Board of Directors


Board Chair
Barbara Purvis –  President, Essex Hotel Management

Vice Chair
Anne Dyring Riley – Sole Member/ Attorney Anne Dyring Riley, LLC

Lance Thomas – Chief Financial Officer, WXXI

Michelle Ashby – CEO, Tipping Point Communications

Chair emeritus 
Christopher J. Beato – Marketing Manager, Wegmans Food Markets

Other Members

Teresa Anderson – Finance Vice President, Excellus

Mark Crandall – Real Estate Agent, Howard Hanna

Dorothy Ferguson –  Counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King

Cassandra George-Ramos – Principal, Wind and Water Consulting

Majuwa Kowai-Bell – Senior Mortgage Loan Originator, Genesee Regional Bank  

Heidi Macpherson – President, The College at Brockport 

Michael Mendoza – Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County 

Mary O’Connell – Partner, Trevett Cristo

Sherry Rettew – Human Resources Manager, Lacy Katzen, LLP

Sharon Rivais – Chief Actuary, Relph Benefit Advisors

Steve Scott –  President & CEO, North Coast Claims Service

Chris Williams – Owner/ President, Chris Williams Agency Inc. 

Willow Honorary Advisory Board

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

Olga Mendez – Director of Member and Community Relations, Gunlocke Company

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.

Erica Tickle – Senior Marketing Manager, Wegmans Food Markets

Michele Williams – Sales Consultant, Worth New York