Our board members
Ward C. Wilday, President
Ward (Skip) is Executive Director, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley.
Nick Hamed, Treasurer
Nick is a CPA who works at Buffamante, Whipple, Buttafaro, P.C. as a Tax Supervisor. He attended Fredonia State University where he graduated with a BS degree in Accounting and Finance. Nick went on to earn his MBA with a concentration in accounting at Saint Bonaventure University. When he’s not crunching numbers, you can find Nick trying to fix his slice, and spending time with friends and family.
Ashley Greeley, Secretary
Ashley is an administrative assistant at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. She joined the Olean Food Pantry board in 2020 as Secretary. Ashley graduated from University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Marketing. While she is not working or serving the board, Ashley spends her time with her horse, playing softball for the Olean Woman’s League, and playing league volleyball at the YMCA.
Fred Welch previously served as the director of the Challenger Learning Center from June 2013 till June 2019. He attended Geneseo State University where he graduated with a BA degree in Mathematics in 1980 before earning a master’s degree in Education at St. Bonaventure University. He began his teaching career as a mathematics instructor at Cuba Central School before accepting a position at Olean Junior High/Olean Middle School where he taught computer literacy/programming and technology for 30 years. He also started the engineering curriculum known as Project Lead the Way (PLTW) at Olean High School.
David Potter is retired from Potter Lumber Company in Allegany, NY. In addition to the Olean Food Pantry, he is also the Secretary of the YMCA of the Twin Tiers Association Board, a member of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Advisory Committee and a member of the NY Lumberman’s Insurance Trust Fund Advisory Board. Dave is a former Town Councilman for the Town of Allegany, past chairman of the Cattaraugus County Micro Development Loan Fund and past president of Northeastern Loggers Association, as well as other lumber industry trade associations. He is an alumnus of St. Bonaventure University. Dave enjoys skiing, spending time with family and friends, traveling and cooking. He is married to Eva and proud father of Eric and Sydney.
Kathleen is the Senior Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator for Cutco Corporation and joined the board in the summer of 2022. She also is a member of the YMCA of the Twin Tiers Association Board and graduated from Leadership Cattaraugus in 2010. Kathleen, who has always lived in Western New York, is happy to call Olean home.
Don came to the Olean Food Pantry from Dresser-Rand, a Siemens Business. He retired in 2020 after 43 years with the company. He holds two degrees (Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology) and provides his expertise to the programming and Information Technology needs of the Olean Food Pantry. He currently works in the Safety/Security office at Holiday Valley during the ski season. He graduated in the 2013 class of Leadership Cattaraugus. Don currently resides in Great Valley with his wife, Theresa, and their two dogs.
Jerry Hustak, Operations Manager
In 1987, Jerry accepted a job offer from Dresser-Rand and relocated to Olean with his wife, Faith. He graduated from Leadership Cattaraugus in 2015, where he found out about volunteer opportunities at the Olean Food Pantry. In 2017, after 34 years of service with Dresser-Rand, he retired and became the Operations Manager of the Olean Food Pantry. Currently he is a member of the YMCA Facilities Committee and the Leadership Team for Christ United Methodist Church. He graduated from Penn State with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.
D B Busan, Nutrition Education and Outreach Coordinator
DB Has lived in the Olean area, on and off, since 1977. She spent 5 years as the Youth Family Services Director at the Olean YMCA. She then worked at Cutco Corp holding a variety of positions, retiring in 2008. She has remained active with the Olean YMCA both as a fundraiser and program participant. She is also active in the Olean Theatre Workshop as an actor, singer, director and mentor to the youth program. She joined the Olean Food Pantry as Assistant Manager in 2013.
Courtney Callahan, Warehouse Manager
Tiffany Claus, Office Manager
Tiffany is a native of Rochester, NY, and has lived in the Southern Tier area since 2010. She graduated from Bryant & Stratton in 2004 with an Associate's Degree in Accounting. After getting her degree, she volunteered for United Way in Rochester, NY in a program called C.A.S.H., where she prepared free taxes for low-income people. She has also worked in BOCES (Rochester, NY and Cattaraugus County), Olean Home Care and Hospice, and after getting her license, sold Life Insurance for Combine. She has been involved in Scouting since 2005, helping from behind the scenes before becoming a Scout Leader. Tiffany has been a client of the Olean Food Pantry since 2012, and a volunteer since 2015. She became the Olean Food Pantry Office Manager in 2016.