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Sr. Vice President,
Business Development and Community Crisis Services

Bob Cannata

I have been working in Human Service related roles since 1980, and my experiences include crisis work, runaway youth, criminal justice populations, persons with developmental disabilities, care management, impaired drivers, substance users, and persons with mental illnesses. I have taken on various supervisory, management, administrative, and teaching roles throughout my career as I truly value contributing to the professional development of others and helping promote success for the organizations I have been a part of.

I currently oversee Spectrum Health’s Crisis and Emergency response programs in Erie, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties, and Peer Specialist services in Erie County.

bob-cannata | Vice President of Crisis Response and Peer Services


What is your favorite place to go/thing to do in Buffalo?
I love being near the water: the Buffalo River, Lake Erie shoreline, anywhere I can ride my bicycle to.
If calories didn't exist, what is something that you'd eat every day?
Spaghetti- with ice cream for dessert! And pizza for breakfast each day!
What is your favorite part of working at Spectrum Health?
The camaraderie between the staff members and everyone’s true passion for ensuring that our clients are heard, respected, and encouraged to pursue their recovery as they see it. I have been so impressed with the extraordinary efforts everyone makes to “get it right” as we interact with our clients and various community partners.
What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment?
I have strived for excellence throughout my career, and I’m honored to have earned the confidence of the Spectrum Team in bringing me back to Spectrum as a Vice President. I started my clinical career as an Alcoholism Counselor with Spectrum and I look back on this path back to Spectrum with much appreciation for the Spectrum staff throughout the years who have contributed to my development as a professional.