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Memorial names Lannon, Morinello to new posts

     Lannon              Morinello                 Villani

Villani joins medical center as director of volunteer services

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and two of its affiliates, the Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, have named three people to key positions.

Lisa Lannon, the foundation’s longtime annual appeal and special events manager, will be leaving that position to join the Child Advocacy Center as its education and outreach coordinator. In this newly created position, Lannon will be responsible for increasing community awareness about child abuse issues, coordinating marketing initiatives and organizing opportunities for the center’s professional staff to conduct training sessions in the community.

“Lisa has managed countless successful funding appeals and has done an outstanding job of organizing special events such as The Premier and the Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament for Memorial,” said Patricia E. Berggren, vice president for foundation and community relations. “She will be a tremendous addition to the Child Advocacy Center team.”

Taking Lannon’s place at the foundation will be Melissa Morinello, Memorial’s current director of volunteer services. Since joining the medical center staff in 2006, Morinello has rejuvenated the volunteer department and successfully added a number of initiatives, including the successful University Volunteers Program partnership with Niagara University.

“Melissa brings proven fund-raising and event planning experience from her former position with the Lower Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce in Lewiston,” Berggren said. “We’re pleased to welcome her to our Foundation family.”

Replacing Morinello as director of volunteer services will be Judy Villani, a Niagara Falls resident who has spent the past 11 years as a school counselor at Niagara Falls High School. Villani, who holds degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Niagara University, will be responsible for managing all aspects of Memorial’s volunteer program and will serve as staff liaison to the Medical Center Auxiliary’s board of directors.

“Judy is highly respected for her work with young people and the excellent relationships she has enjoyed with their families,” Berggren said. “Our volunteers, who play such a critical role in Memorial’s ability to deliver services to the community, will find her to be a real asset.”

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