Board of Directors

Officers

Board Chair
Erica Tickle
Director of  E-Commerce, Wegmans Food Markets
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Vice Chair
Michael Mendoza
Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County
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Treasurer
Peter Messner
President, Messner Flooring Company
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Secretary
Majuwa Kowai-Bell
Senior Mortgage Loan Originator, Genesee Regional Bank
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Past Chair
Barbara Purvis
President, Essex Hotel Management
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Other Members

Teresa Anderson
Finance Vice President, Excellus Health Plan
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Mubarak Bashir
Regional Director, Greyston
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Dorothy Ferguson
Counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King
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Jamie Frumusa
Vice President of Client Strategy & Relations, Tipping Point Communications
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Cassandra George-Ramos
Principal, Wind and Water Consulting
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Daniele Lyman Torres
Commissioner of Recreation and Youth Services, City of Rochester
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Heidi Macpherson
President, The College at Brockport
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Kelly Metz-Davis
NTID Support Faculty, Saunders College of Business, RIT
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Emily Neece
Human Resources Professional, Retired

 

Mary O’Connell
Partner, Trevett Cristo
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Sharon Rivais
Chief Actuary, Relph Benefit Advisors
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Hilda Rosario-Escher
Nonprofit Professional, Retired
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Steve Scott Sr.
President & CEO, North Coast Claims Service
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Denee Stirpe
Vice President of HR, Baldwin Richardson Food
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Tashanda Thomas
Director of Human Resources, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
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Willow Honorary Advisory Board

Michelle Ashby
CEO, Tipping Point Communications

Chris Beato
Marketing Manager, Wegmans

Anne Dyring-Riley
Attorney, Anne Dyring Riley, LLC

Monica Guardino
Senior Director of Finance, Humanitarian Services American Red Cross

Olga Mendez
Director of Member and Community Relations, Gunlocke Company

Sherry Rettew
Human Resources Manager, Lacy Katzen LLP

Trish Rissone
Manager, Building & Support Services, ESL Federal Credit Union

Debra Salmon
Vice President, Al Sigl Foundation

Ed Shill
President & CEO, QCI Asset Management, Inc.

Lance Thomas
Chief Financial Officer, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council 

Michele Williams
Sales Consultant, Worth New York

Willow Committee Members

Development Committee

Jamie Frumusa, Chair
Barbara Purvis
Chris Beato
Dorothy Ferguson
Majuwa Kowai-Bell
Mubarak Bashir
Sharon Rivais
Katherine Dupra
Maisha Beard
Michelle Daubert
Nichole Malec

Governance Committee

Emily Neece, Chair
Barbara Purvis
Cassandra George-Ramos
Debra Salmon
Dorothy Ferguson
Sharon Rivais
Steve Scott, Sr.
Tashanda Thomas
Teresa Anderson

Finance, Audit and Investment

Peter Messner, Finance and Audit Chair
Barbara Purvis
Daniele Lyman-Torres
Ed Shill
Lance Thomas
Mary O’Connell
Monica Guardino
Sharon Rivais
Teresa Anderson
Cory Mau
Terri O’Hare

Strategic Planning and Monitoring Committee

Michael Mendoza, Chair
Cassandra George Ramos
Erica Tickle
Heidi Macpherson
Jamie Frumusa

Facilities Task Force

Trish Rissone, Chair
Anne Dyring-Riley
Chris Williams
Steve Scott
Kurt Ingerick
Patrick Wahl

Human Resources Task Force

Denee Stirpe, Co-Chair
Tashanda Thomas, Co-Chair
Olga Mendez
Donna Bell
Lisa Critchley
Sherry Rettew

Marketing Task Force

Emma Zaremba, Chair
Alyssa Davis 
John Roberts 
Karrie Gurnow 
Norma Holland 

DEI Task Force

Erica Tickle, Chair
Ellen Yates
George Payne
Lisa Nolan
Majuwa Kowai-Bell
Olga Mendez
Steve Scott
Teresa Anderson
Toi Walker Smith
Trish Rissone

Deaf IGNITE Advisory Committee

Tim Albert
Patti Canne
Yvette Chirenje
Carrie Fisher
Tiffany Panko
Vicki Hurwitz
Mary Karol Matchett
TJ Sanger
Leeanne Valentine