Our Team

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Staff Members

ANN MARIE WHITE, Ed.D.
Executive Director

MARJORIE J. ALLAN, MPH
Director, Center for Continuous Improvement

KIM AVERY, MS
Early Care and Education Specialist

ASHLI BIFULCO
Information Analyst / Research Assistant

ARLENE BOBIN, M.Ed.
Senior Project Coordinator

CATE BRECHKO
Administrative Coordinator, Whole Child Connection

DAWN BREITUNG
Assistant Director, Whole Child Connection

GERALYN CONE
Senior Production Coordinator

ELIZABETH DEVANEY, MM
Director, Whole Child Connection

KATHLEEN M. EMBT
Information Analyst II / COMET Support

CINDY HARPER, MBA
Senior Development Manager

TERRY E. HARTMANN, MBA, CMA
Director, Finance and Operations

A. DIRK HIGHTOWER, Ph.D.
Senior Associate

CHARLES J. INFURNA, Ed.D.
Research Associate

ELLEN LEOPOLD, M.Ed.
Social, Emotional and Behavioral Consultant

BOHDAN S. LOTYCZEWSKI
Director, Research and Evaluation

LYNN M. LUBECKI, Ed.D.
Research Associate

KRISTIN LYNCH, MS, CCC-SLP
Master Observer / GROW Navigator

MARY MAIOLO
Senior Graphics Coordinator

CRAIG MAURER
Systems Administrator

CHRISTINE MERLE, MPA
Training Manager, Whole Child Connection

GUILLERMO MONTES, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate

YVONNE MOSS
Receptionist / Clerk II

LINDA MURRAY
Project Coordinator

CAITLIN ORBANEK
Project Coordinator, Whole Child Connection

DAVID PEELLE, MBA
Information Analyst

CHRISTINE RANALLETTA
Senior Accountant

SHELLEY M. SANYSHYN, MS
Co-Director, Primary Project

TRACEY SHEEHAN
Financial Analyst

LYNN SMITH, LMSW
Co-Director, Primary Project

LAURI STRANO, MS
Director, Programs and Services

GENEMARIE VAN WAGNER
Senior Project Coordinator

MARSHALL WALKER
Receptionist / Clerk II

EDY ZORDAN, MS, CAS
School Psychologist, BCBA

Advisors

Leonard Brock, Ed.D., Executive Director of Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, United Way of Greater Rochester
Stephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
Jill S. Halterman, MD, M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
Jeff Kaczorowski, MD, Senior Advisor, Children’s Agenda; Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Government and Community Relations, Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center
Marsha Dumka, Interim Executive Director, Rochester Childfirst Network
Mary Louise Musler, Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Quality Council (ECEQC)
Barbara J. Purvis, President and Director, Essex Hotel Management, LLC
Thomas J. Rogers, MBA, Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Finance, ESL Federal Credit Union
Diane Trentini, Technology Specialist, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, COMET Informatics LLC

... along with many others in the community

Master Observers

Master observers contribute to the success of RECAP and QUALITYstars NY. Contact us with questions for master observers.

Shannon Amsler
Tami Beaumont
Colleen Boyar
Regina Brown
Tamara Calhoun
Rachel Chalmers
Molly Cupello
Rachelle de Los Reyes
Desalyn DeSouza
Stephanie Dockweiler
Jennifer Edwards-Saul
Nagwa Elsamra
Julie Engard
Patti Fose
Linda Hightower
Jannie Hill
Linda Jackson Robinson
Amy Kiley  
Joyce Kostyk
Carol Lanterman

Michelle Livingston
Olga Lopez-Peralta
Kristin Lynch
Joi McMurtry
Cristina Medellin
Wendy Mendola
Krista Nicolaisen  
Heather Palmatier
Dawn Pozzi
Michelle Prince
Mary Ann Schifitto
Kim Smith
Maxine Smith
Nancy Smith
Charmane Sparkman
Wayne Spitz
Vanessa Stewart
Linda Sullivan
Patricia Swedrock
Betsy Wing-Schroeder