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Nick Christopher, AIA, CSI, CCS
Specifications Manager

With over 30 years of professional experience, Nick has acted as Specification Writer, Project Manager and/or Technical Designer for various projects of all types. As a Specifications Writer, Nick's responsibilities include coordination of client and consultant activities, quality-control measures, and reviewing appropriate material selections for durability, reliability and maintenance needs. He understands the importance of organizing and managing the preparation of specification, while maintaining a high level of quality control throughout each project as it relates to building construction technology.

Cathy Dobrowal, IIDA
Interior Design Department Manager

Cathy’s 20+ years of experience have included a wide variety of client types, ranging from specialized housing to senior independent-living apartments to student residence halls. She is responsible for all phases of a project, ranging from programming through move-in coordination.

Lisa Fingar, CPSM
Marketing Department Manager

Lisa is the Marketing Manager for SWBR. She supervises the marketing group and is actively involved in the planning, development and implementation of all aspects of the firm’s marketing goals. She is the firm's contact for media, advertising and communications.

Christopher Goldan
Communications Manager/Senior Graphic Designer

Chris has 20 years of experience and lead’s our graphic design discipline with a focus on the intersection of communication design and the built environment. He directs the creative strategy for a variety of project types including wayfinding and signage, print, web, identity and integrated brand strategy for academic, industrial and commercial clients.

Frank O. Ianiro
Quality Assurance Manager

Frank has been with SWBR for over 34 years. During this time Frank has been involved in a variety of projects requiring special expertise. His experience ranges from multi-family housing and educational facilities to medical facilities and masonry restoration projects. As SWBR’s Quality Assurance Department Manager, Frank ensures that all projects technical quality is based on sound architectural and engineering judgments. His operational responsibilities include project review, conflict resolution, specification coordination and training.

Michele Michaels
Human Resources Manager

Michele manages all of our HR functions, including recruiting, succession planning, training and employee relations as human resources manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College.

Donald P. Naetzker II, RLA
Associate / Planning Manager

Don is a multi-disciplinary development, management, and design professional. He combines this professional experience with a personal commitment to quality, community stewardship and entrepreneurship. He leads our firm’s planning discipline - providing program management, project management, planning, and site design services. His cross-section of experience includes private consulting firms, public agencies, not-for-profit administration, construction, and real estate development. Don earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with a Minor in Energy Resources from Ball State University.   

David Newton
Construction Administration Manager

As the Construction Administration Department Manager, David has solid skills in planning, development and realization of multi-million dollar construction projects in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He is an effective leader achieving results through empowering individuals and teams. David's project responsibilities include conducting project meetings, processing shop drawings, reviewing applications for payment, processing change orders, site visits to monitor progress and quality of construction, punch lists and project closeout. Prior to Construction Administration, David served as Director of Facilities for two Rochester area nursing homes. He received his Associates in Applied Science from Finger Lakes Community College in Natural Resources Conservation.

Donald Pannone, LEED Green Associate
Senior Project Manager

With over 30 years of experience, Don’s responsibilities include primary client interface, coordinating consultant activities, controlling the budget, scheduling manpower assignments, and ensuring that design integrity is maintained from construction documents to built form. As the client liaison, Don provides vital consistency, overseeing the project from the initial design phase to final closeout and owner occupation. Don's innovation, attention to detail and skills in organization enable him to successfully manage large, complex projects.

Sheri Seitz, CDA
Finance Department Manager

Sheri manages the finance department, overseeing client and consultant contracts, issuing monthly billing statements and W-9 forms, and processing client payments.

Keith Sylvester
Chief Information Officer

Keith is one of those special employees who is always willing to do whatever is needed to serve others in the firm. He makes every effort to meet the firm’s critical IT needs. Whether that means coming in early, leaving late or working weekends, he supports and enhances the firm’s productivity. Keith’s dedication to his work keeps our network and computers up to date and running smoothly, which is crucial in our business.

Patti Vianco
Administrative Department Manager

Patti is the Administrative Department Manager for SWBR. Her valuable input helps to support all aspects of the firm’s in-house operations. From first impressions at the front desk to getting everyone organized, Patti’s department gets it done.

Deborah K. Barletta, LEED AP BD+C, SharePointp, ERMp
Records Manager

Debora Barletta is Records Manager and the firm’s corporate intranet developer. She manages and applies the firm’s information assets to reduce risk, improve productivity and increase customer value through managing company information and records across systems and platforms. Deborah also educates our employees on established records management policies and procedures, such as record retention period requirements, retrieval processes, destruction methods and file storage.