New York Metro Chapter of UMANA holds elections
NEW YORK - The New York Metro Chapter of the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America held its first elections in a decade at the historic Ukrainian Institute on Museum Row in Manhattan.
Gathering in the city where the UMANA was founded in 1950, an eager and energetic assemblage of medical and dental professionals all agreed to continue and vastly expand the work sustained by its immediate past-president, Dr. Adrian Baranetsky. Following on the heels of a rousing 50th anniversary celebration reunion here last year and guided by a reborn and streamlined national office led by Dr. Roman Goy, the New York Metro Chapter has taken on the challenge of affirming its deserved relevance among Ukrainian professional groups.
A mix of veteran members and newcomers debated issues pertinent to the New York Chapter, as well as the UMANA's role in the larger medical sphere and relationship to contemporary Ukraine, including a gesture of support for flood relief in Zakarpattia.
After much illuminating debate, the following slate of officers was elected: President Alexandra Kushnir, M.D., Vice-President Arthur Hryhorowych, M.D., Secretary Marta Kushnir, M.D., Treasurer George Kryzaniwsky, D.D.S., Lectures and Special Events: Ihor Magun, M.D., and Members-At-Large Ronald Liteplo, M.D., Olenka Saikewycz, M.D., and Lesya Muraszczuk, D.D.S.
The collective presence of so many interested individuals on April 28 re-energized the membership and lent a sense of medical community and connectivity in the Big Apple.
President Kushnir, responding to the positive aura demonstrated by her colleagues, proposed confering with the new offficers within three weeks after the elections meeting to maintain momentum and plan the activity and direction for the upcoming term of office.
For further information on the New York Metro Chapter of UMANA, contact the chapter's secretary, Dr. Marta Kushnir, at (508) 855-2245.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, June 3, 2001, No. 22, Vol. LXIX
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