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Sylvia Lane

Sylvia Lane

Director of Preventive Services

Sylvia Lane has dedicated her career to assisting and advocating for children and families. Sylvia started her career with Baker Victory Services as a Preventive Caseworker where she worked with at risk children and families identified through Erie County Department of Social Services. Sylvia assisted in assessing safety of children and the development of Family Service plans geared towards preventing out of home placements. Sylvia then transitioned into the educational setting of the Erie County Head Start Program. Sylvia worked as a Disability Coordinator where she assisted in the coordination of services to children identified with a disability and acted as a liaison between the Buffalo Committee of Preschool Special Education and the Head Start Program. Sylvia also held the position of the Family and Community Manager for the Erie County Head Start Program. Prior to becoming a FSS Supervisor, she was a Family Support Specialist herself at PS 89 Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence.

As a successful graduate of Buffalo Public schools #90, #28 and McKinley High School, Sylvia understands the benefit of all children having access to higher education. Sylvia is a graduate of Medaille College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Buffalo State College with a Master’s of Science degree in Human Service Administration. Sylvia is also a 2013 recipient of the “Woman Touching the World” award granted through the Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry, Inc.

Contact Sylvia at [email protected] or 716-247-5310, ext. 210.

Leadership Team

David Rust is the Chief Executive Officer and founding Executive Director.

Amanda Paul is Senior Director of School-Based Services. She can be reached at [email protected] and at 716-468-0043.

Tanya Staples is the Senior Director of Community Schools.

Sylvia Lane is the Director of Preventive Services.

Tommy McClam is the Senior Director of Boys and Men of Color.

Daphne Ross is the Senior Director for College Success and Communications at Say Yes Buffalo.

Gellenia Smallwood is the Parent Center Director at Say Yes Buffalo.

Emily Wyckoff is the Senior Director for Development and Strategic Partnership at Say Yes Buffalo.

Our Team

Christine Waikiki is South/West Zone Leader.

Ariel Peters is Community Schools Specialist.

Jamien Eutsey is Interim Youth Sports Management Supervisor.

Nicole Brooks is Senior Accountant.

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