Niagara Gazette

April 7, 2014

IN BUSINESS: Leadership Niagara honored at weekend event

Staff report
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — Molly Anderson, director of Leadership Niagara, was presented with an award for “Excellence in Innovation” by the Association of Leadership Programs on Friday at the Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta.

Anderson , who has been at the helm of the organization for the past five years, was also invited to present her program’s innovation and best practices to leadership professionals who attended the conference.

“In recent years Leadership Niagara has innovated and transformed a great organization. We are sharply focused on achieving more for our participants and our region,” stated Molly Anderson. “It is an honor to be recognized among hundreds of our peer leadership organizations for all the hard work thus far.”

ALP’s mission is to provide professional educational activities and to engage, educate, and train leaders. Through recognizing excellence, fostering innovation, sharing best practices, educational training and development, and building networks, ALP advances the effectiveness of community leadership programs and professionals.

Leadership Niagara is the longest running community leadership program in New York state and is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014. After rebranding in 2009, the organization has experienced a resurgence in its graduate level leadership development program as well as its youth program LYNC which encompasses 12 local high schools. More than 1,200 leaders have graduated from the program since 1984.

Local physician named ophthalmologist of the year

After nearly four decades of caring for the eyesight of Western New Yorkers, Dr. Faruk Koreishi has been recognized as the Ross Eye Institute Community Ophthalmologist of the Year. The award, in recognition of Dr. Koreishi’s leadership and community service, was given at the Vision Beyond Sight Foundation’s First Annual “Eye Ball” this spring.

Since establishing a Buffalo area practice in 1975, Dr. Koreishi shared his skill as a surgeon not only with thousands of patients, but also with hundreds of medical students as a faculty member at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He’s currently in practice with the Retina Consultants of Western New York, with offices in Niagara Falls, Orchard Park, Williamsville, and Ellicottville.