The Greater New York Hospital Association installed James R. Kaskie as its 2013-2014 chairman. Kaskie is president and CEO of Kaleida Health. He is also the president and chief executive officer of the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York–the organization integrating the clinical activities of Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center Corporation, University at Buffalo and the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.
The Martin Group promoted Lisa Strock to senior vice president/ client services, Kelli Putney to senior vice president/brand strategist and Andrew Henesey to assistant art director. Strock, who was vice president of client services, is a Niagara University graduate with an MBA from Regis University. Putney, who was vice president/brand strategist, has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster and a master’s degree from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Henesey earned dual bachelor’s degrees from SUNY Buffalo State.
Buffalo Games named Nagendra Raina general manager, a newly created executive position. Nagendra was the director of strategy and finance at Fisher Price. He received his bachelor’s degree from Shram Sadhana Bombay Trust’s College of Engineering and Technology and his MBA from the University at Buffalo.
Copier Fax Business Technologies promoted David Scibetta to executive vice president. Scibetta was chief information officer. He graduated from the University at Buffalo.
Rich Products Corporation appointed Liam O’Mahony communications manager. O’Mahony previously was the interactive marketing and communications strategist at Medaille College. He graduated from Cornell University and received his MBA from Arizona State University.
Independent Health promoted Jeremy Walczak to director, information risk office. Walczak, who joined the health care provider in 2010 as a security architect, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and master’s from the University of Dayton. He is also a certified information systems security professional, certified information privacy professional and HITRUST-certified common security framework practitioner.
WILLCARE, a home health agency, appointed Molly Fachko corporate director of clinical services. Fachko served as director of patient services for several home care divisions within the Catholic Health System. Most recently, she was the assistant director of case management at Independent Health. She is a Niagara University graduate and earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo.
The Buffalo law firm of Hagelin Kent appointed Joseph A. Canepa and Brent C. Seymour associates. Canepa is a graduate of The University at Binghamton and earned his JD from the University at Buffalo School of Law. Seymour graduated from Geneseo State College and also earned his JD at UB School of Law.
HoganWillig named Samantha C. Schultz an associate. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, and a J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law.
Niagara University appointed Salvatore Pappalardo professor emeritus. Pappalardo worked at the university’s College of Education for 28 years. He twice held the position of department chair, served on more than 30 university committees.
ONE ROQ Vodka is featured in the Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” June Issue, an international consumer luxury magazine. One ROQ Vodka, an award winning American vodka, launched nationally last year by Buffalo-born entrepreneur, J. Garrett Green, owner of Green & Co. Intl., a privately held developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary consumer goods headquartered in Buffalo.