Wortham Named Chair of Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


BUFFALO, NY Lee C. Wortham has been named the chair of the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. The Foundation is the not-for-profit organization that receives and administers funds supporting scientific and clinical research, state-of-the-art medical care, and patient-related activities at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Wortham is a partner at Barrantys LLC, a multi-family office based in Buffalo, NY. Previously, Mr. Wortham was Executive Vice President and Management Committee Member of First Niagara Financial Group, where he led all wealth management activities, including portfolio management, trust and estate services and brokerage.

He previously served as Executive Vice President of Global Private Client Services for The Bank of New York and held domestic and international leadership positions with Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.). In addition to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Board, Mr. Wortham is a member of the Canisius College Board of Regents.  

Additional officers include: Scott Bieler, President, West Herr Automotive Group, vice-chair; David Zebro, Executive Vice President of Strategic Investments and Holdings, Inc., treasurer; and Anne Gioia, co-founder of the Roswell Park Alliance, secretary.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center. The Institute was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. Roswell Park is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit Roswell Park’s website at www.roswellpark.org, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or e-mail AskRoswell@Roswellpark.org


Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org