Management Staff at Buffalo Pediatrics

Jean Gunner, Director

Jean Gunner, MD

Jean Gunner has served families and children her entire career. Her passion is being a parent and engaging with families as they are the gateway to a healthy society. She is the Director of Operations of Buffalo Pediatric Associates where she has worked since 1994. She has extensive expertise in overseeing every aspect of practice operation, including management, administration, and strategic planning. Jean is a native of Western New York, and went to Canisius College for undergraduate, then received her Master in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Chicago.

Jean enjoys hiking, gardening, travel, writing and practices mindfulness awareness meditation. She founded a nationally recognized school community garden, Seeds of Living Education/The Giving Garden, in Hamburg where she resides with her family and Australian Shepherd.


Kelly Shevlet, RN Clinical Nurse Manager

Kelly is our RN Clinical Nurse Manager. She has been a pediatric nurse for over ten years. Kelly was born and raised in Buffalo and loves the WNY area. She is passionate in the care of children and for the families of our community! She is a member of the American Nursing Association. She and her family live in Kenmore. Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors and most weekends, can be found cheering on her children at their (numerous!) sports events!


Lauryn Cohoon, Front Desk Supervisor

Lauryn is our Front Desk Supervisor. Prior to being at Buffalo Pediatric, she spent several years working in Child Behavioral Health. She attended SUNY Fredonia where she received her BS in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our patients and their families.

Lauryn grew up in New York State but spent six years in Colorado where she enjoyed hiking high peaks, skiing, and rafting. She now lives in Buffalo with her family. She loves nothing more than spending time with her son and learning how to navigate the path of parenthood.