ECMC Lifeline Foundation
462 Grider Street, Suite G-1
Buffalo, NY 14215
BUFFALO, NEW YORK; February 9, 2011 - The ECMC Lifeline Foundation Board recently re-elected Todd W. Brason as Board Chair. Brason previously served as Vice Chair of the Foundation and as a Board member. Additional officers include: Jonathan A. Dandes, James F. Dentinger, and Robert P. Holliday, Vice-Chairs; David R. DiMatteo, Treasurer; Penny J. Morgante, Secretary; Patrick Casilio, Jr., Immediate Past Chair; and Gia Alessandra Coone, Executive Director.
Foundation Chair Todd W. Brason is Chief Executive Officer at WILLCARE. Todd is an active member and a former Chairperson of the New York State Association of Health Care Providers (HCP), and has served as Executive Board Member of the American Association for Home Care. Brason is actively involved in community organizations in the Buffalo region. He has served as Chair of the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross, and is a member of the Buffalo State College Foundation Board. He is a past recipient of the Richard Z. Steinhaus Award given by HCP in recognition of outstanding contributions to the home care community. Brason is a distinguished alumnus and a graduate of the State University College at Buffalo and lives in Buffalo.
Foundation Vice-Chair Jonathan A. Dandes was appointed President of Rich Baseball Operations in 2001. He joined Rich Products in June 1986. Dandes is currently Chair of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. He serves as Chair of the Donate Life (UNYTS) Foundation and is Vice-Chairman of the Buffalo Zoological Society. He is a Director of the National Kidney Foundation. Dandes lives with his wife Marcy in East Amherst, New York. His son Leo is a 2010 graduate of the University at Buffalo (U/B) Law School. Their Daughter Arin is a 2009 graduate of U/B with a BFA in Musical Theatre.
Foundation Vice-Chair James F. Dentinger is the President at McGuire Development Co., LLC. Dentinger is currently serving as Chairman of the Buffalo Urban League; First Vice-Chair for the Renaissance Foundation and ESGR Boards; and he is an active member of the Amherst Police and Hospice Foundations. Dentinger resides in Clarence.
Foundation Vice-Chair Robert P. Holliday is the Vice President and General Manager of AT&T in Upstate New York. Holliday sits on the Board of Directors for the NYS Wireless Association (NYSWA) serving as Treasurer and Chair of the Marketing, Membership & Communications Committee. A former Chairman, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, and the Boy Scouts of America. Holliday is Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council and was recently elected Executive Vice President of the Council. Holliday lives in Orchard Park.
Foundation Treasurer David R. DiMatteo, CPA, is a Partner in the accounting firm Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP. DiMatteo is Past-President for the ECMC Lifeline Foundation Board of Directors; a committee member and past officer for the Knights of Columbus (Council 2220); and serves as a Committee Chairman and Adult Leader for the Boy Scouts of America. DiMatteo lives in Hamburg.
Foundation Secretary Penny J. Morgante is the Vice President and Project Manager for First Niagara Bank. Morgante lives in Hamburg.
The Foundation also elected Timothy G. DeZastro, MD, Saturn Radiology, PLLC; and Mark R. Zygaj, Palladian Health as new Board members. Other current ECMC Lifeline Foundation “Directors” (board members) include: Stephen Bell, Eric Mower and Associates; Clifton M. Bergfeld, Esq,, The Exigence Group; Adin Bradley, Rural/Metro Medical Services; Ryan M. Burke, Buffalo Hospital Supply; Michael E. Cain, MD, University at Buffalo; Patrick Casilio, Jr., Casilio Companies; Shawn P. Connolly, CFP, AXA Advisors, LLC; John R. Fudyma, MD, ECMC Corporation; Kathy Greinert, RN, ECMC Volunteer Board; Sharon L. Hanson, Time Warner Cable; Joan F. Lillis, RN, Community Volunteer; Jody L. Lomeo, ECMC Corporation; Edwin L. Meyer, El Meyer & Associates, LLC; Brian M. Murray, MD, ECMC Corporation; James J. O’Neill, James J. O’Neill Investigations; Michael J. Sammarco, ECMC Corporation; Michael C. Straeck, Buffalo Ultrasound; Todd Voelkl, Buffalo Pharmacies, Inc.; and Joseph A. Zizzi Sr., MD, Retired Cardiologist.
The ECMC Lifeline Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation whose mission is to assist ECMC Corporation in procuring the resources needed to be the medical center of choice through excellence in patient care and customer service.