The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has named Dr. Gerald and Dr. Leanne Gorman and Murray and Marcia Hewitt co-chairs for The 2018 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala.
The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Gerald Gorman serves as Memorial's chief of emergency medicine and has been with the medical center for more than a decade. A graduate of Cornell University and Georgetown University Medical School, he completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
A native of Grimsby, Ontario, Leanne Gorman is a graduate of Cornell University, Georgetown University and University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After completing a pediatric dental residency at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, she worked at private pediatric dental practices in Boston, Rochester and Buffalo. Today, she stays busy raising the couple's three children - ages 11, 9 and 3.
Murray Hewitt, a graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in chemical engineering, is the general manager of Greenpac Mill LLC, and oversaw the startup of the $460-million Niagara Falls containerboard mill in 2013. He is a member of Memorial's board of directors.
Marcia Hewitt is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and graduated from the University of Toronto. There, she majored in history and minored in political science. She most recently worked as a guidance counselor at the University of Mississippi School of Business.
The Hewitts have been married for 32 years and have two daughters, Megan and Margot, and a grandson, Clark.
Proceeds from The 2018 Premier will be dedicated to Memorial's intensive care unit for the purchase of new critical care smart technology beds. For information on sponsorship and donation opportunities, call the foundation office at 716-278-4605.