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Tamara Owen is the president and chief executive officer of Olmsted Center for Sight in Buffalo, New York. With annual sales of $9 million, Olmsted provides employment and rehabilitation services for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Prior to joining Olmsted, Owen was president and CEO of the Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute. Earlier, she was president of the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital and the DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
Owen earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and master's in business administration from the University at Buffalo. She has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Master of Science in Sports Medicine and Education from Springfield College.
Owen was recognized with the Leadership Award from Kaleida Health and the Outstanding Service Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 1998. She was named one of the Top 50 Healthcare Executives and Woman of Influence by Buffalo Business First in 2012. She had been an adjunct faculty member at the University at Buffalo and Daemen College.
Active in her community, Owen has been a member of the Rotary Club of the Tonawandas. She served on the Board of Directors of Tri-County Lakeshore HealthCare, Univera Community Health, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Canterbury Woods and the Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce.