Who are we?
Our Western New York CSTA Chapter was founded in October 2008. Since its inception we have sustained a growing number of members in our community. Our chapter meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 7:00pm at various schools around the region. If you are interested in hosting a meeting, please contact chapter leadership.
Our Mission
To develop a community to promote computing as a discipline and a career option to K-16 students by engaging all K-16 stakeholders (including but not limited to students, parents, educators, counselors, administrators and employers) in the Western New York region, with a special emphasis in increasing the diversity of the student body participating in computing.
Meet the Chapter Officers
President -Tom Naber has taught mathematics on the high school level for 8 years and have taught  AP computer science for the past two years. My goal is to improve my CS instruction through collaboration with other CS teachers, as well as to increase the number of students at my school who are involved in Computer Science.
Vice President - Pamela Healy is chair of the Computer Science Department at Nardin Academy. She is committed to creating a rich network of support for teachers new to Computer Science content as well as generating an interest in Computer Science amongst young women. 
Treasurer - Julie Johnson is a Math/CS teacher at Williamsville North high school. She has been a long time member of CSTA and previously served as a K-16 liaison. Her goal is to improve instruction in her classroom by collaborating with others new or experienced in Computer Science.
Secretary - Bob Uldrich previously served in multiple leadership roles and currently as the chapter social media person. He looks forward to this new role as we continue to grow our chapter. 
K - 16 Liaison - Dr. Orlando Buria serves as the academic dean and STEM coordinator of West Seneca Christian School.  The school enrolls students from Western New York
and from various foreign countries.  He holds an A.S. degree in electrical engineering technology, a B.S. degree with three majors (math, physical science, and biology) and
two minors (English and Spanish). He has an M.S. degree in science education and an M.Min. degree in ministry. Dr. Buria has also earned both an Ed.S. and a Ph.D. in
educational administration. Dr. Buria has studied at 23 colleges and universities. He has taught high school classes for over 40 years, served as an assistant school
administrator for 5 years, and as the head administrator of a school for 16 years. During some of that time he also served as a college professor (25 years) and as a college
administrator (23 years).