Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the Faculty Council includes representatives from both basic science and clinical departments. The Steering Committee represents, and acts on behalf of the Faculty Council in all matters within the purview of the Faculty Council.

All actions of the Steering Committee are subject to prior or subsequent approval of the Faculty Council.  

Powers and Duties

The Steering Committee meets monthly. It ensures that an agenda for all regular and special meetings of the Faculty Council is sent to the electorate.

A full description of the Steering Committee's powers and duties may be found in the bylaws

To contact the Steering Committee, please email or contact any of the Steering Committee members listed below.

Membership of the Faculty Council Steering Committee 2021-2022


  • Brashear, Allison

    Allison Brashear, MD, MBA

    Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    955 Main Street, Room 6190 Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

    Phone: (716) 829-3955; Fax: (716) 829-2179


  • Fred Stoss

    Chair of Faculty Senate

Officers of the Faculty Council

  • Faculty Council President, 2021-2022

    Hofmann, Wilma

    Wilma Hofmann, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Physiology and Biophysics, Room# 4132 955 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

    Phone: (716) 829-3290


  • President-Elect, 2021-2022

    Elkin, Peter

    Peter Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, FNYAM

    Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics & Professor of Internal Medicine

    UB Downtown Gateway 77 Goodell Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: 716 888 4854


  • Past President, 2021-2022

    Makdissi, Regina

    Regina Makdissi, MD, FACP, SFHM

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Erie County Medical Center 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215


  • Secretary, 2020-2022

    DeAngelis, Margaret

    Margaret DeAngelis

    Professor Department of Ophthalmology

    VA Western NY Healthcare system 3495 Bailey avenue Bldg 20 Room 217 ACCORD, NY 14086

    Phone: 716-834-9200 X2657


  • Parliamentarian, 2021-2023

    John D. Hall, MD

    Department of Medicine

  • Basic Science Representative to Executive Committee, 2020-2022

    Melendy, Thomas

    Thomas Melendy, PhD

    Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, and Biochemistry

    5116 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Department of Microbiology & Immunology 955 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

    Phone: (716) 829-3789


  • Clinical Representative to Executive Committee, 2021-2023

    Rayhill, Melissa

    Melissa Rayhill, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor; Adult Neurology Residency Program Director

    1010 Main Street 2nd floor Buffalo, NY 14202

    Phone: (716) 932-6080; Fax: (716) 332-4245


At-Large Representatives to the Faculty Council Steering Committee

2021-2022 TERM

  • Representative to Steering Committee

    Faden, Howard

    Howard Faden, MD


    Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: 716-323-0155; Fax: (716) 323-0296


  • Fliesler, Steven

    Steven Fliesler, PhD

    SUNY Distinguished Professor; Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor, Vice-Chair and Director of Research

    VA Western NY Healthcare System Research Service- Bldg 20, Rm 202 3495 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215-1129

    Phone: 716-862-6538; Fax: 716-862-6526


  • Parker, Mark

    Mark Parker, PhD

    Associate Professor

    4158 JSMBS 955 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: 716-829-3966; Fax: NA