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About Us

Sisters Hospital Foundation was formed in 1979 as a charitable, corporation with the sole purpose of supporting the mission and services of Sisters of Charity Hospital. If you believe, as we believe, that your healthcare provider should be inspired by faith and committed to excellence, then join us in our mission.


To raise funds and steward existing resources, to support the patient care, projects and programs of Sisters of Charity Hospital.

Our Purpose

To raise new funds and steward existing resources which support, improve, and promote the care and service provided by Sister of Charity Hospital.

Board Members

Zachary P. Schneider, Chair, FIFTEEN, LLC
Amy M. Schmit, Vice-Chair, SUNY at Buffalo, Research & Economic Development
Robert Powalski III, Treasurer, Alliance Advisory Group, Inc.
Joyce V. Williams, Secretary, Univera Healthcare
Matthew D. McKenna, Immed. Past Chair, Prime Risk Partners

Thomas Bestpitch, Prodigy Surgical
Marilyn Boehler, R.N., Sisters of Charity Hospital
Greg Emminger, Carubba & Company
Lisa Gelman-Koessler, M.D., Buffalo OB/GYN
Ali Ghomi, M.D., Piver Center for Women’s Health & Wellness
Robert M. Greene, Esq.*
Brian Gwitt, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Mary Ann Hoffert, The Marillac Guild
Rose Hoffman
Kawanza Humphrey, Key Bank, N.A.
Michael Knott, LAWLEY
Laurence A. Levite*
David J. Martinke, D.O., 
Primary Care of Western New York*
Lawlor F. Quinlan*
James Roaldi, 
M&T Bank
John R. Sinclair, Buffalo Sabres
David P. Simons, Dunn Tire, LLC*
Joan Stovroff, Stovroff & Taylor Realtors
Mark A. Sullivan, Catholic Health
Roger Walcott, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Vascular & Endovascular Center of WNY



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Anne Snyder
Executive Director
Sisters Hospital Foundation

Megan Smith
Development Specialist
Sisters Hospital Foundation

Jessica Rueda
Administrative Assistant
Sisters Hospital Foundation