Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western New York Elects Four New Board Members


Buffalo, NY  (February 16, 2016) – Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western New York (RMHC® of WNY) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the RMHC® of WNY Board of Directors. New board members include Thomas P. Grogan, Partner with Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP, Melissa Kustell, V.P. Marketing with Fisher-Price, Rebecca E. Pratt, MD, Partner with Pediatric Cardiology Associates of W.N.Y., LLC, and Jennifer (Jenny) Rizzo-Choi, National Pro Bono Promotion Counsel with Human Rights First.

I am pleased to welcome Thomas, Melissa, Rebecca and Jennifer as new Board members,” said Sally Vincent, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western New York. “These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to our Charity as we further our mission of offering a “home away from home” by providing lodging and emotional support for families of children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo.”

The Charities’ Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the medical, business, academic and volunteer communities of the WNY region. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the House as well as it is to raise awareness of the Charities’ services to the surrounding communities.  (Photo From Left to Right) Rebecca E. Pratt, MD,Thomas P. Grogan, Jennifer L. Rizzo-Choi (Missing from Photo) Melissa Kustell.