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Ericka B. Elliott Appointed to Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center Board of Directors

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We are pleased to announce that Ericka B. Elliott, associate attorney in the Health Care and Litigation Practice Groups, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center, Inc.

The Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center, Inc’s (R-AHEC) mission is to “improve the quality of healthcare in our region through workforce development, education, and resources.” R-AHEC is part of the National Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program and the NYS AHEC System and is recognized as New York State’s first AHEC. The National AHEC program was developed in the early 1970’s to recruit, train, and retain a health professional workforce committed to underserved communities with a vision to connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health. R-AHEC, which is headquartered in Warsaw, New York, serves a predominately rural 12-county region. Counties include Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates, which covers 9,140 square miles. R-AHEC addresses the health needs of its rural and underserved communities by focusing on workforce development, housing, education, and health information technology support.

Ericka advises businesses, banks, and individuals with contract disputes, debtor/creditor issues, in commercial litigation, and on corporate governance matters. She also represents hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers on issues ranging from risk management and patient care to collections and regulatory compliance. In addition, Ericka has experience representing town and village boards in matters involving governance, the legislative and administrative process, economic development, planning, zoning, and litigation. She earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her J.D. from University at Buffalo School of Law.

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