Daemen College has established a new Health Care Strategic Alliance Committee made up of health care professionals in the Buffalo Niagara region who will give input about changes in regional health care, while also developing a greater understanding of the college’s health-related programs.
The committee held its first meeting earlier this month in the school’s Academic and Wellness Center. Expected to meet twice annually, the group is being co-chaired by Ron Schenk, the college’s dean of health and human services and professor of physical therapy, and Maureen Millane, associate vice president for community engagement.
“We are pleased to bring together this prominent group of leaders and professionals in the health care field who will share their valuable expertise,” said Schenk. “Their insight will be important as we continue to enhance and develop short- and long-term goals for our programs to best meet the needs of the health care sector.”
Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, said, “At a time when health care is at the forefront both locally and nationally, this committee will serve as an important resource for our health profession programs. We look forward to hearing their recommendations to assist with refining our educational programs and our role in fulfilling the increasing demands for a highly skilled health care workforce in our region.”