Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc. is happy to welcome two new board members.  They are Claire H. Donaghue, Esq. and Patricia R. Ruhland, CPA.

Claire H. Donaghue, Esq. is an Associate Attorney at Barclay Damon LLP.  She received her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY; and her Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from the University at Albany, SUNY.  Ms. Donaghue is a member of the NYS Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Law Section, the Erie County Bar Association and is a Board Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Western New York.

Patricia R. Ruhland, CPA is Assistant Controller at Merchants Insurance Group in Buffalo.  She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting.  Ms. Ruhland is a member of the NYSSCPA and the Friends of Night People, Audit Committee.  She is a volunteer at Kevin Guest house – serving dinner monthly to residents and a member of the 42nd anniversary Open house committee.

2015 New Board Member

L-R – Karen Nicolson, CEO, Bruce Reinoso, Board President, Claire Donaghue and Patricia Ruhland.

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