Staff

Gregory D. Stevens

Executive Director

Gregory D. Stevens grew up in Buffalo and enjoyed the Wyoming County hillsides, and the Canadian beaches of Lake Erie. As a young student, in the age of “Silent Spring” and Love Canal, he was very concerned about the deterioration of ecological health in our Great Lakes. Since returning from overseas in 2005, he has dedicated most of his volunteer time to building organizational capacity to restore water quality and promoting public enthusiasm for our waterfront.


His career spans chemical, environmental, energy, specialty materials, and other technology driven businesses, both in very large corporate and small entrepreneurial settings. As an entrepreneur Greg has been involved with numerous green technology start-ups on business and funding opportunities. Currently he owns and operates Windsor Private Strategic Advisory Services, which advises tech companies on business growth strategies, and assists in the sale or acquisition of businesses. He has a well proven core competency in organizational leadership, growing businesses and bringing new technologies to market.

Greg graduated from Harvard University with a BS in Biochemistry, and a minor concentration in East Asian Economics. He also completed International Business and Economics course work at the London School of Economics and Washington University. He has been active in the WNY community where he was Chairman of the Board of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, 2008-2013; Chairman of the Board of Goodwill Industries, Chair Niagara River Greenway Commission, and a member of the Harvard Club of Western New York. In March 2018, Greg resigned as chairman and became the Executive Director of the Niagara River Greenway Commission.

Molly Dreyer

Project Manager

Molly is a current graduate student pursuing her Master's degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Her projects and independent work in
the fields of engineering and ecology apply concepts of both technical and natural
sciences. In 2018, her restoration plan for the north shore of UB’s Lake
LaSalle was implemented to mitigate localized erosion, create habitat, and provide
recreational opportunities for members of the campus and community. Hundreds of
trees, shrubs, and perennials have been planted and the site will see continual
improvements throughout the year. She also spends time as a wildlife rehabilitation
volunteer at the SPCA Serving Erie County where she gains hands-on medical and
husbandry care experience. Through her work, Molly is dedicated to enhancing
ecosystem value and promoting sustainable practices in Western New York while fostering an appreciation for the area’s unique natural resources through education and outreach. 

Lauren Darcy 

Commission Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator 

Lauren fell in love with the seemingly pristine shores of Eastern Lake Ontario as a little kid. As an adult, learning about the historic and current threats facing the waters of the Great Lakes led to interests in land use and other social systems that contribute to the problems. 

Before joining the Greenway, Lauren studied Urban and Regional Planning at SUNY at Buffalo, her philosophy is that the community should be involved in seeking and implementing solutions to our environments and to accomplish that requires strong outreach and educational efforts. 

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