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 2022-2023


  • Brashear, Allison

    Allison Brashear, MD, MBA

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

    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, 2022-2023

    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


  • President-Elect, 2022-2023

    Popescu, Gabriela

    955 Main Street Buffalo NY 14203 Office 4226; Lab 4250 Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 829-3807; Fax: (716) 829-2661


  • Past President, 2022-2023

    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


  • Secretary, 2022-2024

    Stacey A. Watt, MD.

    Stacey A. Watt, MD

    Program Director


    77 Goodell Street, Suite 550, Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 829-6108; Fax: (716) 842-4170


  • Parliamentarian, 2021-2023

    John D. Hall, MD

    Department of Medicine

Basic Science Representative to Executive Committee, 2022-2024

    Blumental-Perry, Anna

    Anna Blumental-Perry

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Biochemistry 955 Main Street 4225 Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: 7168292105; Fax: 7168292105


  • Clinical Representative to Executive Committee, 2021-2023

    Rayhill, Melissa

    Melissa Rayhill, MD, FAHS, FAAN

    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

2022-2023 TERM

  • Jacobs, Amy

    Amy Jacobs, PhD

    Research Associate Professor

    955 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 829-2085


  • Yacoub, Rabi

    Rabi Yacoub, MD

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Translational Research Center 875 Ellicott Street Suite 8022 Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 898-4803; Fax: (716) 898-3928


  • Smith, Beth

    Beth Smith, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Division Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Chief of Behavioral Health - Kaleida Health; Medical Director - Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic

    The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic 1028 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14202

    Phone: (716) 859-5454