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Angelo Fatta To Become Chair of
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Board of Directors
Buffalo, N.Y., December 3, 2015 – The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) today announced the wp-contentointment of Angelo Fatta, Ph.D., to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit organization. Fatta’s term began after a vote by the Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting today. The BNMC is the umbrella organization formed in 2002 to facilitate collaboration among member institutions that form the Medical Campus and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Fatta succeeds William L. Joyce, who has served as Chairman since 2008 and has been a board member since the organization’s inception. He has served as Treasurer (2002-2005) and as Vice Chairman (2005-2007) and prior to that was the representative from Kaleida Health while serving as Chairman of Kaleida’s Board of Directors. Joyce will remain on the BNMC board as Chair Emeritus.
Fatta brings a strong entrepreneurial and life science background to the position. He is the founder of ANESCO group, a consumer products testing laboratory with locations in Buffalo and Hong Kong that was sold in 2015. He was also co-founder and CEO of Buffalo-based ACTS Testing Labs, a global consumer products quality assurance company that was acquired in 1998. Fatta co-founded and served as volunteer president of BuffLink, Inc., a not-for-profit, private sector initiative that promoted the creation of a regional life sciences economy for Western New York. He has served as a pro-bono entrepreneurial coach to several start-up companies and was part of the original BNMC team when the not-for-profit organization was formed.
According to Joyce, who oversaw the search process for his successor, “We are confident that Ange is the right person to continue to lead the Medical Campus as it continues its growth and its significant impact on our local economy. With the increase in entrepreneurial activity on the Medical Campus, and in the BNMC’s Innovation Center in particular, we are delighted that he will be guiding the organization. We are looking forward to being able to tap into his knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur and as someone with extensive leadership experience in guiding not-for-profits dedicated to revitalizing our community.”
Matt Enstice, President and CEO of the BNMC added, “We anticipate a seamless transition as Ange continues the course set by outgoing Chairman Bill Joyce over the last eight years. We are grateful for the skillful leadership that Bill has provided throughout his tenure. Under his leadership, the Medical Campus has grown tremendously and Bill has been the guiding force behind the growth and impact that this organization has had in helping to make positive change in our community over the last eight years.”
Long time BNMC volunteer Tony Martino continues in his role as Vice-Chair of the BNMC Board, serving along with James Biltekoff, David Zebro and incoming Vice-Chair Ted Walsh. Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. remains as Founding Chair Emeritus. The BNMC Board is made up of representatives of the member institutions and the surrounding neighborhoods of Allentown, Downtown and the Fruit Belt.
Fatta holds a BS in Chemistry from Canisius College and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Wayne State University. He has held numerous volunteer leadership positions in the community including current terms as a Trustee of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Vice Chair of the Board of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He also serves as an officer of the Fatta Foundation, a charitable family foundation supporting the welfare and development of children in Western New York.
About the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC)
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) is a self-sustaining social enterprise successfully combining innovation, job creation, and urban revitalization. It serves as the umbrella organization of the anchor institutions that make up the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus located within the 120-acre campus bordering Allentown, the Fruit Belt and Downtown. The BNMC fosters conversation and collaboration among its member institutions, its partners and the community to address critical issues impacting them, including entrepreneurship, energy, access and transportation, workforce and procurement, neighborhoods, and healthy communities, with the goal of increasing economic development and building a strong community. bnmc-old.local.