Board of Directors
Mr. Ron Witt graduated from The 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 in West Seneca, NY. His parents, Carl and Elinor Witt, were ‘pioneers’ who moved into Fox Run when it first opened in 2007. Mr. Witt’s parents were both members of the United Church of Christ and were very influential in the development of Fox Run. Mr. Witt feels honored to continue his parents’ vision and hard work serving the Fox Run board as well as being a delegate to the United Church Home Society.
Mr. John 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. Mr. Bos also was a programmer and systems analyst for both Lukens Steel and Bethlehem Steel, both in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bos received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Bos also served in the U.S. Army. He was previously 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, NY.
Mrs. Jill Ortner received her Bachelor of Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University. She taught English for seven years and then was a realtor for 12 years. After receiving her Masters of Library Science degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo, Mrs. Ortner was a Librarian at the university for 15 years before retiring in 2011.
Mrs. Ortner and her husband John Ortner have one son, Eric, who is a graphic designer in the metropolitan New York City area. Mrs. Ortner is an active member of St. James United Church of Christ in Hamburg, NY, and a volunteer for the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara.
Mr. Richard Holmes graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. He served in the US Army from June 1963 until August 1967 before receiving an honorable discharge as Captain. Mr. Holmes then went to work for Holmes and Murphy, Inc., from 1967 until 2010.
Mr. Holmes served as President of Holmes and Murphy, Inc., President of United Materials, President of Frey Sand and Gravel, and President of New York State Association of General Contractors. Previously, he served as Director of the National Association of General Contractors, Director of Southtowns YMCA, and Director of the Orchard Park Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Holmes is currently a member of the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church where he serves as an Elder.
Mr. Holmes is now retired and enjoys traveling and all things to do with the outdoors. He is married with five children and eight grandchildren.
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. The headquarters for McGard 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 serve as the CEO and President of the overall operations.
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, predominantly 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 scientists in their work.
Mr. McCauley was born in Eden, NY, went on to attend Nichols School in Buffalo and Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Subsequent to college, he spent two years in the US Army in Fontenot, France, at an Ordinance Depot.
Mr. McCauley is married with three children and six grandchildren. Mr. McCauley and his wife have resided in Orchard Park for many years and have been Residents 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 courts 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 a law degree from The State University of New York 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, NY, with his wife and two children. He is active as a board member for his children’s competitive swim club and is a committed soccer coach.
Mr. 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 that 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., in 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 Manufacturers Council and the American Small Manufacturers Coalition based in Washington, DC. He currently serves on the boards of the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Calamar, and the World Trade Center Buffalo-Niagara.
Mr. Rand holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Administration degree from Yale University. He is married with three children and resides in Orchard Park, NY.
Mrs. Maureen M. Lehsten is the Chief Financial Officer for The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care in Buffalo, NY, since 2004. She is a committee member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State, a member for the Centers to Palliative Care Organization, and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Western New York Chapter. She is a member and organization liaison for the National Partnership for Hospice Innovations Group and leads their regulatory and finance chapters. She was recognized in 2010 as the Financial Executive of the year by the Western New York community.
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 industries.
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 on 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 Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Canisius College.
Mrs. Lehsten and her family reside in Orchard Park, NY, and are members of the St. John Vianney Church.
Mr. George Herbert retired from HSBC Bank USA after 18 years of service as Senior Vice President, responsible for the management of the Trust Services Group. This group included the Trust Operations, Retirement Services, and the Fiduciary Tax Services Departments.
Prior to HSBC, Mr. Herbert worked for over 25 years at Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, PA, and Lackawanna, NY. 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, PA, Mr. Herbert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science degree from Lehigh University; both degrees are in Civil Engineering. He was a member of the US Air Force following his graduation from Penn State.
Mr. Herbert 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.
Rev. Dr. Marja L. Coons-Torn has worked for the United Church of Christ as their Associate Minister of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference for eight years and Minister of the Penn Central Conference for 10 years. She has served various congregations in New Mexico, New York, Illinois, and Montana, and has spent time serving as the Chair of the Council of Ministers Conference. As a Buffalo native, she attended the School of Social Work at The State University of New York at Buffalo to attain her undergraduate degree. She continued on to receive her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts, and her Doctor of Ministry degree from Eden Theological School in St. Louis, MO.
Rev. Dr. Coons-Torn has been a trustee of Jamestown Community College, Rocky Mountain College, and Lancaster Theological Seminary. She also enjoyed her role as President of the Knitters Guild of Greater Buffalo. Since her retirement, she has served as President of the Board of the United Church Home Society, and held a temporary position as the Team Leader for the Ministerial Excellence, Support, and Authorization Team of the United Church of Christ.
She and her husband Jim have been happily living at Fox Run since 2014. They have a lifelong passion for traveling and are avid readers.