During our Dog Days of Summer at Catholic Health, we’re taking a moment to ‘paws for our associates’ and share some great photos of their best canine friends!
Paws for Our Associates
Jenn Pawlak is palling around with her dogs, Lucy and Chloe. Lucy is a 4-year-old, English Bulldog and Chloe is a 6-year-old, English Mastiff.
Jenn has worked at Catholic Health for 6 years. She is works caring for patients as an RN at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
Celina Braciak is pictured with her dog, Koda. Koda is an 8-year-old, Cardigan Welsh Corgi and loves the camping!
Celina has worked at Catholic Health for 5 years. She helps diagnose patients as a Clinical Lab Technologist in the microbiology department at Sisters of Charity Hospital.
Lauren Moore is holding her dog, Wicket. Wicket is a 2-year-old Havanese.
Lauren has worked with Catholic Health for a year. She is works as the DSRIP Project Coordinator at the ARTC, helping coordinate efforts between Catholic Medical Partners and Community Partners of Western New York.
Sophie Sok is catching Pokémon with her dog, Jake. Don’t be fooled by the Pikachu costume, Jake is a 4-year-old Chorkie – Yorkie and Chihuahua mix.
Sophie has worked with Catholic Health for a year. She works helping patients as a Unit Clerk in the Emergency department at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Christie Petre is pictured on a hiking adventure with her dogs, Zoe, Loki and Slevin. Zoe and Loki are both Cockapoos and Slevin is a Bulldog/Pitbull mix. Zoe is 10 years old, Loki is 12 years old, and Slevin is the baby of the group at 4 years old.
Christie has worked at Catholic Health for 12 years. Currently, she works helping patients as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Linda Marciniak is celebrating with her dog, Sparky. Sparky is a 15-year-old Bichon/Poodle mix.
Linda has worked for Catholic Health organizations for 28 years. Currently, she works helping patients as a Emergency Department Unit Clerk at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus.
Brandon Winder is pictured with his pup, Bogey. Bogey is a 7-month-old Husky.
Brandon has worked at Catholic Health for 4 years. He helps support the organization as a Information Systems Support Analyst for Home and Community Based Care.
Wendy Kelly is cuddled up with her dog, Reggie. Reggie is almost 3 years old and he’s a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Wendy has worked at Catholic Health for 10 years. She supports the organization as an Revenue Integrity Analyst at the ARTC.
Jennifer S. is pictured with her dog, Moe. Moe is an 8-year-old Greyhound.
Jennifer has worked at Catholic Health for 14 years. She works helping patients as an Registered Nurse Supervisor at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
Cynthia Wilson is driving around town with her rescue dog, Charlie. Charlie is a 4-year-old Mountain Cur.
Cynthia has worked for Catholic Health organizations for 24 years. She currently cares for patients as a Registered Nurse in our hospital’s ICU.
Daniele B. is hanging out with her dog, Oliver. Oliver is a 2-year-old Blue Heeler/Lab mix.
Daniele has worked at Catholic Health for 6 years and currently helps patients as a Surgical Tech.
Kady and Robin Hochulski are pictured with their family dog, Juli Marie. Juli Marie is a 5-year-old mixed breed, rescue dog.
Both Kady and Robin work for Catholic Health! Robin has worked at Catholic Health for 15 years and currently helps the organization as an HR Business Partner. Kady has been with us for a year, working as a Buyer.
Lena Quarantello has her hands full with nine puppies! These little guys and gals are Lab/Pitbull mixes and only three weeks old.
Lena has worked at Catholic Health for 3 1/2 years. She helps care for patients as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo in the Cardiovascular ICU.
Krista C. is taking a stroll with her dogs, Belle and Ellie. Belle is a 1 1/2-year-old, Border Collie mix and Ellie is a 4 1/2-year-old Bulldog.
Krista has worked at Catholic Health for 3 1/2 years. She’s currently caring for patients as a Registered Nurse in the Mother Baby Unit at Sisters Hospital.
Kathleen Hupf is pictured with her Miniature Dachshund, Lucy. Lucy is 4 1/2 years old.
Kathleen has worked for Catholic Health for 5 1/2 years. She currently works as a Payment Discrepancy Analyst in the Revenue Management Center.
Julie Baumgartner is relaxing with her dog, Milo. Milo is a 3-year-old, Miniature Dachshund.
Julie has worked for Catholic Health organizations for 22 years. She’s currently caring for patients as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department.
Sigrid Chapman is pictured with her pup, Cody. Cody is a handsome, 1-year-old Great Dane/Boxer mix.
Sigrid has worked for Catholic Health for 11 years. She currently works as a Labor and Deliver Nurse & Lactation Consultant, helping patients deliver their babies at Sisters of Charity Hospital.
Janet F. is cuddled up to her dog, Baxter. Baxter is a beautiful 8-year-old Australian Shepherd.
Janet has worked for Catholic Health for 4 years and serves as our System Director for Facility Planning, Design & Construction at the ARTC.
Kelly Kwiatkowski is pictured with her gentle giant, Brutus. Brutus is an 11-year-old Saint Bernard.
Kelly has worked for Catholic Health for 11 years. Currently, she’s helping patients as a Respiratory Therapist at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
Lori Schonrank is holding her dog, Macy. Macy is an 11-year-old Terrier mix.
Lori has worked for Catholic Health on and off for 9 years. Currently, she’s the Administrative Assistant to Catholic Health’s President & CEO.
Ken L. is our Regional Director of Home Care and has been with the company for 23 years. He has six lovable rescue dogs, Sam (13 years old), Rocky (11 years old), Pippin (6 months old), Max (12 years old), Elphaba (4 years old), and Rafiki (5 years old).
Sam is a shepherd-lab mix and was rescued after spending time being trained in a prison in Ohio. Rocky is also a lab mix. He survived a Category 5 hurricane in Puerto Rico and was flown to Buffalo through a local rescue. Pippin shares a similar experience with his brother, Rocky. He was born during a rescue transport from Texas after his mother survived the hurricane. Max and Elphaba are also lab mixes, while Rafiki is pure rambunctious lab. Whether it’s turning a water garden into a private pool or chasing the ball together, you can tell they’ve all found a happy home!
Justin Rowan is giving his dog, Foxy, a pat on the back. Foxy is a 12-year-old Samoyed/German Shepherd mix.
Justin is somewhat knew to Catholic Health. He’s worked with us for 7 months, providing spiritual care as a Chaplain at McAuley Residence.
Marjory Jankowiak is pictured with her Labrador Retrievers, Lucky and Max. These canine pals are both 10 years old and from the same litter! Max is the black lab pictured and Lucky is the yellow lab.
Marjory has worked for Catholic Health for 10 1/2 years. She is an RN, caring for patients in the Emergency Department at the Mercy Ambulatory Care Center.
Amy Sieracki is pictured with her dog, Gabi. Gabi is a 3-year-old Greyhound/Fox Hound mix. Amy rescued her through the Greyhound Rescue & Adoption Team.
Amy has been with Catholic Health for 11 years. She’s currently an Administrative Assistant and Office Coordinator for the executive team at the ARTC.
Megan Barone is cheering on the Bills with her pal, Bo! Bo is a 4-year-old German Shorthair Pointer.
Megan has worked for Catholic Health for 4 years. She is an RN, caring for patients at Sisters of Charity Hospital.
Stacy Smith is pictured with her dog, Tuba. Tuba is an 8-year-old Jack Russell Terrier.
Stacy has been with Catholic Health for 17 years. Currently, she helps patients as a Transport Aide at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Main Street Campus.
Anna Henesey is holding her canine pals, Tito and Ryder! Tito is 15 years old and Ryder is 11 years old. Both of these cuddly pups are Dachshunds rescued through the SPCA. Ryder is also a part of the Catholic Health team as a certified therapy dog at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Anna has worked for Catholic Health for 4 1/2 years. She is a Pharmacy Department Coordinator in the Pharmacy Department at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Joyce M. is pictured here on a snowy day with dogs, Hank, Lilly and Milton. Hank and Lilly are both golden retrievers and little Milton is a chihuahua. These doggies are all rescues. Hank is 9 years old, Lilly is 10 years old, and Milton is 7 years old.
Joyce has worked for Catholic Health for 14 years. She’s currently our Executive Vice President & CEO of Home and Community Based Care.
Megan N. is holding her chihuahua, Bolly. Bolly is a 2-year-old speed racer, who participates in 5K runs with Megan. She’s usually leading the pack and loving every minute.
Megan works in our Mission Department as a Patient Advocate.
Jackie L. is pictured with her doggies, Hershey and Peanut. Hershey is a 3-year-old chocolate lab and Peanut is a pit bull/catahoula mix. Peanut is just a puppy at 4-months old.
Jackie has worked for Catholic Health for 2 1/2 years. She’s a Patient Access Specialist in the Emergency Department at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Courtney H. is cuddling up with her boston terrier/beagle mix, Sparky. Sparky is 6 years old.
Courtney has worked for Catholic Health for 14 years. She’s currently a Special Procedures Technician in the Interventional Radiology Department at Sisters of Charity Hospital.
Sarah D. is holding her lab mix, Reggie. Reggie is definitely a growing pup at only 8 months old.
Sarah joined Catholic Health less than a year ago. She works on our finance team as an Accountant.
Jessica M. is pictured with her two chihuahuas, Skittles and Miranda Moo (aka Moo). Both of these beauties are rescue dogs. Skittles is a 7-year-old adventurous blonde and her younger sister Moo is a 5-year-old daydreamer.
Jessica has worked for Catholic Health organizations for 27 years. She’s currently the Administrative Assistant to our Chief Strategy Officer at the ARTC.