O’Donnell in Buffalo News’ “Honor Roll”

01/04/09 06:36 AM

Honor Roll /Recognizing the accomplishments of Western New Yorkers

Several new officers were elected to Upstate New York Transplant Services’ Donate Life Foundation board and will serve throughout 2009.

Elected chairwoman was Naniscah B. Koessler, a local volunteer for charitable and philanthropic causes. Jonathan A. Dandes, president of Rich Baseball Operations was elected vice chairman, and Roger Haase, Lions District Governor 20N, was elected secretary- treasurer.

New members serving on the board are: Brian Benatovich of Hunt Real Estate and Campus Moms; Richard A. Grimm II of Magavern, Magavern & Grimm law firm; and Kenneth C. Drake of Sagemark Consulting.

Returning board members are Sara Anderson of Villa Maria College; David Carlson of Sentz-Carlson Agency; Dean Haynesworth of St. Jude Medical; Brian Keating of HSBC Bank USA; Jack O’Donnell of O’Donnell & Associates; Madonna Spitler of Catapult Life Science Logistics; and Joe Zenger of the Zenger Group.

The Donate Life Foundation board raises and distributes funds for efforts aimed at increasing awareness about tissue and blood donations.