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Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo has appointed an Executive Vice President of the Hospice Foundation, Vice President of Psychosocial Services, and two new Hospice Foundation board members

March 25, 2020

elizabeth-15.jpgElizabeth Siderakis has been appointed Executive Vice President of Hospice Foundation Siderakis comes to Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo from University at Buffalo where she served for over sixteen years. Most recently, Siderakis was the Executive Director of Advancement for the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Corporate Sponsorship and the Director of Development for the School of Architecture and Planning. Siderakis says, “I am overwhelmed by the extraordinary number of people who donate and volunteer their time on behalf of Hospice. I am thrilled to be a part of this great organization and I look forward to knowing this active community of supporters.”


abigail-03.jpgAbigail Unger has been promoted to Vice President of Psychosocial Services, a newly created position at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, unifying Social Work, Spiritual Care and Expressive Therapies, as well as Bereavement and Community Grief Support programs. Unger started at Hospice as a music therapist in 2004, and in a few short years, developed the most comprehensive, hospice-based Expressive Therapies team in the nation. In addition, she has led specialty services supporting children and young families while expanding community-based services. Unger states, “Our commitment to the depth and breadth of psychosocial care is central to our mission to provide whole-person care to our patients, their loved ones, and our community. I look forward to unifying and promoting our psychosocial efforts while enhancing our community partnerships and rededicating the Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Support Center for its intended purpose.”


image011.jpgDaniel T. Riordan has been appointed to the Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees. Riordan recently retired from Durez Corporation after 40 years of service in various positions. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Canisius College.



image012.pngJames Kramer has also been appointed to the foundation board. Kramer is president of Luminescent Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, headquartered in East Aurora, and an executive officer of Astronics. Kramer also serves on the Insyte Consulting Board of Directors and the Buffalo Seminary Board of Trustees.


Hospice Buffalo News & Communications


News 4 WIVB Buffalo with Dr. Kerr about "Death is but a Dream" - November 8, 2019

25th Anniversary Light-A-Life Bell - November 6, 2019 

“Grief and the Holidays” Community Support Programs - October 30, 2019

Hospice Buffalo Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month -
October 29, 2019

Hospice doc readies for film festival tour on dreams at end of life - October 23, 2019

Thousands Across 80 Countries Convene to Make Hospice and Palliative Care a Public Health Priority -Oct. 11, 2019

Joan & Dave Rogers to receive Hospice Buffalo’s “Hope, Care & Dignity” Award at 2019 Harvest Fest gala – October 2, 2019

Sponsors and gifts needed for Hospice Harvest Fest – September 13, 2019

Dr. Kerr interviews with Risa Morimoto of Modern Aging - July 25, 2019

Support Hospice Buffalo at their 19th Annual Summer Affair – June 27, 2019

The Hospice Foundation of WNY Receives Grant for Camp Blue Skies – June 2019

Announcing the Frances A. Little Hospice Wing at Aurora Park – June 2019

Kindness, Grace, and Appreciating Older Adults –  May 2019

Walk to Keep Their #VibrantLegacies Shining – April 22, 2019

Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale -The Cannoli Donut Craze – March 11, 2019

Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale, March 6 – 9 – February 26, 2019

Who You See Before You Die: Hospice Documenting Patients’ Mysterious Dream Experiences – February 25, 2019

Businesses and Schools Needed for Hospice Buffalo's Spring Bouquet Sale – January 9, 2019

Hospice Buffalo Announces Board Appointments – January 4, 2019



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"the soul of hospice" - Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine - November 2018

Raising Awareness about the Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care - October 31, 2018   

“Grief and the Holidays” Community Support Programs - October 29, 2018 

PCI Receives Grant from Wilson Legacy Fund to Help Children's Caregivers - August 16, 2018

Somali Refugee Children Connect with Deaf Students on a Basketball Court - July 31, 2018

Rogers family establishes $1 million Endowment Fund for Essential Care for Children Program - July 12, 2018

Camp for kids who’ve experienced the death of someone they love - July 11, 2018

Dr. Christopher Kerr Featured on Grief Dreams Podcast - June 4, 2018

 Hospice Buffalo Receives Hospice Honors Elite Award - May 15, 2018

Hospice Buffalo's 22nd Annual Memorial Walk - May 10, 2018

“People don’t understand what goes on in here”: A consensual qualitative research analysis of inmate-caregiver perspectives on prison-based end-of-life care. - February 22, 2018

Hospice Buffalo is Proud to Announce 2018 Board Appointments - January 19, 2018

Businesses and Schools Needed for Hospice Buffalo's Spring Bouquet Sale - January 5, 2018

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Awards and Recognition

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Director of Essential
Care & Perinatal Program, was the recipient of Western NY Perinatal Bereavement Network’s “Community Nurse of the Year” award at their annual Elegant Evening to Remember in May. Previously, Terri was a high-risk maternity nurse for 11 years.