Health Foundation Board of Trustees re-elects members and leadership

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York re-elected five members to its Board of Trustees at its annual meeting in March.

Also at the annual meeting, Joseph Cozzo was reappointed as chair of the board.  Cozzo is president and chief executive officer for Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, and is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified trauma counselor.  Cozzo is a resident of Williamsville NY.  Leola Rodgers, president and chief executive officer of Syracuse Community Health Center will return as vice chair.  Rodgers is a resident of Cicero, NY; Raymond D’Agostino, partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP will again serve as secretary. D’Agostino is a resident of Auburn, NY.  Vincent Mancuso, retired senior executive vice president, group audit and North America, at HSBC Bank, will remain as treasurer.  Mancuso is a resident of Orchard Park, NY.

Trustees who were re-elected to serve another three year term are D’Agostino, Cheryl Fisher, Joanne Haefner, Rodgers and Michael Shaffer.

Cheryl Fisher is a partner at the Buffalo-based law firm of Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP. Fisher is a resident of Buffalo, NY.

Joanne Haefner is the executive director for the Neighborhood Health Center.  Haefner is a resident of Buffalo, NY.

Michael Shaffer was most recently the vice president of fiscal affairs for St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center prior to his retirement in 2013. Shaffer is a resident of Syracuse, NY.

“This board is deeply committed to the Foundation’s mission of improving the health and health care of the people and communities of western and central New York.  We realize the health care landscape is ever-changing, and we will continue to bring people and organizations together to address issues, develop and implement sustainable programs and make positive changes for young children, older adults and the systems serving them,” Cozzo said.