Assemblymember McMahon, Dr. Davis, and her husband, John Davis.
New York State Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) has selected Dr. Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc., to be honored as a member of the 2022 New York State Assembly Women of Distinction.
Dr. Davis received the honor at an event held in Amherst.
“The Women of Distinction awards are presented annually to honor women in the 146th Assembly District whose notable accomplishments and contributions to our community often go unnoticed,” wrote Assemblymember McMahon in a letter informing Dr. Davis of the honor.
“During Women’s History Month in March, my office sought nominations of women leaders in the 146th Assembly District who have had a significant impact on the lives of others. We received a large number of nominations, and after due consideration, I felt your accomplishments and contributions deserve to be specially recognized.
“On behalf of the people of the 146th Assembly District and the State of New York, I would like to thank you for making our community a better place.”
Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, CHCB, Inc., joins Dr. Davis as she displays her 2022 Women of Distinction Honor
Also receiving 2022 ‘Women of Distinction honors were;
Dr. Melissa Wanzer – Professor of Communications at Canisius College and breast cancer survivor and patient advocate.
Hedwig “De” Moss – Longtime volunteer with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara, and the Southern Tier, who helps to shape and inspire Western New York’s youth.
Dr. Bonnie Kane – Co-founder of the Niagara Alliance for Restorative Practices, Inc. (NARP), who works to bring restorative justice to Niagara County communities.
Sarah Smith-Ronan – A longtime volunteer in the Williamsville Central School District, who has held many leadership roles, all while serving as a New York State administrative law judge.
Yasmin M. Dara – A leader in the Western New York Muslim community, has dedicated herself to addressing local humanitarian issues, including providing food to families in need and helping with the resettlement of Iraqi, Syrian, and Afghan refugees.