Independent Health promoted Paul Stachelski to vice president, service and health care operations. Stachelski, who joined Independent Health in 2005, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara appointed Jessie Fisher executive director of the non-profit organization. Fisher, who was director of planning at Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, holds a master’s degree from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College.
Eric Mower and Associates promoted Jonathan Brown to director of social media strategy. Brown, a Rhode Island School of Design and Rochester Institute of Technology graduate, was digital strategy director.
National Fuel Gas Company promoted Jeffrey E. Hart to VP of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.; Sarah J. Mugel to VP and assistant secretary of National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. and Michael W. Reville to VP and general counsel of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. Hart received his bachelor’s degree, MBA and master of accountancy from Canisius College. Mugel received a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her JD from the Ohio State University. Reville received his bachelor’s degree and JD from the University at Buffalo.
Catholic Health named Dr. Thomas A. Cumbo vice president of medical affairs for Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center. Cumbo is a Canisius College graduate who earned his medical degree at the University at Buffalo. He completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital program, where he also served an additional year as chief resident.
LaBella Associates named Michael D. Rogalski a senior electrical engineer for the buildings engineering division in the firm’s Buffalo office. Rogalski graduated from SUNY Buffalo State.
The Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Adult Home appointed Pamela R. Fichtner admissions coordinator/case manager. Fichtner is a graduate of Medaille College.
Fidelis Care named Duncan J. Ross vice president, infrastructure. Ross was president and owner of consulting firm Duncan Ross Associates. He earned an associate’s degree from Niagara County Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Medaille College.
Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub named Taylor Sommerfeldt a staff accountant. Sommerfeldt is a graduate of Niagara University.
St. Bonaventure University appointed Gary M. Segrue director of the safety and security department. Segrue has been a member of the New York State Police since 1989, most recently as station commander at the State Police barracks in Jamestown. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Albany.
The Rotary Club of Buffalo installed Laurie Albertsson as its 106th president. Albertsson is the vice president of Fernwood Capital & Leasing. Other officers: Vice president, Michael Sendor, president Nussbaumer and Clarke; treasurer, William Larkin, account executive, M&T Insurance Agency; secretary, Joyce DeLong, owner, Insty Prints Cheektowaga and president elect, Paul B. Hurley, Jr., retired president, Trocaire College. Directors: Katharine Smith, White Rabbit Design; Thomas Van Nortwick, retired assistant commissioner, NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal; Suzanne Taylor, freelance sports writer; David Knauss, president, Lehigh Construction; Susan Schwartz, director of marketing, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Christa Linsey, CPA & audit manager, Lumsden & McCormick; Nicholas Alberalla, vice president, Evans Bank; and past president, Robert J. Galdys, president, SmartEdge.