Leadership & Board

Meet our caring Leadership Team & Board of Trustees

OrigamiDove_Blue.png

The Board of Trustees and the leadership team are comprised of dedicated individuals, who lead the way with compassion and integrity and are committed to providing quality, outstanding, and innovative care for patients and families, while maintaining connection to our community thorough outreach, collaborative partnerships, and engagement of volunteers and the community-at-large.

The Board of Trustees governs Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo (HPCB). HPCB affiliates include Hospice Buffalo, Home Connections (adult palliative care program), Essential Care for Children, Wilson Support Center, and the Hospice Foundation of WNY.

Executive Team

#

Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer

Read Bio ➝

#

Roseann McAnulty

Chief Operating Officer

Read Bio ➝

#

Cary Sisti, MS, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Read Bio ➝

#

Debra Luczkiewicz, MD

Hospice Medical Director

Read Bio ➝

#

Alicia Poe

Director of Human Resources

Read Bio ➝

#

Elizabeth Siderakis

Executive Vice President, Hospice Foundation

Read Bio ➝

#

Abigail Unger, LCAT, MT-BC

VP of Psychosocial Services

Read Bio ➝

Leadership

#

Rebecca Calabrese, MD

Home Connections Medical Director

Read Bio ➝

#

Ariel Clay, ANP - BC

Director of Palliative Care

Read Bio ➝

#

Kelley Clem, RN, MS

VP of Clinical Education & Patient Advocacy

Read Bio ➝

#

Kellyn LaLiberty, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHPPN

RN Director, Essential Care for Children

Read Bio ➝

#

David Marciniak RN, BSN

Director of Community Based Services

Read Bio ➝

#

Beth O’Neil

Director of Accounting

Read Bio ➝

#

Tanya Orellana, MD

HomeCare Physician

Read Bio ➝

#

Aimee Pearson

Director of Development

Read Bio ➝

#

Jennifer Powell, MS, RN, CHPN

Nurse Manager, On Call Team

Read Bio ➝

#

Samantha K. Pudlewski, BSN, RN, CHPN

VP of Palliative Care & Admissions

Read Bio ➝

#

Lynn Riker

Director of Clinical Marketing & Outreach

Read Bio ➝

#

Antonio Samedi

Director of IT and Cybersecurity

Read Bio ➝

#

Leah Sanchez

Director of Analytics

Read Bio ➝

Staff Physicians

Christopher Jacobus, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Jacobus has been working with the elderly since 2004 and joined Hospice Buffalo in 2006. Known for his compassionate care for geriatric patients and their families faced with life- limiting illness, he advocates for the respect the elderly deserve until their last breath. His reach extends into nursing homes, assisted living residences, group homes and hospitals. He is regarded by the clinical community as an expert in the field and his integrity serves as the foundation for his care. 

Read More ➝

Fausat Oke, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Oke was an attending physician in her native country of Nigeria. She completed an Internal Medicine residency in Brooklyn, NY, and recently graduated from the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship, here in Western New York, after completing her training at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo.

Read More ➝

Board Members

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo Trustees

Vince J. Mancuso

Chair

Ryan M. Zebro

Vice Chair

G. Richard Braen, MD

John L. D’Angelo

Erin DiGirolamo

Melinda C. DuBois

Paul S. Duggan, CFP

Michael J. Edbauer, DO, MBA

Vicki Feine

Thomas J. Foels, MD, MMM

Brendan Harrington

Huron O. Hill II, DDS

Cheryl A. Klass, RN

James Kramer

Nora K. McGuire

Tracey O'Connor, MD

John D. Reinhold

Foundation Chair

Daniel T. Riordan

Robert J. Schreck, Esq.

Paul E. Shields, DO

Michael W. Laipple (Emeritus)

Jock Mitchell (Emeritus)

Hospice Foundation Trustees

John D. Reinhold

Foundation Chair

Jane Mogavero

Vice Chair

Paul S. Duggan, CFP

Vicki Feine

Rhonda Frederick

Kevin K. Gluc, Esq.

Rob Goldberg

James Kramer

Linda Maggio

Nora K. McGuire

Catharine E. McGovern

Vince J. Mancuso

HPCB Chair

Karen Merkel

Melissa S. Milch

Marcy J. Munson

Mark Notarius

Kelly O’Brien

Brendan J. Rich, Esq.

Daniel T. Riordan

Michael F. Thompson

Maggie Wilson

Ryan M. Zebro

HPCB Vice Chair

David S. Zygaj

W. Lawrence Buck (Emeritus)

Mary M. Wilson (Emeritus)

Request a Speaker

Our leadership team is available to speak at specific engagements and events. We are happy to share our expertise and experiences to help others within the community learn about how hospice and palliative care services can enhance the lives of seriously ill patients and their families.