*Jeanette Brooks, a 31-year member of Niagara Falls Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was elected honorary chapter regent at the March luncheon in the Lockport Holiday Inn.
Brooks, of Ransomville, has been the chapter treasurer for 12 years and was a regent in 1991-94. She also was a national DAR delegate to the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., for 12 years and is a life member of the National Heritage Club.
As she congratulated Brooks, current Regent Barbara Diebold, of North Tonawanda, called her "the go-to person" if anyone has questions about DAR.
*Jay Stockslader, director of the Office of Continuing and Community Education at Niagara University, has been appointed to the Learning Resources Network board of directors.
The network is an international association of lifelong-learning programming, offering information and resources to providers of lifelong-learning programs. Its main office is in River Falls, Wis. Stockslader will serve a two-year term.
*Judith A. Maness, president and chief executive officer of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston, has announced the following appointments and assignments:
Barbara Bucci, registered nurse, moves from assistant vice president to vice president of patient care services. She will take on additional accountability for the Perioperative Services Division and Infection Control.
Christine Cassert, registered nurse, moves from director of patient care services to senior director of patient care services. In her new position, she will continue to be responsible for the hospital's ICU/CCU and will take on additional accountability for cardio-pulmonary diagnostics and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation services.
Bernadette Franjoine will move from director of ambulatory services to senior director, operations. She will take on additional accountability for the Neighborhood Health Center, nutrition services, environmental services and laundry.
Laurie Merletti will move from director of quality and risk management to senior director of clinical excellence. She will take on additional accountability for health information management, documentation improvement and employee safety.
Suzanne Cournyea will move from director of patient resource management to senior director of patient resource management. She will be involved in the overall continuum of care across the campus for both the hospital and Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home.
Wayne Lynch will move from director of plant facilities to senior director of support services. He will take on additional responsibilities of construction and outside contracted services, including security, biomedical engineering and valet services.