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Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan named Patrick Garland chief information officer and John Olearczyk assistant vice president of information technology. As CIO, Garland is responsible for overseeing a division of 75 information technology professionals. He was formerly assistant vice president of information technology. Olearczyk, former director of information technology, will provide senior-level leadership as the company continues to enhance and streamline its technology infrastructure. Both men are graduates of the University at Buffalo.

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Realty USA named Steven Whitehead marketing director for the Buffalo/Niagara region. He will oversee a staff of nine team members in the department coordinating marketing projects for 1700 area agents. Whitehead previously worked as a marketing intern for Realty USA.

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Greater Buffalo Savings Bank named three to assistant vice president. Maryanna Bull is the bank's compliance officer with 12 years experience. She previously worked with First Niagara and Goldome Bank. Karen Jankowski, a senior consumer loan underwriter, currently serves as a loan committee member with the "Ways to Work Family Loan Program." And Joseph Nowak, a senior consumer credit analyst, previously was with Ford Motor Credit Co.

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The Erie County Dental Society elected Dr. Charles A. Marchetta, a general practice dentist with offices in Lancaster, president for 2006. Other officers: Vice president, Dr. James Hoddick; secretary, Dr. Eugene Sibick; assistant secretary, Dr. John Athans and treasurer, Dr. Howard Noonan.

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BryLin Hospitals, a private, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facility, appointed Holly Burgos director of social work. Burgos has more than 10 years of mental health experience. Most recently, she was program supervisor/social worker of the Diagnostic Services Program at New Directions. She is a University at Buffalo graduate.

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