Dr. Kavanaugh recently retired as Superintendent of Schools with 39 years in education. She is the founder of the Western NY STEM Hub, and a certified strategic planning facilitator with the Cambridge Management Group. She also serves as an honorary member of the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance and on the Economic Development Council’s Mentoring Work Group. She serves on the Boards of The Great Lakes Experience, Computers for Children WNY, InfoTech WNY, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council at SUNY Buffalo State, and the WNY Science Congress. Dr. Kavanaugh has served as a program manager with BRI and grant researcher on numerous NSF grants.