. She is currently serving as a board member for Every Person Influences People, Inc. and the Hospice Buffalo Board and Hospice Foundation of WNY. She recently served as a board member for Gilda’s Club of Western New York and was a finance committee member for Journey’s End Refugee Services.
Mrs. Lehsten is a Certified Public Accountant and a former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the NY State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She received her bachelors degree in accounting and management information systems from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.
Mrs. Lehsten and her family reside in Orchard Park, NY and are members of the St. John Vianney Church.