Our Staff

Here they are—the people behind Western New York’s most vibrant contemporary photography and visual arts center. Their shared commitment to serve artists and the artistic practice, engage audiences with exhibits and events of interest, and inform the larger not-for-profit cultural field as to what’s groundbreaking in the visual arts reaches approximately 300,000 people each year.

Veronique Cote

Véronique Côté

Executive Director


A Quebec native, Côté completed her MFA at SUNY Buffalo in 2006. She also holds an MA in Museum Studies from Harvard University, and a BIA from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. Most recently, Côté held a position at the prestigious Pérez Art Museum leading the Museum Management Internship & Leadership program.

Lauren Tent

Education Director


Lauren Tent is the Education Director at CEPA Gallery where she oversees the in-school, after-school, and summer arts programs for youth and also runs the workshop program.

She received an associates degree in photography from Villa Maria College, a B.A. in photography and an M.A.H. with a focus on Art History and English Education, both from the University at Buffalo. She has been with CEPA as Education Director since 1999, but has been involved with CEPA since an internship and employment as an assistant in 1985. She has taught photography classes at Villa Maria College, Daemen College, and the Visual Studies Department at the University at Buffalo.

Lynda Kaszubski - Executive Assistant - Staff - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo NY

Lynda Kaszubski

Executive Assistant


The executive assistant for Just Buffalo Literary Center and CEPA Gallery,  Lynda G. Kaszubski has over 25 years experience in the office environment, having previously co-owned a typesetting service for 15 years before joining Just Buffalo Literary Center.

She has an A.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College, and is a Notary Public for the State of New York in Erie County.

Danielle Delia

Danielle Delia

Development Coordinator


Danielle D. Delia is the Development Coordinator at CEPA Gallery. She received her B.A. in Technical Theatre with a minor in photography from Fredonia State University, her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Museum Administration, Curatorial Practices & Collection Management from Buffalo State College.

Danielle, originally from New York State, comes to CEPA by way of southern California and brings with her a fresh perspective on community building. In her spare time, she loves to feed her neighbors from her abundant garden, and hike and camp as often as possible.