First Niagara executive elected to Memorial Medical Center boardby jmaloni
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has elected Nancy Gara, vice president and manager of the Power City Office of First Niagara Bank, to a three-year term on its board of directors.
Gara, who worked with HSBC Bank for many years before proudly joining First Niagara earlier this year, is a two-time recipient of HSBC's Manager of the Year Award, a recipient of its prestigious CEO Award and a 2011 Niagara Gazette Woman of Distinction.
A respected community leader, Gara is a longtime member of Memorial's investment and pension committee and chaired the Medical Center Foundation's successful Schoellkopf Park revitalization campaign. She and her husband, Sam, co-chaired the medical center's inaugural Premier dinner gala.
Gara serves on the boards of the Sisters Hospital Foundation and the Riverdale Cemetery Association, is a former member of the Niagara University advisory board, and previously served on the boards of the Niagara Falls Water Authority, NFC Development Corp. and Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce, a predecessor of the Niagara USA Chamber.
Nancy and Sam live in Lewiston, where they enjoy their family and friends, including nine very special grandchildren.