Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Lauren Gallina Payne

Lauren Gallina Payne

Board Chair Marketing & Recruitment Committee

Marketing Director, Gallina Development Corp.
LR Alumna, 2015

The most valuable part of my LR experience:
Exploring our community with an incredible group of professionals that became good friends.

Anne Wilder

Anne Wilder

Board Vice Chair / Marketing & Fundraising Committee

President and CEO,  Coordinated Care Services Inc. (CCSI)
LR Alumna, 2004

Scott Pittinaro

Scott Pittinaro

Board Treasurer, Finance Committee

Senior Vice President, Tompkins Community Bank

Candice Lucas Ed.D.

Candice Lucas Ed.D.

Board Secretary, Educational Programs Steering Committee

Senior Vice President for Equity and Advocacy,  Urban League of Rochester 
LR Alum, 2010

Rick DeJesus Rueff Ed.D.

Rick DeJesus Rueff Ed.D.

Educational Programs Steering Committee Co-Chair

Vice President Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives (Retired),  St John Fisher College
LR Alum, 2005

Myra Henry Ed.D.

Myra Henry Ed.D.

Educational Programs Steering Committee

President and CEO, YWCA of Greater Rochester
LR Alumna, 2012

Shaun Anderson

Shaun Anderson

Marketing, Fundraising & Development Committee

Managing Partner, RDG Partners
LR Alum, 2015

Jennifer Hinton

Jennifer Hinton

Fundraising & Development Committees

Associate Director, MAGIC Center, Rochester Institute of Technology
LR Alumna, 2016

Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs

Marketing Committee

Associate Publisher, Rochester Business Journal
LR Alum, 2020

Darren Miller Esq.

Darren Miller Esq.

Educational Programs Steering Committee Co-Chair

Senior Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP
LR Alum, 2014

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” –Woodrow Wilson

The most valuable part of my LR experience:
Being exposed to aspects of Rochester that I had previously not encountered.

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Liliana Ruiz

Liliana Ruiz

Director of Special Projects ,Mayor Malik Evan’s Office, City of Rochester
LR Alum, 2019

Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan

Chair, Fundriasing Committee

Instructor Business and Marketing, Roberts Wesleyan College
LR Alumna, 2004

The most memorable outcome of my LR experience.
The most memorable outcome from my Leadership Rochester experience continues to be the network of incredibly generous, innovative, inspirational colleagues who continue their influence today as friends and mentors.

Matthew Wagstaff

Matthew Wagstaff

Marketing & Recruitment Committee Chair

Manager, Retail Market Sales – New Sales Channels Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
LR Alum, 2014 “The most humble class”

“Live long and prosper” ~ Personal Mantra

The most valuable part of my LR experience:
The genuine relationships that were developed and maintained over the years.

Michael Yudelson

Michael Yudelson

Educational Programs Steering Committee

Monroe County Legislator & Executive Director Temple B’rith Kodesh
LR Alum, 2003

Our Staff

Camille Simmons

Camille Simmons

Executive Director

Proud LR 2015 Alumna (she/her)

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” ~ Coretta Scott King

Bernard Rodgers Jr.

Bernard Rodgers Jr.

Programs Manager - Community and Innovation

(he/him)

Bernard is passionate about strategic problem-solving, creating space for access, and utilizing
diverse mediums to build mutually beneficial relationships.

Always give your best. Your best makes others better! – Melisza Campos

Trevor Massett

Trevor Massett

Programs Coordinator

(he/him)

“There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal” – Toni Morrison.

Angelique Pedraza

Angelique Pedraza

Manager of Youth Programs

(she/her)

Joan Roby-Davison

Joan Roby-Davison

Long Term Volunteer and Consultant

Committed Longtime Alumni Volunteer 

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