Lake Shore Bancorp named Gary W. Winger chairman of its board of directors and chairman of the board of directors for Lake Shore MHC, the mutual holding company that owns a majority the company’s outstanding common stock effective May 22. He is a principal of Compass Consulting, Inc.

Independent Health appointed

Laurie Boreanaz Carra senior deputy counsel. Carra joined the company in 2008, received her associate degree from Hilbert College, bachelor’s degree from Fredonia State College and J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center appointed Alicia Scott clinical coordinator of its state-designated stroke center. Scott completed her licensed practical nurse training and a subsequent associate degree in registered nursing at Niagara County Community College. She later earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Daemen College.

Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation promoted James M. Gottstine to chief operating officer. Most recently, senior vice president, Gottstine received a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and a MBA from Canisius College.

KeyBank named Thomas Baker senior vice president and investment solutions specialist, Key Private Bank, for the Western New York District. Baker was vice president, institutional business development, for Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors in Buffalo. Baker earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

Valu Home Centers promoted Doug Wasiura to marketing and public relations manager for the regional home improvement chain. Wasiura was most recently manager of its Orchard Park location. Before joining the company in 2009, he was manager of game operations for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and the Atlanta Thrashers, formerly of the NHL.

Univera Healthcare and its nonprofit parent organization, Lifetime Healthcare Companies appointed Wheeler G. Coleman senior vice president and chief information officer. Coleman earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.

Ernst and Young promoted Michele Kline and Janine Ward to managers at the accounting firm’s Buffalo location. Kline, with the firm for more than eight years, graduated from Daemen College. Ward, a CPA with more than six years of experience at the firm, holds a master’s degree from Binghamton University and a bachelor’s degree from Geneseo State College.

People Inc. promoted Patricia Duke to director of the human resources department. An employee of the agency since 2003, Duke is a graduate of Leadership Buffalo.

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner, an accounting firm in Amherst, promoted Mary Horbachewski and Mary Ellen Mitchell to principals. Horbachewski, a CPA, has been with the firm since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo. Mitchell has been with the firm since 2008. A CPA, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Independent Health was named one of the best companies to work for in New York State by the Best Companies to Work for in New York State survey for the sixth consecutive year. Independent Health is a finalist in the large-size company category, which includes companies with 250 or more U.S. employees.

The Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Daemen College received Gold LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizing state-of-the-art environmental design. It is the second Gold LEED Certification awarded to a structure on the Daemen College campus. The Daemen Research and Information Commons received Gold LEED status in 2010.