THE BOARD

OUR TEAM

The board of NMB Foundation is dedicated to making a difference. Get to know us better by checking out our bios, and we look forward to meeting you at an event!

TJ Burch

TJ Burch

Chair/Director

Theron J. Burch (TJ) is Nolan’s father.  He resides with his wife Kim and daughter Alexandra (Alex) in Williamsville, NY.  TJ was born and raised in Brockport, NY and came to Buffalo to attend Canisius College where he graduated with a degree in Physical Education.  He received his Masters degree in Administration from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.  TJ works in sales and is one of the founders of the NMB Foundation.  He has previously held a Board Position at Mathewson McCarthy Baseball including 3 years as Vice President.  He loves his family and his friends and this is where his free time is spent.  His goal is to get Nolan’s story out to as many people as possible.

Kim Burch

Kim Burch

Vice Chair/Director

Kimberly Burch (Kim) is Nolan’s mother.  She resides with her husband TJ and daughter Alexandra (Alex) in Williamsville, NY.  Kim was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and is a graduate of Sweet Home High School. Kim worked in the dental field for 12 years and is currently self employed.  She is one of the founders of NMB Foundation.    Her focus is NMB Foundation as well as advocating for organ and tissue donation.  Her down time is spent with her family and friends.

Patty Flaherty

Patty Flaherty

Secretary/Director

One of the founding members of NMB Foundation and a native Long Islander, Patty resides with her husband of 30+ years, three children and two dogs in North Buffalo. 

A graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing, Patty brings over 15 years of experience in fundraising and has strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  Currently, she is employed at a local distribution supply company as a project specialist and web administrator.

In her spare time, Patty being a colon cancer survivor, is an advocate for early detection screenings for colorectal cancer.  She also enjoys cooking on her Big Green Egg, photography, wine tasting and spending time with family and friends.

Nolan was Patty’s son’s best friend.  The agony and grief brought on by Nolan’s tragic death, motivated Patty to partner with Kim and TJ in their mission to put an end to hazing.

Kelly Rehak

Kelly Rehak

Director

In addition to being a founding member of NMB Foundation, Kelly is a member of the Roswell Park Alliance and the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association. As a local Realtor her focus is on helping her clients find balanced solutions in buying and selling real estate. Kelly attended the State University of New York at Oswego and has a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership and Change from Daemen College.

As a proud Buffalonian, Kelly makes her home in Williamsville with her husband Jamie and their two children, Meegan and JP. When Kelly is not at work or supporting various local organizations, you can find her reading a novel or visiting an art museum.

Rose Zendano

Rose Zendano

Director

Rose Zendano is a founding member of the NMB Foundation.  With over 30 years’ experience, Rose works for the University at Buffalo as a supervising pharmacist and part-time for the Rite Aid Corporation, focusing primarily within the inner city of Buffalo.

Rose has a passion for helping others and believes in the message of the foundation to protect and educate our youth to make responsible choices and put an end to hazing – no family should go through this type of tragedy.

Rose lives in Williamsville, New York with her three children.

Mark Sperandio

Mark Sperandio

Treasurer/Director

Mark was born and raised in Brockport, NY and has been a lifelong friend of TJ and Kim Burch. Mark and his wife Joan reside in Pittsford, NY. Mark is deeply honored to be on the board on N.M.B. 

Christopher Pulinski

Christopher Pulinski

Director

Christopher is a Professor at Erie Community College and Realtor with Century 21.  He has decades of successful board and fundraising experience including the Buffalo Pro Zoo Board, Theatre of Youth along with chairing many local events at St. Mark School.  A strong believer in the power of positive thinking to make change in the community, Christopher believes education is the key to end hazing and is looking forward to the challenge of being a part of changing the mindset of our youth.

Christopher resides in the Elmwood Village area of Buffalo with his wife, Michelle, and son, Luke who attends Canisius High School.  Along with traveling, Christopher enjoys the Canadian shores during the summer and Ellicottville skiing during the winter months.