Timothy J. Freer has been appointed director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective June 16. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo announced his appointment.
A graduate of the University of Buffalo, Freer is an experienced human resources executive whose background includes strategic planning and execution, benefits administration and performance management.
Freer previously served as vice president for global human resources at New Era Cap Co., where he led a variety of human resource initiatives that supported the firm's growth from a $90 million headwear company to a $700 million lifestyle brand. He also transformed an adversarial labor-management relationship into one of the most respected in Western New York, resulting in the awarding of the Cornell University School of Industrial Relations Champions @ Work Award.
Freer's previous health care experience includes human resource management positions at Buffalo Medical Group P.C., Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and DeGraff Memorial Hospital.