Buffalo, NY, June 12, 2018 — Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center announces the appointment of three new board members in 2018.


“We are thrilled to bring on our newest board members who bring so much talent, passion, and expertise to our organization! Representing a breadth of fields in art, fundraising, finance, law and health care, they join at a crucial time of capacity building and growth for Squeaky Wheel.” Maiko Tanaka, Executive Director.

Catherine Linder Spencer is an award winning, Buffalo born, Buffalo based artist, who has exhibited widely in museums and galleries throughout Western New York including the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo Art Studio, Indigo Art and Western New York Book Arts Center and in major cities throughout the United States. She served on the board of directors at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for a number of years as well as countless not for profit organizations in Western New York. She was a longtime member of City of Buffalo Arts Commission and City of Buffalo Arts and Cultural Funding Advisory Board.

Linder Spencer brings her experience assisting countless organizations in Western New York as volunteer, advocate, and fundraiser to Board of Directors’ Fundraising & Development Committee.

Fred Meyer is an Administrative Vice President at M&T Bank. He holds a Master of Science in Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and is a certified Financial Risk Manager.

Meyer brings to the board his interest in technology and his expertise in finance and data analysis. Joining the Governance Committee, Meyer will help to ensure team capacity will grow with a commitment to racial equity and an eye to fiscal sustainability.

Leonardo Sette-Camara is the Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer for Catholic Health System. He is a dedicated, highly skilled healthcare attorney with corporate compliance, corporation law and civil service experience. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and English graduating with Highest Distinction, Cum Laude from SUNY Buffalo in 2000, and his JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Sette-Camara joins Squeaky Wheel’s Governance Committee. In addition to his knowledge and passion for film and media art, he brings in his legal experience in a variety of matters to help ensure Squeaky Wheel is managed in accordance with State and Federal Laws and in line with best practices for governance and human resources.

“I’m delighted to welcome new board members with such impressive experience,” said Board President Meg Knowles. “These appointments will complement the strong leadership foundation already in place at Squeaky Wheel. Each of the three boasts substantial professional expertise and a passionate commitment to creative expression, and will bring insightful perspectives to the organization.”

Squeaky Wheel’s Board of directors for 2018 are President, Meg Knowles (Communication Department, Buffalo State College, Buffalo State College), Vice President, Dillon Joseph (Buffalo Intelligent Technology Systems), Treasurer, Jean Taggart (Bobalew Ventures), Secretary, Caitlin Crowell (Nichols School), Secretary, Carl Lee (Department of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo), Max Anderson (Open Buffalo), Annette Daniels-Taylor (Artist, Teaching Artist), Kaitlyn McCleary (Artist), Fred Meyer (M&T Bank), Stephanie Rothenberg (Department of Art, SUNY Buffalo), Leonardo Sette-Camara (Catholic Health), Catherine Linder Spencer (Artist, Teaching Artist), and Jasmina Tumbas (Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies SUNY Buffalo).

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center is a non-profit arts organization serving the Western New York community and beyond for over 33 years. Our free and low-cost education programs build social and creative capital through the cultivation of media literacy and 21st century skills. Our public equipment and facility access program includes a media lab, professional grade equipment, and an array of affordable video transfer and digitization services. Our annual exhibitions showcase regional, national and international media artists at Squeaky Wheel and throughout the city as film screenings, performances, and gallery installations. Guided by the values of creativity, critical thinking and connection, Squeaky Wheel envisions a community that uses electronic media and film to celebrate freedom of expression and diversity of voice.

For more information about Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center you can reach us at the contact information below:

Squeaky Wheel
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 884-7172

Media Contact:
Maiko Tanaka