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Janet M. Coletti, regional sales manager and senior vice president of M&T Bank of Buffalo, has been appointed a member of Niagara University's board of trustees.

She earned her bachelor's degree in economics at Mount Holy-oke College and joined M&T Bank as a management trainee in 1985.

During the last 16 years, she was promoted to a variety of leadership positions. In her current position, she is responsible for overall sales and personnel management for 90 branch banking facilities throughout Buffalo and Jamestown.

Coletti resides in Williamsville.

Chet Robie, Ph.D., has joined Niagara University as assistant professor in the College of Business Administration.

Previously, he served as a senior researcher for Personnel Decisions International of Minneapolis and as assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Houston.

He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in experimental psychology at Towson State University and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University.

Robie is a member of the American Psychological Association, its Division 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics) and the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is among 69 healthcare organizations statewide to win an advocacy award from the Healthcare Association of New York State.

The award recognizes organizations that have committed significant time and effort to serving as advocates for their health care facilities.

Memorial's 200-member auxiliary sponsored infant car seat and helmet identification programs, participated in community health fairs, wellness programs and legislative letter writing campaigns and raised $85,000 for the medical center in 2000.

Maggie Mahoney has been appointed to the position of interim executive director for the Girl Scout Council of Niagara County.

She has been an interim executive director with Girl Scouts of the USA since 1992.

Mahoney studied economics at Kinston Commercial College in London and trained volunteers with the Minnesota governor's office. She also served as a noncommissioned officer with the Women's Royal Air Force.

The Niagara Police Athletic League recently held its annual meeting and election of its board of directors for 2001.

The following were elected: Al Cirrito, president; Steve Panepinto, first vice president; Frank Orfano, second vice president; Janice Wellsby, secretary; Howard Warren, treasurer; and Joseph Giarrizzo, comptroller.

Directors elected are: Roger Carroll, Rick Cirrito, Ron Cirrito, Angela Dobrasz, Art Eberhart Jr., Mike Gentile, Fred Kasper, Tom Penale, Karyn Rolling, Michele Stenzel and Karran Swayze.

The following associated board members also were selected: David Beahan, Beth Bullock, Chris Carlin, Chuck Fink, Noelle Gaetano, Dan Jones, Jeff Paterson, Kevin Smith, Neil Stenzel and David Trane.

Art Eberhart Sr. is the executive director, and Bob Fink is the program director for Niagara PAL.

Niagara PAL is a not-for-profit youth organization that provides myriad programming to youth throughout Western New York.

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