About Us

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. With the generous help of our supporters, JDRF is pursuing a diversified, dynamic research agenda aimed at moving us ever closer to a world  without T1D.

The WNY Chapter contributes more than $1M per year in research funding, advocates for diabetes funding on Capital Hill, and connects newly diagnosed families  to other T1D families within our community. More than 80% of every dollar raised directly funds research efforts to cure, treat & prevent T1D.

If you would like more information about JDRF’s local events & support groups, please contact the chapter office at (716) 833-2873 or contact a staff member via email.


Karen Swierski, Executive Director kswierski@jdrf.org

Jennifer Kisker, Development Coordinator jkisker@jdrf.org

Ashley White, Development Coordinator awhite@jdrf.org

Dianne Berry, Administrative Assistant dberry@jdrf.org