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BSRA Board of Directors


Kristin Arcuri


Chair of Membership Committee & Co-Chair of Compliance Committee

Robert 'Bob' Becht

1st Vice President- Rowing Operations

Thomas 'Tom' Flaherty

2nd Vice President- Building and Grounds


Christi Roorda Ciacco

Chair of Regatta Committee

Jeanne Kratt

John Hoffman

Christina Dines

William 'Bill' Breeser

Chair of Nominating Committee

Carol Flaherty

Chair of the Compliance Committee & Co-Chair of Membership

Eileen P. Flaherty

Chair of Fundraising & Events Committee

Board Member Emeritus

John 'Jack' Hailand

Craig Thrasher (d. 2020)

Schools and Programs

Paul Rodgers

BRRC Masters

Nick Zona

Team BSRA - Youth/Juniors

Kacie Mills, Athletic Director

Buffalo Seminary

James Mauro, Athletic Director

designated Tom Flaherty, CHS President of Rowing

Canisius High School

Lisa DeMarco

WeCanRow- Buffalo Chapter

(female cancer survivors)

BSRA Board Elections

  • Only BSRA members* can make nominations
  • Nominees must be BSRA Members*
  • Nominees must be over 18 years old 

*Memberships must be up to date. If you are unsure, please email us at

Term for Class (B) ends December 2020.

2020 Board members are as follows:

Voting Members (Elected)

Class A: Mark Kostrzewski, Bob Fries, Tom Flaherty, Bill Breeser

Class B: John Hofmann, Kristin L. Arcuri, Eileen P. Flaherty, Christina Dines

Class C: Bob Becht, Carol Flaherty, Jeanne Kratt, Christi Roorda

Voting Members (non-elected as Associate Program Representatives): Paul Rodgers (BRRC Masters); James Mauro (Canisius HS) A.D. (appointed Tom Flaherty); Nick Zona (BSRA Youth); Kacie Mills (Buffalo Seminary) A.D; Lisa DeMarco (We Can Row)

Non-Voting Members: Jack Hailand (Emeritus); Thomas N. Boyer

Seats up for election: 4 from Class B

Nominations due: September 30th

Candidates: Kristin L. Arcuri, Eileen P.Flaherty, John Hofmann, Thomas N. Boyer, Jim Sullivan, Kevin Gannon, Robert Gunn and Dana Horne

Nominating Committee Slate: Kristin L.  Arcuri, Eileen P. Flaherty, John Hofmann, Thomas N. Boyer

Voting will be at the Annual Membership Meeting on November 7th. 12-1pm via Zoom. Only 2020 BSRA Members will be permitted to vote. All votes should be submitted during the Zoom meeting via Zoom Chat to "Host Only." Link for the Zoom meeting will be posted on November 6th.

BSRA Annual Membership Meeting

November 7, 2020 at 12pm

Via Zoom

Noon               Welcome

12:10               Boathouse Update

12:20               Financial Report

12:30               Election of Board Members

12:40               Questions/Wrap Up

1:00                 Meeting Concludes

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 7, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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BSRA's vision


Hilary Epes-Oballim

Executive Director

Mairead Manke

Director of Marketing and Outreach


Tom Boyer

Boathouse Manager & Boatman


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