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Honor Roll / Recognizing the accomplishments of Western New Yorkers

Barbara Berryman Brandt of Eden, former executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site in Buffalo, was elected chairwoman of the Theodore Roosevelt Association of Oyster Bay during the organization's recent annual meeting in Atlanta.

The association was founded in 1919 and chartered by Congress in 1920. It is a National Historic Society and public service organization dedicated to preserving the president's reconstructed birthplace in New York City and restoration of his Sagamore Hill home. In addition, the association purchased Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, D.C. All three sites were given to the National Park Service.

With chapters across the United States, the association also established the Theodore Roosevelt Collection at Harvard University and a film archive at the Library of Congress.

Brandt formerly was a board member of the Junior League of Buffalo, Allentown Business Association, American Red Cross-Eden, National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Mid-Atlantic Museum Conference and Buffalo General Hospital board of associates.

She is a member of the board of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site and the Eden Historic Preservation board.


Dr. Richard V. Lee of Orchard Park, professor of medicine, obstetrics and pediatrics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received the C.G. Barnes Award from the International Society of Obstetric Medicine.

The award is named for the doctor who established the medical specialty.

Lee also received word that the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine has established a lecture in his name to be delivered at the annual meeting of the society.

Lee is well known for studying diseases to specific to regions of the world. He maintains an active research program, studying the health of the Rendille tribe of Northern Kenya; the Kayapo, Parakana and Apalai tribes of Brazil, and the Ladakh people of Northwestern Himalaya.

Under the auspices of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Lee also has provided care and medical educational programs for refugees in Thailand and Cambodia and has consulted for the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center for Health and Housing, based in Buffalo.


Maura Flynn of Orchard Park has been named to Hilbert College's newly created position of director of human resources, and Craig Harris of Lake View has been appointed alumni relations director.

Flynn has 15 years experience in human resources, most recently as corporate human resources manager at Delaware North Cos.

Harris previously was director of student life and leadership education at Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus.


Four trustees have been added to the board of directors of Immaculata Academy in Hamburg.

The new trustees are Sister Joyce Kubiniec; Faren Gault Wilson, human resources manager at Catholic Charities; Nancy M. Langer, Catholic Central Schools; and the Rev. Mark J. Wolski, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Hamburg.


Doreen M. Woods of Buffalo recently was appointed to assistant deputy director for human resources for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

She previously was staff training coordinator and worked with the human resources office to produce staff instruction and training.

Woods joined the library in 1979 as a page at the Kensington Branch Library. She later was a data entry operator and site supervisor. She has a master's degree in library science from UB.

In 2002, she was selected to participate in the Urban Libraries Council Executive Leadership Institute.

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