The Western NY GIS Users Group is organized and run by a steering committee made up of 11 members. The steering committee seats a President, Treasurer, and Secretary on two year terms and 8 members sitting on committee.


Lisa Matthies-Wiza, GISP
Director of Geographic Information Services
Erie County Dept. of Environment & Planning
Office of Geographic Information Services


Mary Perrelli
Department of Geography and Planning
Buffalo State College


Eric Montz, GISP
Advoco, Inc

Committee Members

Brian Barnes, GISP
Senior GIS Analyst
Town of Amherst
Ryan Cassens, GISP

Planner – GIS
Erie County Water Authority
Cheick Diarra
Apps Developer Spec.
Praxair, Inc.
Maria Dolce, GISP
Senior GIS Analyst
Bergmann Associates
Adam Janzen
Sr. Engineering Systems Tech.
Niagara Falls Water Board
Jim Jones, PE
Mode Choice Engineering, PLLC
Alexandra Malloy
GIS Analyst
Fisher Associates
Karyn Tareen, GISP
Geocove, Inc.