New Executive Director

With the assistance of Decision Associates, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors announced Diane Lazette as the new Executive Director. She started her new role in mid-December. Diane has an extensive background in Fundraising, Leadership, and Management. She brings many years’ experience as Executive Director of several distinguished organizations such as the Yatooma’s Foundation for the Kids, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the National Federation of Independent Business.

As Executive Director, Diane will work closely with staff, the Board, and our community partners to continue to fulfill CSS’s mission to house the homeless in Erie County with compassion and dignity. Diane is a positive and energetic leader with a decisive and collaborative approach to bringing teamwork to the organization she leads.  Please join us in welcoming Diane to her new role as Executive Director and a new chapter in our organization’s history of community service.