MariyaCherneva_7968.jpgMARIYA CHERNEVA, MA
Sr. Administrative Assistant/Training Records Manager/Document Manager


Mariya Cherneva is a Senior Administrative Assistant and a Training Record Manager/Document Manager at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration in 2008 from New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria and joined BNAC in June 2008. In 2011 she graduated from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY with a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies. Mariya’s is responsible for financial affairs, departmental bookkeeping and journal submissions. She also prepares seminar documentation and supervises accuracy and use of Standard Operating Procedures and Trainin g records.


jacqulinedurfee_0388.jpgJACQUELINE DURFEE, BSS, BA
Administrative Assistant


Jackie Durfee has worked with the BNAC since December 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State College. Most recently, Jackie assumed responsibilities regarding managing a variety of administrative functions and strategic development, such as Human Resources, Visiting Scholars, Resident Research Training, and Event Planning. In addition, she is responsible for preparing/drafting/editing of correspondence, and also serves as the confidential personal assistant to the BNAC Director.


PatriciaLeach_2434.jpgPATRICIA LEACH, BA
Administrative Assistant


Patricia Leach serves as an Administrative Assistant within the BNAC. She provides administrative and research support to the team, including travel planning, assisting in the coordination of scientific meetings and in the preparation and submissions of grant proposals and scientific papers. Patricia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University at Buffalo, and an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY. She currently resides in Lockport, New York.