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ECMC Corporation Announces New Board of Directors Officers

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) Board of Directors have elected new officers of the Board. Eugenio Russi (former Executive Director of Hispanos Unidos De Buffalo) was elected Chair, succeeding Jennifer C. Persico, Esq. (a partner with Lippes Mathias LLP). Mr. Russi is the first Hispanic American to serve as Chair of the ECMC Board of Directors. In addition, Darby Fishkin (Chief Operating Officer, CBRE Upstate NY), Treasurer; and Sharon L. Hanson (Chair, Healthcare Trustees of New York State Board of Governors), Secretary.

Eugenio Russi is the former Executive Director of Hispanos Unidos De Buffalo, (HUB) a nonprofit community organization serving the residents of Buffalo and surrounding counties. He received a B.S. degree in Management from D’Youville College and formerly served as a Regional Director for the NYS Division of Parole until his retirement in 2012.

Mr. Russi was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Buffalo NY in 1957. After graduating from high school, Mr. Russi enlisted in the US Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, Mr. Russi returned to Buffalo and became involved in community service, working with various organizations to improve the quality of life for members of the Hispanic community. In 2012, Mr. Russi became Executive Director of Hispanos Unidos De Buffalo. Under Mr. Russi’s leadership, HUB grew significantly, expanding its array of services to include opiate treatment, social day care for seniors and a NYS Health Home, impacting a broader number of individuals in need.

ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION:  The ECMC Corporation was established as a  New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has  included an advanced academic medical center with 573 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility.  ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo.  Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan.  More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences—the difference between healthcare and true care™.

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