Board of Directors

R-AHEC is able to run smoothly with the guiding influence of our Board of Directors. The R-AHEC Board is composed of up to 17 members from a variety of health and healthcare-related organizations, including: hospitals, public health, clinicians, rural health networks, educational institutions and the community-at-large. Members represent our 12-county catchment in Western New York. The Board of Directors is the governing body of R-AHEC, which is responsible for making policy, approving budgets, and carrying out our mission. Board of Directors Officers include the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

R-AHEC By-Laws are in compliance with New York State registry as a non-profit organization.

2017 – 2018 Board of Directors:

Ms. Helen Baran

Mr. Michael Corcimiglia, MSL
Chief Operating Officer, Wyoming County Community Health System

Mr. David W. Fisher, Board Treasurer

Ms. Jeanine Gallina, Board Secretary

Debra Gates, DNP, NP-C, CDE
Chairperson and Professor, Keuka College Division of Nursing

Mr. Jay Gsell

Mr. Stuart Hempel, Board Vice President

Ms. Donna Kahm, SPHR
President and CEO, Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc.

Mr. Ron Krawiec

Mrs. Betty P. Lapp, BS Nursing, MS Community Health Nursing, Board President
Professor Emeritus, former Nursing Program Director

Mr. Paul A. Pettit, MSL, CPH
Public Health Director, Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments

Dr. Donald Rowe, PhD.

Dr. Andrea Wade
Provost and Vice President, Academic Services, Monroe Community College

Interested in serving on our Board of Directors?

Our Board meets on a quarterly basis with an annual face-to-face lunch meeting at our main office in Warsaw in May of each year. Board members are asked to attend the face-to-face meeting and at least two thirds of the remaining scheduled meetings, plus participate in at least one board committee. Committees include the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, and Personnel Committee.

If you would be interested in serving on our Board of Directors please contact our CEO, Catherine Huff at or by calling 585-786-6275.