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has been included as one of the top 5 percent of outstanding attorneys in upstate New York in the 2011 edition of New York Super Lawyers. Cirando focuses his practice on appellate advocacy and serves on the New York State Law Revision Commission, Governor’s Judicial Screening Committee, Commission on Judicial Nomination, New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund and Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission. Cirando resides in Syracuse, N.Y.
is director of medical student education at WCA Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y., where he facilitates clinical rotations for students enrolled in their third and fourth years of medical school. For more than 30 years, Rappole practiced general and vascular surgery at WCA Hospital and has served on numerous medical staff committees. He lives in Chautauqua, N.Y.
is of counsel at the firm of Couch White LLP in Albany, N.Y. He has more than 30 years’ experience with the New York Power Authority and most recently served under contract as its legal consultant. Carline resides in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
is vice president and middle market relationship manager at Fifth Third Bank in Tampa Bay, Fla., where he is responsible for servicing businesses with annual sales of $100 million to $500 million. He lives in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
is a founder and principal at Care Full Conflict LLC in Redmond, Wash. Most recently, he was an assistant secretary at the Washington State Department of Health. He resides in Redmond.
was named Jurist of the Year for 2011 by the Judges & Police Conference of Erie County, N.Y., for his outstanding and well-recognized work as a leader in the area of therapeutic justice. Town of Amherst, N.Y., justice since 1994, Farrell initiated the first suburban drug court in the U.S. in 1996, the first domestic violence court in Erie County in 1997, the world’s only gambling treatment court in 2001, and in May of 2009, the nation’s first suburban veteran’s treatment court. He resides in Amherst.
is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, nominated for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. She serves as executive director of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) and the Foundation of the NSNA, and has dedicated her career to the professional development and advocacy of undergraduate nursing students. Mancino lives in Astoria, N.Y.
is senior director of clinical operations at Hospice of the Valley in San Jose, Calif., where he is responsible for daily clinical operations. He resides in San Jose.
is a senior staff engineer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. in Sunnyvale, Calif. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif.
is the 87th president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He previously served as AIA national vice president, chairing the board advocacy committee and the 2010-2015 strategic plan, and has held numerous other positions within the AIA. He lives in Oakland, Calif.
is a regional sales manager at BlueArc Corporation and has been named the No. 1 sales representative in the company for 2011. His responsibilities include offering high-performance network-attached storage to numerous businesses throughout parts of New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. He resides in New York, N.Y.
has been named the James Bryant Conant High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year for 2011. He received the award at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in March 2011. Bernstein is science department chair at Miami Country Day School in Miami, Fla. He lives in Aventura, Fla.
professor and chair of Central Washington University’s department of history, has been honored by Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire for “achievements and leadership in the field of women’s history” and “lasting and important contributions” to the field. Blair has published seven books, numerous articles and essays, and was involved in organizing the 2010 Washington Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration. She resides in Ellensburg, Wash.
was featured on Top Tier’s podcast, “Ear on Careers,” in January 2011, when she discussed her path to becoming a wellness coach. Goldman has been in the fitness industry for 30 years. She lives in Livingston, N.J.
is executive director of the Philadelphia (Pa.) City Planning Commission in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute and numerous other professional and civic organizations. Jastrzab resides in Philadelphia.
is of counsel at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. He focuses his practice on the firm’s business and corporate, labor and employment, and economic and land development practice groups. Meckler lives in East Amherst, N.Y.
was named a California Super Lawyer in estates and trust. Her practice is in Walnut Creek, Calif., where she resides.
is co-founder and vice president of Just Do It Dental, a Web-based information product company that creates formulas, strategies and blueprints designed to help dental practices throughout the country achieve financial freedom. She resides in Tonawanda, N.Y.
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is executive vice president of Mount Calvary Cemetery Group in Cheektowaga, N.Y., where he previously served as vice president of marketing and sales. In this role, he is responsible for operations and field supervision, along with his previous oversight of sales and marketing. Reed lives in Buffalo, N.Y.
received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo, N.Y., where she resides.
is principal and senior mechanical engineer at Watts Architecture and Engineering in Buffalo, N.Y. He lives in Holland, N.Y.
is a partner in the law firm of Cohen & Lombardo in Buffalo, N.Y. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estates and trusts, wills and estate planning. She resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.
a professor at American University, was named to Ireland’s Irish Legal 100 list, comprising some of the most accomplished and distinguished American lawyers of Irish descent. O’Connor has testified before the U.S. House and Senate judiciary subcommittees on the U.S. Constitution and written or co-authored 20 books. She lives in Washington, D.C.
is special counsel for Damon Morey in the law firm’s business litigation and insolvency department in Buffalo, N.Y., where he resides.
is a partner at the law firm of Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson LLP. She has received numerous awards, including the New York State Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Attorney Award and a Woman of Distinction Award from the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes. She lives in Canandaigua, N.Y.
a Board of Governors professor of law at Rutgers School of Law–Camden, has been named to the law panel for the United Kingdom’s forthcoming Research Excellence Framework. In this role, he is responsible for evaluating the scholarship of legal academics throughout the United Kingdom. Patterson resides in Voorhees, N.J.
has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2011. He is a partner at the law firm of Hancock Estabrook LLP in Syracuse, N.Y., where he focuses his practice in trusts and estates, elder law and tax law. Corp lives in Jamesville, N.Y.
is director of investor relations for CTG, an international information technology solutions and services company in Buffalo, N.Y. He resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.
is facilities director for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District. He has extensive experience in facilities management and previously worked for the Buffalo Board of Education as one of its head architects for several years. Hatten lives in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
is the administrative judge for Suffolk County. He was first elected as a Suffolk County Court judge in 2002 and appointed supervising judge in 2008. He was elected to the New York State Supreme Court in 2009. Hinrichs resides in Bay Shore, N.Y.
having been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the U.S. Department of Justice, received confirmation from the U.S. Senate judiciary committee in May 2011. From 2007 to 2010, O’Donnell served as commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, where she managed several crime reduction efforts. O’Donnell lives in Buffalo, N.Y.
an attorney at Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, N.Y., was a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s “Accounting for Lawyers” seminar series held in December 2010 in Albany, Rochester, New York City and Long Island. Zak resides in Kenmore, N.Y.
is a principal and manager of the transportation engineering department at Watts Architecture & Engineering in Buffalo, N.Y., where he has worked for 18 years. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.
is a principal and manager of the civil-structural engineering department at Watts Architecture & Engineering in Buffalo, N.Y. Pratt resides in Kenmore, N.Y.
is vice president of research and development at Solta Medical Inc. in Hayward, Calif. He also serves on the board of directors of Hunter Technologies, a private electronic manufacturing services company. Yorkey lives in San Ramon, Calif.
an attorney at Cohen & Lombardo in Buffalo, N.Y., is second vice president of the Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) where he has been an active board member for more than four years and previously served as the board’s secretary. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.
is chief executive officer of Zavee LLC in Boca Raton, Fla., where he is responsible for the firm’s overall vision and strategic direction. He is a nationally recognized expert in real estate financing and represents major global financial institutions. Pleskow lives in Parkland, Fla.
is chief operating officer at Eric Mower and Associates, an independent marketing communications agency in Buffalo, N.Y. In this position, he is responsible for oversight of the organization’s seven offices. A managing partner since 1999, Bean will continue to serve as head of the firm’s Buffalo office and lead the brand promotion group. He resides in Buffalo.
has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2011. She is a partner at the law firm of Hancock Estabrook LLP in Syracuse, N.Y., where she concentrates her practice in estate planning, trusts, planning for the elderly and disabled, and estate and trust administration. She lives in Jamesville, N.Y.
is a principal architect in the cloud services team at VMware in Palo Alto, Calif. He serves on the Advanced Computing Systems Association’s board of directors and resides in Boulder Creek, Calif.
is regional coordinator and assistant professor at the University of the Pacific in San Diego, Calif. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a pharmacy specialist. Morris lives in San Diego.
is vice president for academic affairs and dean ofthe faculty at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where she is also a professor of biological sciences. Baker focuses her teaching and research on cell and molecular biology and immunology. Her research has earned major grant support from the National Institutes of Health. She resides in South Paris, Maine.
serves as practice area leader for the real estate, finance and bankruptcy practice area at Hodgson Russ LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. Yalamanchili is a member of the board of directors of Summit Educational Resources, trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation and member of the board of directors of the UB School of Management Alumni Association, which she previously served as president. She resides in Williamsville, N.Y.
was honored by the City of Fort Collins, Colo., with its Character in Action award. He was cited for the volunteer history class he taught at a local nursing home. He lives in Fort Collins.
is president and chief operating officer of U.S. Operations for PAX, one of the fastest growing point-of-sale (POS) solution providers in China. Chau has more than 15 years of experience with POS technology, and previously co-founded and served as the chief technology officer for SoundPOS in Redmond, Wash. He resides in Bellevue, Wash.
is Metropolitan Tennessee’s first chief information security officer, overseeing Nashville’s information security management program. He also works with human resources to coordinate the employee information security training program. He lives in Christiana, Tenn.
is the director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Long Island at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y. He recently returned from Bolivia, where he was serving as visiting professor under an award from the International League Against Epilepsy to improve the care of people with epilepsy in South America. He resides in Rocky Point, N.Y.
is a senior project manager at CMI, a full-service marketing research company in Atlanta, Ga. She lives in Roswell, Ga.
is director of the MMT Observatory on Mount Hopkins in Arizona. Williams’ research focuses on the study of evolved high-mass stars called Wolf-Rayet stars and the stellar explosions they produce. He joined the observatory in 2002 when he was awarded a Firestone Postdoctoral Fellowship, and had served as the observatory’s associate director since 2007. Williams lives in Tucson.
founded Chandra Law Offices P.C. in Forest Hills, N.Y. The firm serves small businesses and individuals in matters including real estate closings, business formation and contracts, and franchise agreements, representing clients in New York City and Long Island. Chandra resides in East Hills, N.Y.
is a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C. He is part of the firm’s health care and white-collar and government investigations practice groups, and focuses his practice on criminal and civil health care litigation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, corporate and government investigations, white-collar defense, and regulatory and compliance issues. He lives in Arlington, Va.
is a senior principal research engineer at Intel’s Circuits and Systems Research Lab in Hillsboro, Ore. He received two Intel Achievement Awards for his pioneering research on microprocessor arithmetic and data-path research. Krishnamurthy resides in Portland, Ore.
was elected to CA Technologies’ Council for Technical Excellence, an internal think-tank comprising the company’s brightest and most accomplished technologists and based in Islandia, N.Y. He lives in Bayside, N.Y.
is managing director of the tax firm WTAS in New York, N.Y. He has extensive experience in tax and financial matters affecting high net-worth individuals and specializes in providing and developing individual group services programs for executives of professional services firms, hedge funds and private equity funds. Booth resides in Fairport, N.Y.
is chief financial officer of Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. in Singapore. He has more than 20 years of financial leadership at recognized public institutions and has a proven track record of strengthening companies’ operational focus and financial discipline. He lives in Somerset, Singapore.
is vice president of business excellence at Endicott Interconnect Technologies in Endicott, N.Y. Most recently, he was director of operational excellence at Taconic Corporation in Petersburg, N.Y. He resides in Red Hook, N.Y.
is executive assistant to the president of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Hurwitz lives in Rochester.
is director of operations at Superior HealthPlan in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he lives.
is director of sales development and physician liaison for Catholic Health in Buffalo, N.Y. She resides in Lancaster, N.Y.
is assistant director of the Harvard University Library for the Harvard Depository. He resides in Ashland, Mass.
is director of public works for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., one the nation’s oldest and most historic military installations. He lives in Chambersburg, Pa.
is a partner at the law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery in Buffalo, N.Y., where he is a member of the firm’s environmental practice, representing clients in development projects before federal, state and local agencies. He resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.
has been named chief of emergency medicine at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, N.Y., where he previously served as associate chief and director of clinical services in the emergency department. He lives in Holtsville, N.Y.
was elected to the board of trustees for the Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. She is the first representative from Western New York to be appointed to the board. Dedecker is president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and is a national delegate to the Vision 2020 Equality in Sight project, and serves on the board of CFLeads. She resides in Buffalo, N.Y.
is an attorney at the law firm of Ulmer & Berne in Cleveland, Ohio, where he focuses his practice on complex business litigation and class actions. Fiorella lives in Bay Village, Ohio.
associate professor of humanistic studies and history at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, received the university’s 2010 Founders’ Award for Excellence in Teaching. He resides in Green Bay.
is a senior manager of traditional production at William S. Hein & Co. Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. In this position, he oversees the company’s binding, printing, microforms, warehousing and inventory control areas. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.
is director of business development for the Buffalo Sabres. Petrella is a member of the UB Alumni Association board of directors and resides in Lancaster, N.Y.
is director of emergency services for the Upper Allegheny Health System in Amherst, N.Y. In this role, he facilitates the integration and standardization of emergency department policies and procedures for Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center. Walters lives in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
is a mental health clinical supervisor for Horizon Health Services at the Family Recovery Center (FRC) in East Amherst, N.Y. In this role, she provides direct clinical supervision and training to the counseling staff of FRC’s mental health team. Brennan resides in North Tonawanda, N.Y.
is director of technology implementation at Independent Health in Amherst, N.Y. Decker lives in Marilla, N.Y.
is a civil engineer and project manager for Stantec’s Boston, Mass., office. As part of the planning and landscape architecture division of the firm, Hackett works on the site design of various development projects. He resides in Revere, Mass.
is special counsel at the law firm of Damon Morey in Buffalo, N.Y., practicing in the firm’s real estate and banking practices. She lives in Williamsville, N.Y.
is a partner at the law firm of Harris Beach, where she is a member of the life and asset planning practice group at the firm’s Buffalo, N.Y., office. She lives in Middleport, N.Y.
has been named senior medical recruiter for PeopleFind in Canada and the United States. He lives in Dundas, Ont.
is a board member for Suneel’s Light, a foundation that raises funds for genetic research in hopes of finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He is special counsel at Phillips Lytle in Buffalo, N.Y., where he focuses his practice in medical device and pharmaceutical products liability litigation. He resides in East Amherst, N.Y.
is a partner at the firm of Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, N.Y. He focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of genetics, immunology and molecular biology. Lopinski resides in Snyder, N.Y.
was named among Washington D.C.’s legal elite in Washington SmartCEO magazine. As an attorney at Williams Mullen in Washington, he focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, finance, securities, energy, infrastructure and international transactions. Nowak lives in Alexandria, Va.
is a partner at the law firm of Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, N.Y. She focuses her practice on cross-border tax matters and tax controversy matters with the IRS. Waiss resides in Amherst, N.Y.
is director of human resources for the law firm of Damon Morey in Buffalo, N.Y. She lives in Williamsville, N.Y.
is director of workforce development at Trocaire College in Buffalo, N.Y. He resides in Getzville, N.Y.
is vice president of product development at William S. Hein & Co. Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. In this role, he oversees the development of new products and undertakes corporate management of marketing and digital products. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.
is a senior manager at Tronconi Segarra and Associates in the firm’s accounting and auditing department. He resides in Williamsville, N.Y.
is a senior accountant at Tronconi Segarra and Associates in the sales and use tax department. She lives in Williamsville, N.Y.
is vice president of Evans Bankcorp in Buffalo, N.Y. He is the controller and principal accounting officer of the bank, and has been with the finance division for the past three years. Snyder resides in Buffalo, N.Y.
is the head of mitigation and senior technical writer at Guardian Solutions in Clearwater, Fla. In this position, he oversees the commercial loan loss mitigation and proposal writing, preparation and editing operations. Zielinski lives in Saint Petersburg, Fla.
is an account representative for Liberty Solutions, a health care information technology consulting company in Orchard Park, N.Y. She resides in Rochester, N.Y.
is director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. She lives in Novi, Mich.
is an emergency physician at FDR Medical in Buffalo, N.Y. He also serves as medical director for Mercy Flight of Western New York, Mercy EMS and several volunteer fire departments. Lynch resides in Williamsville, N.Y.
is a sales and client relations manager at Sovran Self Storage in Williamsville, N.Y. He lives in Clarence Center, N.Y.
is the corporate director of labor relations for Catholic Health in Buffalo, N.Y., where she lives.
formed Smart Technology Strategies LLC in Amherst, N.Y. With more than 25 years’ experience in information technology, Mund offers a variety of services, including the creation of a technology plan to give the business a roadmap to using and acquiring technology resources for success. She lives in Amherst.
is an associate professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Baptist Bible College & Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pa., where he resides.
is a project manager at Razz Construction in Bellingham, Wash., where he lives.
is a graduate program recruiter for Medaille College in Amherst, N.Y., where she works with Canadian students in the master of science in education programs. She lives in North Tonawanda, N.Y.
assistant professor of digital media and communication at Hilbert College, received a 2010 Professional Achievement Award from Buffalo State College’s communication department. He was honored for professional excellence and distinguished achievement in the local media industry. The honor follows Gallant’s 2010 Emmy Award for the WGRZ-TV documentary “Niagara Falls: A Tale of Two Cities.” He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.
was honored at the Sanctuary for Families Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards and Benefit in New York City in November 2010. Associate attorney at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, she was recognized for outstanding dedication to a victim of domestic violence and for her skilled and strategic advocacy in a hard-won, five-year battle for custody, visitation and an order of protection for her client. She lives in Long Island City, N.Y.
is a licensed financial adviser at L&M Financial Services in Amherst, N.Y. In this position, he works with 401(k) plan sponsors and provides for numerous types of financial planning needs. Burwick resides in Williamsville, N.Y.
is a senior analyst at Brisbane Consulting Group, a valuation and real estate appraisal firm in Buffalo, N.Y. In this role, he provides business valuation, forensic accounting and litigation support services. Davis resides in Kenmore, N.Y.
is a pediatric dentist at First Impressions Dentistry and Orthodontics in Wausau, Wis., where he resides.
is senior accountant and a member of the audit team at Lumsden & McCormick LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. He is responsible for auditing services to commercial businesses and exempt organizations. Przyklek is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Rochester, N.Y.
is pharmacy clinical coordinator at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, N.J. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Western New York Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. McCarthy resides in Severn, Md.
is a production coordinator at SKM Group, a marketing communications agency in Depew, N.Y. In this position, she is responsible for day-to-day direct marketing production assistance. McFeely resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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