The WCA Foundation announced the addition of two new board members Timothy Edborg and Nelson Garifi.
Timothy Edborg is a financial wealth advisor with UBS. Edborg has 25 plus years in the financial services industry. He is the past president of the Rotary Club of Jamestown and the James Prendergast library. He has served on the investment committee of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for over 20 years, as well as being involved with many other non-profit organizations. He is a graduate of SUNY Jamestown Community College and SUNY Buffalo. Edborg resides in Lakewood, New York with his wife, Lianne, and they have two grown children. Edborg stated, “I am pleased, honored, and humbled to be a part of the WCA Foundation’s board of directors. I look forward to collectively making an impact to patient care at UPMC Chautauqua. Having excellent healthcare, close to home has meant the world to my family.”
Nelson Garifi, a retired administrator at SUNY Jamestown Community College was elected. Garifi has been part of JCC’s administrative team since 1981, and most recently retired as the executive director of academic innovation. He is actively involved with many non-profit organizations where he served as a communications strategist. He is presently a volunteer with Chautauqua Striders and at the National Comedy Center. He is a graduate of SUNY Jamestown Community College and Saint Bonaventure University. He is a Jamestown resident, and father to a grown son. Garifi said. “The hospital has played an important role in my life and the lives of family members. I perceive, my board membership will allow me to acknowledge how I have benefited from the hospital’s presence in our community.” Edborg and Garifi will serve a three-year term.
Also elected to the WCA Foundation board officers serving a one-year term, James Pullan, Jr. Chair; Tim Black, vice-chair; James Domagola, treasurer and finance committee chair; Kelly Johnson, Esq., secretary.
Outgoing board members, Wendy Kane, Laura Otander, and Dr. Robert Ungerer were thanked for their nine years of service. “They have each played a pivotal role in the foundation’s operations during their tenure. We are grateful for their leadership during the foundation’s period of growth,” said board chair, James Pullan, Jr.
The WCA Foundation celebrates 41 years of supporting patient care, providing $10M in grant funds to WCA Hospital, and now UPMC Chautauqua. FMI: To donate or learn more, visit wcafoundationjamestown.org or contact their office located at Jones Health, 51 Glasgow Avenue, Jamestown, New York, 14702-0840, at 716-664-8665.