Roswell Park president honored with ‘Advocacy in Action Award’

Candace Johnson

Recognized for her “extraordinary work and incredible spirit,” Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President & CEO Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D., was named an Advocacy in Action Award winner by Western New York’s Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME, Inc.).

Johnson, also the M&T Bank Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Buffalo-based cancer center, was one of six individuals presented with the award at HOME’s 59th annual dinner in October. The Advocacy in Action Awards highlights those who serve as healthcare providers, human service providers or exemplary landlords.

Established in 1963, HOME works to ensure that individuals in the Buffalo and Western New York area have equal opportunities to live in housing and communities of their choice. Their annual dinner and celebration — 2022 marking their first in-person event since 2019 — identifies local heroes who show how their “actions speak louder than words.”

“Dr. Johnson personifies so much of what HOME stands for in being of service to others and helping where needed,” says HOME Executive Director DeAnna Eason. “As a longstanding supporter of our organization, it is our distinct pleasure to celebrate her with this award.”