Brooke Densing named director of CAUSE Initiative

Brooke Densing has been named as the first full-time director of Daemen College’s Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise (CAUSE) initiative, which provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience the camaraderie and sportsmanship that comes with athletic participation.

In this role, Densing will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the center with a vision that aligns with the college’s mission and community needs. She will also lead program growth and expansion, assess results over time, and promote program successes.

“We are thrilled to have Brooke on board as the CAUSE director,” said Kristen Luppino-Gholston, director of the Paul A. Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement, which oversees Daemen CAUSE. “Her skills, community relationships, and visionary leadership will bring CAUSE to the next level for our campus and the Buffalo Niagara region.”

Densing, who has more than 10 years of program development, nonprofit, and management experience, comes to Daemen from Kaleida Health, where she served as patient access supervisor. Prior to this, she was director of the HOPE Center at the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers.

A Buffalo resident, Densing earned a master of social work from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Stony Brook University.

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