Dr. Michelle Bork, an assistant professor in Niagara University’s College of Nursing, has been selected by the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York for its Health Leaders Fellowship Cohort 10.

The prestigious Fellows program was established in 2005 to develop and strengthen a network of collaborative leaders with organizations and systems that serve young children impacted by poverty and older adults. Since then, more than 300 leaders in Western and Central New York have completed the intensive 18-month program, which empowers them to strengthen their personal leadership skills in order to facilitate change and improve healthcare for the most vulnerable people in their communities. Graduates of the program continue their collaborative work as members of the Fellows Action Network.

Dr. Bork is a nurse educator who previously served on the faculty of D'Youville College’s School of Nursing and was a registered nurse at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in registered nursing from D’Youville, and a master’s degree in nursing education and a doctor of nursing practice from Grand Canyon University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and teaching from Canisius College.

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