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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n18 (05/01/2014) » Section: The News, Briefly

Ethics, Shmethics: Lomeo Goes From CEO to CEO to CEO

On April 25, Jody Lomeo became the new CEO of Kaleida Health—a financially troubled 501(c)(3) not-for-profit whose records are off-limits to the press and public. He was simultaneously named CEO of Great Lakes Health, a private entity whose nebulous raison d’etre was to become the governing body of the new entity created after a merger of Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center—which never occurred—and is unlikely to ever occur in the foreseeable future. Such a merger would require legislative action that has never even been pursued. The entity never bothered to register as a 501(c)(3), the type of not-for-profit it claims to be. It has never filed a tax return, as such charities are required to do.

There's No "We" in "Team," Either

“This is perhaps the most important school board election in decades,” Ralph Hernandez told a discouragingly small crowd earlier this week at a forum for school board candidates. “Did you know that 58 percent of the charter schools in this city are failing? And that [two] of the Buffalo News’s endorsed candidates want to turn the majority of Buffalo public schools into charters?”

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