ATHENA Leadership Award Finalist: Aimee Gomlak

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to introduce the finalists who have been selected for the 2016 ATHENA® Awards. The awards are dedicated to promoting and honoring the valuable contributions being made to advance the status of women in the Buffalo Niagara region. The awards are given to individuals demonstrating support for the goals of women professionals, and providing significant and selfless assistance on their behalf.

Each week leading up to the awards ceremony luncheon on Tuesday, March 15th, we will be highlighting the finalists for the ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA  Leadership Award®.

Aimee-Gomlak-resizedAimee Gomlak

Vice President, Women’s Services

Catholic Health System

Aimee’s career with Catholic Health spans more than 18 years as Vice President of Women’s Services responsible for the growth and development of Women’s Services across four acute care hospitals, five long term care facilities, three home care agencies and multiple primary care centers. She notes that her career is more of a vocation and says caring for someone’s health is a privilege, supporting the physicians, nurses, and administrative teams that help women to deliver babies safely, to care for sick neonates, or to help a patient through a difficult cancer surgery.

Career Highlights

Aimee points to the implementation of a three-year, multi-disciplinary safety program (MORE OB) at Catholic Health as having been incredibly fulfilling.  She is also proud of her work in the redevelopment of the former Our Lady of Victory Hospital.


On Buffalo Niagara

Aimee grew up in Orchard Park and currently resides in Buffalo with her daughter. She says the best part about living and working in Buffalo is the people – the work ethic and kindness combined is intoxicating and wonderful to work with.  She also loves the four seasons, she says “I believe the changing seasons keep us nimble and able to handle constant change and flexibility in our lives. It is a subtle nuance that should remind us that we can survive anything.”


Best Piece of Career Advice She has Received

Just do the right thing, and you will know it in your gut, so trust those instincts. Everything else will fall into place.


About Being an ATHENA Leadership Finalist

“Representing women is important in this world –  we have to support each other to make the world around us better, safer, and more empowered. The ATHENA Award, to me, is about community – not me as a person, but about the work I represent and the teamwork and group I am surrounded by. In this case that ‘community’ is all of us at Catholic Health and all the doctors and nurses who have touched thousands of others –  the behind the scenes work that an administrator does comes through their hands within our hearts. No one can do it alone and being a finalist represents one person being the voice for many others.”

Interested in attending the ATHENA Luncheon on March 15th? Click here to register.