Board of Directors

Officers

Board Chair
Michael Mendoza
Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County
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Vice Chair
Majuwa Kowai-Bell
Senior Mortgage Loan Originator, Genesee Regional Bank
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Treasurer
Peter Messner
President, Messner Flooring Company
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Secretary
Kelly Metz-Davis
NTID Support Faculty, Saunders College of Business, RIT
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Past Chair
Erica Tickle
VP of  E-Commerce, Wegmans Food Markets
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Members

Kesha Carter
Chief Diversity Officer, Coordinated Care Services
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Michelle Daubert
Senior Real Estate Counsel, Wegmans Food Markets
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Kathrine Dupra
Owner & Co Founder, Installers Warehouse/Revel Woods
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Dorothy Ferguson
Managing Counsel, Crown Castle
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Jamie Frumusa
Director, Enterprise Communication, Herschend Family Entertainment
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Kristin Hughes
Chief Financial Officer, Bondulle Americas Long Life
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Daniele Lyman Torres
Senior Vice President of Urban Services, YMCA of Greater Rochester
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Heidi Macpherson
President, The College at Brockport
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Cory Mau
Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Paychex
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Mary O’Connell
Partner, Trevett Cristo
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Barbara Purvis
President, Essex Hotel Management
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Sharon Rivais
Retired
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John Roberts
Chief Strategy Officer and Founder, Truth Collective
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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
Chief Human Resources Officer, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
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Willow Honorary Advisory Board

Teresa Anderson
Finance Vice President, Excellus Health Plan

Michelle Ashby
CEO, Tipping Point Communications

Chris Beato
Marketing Manager, Wegmans

Anne Dyring-Riley
Attorney, Anne Dyring Riley, LLC

Cassandra George Ramos
Director of Development, Rochester Hearing and Speech Center 

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

Olga Mendez
Director of Member and Community Relations, Gunlocke Company

Emily Neece
Retired

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
Dorothy Ferguson
Katherine Dupra
Majuwa Kowai-Bell
Michelle Daubert
Sharon Rivais

Governance Committee

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

Finance, Audit and Investment

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

Strategic Planning and Monitoring Committee

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

Facilities Task Force

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

Human Resources Task Force

Denee Stirpe, Co-Chair
Tashanda Thomas, Co-Chair
Amorette Miller
Chris Miller
Donna Bell
Jerris Wade
Lisa Critchley
Natosha Mcdonald
Sherry Rettew

Marketing Task Force

Emma Zaremba, Chair
Sydney Aspenleiter
Meg Spoto
Sean McKay

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

Kelly Metz Davis, Chair
Tim Albert
Patti Canne
Yvette Chirenje
Carrie Fisher
Tiffany Panko
Vicki Hurwitz
Mary Karol Matchett
TJ Sanger
Leeanne Valentine