Today we cast our community spotlight on Armand Morrison, the incoming co-chair of HERO, Buffalo’s Holocaust education and resource organization. Armand is a third generation Holocaust Survivor and a passionate and dedicated member of Jewish Buffalo. “His dedication and understanding of HERO’s history and his focus on innovative and strategic thinking, make him the perfect leader to take HERO forward during this critical time,” shares Wendy Weisbrot, current HERO Chair.
Armand moved to Buffalo in 1984 and attended UB where he met his wife Lori of 36 years (owner/operator of Luscious by Lori kosher catering). They have three adult children and three grandchildren all of whom live in the greater Buffalo area: Oldest daughter Brittany and her husband Rob – and their three children, Levi, Ariella, and Elliott – middle daughter Sarah, and their son Zack and his wife Jenny.
Armand and Lori have been active members of Temple Beth Tzedek (TBT), serving on the board, multiple committees, and leading youth and family programs. Tomorrow evening, Armand will be one of the hosts of a Winter Bourbon Tasting through Federation in partnership with TBT.
On the professional side, Armand has been involved in healthcare information technology for over 25 years working with senior executives across the continuum of care to help leverage services and technologies toward improving patient care and reducing cost. In efforts to continue to give back to the healthcare IT community, Armand is currently on the board of directors of a NYS chapter of Health Information Management Systems Society “HIMSS”, a global advisory and thought leadership organization supporting the transformation of health through information and technology.
Armand is excited to support the diverse efforts of HERO and to continue the great work previous leaders have done. In his words “We must continue to remind the world, and specifically the community of WNY, of the mark that the Holocaust has made on the lives of millions of Jews that are descendants of survivors of the greatest human tragedy ever intentionally executed. Through education, activities, programs, and discussions, we can remind people that there is no room in our lives for the hatred and bigotry that fuels antisemitism.”