William Joyce is currently a private investor and active community volunteer in Buffalo, NY. He spent the majority of his professional career as a partner in the private equity firm of Strategic Investments and holdings, Inc. He is the past Chair of the Board for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Kaleida Health, Goodwill Industries of WNY and is currently the Chair-Elect of the Community Foundation Buffalo of Buffalo and WNY and Treasurer of the Board of the James H. Cummings Foundation. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Norman Murray, an investor in Garwood Medical, is a retired businessman, currently giving leadership and support to numerous charitable and veteran organizations. An interpreter-interrogator for the U.S. Army in Viet Nam, he attended New Mexico State University, receiving degrees in History and Data Processing.
As owner and CEO of U-C Coatings Corporation in Buffalo, NY, he built the company from a two man operation to a 25 employee company, serving the wood products industries throughout North America and dozens of countries overseas. During his four decades with the company, Norm became conversant in nearly a dozen languages to aid the international sales efforts.
Norm is a former President of the Hardwood Forest Foundation and, along with his wife Thuy, has been recognized as “Outstanding Philanthropic Business of the Year”, been the Salvation Army’s “Corporate Citizen of the Year” and received the “Clara Barton Award” from the Red Cross, the highest volunteer honor. They operated their family business, and now their lives in retirement, so as to give a helping hand to those in need and to support culture and promote education for the community at large. Investing in Garwood Medical is part of their plan to help prevent suffering and crippling expenses by controlling infections and providing improved wound care – “doing well by doing good”.
Matthew Phillips, MD
Dr. Matthew Phillips is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at The State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the Fellowship Director for the department’s fellowship in Lower Extremity Joint Replacement and Reconstruction as well as the Chief of Orthopaedics at Kaleida Health, Western New York’s largest Health Care System.
Dr. Phillips has 20 years of clinical experience in hip and knee replacement surgery, revision hip and knee replacement surgery, surgery for lower extremity deformity and arthritis, and orthopaedic trauma. He was involved in the development of computer navigated knee replacement surgery in the mid 1990’s and currently has the longest experience with knee navigation of any surgeon in the world.
He has numerous publications in the peer reviewed literature including publications on the treatment of infections related to joint replacement surgery. He has presented nationally and internationally. He has worked as a consultant for Stryker Orthopaedics for 19 years. He has been involved in the development and advancement of several of their joint reconstruction products and he has helped train hundreds of surgeons in the use of novel techniques and devices.
Fred Pordum, DPT
Dr. Frederick Pordum has over 14 years of diverse leadership experience in healthcare management and entrepreneurial experience. He has held senior management positions in rehabilitation, business development, telehealth, marketing and operations in both hospital and privately held companies. His breadth of experience, natural strength as an innovator, research-based problem solving style, success at building key relationships and focus on results, give him the unique ability to think strategically and create value for his clients and employers. Dr. Pordum is currently employed with the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York. He is currently the Director of Business Development but has also lead senior leadership positions in rehabilitation, quality functions, and branch operations.
Andy Stoeckl, MD
A graduate of Canisius High School, Boston College and the University at Buffalo Medical School, Dr. Stoeckl joined Excelsior Orthopaedics after finishing a one-year Harvard Sports Medicine Fellowship. He received advanced training in knee, shoulder, foot, and ankle injuries with an emphasis on minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. His area of specialization is sports medicine. Dr. Stoeckl currently serves as the Board President for Excelsior Orthopaedics.