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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

Amy M. Schmit, Chair, University at Buffalo, Research & Economic Development
Joyce V. Williams, Vice-Chair, Univera Healthcare
Robert J. Powalski III, Treasurer, Alliance Advisory Group, Inc.
Marilyn Boehler, Secretary, RN, Sisters of Charity Hospital Volunteer
Zachary P. Schneider, Immed. Past Chair, FIFTEEN, LLC

Thomas Bestpitch, Prodigy Surgical
Aaron Chang, President, Sisters of Charity Hospital
Gregory Emminger, Northwest Bank
Lisa Gelman-Koessler, MD, Buffalo OB/GYN
Robert M. Greene, Esq.*
Brian Gwitt, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Michael Hofer, Amerigroup WNY
Charles F. Hunt, HUNT Real Estate Corp.
Michael Knott, LAWLEY
Jaclyn Kooshoian, Elmwood Tacos & Subs
David J. Martinke, DO, Primary Care of Western New York*
Lawlor F. Quinlan*
James Roaldi, M&T Bank
David P. Simons, Dunn Tire, LLC*
Mark A. Sullivan, Catholic Health
Bala G. Thatigotla, MD, MRCS, FACS, FASMBS, CHCQM, Sisters of Charity Hospital
Pamela Ward, The Marillac Guild



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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