Who We Are
Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) was established in 2008. Built on the more than 30-year history of our predecessor organizations, the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier and the Preservation Coalition of Erie County, PBN is committed to bringing resources and results that ensure that our historic places thrive for generations to come.
Meet the Staff
Jessie Fisher, Executive Director
Jessie Fisher brings a wide background to her role as the Executive Director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara. An Urban Planner with a Master’s degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, Jessie has worked as an historic preservation and neighborhood planning consultant, owned and developed at-risk and abandoned buildings, and served as the Director of Planning at Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. These experiences have combined to give her a unique sense of how promoting our region’s heritage can unlock a brighter, more equitable, more sustainable future.
Bradley Bethel, Jr., Communications Manager
Before joining Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Bradley Bethel Jr. served as a Financial Education Specialist for United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. He also served as a Research Associate for the Restore Our Community Coalition, where his research and case studies for the Hamlin Park neighborhood garnered over 2,000 supporters citywide. Bradley has a B.A. in Environmental Design and a M.F.A. in Visual Communications from the University at Buffalo and the Rochester Institute of Technology respectively. Deeply involved with community development, his independent consultation for small business owners has won awards and recognition for his clients.
Olivia Cammisa-Frost, Membership and Education Director
Olivia Cammisa-Frost serves as Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s Membership and Education Director. Olivia has a Master’s degree in Art History with an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Buffalo. Prior to joining PBN, Olivia worked in the Advancement Department at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, where she assisted with planning and executing the museum’s major fundraisers, ran the facility rental program, and served on a number of interdepartmental committees. At PBN, Olivia manages the organization’s membership program, the Hard Hat Tour series, the docent program, and other PBN events.
Christiana Limniatis, Director of Preservation Services
Christiana Limniatis has over 12 years’ experience in historic preservation. Christiana began her preservation career as the Communications Coordinator for Historic Albany Foundation in Albany, NY. Since completing her master’s coursework in Historic Preservation Planning in 2011, Christiana has worked as a preservation consultant in Louisiana, Tennessee, and New York, providing services that include National Register nominations, design guidelines, architectural surveys, non-profit fundraising and marketing campaigns, and grant writing. Christiana holds a BA in History/Political Science from The College of Saint Rose and completed her coursework towards a MA in Historic Preservation Planning at Cornell University.