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Accreditation and Governance

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Academy is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), One Schoolhouse (formerly the Online School for Girls) and the Education Collaborative of Western New York (EdCo).

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart is governed by a group of dedicated individuals who bring unique knowledge, experience and talents to their leadership roles to ensure that Sacred Heart Academy remains a healthy and vibrant community fulfilling its mission and vision every day.

Sole Member

Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity
Holy Name Province
Stella Niagara, New York

Board of Directors
Robert C. Belswanger, Jr., Treasurer
James Biddle, Jr.
Janice M. Cheney ‘80
Jennifer M. Demert, Esq.
Susan Fortunato '79
Diane Gianadda, OSF '65
Jo-Anne Grabowski, OSF '67, Secretary
Margaret Buchanan Johnson '73, Vice-President
Linda Lewandowski, OSF ‘70
Walter Ludwig
Ann E. McDermott, OSF, MSW
Marygrace Polino, OSF
Rev. Richard Reina
Eileen Scannell
Patricia Marino Smyton, '61, Chair
Frank Williams
Edith Wyss, OSF, Ex-officio

Administrative Council
Jennifer M. Demert, Esq., Head of School
Barbara Blood, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary C. Ganey, Director of Admissions
Linda Limina, Director of Finance
Tracy Reed, Director of Advancement
Jeanette Piscitello, Director of Student Services
Margaret Wietig, Director of Academic Analytics