Message from Board Chair:


Board Members serve one year terms and each has full voting powers. During monthly meetings, Board members track the progress of the various programs, monitor short term and long term goals and work to support the success of the organization. In 2016, the Board spearheaded its first day long retreat and developed its Strategic Plan.





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Board of Directors

Executive Board of Directors


Chair, George Pulinthitta

Bank Executive (Retired), West Side Business and Taxpayers Assn.

Treasurer, Peter Goergen

Administrative Vice President, M&T Bank

Secretary, Amy Vossen Vulkelic

Buffalo Peacemakers Advisory Board



Board Members


Chris DelPrince

Management Consultant, Founder, City Kids Summer Camp

Shari Delisle, Ph.D.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Mary Mulvey


Rev. Dan Schifeling

VOICE-Buffalo retired United Church of Christ Pastor








“Back to Basics Outreach Ministries Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing services that improve the quality of life for residents in the City of Buffalo and surrounding communities. Since 1994, its services address problems associated with substance abuse, gang violence, unemployment, prisoner re-entry, homelessness and youth development. Its mission is to serve our most vulnerable citizens with programs that improve their overall safety and quality of life. ”