Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled installed Rebecca Boyle chairwoman of its 2013 board of directors. Boyle is executive director of Human Resources and College Support Services, and adjunct instructor for Trocaire College. Other officers: vice chairman, Daniel Weintraub, Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub; secretary, Shari Cook, Erie County Department of Social Services; and treasurer, Lori D. Bannister, WNED-TV. Board members: Kathy Collado, Susan Emhof, Lesleylinda Lannan, Bradford M. LaSalle, Michael Rivera, Paulette Ross, Rajat Singhal, Herman Tate, and Mark R. Foley.


The Western New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals named Benjamin Marchione of Buffalo State College president of its 2013 board of directors. Other officers: President-elect, David Cristantello, Daemen College; treasurer, David Greenman, the Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo; secretary, Lisa Woodring, Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY; vice president/membership, Lisa Roy, Buffalo Museum of Science; vice president/external relations, Kara Hite, American Red Cross Serving Erie & Niagara Counties; and vice president/ professional advancement/education, Amy Johnson, University at Buffalo School of Management. Board members-at-large: Jeff Bagel, Gayle Barton, James Bender, Julie Berrigan, Brittany Finnegan-Zandi, Jeff Mendola, Emma Perrott, Kathleen Seibold, Guy Tomassi, Elley Widmer, and Lynsey Zimdahl.


FreedMaxick emarketing communications specialist Emily Burns Perryman successfully completed the examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation.

Company Connections

The Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St., recently welcomed Mobile Pharmacy Solutions, formerly known as VascuScript while operating in Cheektowaga, a full-service, brick and mortar pharmacy, as one of its newest tenants. MPS is located on the first floor of the building in 2,495 square feet of space.


AMDG Public Affairs, a boutique public affairs consultancy, was recently launched by Matt Davison, a veteran public relations professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. The firm will offer strategic public affairs counsel related to issue advocacy, media relations, economic development projects and business growth opportunities across Buffalo Niagara.


Title: Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip

No.: 8,348,123

Inventors: Demmy, Todd L. (East Amherst); Scirica, Paul A. (Huntington, Conn.); Olson, Lee Ann (Wallingford, Conn.)

Assignee: Covidien LP (Mansfield, Mass.)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013


Title: Blow-molded wheels having undercut treads, methods for producing the same, and children’s ride-on vehicles including the same

No.: 8,348,285

Inventors: Arendt, Albert L. (West Seneca); Carducci, James R. (East Aurora); Lucas, Christopher F. (Cheektowaga)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013