The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are volunteers from the community who share time, talent and treasure in guiding Heart, Love & Soul.  The Board meets quarterly and committees of the board meet in between board meetings.  In addition to their responsibilities as members of the board, many also assist with special events and programs throughout the year.

Heart & Soul board members are appointed by the President of Niagara University as outlined in the Cooperation Agreement.

Niagara University Cooperation Agreement

Niagara University and Heart, Love & Soul entered into a Cooperation Agreement in 2008.  The agreement details how the University will support the ministry of Heart & Soul.  It includes sharing resources related to publicity and publications, assistance with information technology, grant writing, financial support, student involvement through Learn & Serve and the College of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

In addition, student groups, including Niagara University Repertory Theater and Junior ROTC, support Heart & Soul programs.


  • Whitney Vantine, President
  • Lisa Perry, Vice President
  • Kelly Besaw, Treasure
  • Jane Vicki, Secretary
  • Brother Martin Schneider, C.M., Niagara University Representative

Board Members

  • Dan Forsyth
  • Lyn Dyster
  • Michael Williamson
  • Nick Ligammari
  • Kristen Grandinetti
  • Francine Delmonte
  • Larry Montani
  • Rev. Joanne Scott
  • Jeannine Brown Miller
  • Martha Bennett
  • Bernadette Franjoine
  • Maryanne Harvey
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