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Our Caring Team of Hospice Doctors

Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD

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Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Kerr trained in Internal Medicine and joined The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in 1999. As CMO, Dr. Kerr oversees all medical care and treatment provided to patients and families. Dr. Kerr also leads our palliative care programs within the community and oversees The Palliative Care Institute, an active research program within CHPC. Learn more about Dr. Kerr

John Tangeman, MD, FACP 

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Dr. Tangeman joined Hospice Buffalo in 2005. Prior to Hospice, Dr. Tangeman was in private practice in Internal Medicine with Buffalo Medical Group. Dr. Tangeman is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and hospice & palliative care medicine. Learn more about Dr. Tangeman

Megan O'Shea Farrell, MD

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Prior to joining Hospice, Dr. Farrell was the Head of Endocrinology at the John M. Loré  Jr. M.D. Head and Neck Center at Sister's Hospital. Dr. Farrell is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with an additional certification in endocrinology, and Board Eligible in hospice & palliative care medicine.  Learn more about Dr. Farrell

Anne Banas, MD

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Dr. Banas is a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr. Banas is certified by the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education in Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine. She belongs to the American Academy of Neurology. Learn more about Dr. Banas

Christopher Jacobus, MD

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Dominic Lipome, MD

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Dr. Lipome joined Hospice Buffalo in 2008. Prior to joining Hospice, Dr. Lipome worked at Buffalo Medical Group, PC, as a hospitalist. Dr. Lipome is Board Eligible in hospice & palliative care medicine.  Learn more about Dr. Lipome 

Debra Luczkiewicz, MD

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Dr. Luczkiewicz joined Hospice Buffalo in 2009. She is a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and formerly worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UB, teaching students, residents and fellows while maintaining a private practice in Amherst, NY. Learn more about Dr. Luczkiewicz

Roslyn Romanowski, MD

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Dr. Romanowski joined Hospice Buffalo after a 30-year career in medicine, most recently as Attending Physician, Hematology at UBMD Internal Medicine and the Adult Medical Director at Hemophilia Center of WNY. Previously, she worked at Century Medical Associates in Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Romanowski is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Romanowski

John Thurairajah, MD

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Board of Directors

2017 CHPC Board Members

E.J. Butler, Jr. — Chair
R. Buford Sears Vice Chair 
Timothy G. McEvoy — Secretary
G. Richard Braen, MD
John D'Angelo
Paul Duggan, C.F.P.
Michael Edbauer, DO, M.B.A.
Vicki Feine
Brendan Harrington
Huron O. Hill, II, D.D.S.
Cheryl Klass, R.N. 
Vince Mancuso
Donna Mostiller
Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD
Tracey O'Connor, MD
John D. Reinhold
Michael Laipple (Emeritus)
Jock Mitchell (Emeritus)

2017 Foundation Board Members

Valerie McCauley, Board Chair
Paul Duggan, CFP, Board Vice Chair
Kevin K. Gluc, Esq., Board Secretary
Jennifer Dowdell
Ken Houseknecht
Linda Maggio
Vince J. Mancuso
Catharine E. McGovern
Nora K. McGuire
Marcy J. Munson
Mark Notarius
Brendan J. Rich, Esq.
Robert J. Schreck, Esq.
John A. Wabick
Ryan M. Zebro
E.J. Butler, Jr. (Ex-officio, CHPC Board Chair)
W. Lawrence Buck (Emeritus)
Mary M. Wilson (Emeritus)

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Christopher Kerr
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Chief Medical Officer

Joseph Bach
Chief Administrative Officer

Kelley Clem, RN, MS
VP of Clinical Education & Patient Advocacy

Dr. Megan Farrell
Medical Director

Patrick Flynn
President, Hospice Foundation

Susan Herold
VP of Human Resources

Maureen Lehsten
Chief Financial Officer

Lynn Riker
Director of Clinical Marketing & Outreach

Cary Sisti, RN, ANP-BC
Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Dr. John Tangeman
Associate Medical Director

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