Executive Director - Megan McNally
Megan is the co-founder of The Foundry. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Environmental Policy, has worked on green building construction sites across the country, and gained experience in woodworking at Yestermorrow Design/Build School. She moved back to Buffalo to run a woodworking business from 2011-2014 and is passionate about supporting women and people of color in "non-traditional" career pathways. She is active in Big Brothers Big Sisters and encourages everyone to consider mentorship. She has been the recipient of Women Who Move The City Award, BizJournal's 30 under 30 Award, Protege of The Year from University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and one of the finalists in the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo Centennial Awards.
Director of Curriculum + Instruction - Amina Boyd
Amina is a well rounded creative and educator who loves hands-on learning and exploration. She comes to The Foundry with a significant background in K-12 education, media production and screen-printing, and a passion to support youth of color in career exploration. She loves working with people of all ages to help them uncover their untapped potential and is excited to help cultivate more creatives and entrepreneurs within The Foundry. She develops our interactive, maker-focused curriculum to support students in afterschool as well as in our workforce development training opportunities.
Youth Business Director (FOUNDRYmade) - Adam Ianni
Adam is a former hobo and roustabout who found his calling making things for and with communities. An experienced educator and maker, he believes that everyone should have access to the means of production. As the former Education Director for GObike Buffalo, he helped build a community center where anyone could learn the intricacies of bicycle mechanics and find a place they could call their own. Adam loves woodworking, playing with trash, dust collection, giant robots, and participatory learning environments.
Director of Youth Development -Sherman Webb-Middlebrooks
Sherman is a lifelong Buffalo resident and “survivor of poverty.” He has worked with a wide variety of organizations including those focused on adolescent sexual health education, residential counseling in juvenile detention, intensive case management, and community health work. At The Foundry, he manages the logistics of our youth programs and actively develops relationships with partner programs, schools, parents, youth, educators and anyone else who is passionate about supporting young people.
Development Coordinator - Brian Fuss
Office Manager - Emma Brittain
Bookkeeper - Jennifer Weber
Jennifer brings 25+ years of non-profit experience working in Community Relations, PR/Marketing, Fundraising/Development, Event Planning and Volunteer Management to her role at The Foundry. In her spare time she serves as a volunteer on several boards, dabbles in community theater productions and blogs and writes at All Things Jennifer.