The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees at its annual meeting.
Also at the meeting, L. Thomas Wolff, M.D., was re-elected chair of the board. Wolff is medical director of the Physician Assistant program and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Medicine at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University; Joe Cozzo, CEO of Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center and a team adviser to the Health Leadership Fellowship program, was re-elected as vice chair; Vincent Mancuso, retired senior executive vice president, group audit and North America, at HSBC Bank, will remain as treasurer; and Sally Berry as secretary. Berry is the former senior vice president of policy and program development at Loretto.
The Health Foundation’s newly appointed trustees are David Felton and Carrie Frank.
David Felton is president of the board of directors and CEO of Crouse Community Center Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Facility in Morrisville, NY. He is past president and chief executive officer of Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY. Felton is a resident of Hamilton, NY.
Carrie Frank recently retired from the position of vice president of quality and health informatics for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Previously, she was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Kaleida Health, and was COO and chief financial officer at Buffalo General Hospital. Frank is a resident of Getzville, NY.
“Our Board of Trustees has a very broad understanding of the major health issues facing the communities we serve. As the health care landscape shifts, they will bring their expertise and knowledge in identifying what the future of health care looks like. I am confident that their leadership will enhance our reach and impact across western and central New York,” said Ann F. Monroe, president, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.