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Philip M. Barbagallo was promoted to group vice president at M&T Bank. As the Retail Performance Enablement manager, Barbagallo oversees a team responsible for setting customer engagement strategies, creating tools, resources and education for bankers, measuring the success of the division, and providing recognition and reinforcement for outcomes.

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Keith Lukasik joined ECMC Corporation as chief strategy officer. He will provide planning discipline and business/market insight to shape ECMC’s strategic direction to ensure viability. He will also lead many of ECMC’s strategic initiatives with partners at Kaleida Health, the University at Buffalo, community hospitals, and local providers and payers.

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Canisius College announced today that Kimberly L. Beaty is the college’s new director of public safety. As director of public safety at Canisius, Beaty will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all Canisius students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.

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Manning & Napier announces the promotion of Christopher C. Porpiglia, CFP to client consultant. In this role, Porpiglia is responsible for helping clients and prospective clients determine investment suitability as it relates to their investment objectives, and communicate the current market environment and future outlook.

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Athena SWC announced the hire of Cullen Newland as a marketing associate. Newland will be responsible for identifying qualified sales opportunities and providing market intelligence for Athena’s growing client base.

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The Food Bank of WNY announced Lauren Picone accepted the position of Public and Community Relations coordinator. She will oversee all employee engagement initiatives and will assist with the planning, development and implementation of internal and external marketing communications and the organization’s government relations program.

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The Food Bank of WNY announced Jennifer Meegan accepted the position of Agency and Nutrition Outreach coordinator. In her new role, Meegan will travel to schools and agencies throughout the organization’s four-county service area to provide nutrition education through interactive cooking classes and will oversee the on-site community garden.

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The Food Bank of WNY announced Elizabeth Lucas was recently promoted to the position of Grants and Donor Relations supervisor. Her responsibilities will include grant writing, research and stewarding relationships with local and national private and corporate foundations and public sources.

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The Food Bank of WNY announced Timothy Kuhn was recently promoted to the role of Food Safety Compliance and Processing coordinator. He will play an integral role in ensuring the Food Bank complies with AIB International food safety standards and will perform a variety of warehouse duties to help the organization fulfill its mission.

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The Food Bank of WNY announced Catherine Carr-Lincoln was hired as database and development coordinator. She will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the organization’s donor database software and will assist with the procurement and administration of small grants.

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Michael Garcia joined the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo as director, Camp Centerland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Springfield College (MA), and prior to joining the JCC, worked in camping with the YMCA for the past 28 years.

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Independent Health hired Cathy Aquino as director, government sales. Her responsibilities include, development of the sales strategy and execution to drive membership growth and retention in government products and accountability for sales activities’ compliance with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services regulatory mandates and state and federal marketing guidelin…

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Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced Lacie Schloder, MSW, was named Multisystemic Therapy program supervisor in the Family and Community Services Department serving Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. She is responsible for clinical and administrative supervision to clinicians, including promoting engagement, facilitating adherence to treatment principles and process, an…

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Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced Sara Grady, MSW, was named coordinator of Children’s Services in the Family and Community Services Department. As program coordinator, Grady oversees Children’s Services including Foster Care and Adoption; the Young Parents and the Incredible Years parenting programs.