MEET THE TEAM

The Faces of Our Organization

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MELISSA ABEL

Executive Director

Melissa has been with the Center since 2001. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from University at Buffalo in Human and Health Services where she majored in Geriatrics.  Melissa serves on the Live Well Erie Committee, Amherst Central Park Task Force, Amherst Generations Foundation (Ex-Officio), and is the Resource Person for the Center's Advisory Board.  She enjoys travelling, reading, gardening and volunteering.

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JODI KWARTA, MSW

Director of Volunteer Services

Jodi has been with the Center since 2008.  She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Communication and holds a Masters of Social Work Degree  from the University at Buffalo (UB).  Jodi is also an adjunct instructor in the field of social work at UB.  She enjoys antiquing, decorating and spending time with her dogs and cat.

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TAMMY JACOBS

Program Coordinator

Tammy has been with the Center since 2000.  The first sixteen years of that she was the Volunteer Coordinator for Amherst Meals on Wheels.  Tammy received a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Human Services from the University at Buffalo.  She enjoys reading a good mystery, spending time with her family and visiting new places.

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DONNA MUCK

Kitchen Manager

Donna began her career at the Center in 1997 as a Kitchen Helper.  She was quickly promoted to Cook and finally to Kitchen Manager.  Donna has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Tompkins Cortland Community College.  She enjoys reading, spending time with her family and honestly...loves to cook!