Hanson elected to chair Board of Trustees at Trocaire College

BUFFALO, N.Y. -  Sharon L. Hanson, an experienced community leader and business administration professional, was elected chair of the Trocaire College Board of Trustees.

Hanson holds dual bachelor of science degrees in English and political science.  She is currently serving as a Commissioner for the Seneca Nation Health System and holds a board member position on the ECMC Corporation board of directors.  Hanson is highly active in the WNY community and has earned numerous awards and recognitions for her community service including the NAACP 2009 Rufus Frasier Human Relations award.

Other Trocaire board officers elected to one-year terms on the 22 member board responsible for governing the College are:  Jonathan T. Swiatkowski, CPA, as vice chair, Robert S. McDow as treasurer and Sister Mary Ann Schimscheiner, RSM, as board corporate secretary.

Swiatkowski holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.  He has been with Kaleida Health since 2001 and currently oversees the general finance departments for the health system in the capacity of Vice President of Finance and Business Operations.  He serves on the board of AmTon Imaging, LLC and received the 2010 Buffalo Business First 40 Under Forty award.

McDow is responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Sweet Home Central School District as Director of Finance and Plant Services.  He holds a master of business administration degree in professional accounting and a master of school business administration, budget administration degree.

Schimscheiner is a graduate of Trocaire College and went on to earn a master’s degree in hospital/health administration.  She currently serves as the local leader for the Buffalo community of the Sisters of Mercy.

“I have been very fortunate to be involved with Trocaire College as a board member since 2006,” noted Hanson.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the board and to serve with such an impressive group of trustees.  I am humbled by the trust and confidence of my fellow trustees and am confident that we can make a significant contribution to the College’s success over the next year.”

Trocaire College, founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy of Buffalo, is a private college offering associate and baccalaureate degrees as well as certificate programs.  Trocaire’s main campus is located at 360 Choate Avenue in Buffalo and the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business location is on Transit Road in Williamsville.