Vice President of Labor/Employee Relations Selected

Released: 1/24/2013

Daniel J. Farberman has been named vice president of labor/employee relations at Kaleida Health effective January 28, 2013.

Farberman comes to Kaleida Health after spending 13 years with The Buffalo News.

In his new position, Farberman will be responsible for the development and implementation of Kaleida Health’s labor strategy. He will negotiate the organization’s collective bargaining agreement and manage ongoing labor relations.  

“Dan’s background is ideal for providing oversight of the consistent application of our policies and collective bargaining agreements. His expertise and leadership will enhance the HR team and support our desire to strengthen our relationship with labor,” said Toni Booker, executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Prior to serving as vice president of human resources, labor relations and legal at The Buffalo News, Farberman served as corporate director of labor relations at Rochester Telephone/Frontier Communications in Rochester, NY. His career includes other employers such as the City of Buffalo, NY and General Motors.

Farberman is a past president and executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association of Western New York. He has served on the board of directors for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter since 2007. 

He is also on the board of trustees for the Communications Workers of America/International Typographers Union (CWA/ITU) and a staff arbitrator for the New York State Employment Relations Board.           

Farberman holds a bachelor’s degree in management science and industrial and labor relations from State University of New York, College at Geneseo. He received advanced media training from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.