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Board of Trustees Members

Fisher's Board of Trustees is comprised of prominent business leaders and community members from the Rochester area and beyond.

The Board is currently led by Tom Bowles '71 (chair) and Philip Yawman (vice chair).

Board Member Listing

President/Owner, Billitier Electric, Inc.
Ronald Billitier
President and CEO of Financial Institutions, Inc., Five Star Bank
Martin Birmingham
Former Chief Executive Officer, Enesco, LLC
Thomas Bowles
Attorney, The Law Office of Daniel J. Boyce, Esq.
Daniel J. Boyce
President of the Rochester Division, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank Corporation
Daniel Burns
Former President and CEO, Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.
William Clark
Retired Chief Financial Officer of Monro, Inc.
Catherine D'Amico
Former Senior Vice President of Store Operations, Wegmans Foods Markets, Inc.
Jack DePeters
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, PrimeGroup Insurance Inc. (PGI Inc.)
Kevin Dugan
Retired President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Atmos Energy
Michael Haefner
President and CEO, VisitRochester
Donald Jeffries
President, JK Executive Strategies, LLC
Jill Knittel
Associate Buyer, Men's Athletic Footwear, DICK’S Sporting Goods
Anthony Lee
President/Owner, Skin Search of Rochester, Inc. and DermaSpa, Partners of Dermatology Associates of Rochester, P.C.
Janice Loss
Former President and CEO, St. Ann's Community
Elizabeth Mullin-DiProsa
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare Business, Nuance Communications
Diana Nole
Former Director, Management Consulting, Jordon & Jordon
Michael O'Conor
Managing Partner, Capital Investment Advisors, LLC
Rebecca Pelino
Founder and Executive Board Chair, PrimePay, LLC
William Pellicano
Advisor to the President, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Providence College
Jacqueline Peterson
Managing Partner, MSP Enterprise Partners
Mark Peterson
Director Northeast, Strategic Solution Verticals, Lenovo
Mary Piehler
Managing Partner, R.A.P. Management, LLC
Ronald Pluta
Community Volunteer
Wanda Polisseni
Gerard Rooney
President, Gotham Surgical
Matthew Rowe
Chief Executive Officer, O’Connell Electric Company
Victor Salerno
CEO, Executive Creative Director, JAY
Ferdinand Smith
William and Helen Cavanaugh Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies
George T. Smith
President and CEO, University of Rochester Thompson Health
Michael Stapleton
President, The Cooley Group
Philip Yawman

Ex-Officio Board Members

Todd Sodano – Chair of the Faculty Assembly (September 2023)
Associate Professor
St. John Fisher University

Ian Klenk ’23SGA President
St. John Fisher University

Nate Driscoll '06Alumni Board President
Director of Wealth Management
The Schwartzbeck Financial Group

Board Staff

Robert W. Burgdorf, Esq. ’84 (College Counsel)
Nixon Peabody, LLP


Trustees Emeriti Society

Thomas F. Bonadio ’71
Founder and Senior Counsel
The Bonadio Group

Jose J. Coronas
General Partner, Trillium Group

C. McCollister Evarts
Former CEO
University of Rochester Medical Center

B. Thomas Golisano
Golisano Foundation
Paychex, Inc.

Michael C. Goonan '75
Former Vice President and CFO
University of Rochester Medical Center

James P. Growney '66
Retired Chairman and CEO, C.P.U., Inc.

William M. Hughes ’62
Chief Executive Officer
HPA Consulting Group, Inc.

R. Wayne LeChase
LeChase Construction Services, LLC

Martin L. Keating ’75
Former Managing Director
Cantor Commercial Real Estate Company

Gary L. Mucci Esq., ’68
Barclay Damon

Martin Mucci ’81
CEO & President
Paychex, Inc.

John A. (Jack) Palvino ’55
Former Executive Vice President
The Lincoln Group

Joseph R. Rulison ’78
Co-Founder & CEO
three + one advisors

Gerald VanStrydonck ’66
Former Chief Financial Officer
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School