Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Social Work

Elizabeth Woike-Ganga, MSW ’04.

Elizabeth Woike-Ganga, MSW ’04 

Woike-Ganga is president and chief executive officer of BestSelf Behavioral Health Inc., the largest not-for-profit behavioral health and recovery services agency in Western New York. She is a graduate of Leadership Buffalo and a Health Leadership Fellow through the Health Foundation of Central and Western New York. Woike-Ganga is board secretary for the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Health Care and the Value Network IPA Behavioral Health Care Collaborative, and is a member of the behavioral health advisory committees for Monroe Plan and Highmark BlueCross Blue Shield. She also serves as a trustee for the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, and is a past board member of Hilbert College, Mental Health Advocates of WNY, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. Woike-Ganga has received several recognitions from Business First, including Woman of Influence and C-Level Leader, and received the Athena Award from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.