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OGH Foundation welcomes new board members

Posted on: 07/03/2019

The Olean General Hospital Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors.

Newest to the board are Travis Baugh, Dina DiPasquale and Susanna Stitt.

Baugh founded LifeCap Resources, LLC, a life science consulting company in 2006 where he serves as president and chief executive officer. For 20 years, he’s served in leadership roles for medical companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified public accountant. He serves on the investment committee for LaunchNY and US Trust Client Advisory Council. He’s previously served on numerous boards in the technology, energy and biotech/pharmaceutical industry.

DiPasquale is the founder of Dina’s of Ellicottville. She’s been in the food service industry for nearly 30 years, opening Dina’s Restaurant in 1991, followed by Dina’s at the Mont and Partner in the Tee Bar. She plans a fall opening for Event, a lounge in Ellicottville. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Western State Colorado University, completed the CEL Core Program, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Buffalo and was named one of Buffalo Business First’s 40 Under 40. She’s involved in numerous community and school fundraising projects as well.

Stitt is a graduate of Jamestown Community College, Kent State University and St. Bonaventure University. She is a Leadership Cattaraugus graduate and recipient of the Salute of Olean and YMCA Marvin A. Knittel Volunteer of the Year Award. Her volunteer and community involvement includes the Olean General Hospital Foundation, Genesis House annual geranium sale, Dr. Lyle F. Renodin Foundation, YMCA board of directors and Strong Kids Campaign, and Olean Sports Boosters.

“We are pleased and honored to have the opportunity to add three very different and extremely well rounded board members. Each one of the new members is dedicated to our community and thoroughly understands and appreciates what philanthropy can do for a great community organization such as the Olean General Hospital,” said James Bardenett, board chairman, OGH Foundation.

“We are very fortunate to have a wonderful board of directors who serve as advisers, decision makers and problem solvers. They volunteer their time and dedicate countless hours in board meetings and on committees. Being a foundation board member is a vital role to lead our foundation and provide an important mission to develop and generate ongoing philanthropic support for Olean General Hospital's continued development and growth,” said Steve Jackson, OGH Foundation president.

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