2021 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.

2021 Board of Directors

Christine Belus

Mike Belus

Amy Bryan

Melanie Buzckowski

Dave Federspeil

Alisha Gannon

Brad Hilimon

Lynzee Ralph

Denise Salmons

Ethan Sasiela

Kelly Voigt

Email: boardmembers<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Clockwise: Melanie Buzckowski, Christine Belus, Lynzee Ralph, Alisha Gannon, Dave Federspeil, Brad Hilimon, Amy Bryan, Denise Salmons, Kelly Voigt, Mike Belus, and Ethan Sasiela

Club Officers


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

  • Current: Denise Salmons

  • Email: president<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com


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

  • Current: Kelly Voigt

  • Email: treasurer<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com

Vice President

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

  • Current: Lynzee Ralph


Documents meetings, minutes, etc...

  • Current: Ethan Sasiela

Club Committees

Events Committee

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

  • Members: Alisha Gannon, Amy Bryan, Melanie Buzckowski, Christine Belus, Lynzee Ralph, Dave Federspiel, Ethan Sasiela

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

Membership Committee

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

  • Members: Brad Hilimon, Melanie Buzckowski, Ethan Sasiela, Lynzee Ralph. Mike Belus

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

Partnership Committee

Maintains club partnerships and arranges partner-lead special events.

  • Members: Amy Bryan, Alisha Gannon, Kelly Voigt, Denise Salmons

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

Communication Committee

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

  • Members: Brad Hilimon, Christine Belus, Michael Belus

  • 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: Brad Hilimon, Mike Belus

  • Email: webmaster<at>buffalotriathlonclub.com