Trocaire Board of Trustees Announces Election Results

The Trocaire College Board of Trustees held annual elections at its June 15, 2017 meeting.

The following were elected to a three-year term on the board:

LaVonne E. Ansari, Ph.D.: Dr. Ansari has more than two decades working in higher education, workforce development, senior administration, healthcare and affirmative action compliance. Since 2006, she has been the chief executive officer of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. overseeing a $10 million annual budget to offer comprehensive medical care to underrepresented communities. In addition to her undergraduate degree, she holds a master’s degree in management in human services from Buffalo State College (1991) and a doctorate in sociology of education (2003).




Sister Patricia Prinzing, RSM: Sister Patricia Prinzing entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1958 and taught elementary school as well as religious education. For 16 years, she worked as mission coordinator for St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, NY. She also served as coordinator for the development of the New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West (NyPPaW) Mercy community and currently volunteers in the NyPPaW finance office in Rochester. In addition to her undergraduate degrees, she received a master’s degree in religious education in 1978 from Seattle University and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University in 1993.



The following trustees were re-elected for their third three-year term on the board:

  • Sister M. Jeanne Thomas Danahy, RSM
  • James Notaro, Ph.D.
  • Thomas Quatroche, Jr., Ph.D.

The following officers were elected to a one-year term:

  • Board Chair: Siobhan C. Smith
  • Board Vice-Chair: Sharon Prise Azurin, Esq.
  • Board Corporate Secretary: Teresa Lawrence, Ph.D.
  • Board Treasurer: Montique V. Williams

Recognition of outgoing trustee:

  • Richard Braen, MD

The position of Trustee Emeritus was bestowed on the following: 

  • Sister JoAnne Courneen, RSM
  • Sister Eileen O’Connor, RSM

Both Sisters have served three three-year terms on Trocaire’s Board of Trustees, for a total of nine years each. The college community thanks them, and Dr. Braen, for their service.