2022 Board, Officers, & Committees

The BTC board of directors consists of 11 members that are elected annually by the membership. The board meets monthly to guide the overall direction of the club and vote on key issues. The four officers are elected by the board at the beginning of each year. Each board member is assigned to one or more of our four committees to focus on specific roles and responsibilities.

Below is a list of officers, committees, and other roles within the club along with email contact information for each.

2022 Board of Directors

Ethan Sasiela - President

Melanie Buczkowski - Vice President

Mariya Goslin - Secretary

Michael Belus - Treasurer

Carol Novak

Tom Piwtorwak

Jennie Alessi

Lynzee Ralph

David Federspiel

Alisha Gannon


Email: boardmembers<at> buffalotriathlonclub.com

Club Officers


Elected by the board. Provides overall leadership of the board and the club.

  • Current: Ethan Sasiela

  • Email: president<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com


Manages the BTC bank accounts and overall budget. Issue payments when needed.

  • Current: Michael Belus

  • Email: treasurer<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Vice President

Elected by the board. Provides overall leadership of the board and the club.

  • Current: Melanie Buczkowski


Documents meetings, minutes, etc...

  • Current: Mariya Goslin

Club Committees

Events Committee

Planning and coordination of club workouts, club events, and other training opportunities.

  • Members: Lynzee (Chair), Jennie, Alisha, Mike, Dave, Carol, Tom, Mariya

  • Email: event-committee<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Membership Committee

Maintains the membership database/roster. Responsible for new member welcoming and inclusion.

  • Members: Melanie (Chair), Carol, Jennie

  • Email: membership-committee<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Partnership Committee

Maintains club partnerships and arranges partner-lead special events.

  • Members: Alisha, Dave

  • Email: partnership-committee<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Communication Committee

Club communications such as weekly & monthly email newsletters. Maintains the club website.

  • Members: Mariya (Chair), Tom

  • Email: communication-committee<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Other Teams & Contacts

Tent & Flag Coordinator

Coordinates the storage and loaning of our two 10'x10' pop-up BTC tents and smaller road flags. Members are welcome to borrow them for events.

  • Who: Dave Federspeil

  • Email: tent<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Bike Box Coordinator

Receives and coordinates bike box reservations.

  • Who: Dave Federspeil

  • Email: bikebox<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Apparel Coordinators

Coordinates apparel orders, deliver orders, & hold inventory.

  • Who: Denise Salmons, Lynzee Ralph, & Alisha Gannon

  • Email: apparel<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Technical / Web

Maintains the technical aspects of running the club's IT/online presence such as the website, email, 3rd party services, etc....

  • Who: Mike Belus, Brad Hilimon

  • Email: webmaster<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com