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The Alumni Board of Directors

The Alumni Board of Directors helps to foster alumni engagement, encourage volunteerism, and grow fundraising efforts in support of St. John Fisher University. Membership is composed of alumni, elected annually by the current members, for a term of three years.

Alumni Board Members

Chair of the Board

Dr. Mark Parsons ’10
Reed Eye Associates

Vice Chair of the Board

Nate Driscoll ’06
Director of Wealth Management
The Schwartzbeck Financial Group


Jennifer Benson ’94
Director of Learning and Development
The Bountiful Company

MarcAnthony Bucci ’15
Social Media Manager, Special Projects Coordinator
Camp Good Days & Special Times

Libby Craig ’10
Sports Sales Manager
Rochester NY Sports Commission, Visit Rochester

Alexandra Danforth ’13 (Pharm.D.)
Clinical Pharmacist
Trillium Health

Dan Dixon ’10, ’11 (MBA)
Manager, Technical Accounting and Controls
Constellation Brands, Inc.

Susan Ippoliti Kavanagh ’97
Senior EDiscovery Consultant

Garrett Macdonald ’14, ’16 (MBA)
Senior Vice President

Chris Keyes ’10, ’21 (MBA)
Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator, Fisher Football
St. John Fisher University

Dr. Heather McGrane Minton ’09
Visiting Assistant Professor
St. John Fisher University

Dr. Chastity Murray ’06, ’08 (MS), ’17 (Ed.D.)
District Behavior Specialist
Gates Chili Central School District

Peter Stoller ’05
Executive Director
National Electrical Contractors Association

Tashanda Thomas ’11
Chief Human Resources Officer

Danielle Valerino ’08
Diabetes Care Specialist
Novo Nordisk

Rick Walsh ’75
Retirement Plan Consultant and Wholesaler, Retired
Paychex Retirement Services

Nomination to the Alumni Board of Directors

If you are interested in nominating yourself or another alumnus/alumna for service on the Alumni Board, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Position Description

The Board of Directors is composed of alumni, elected annually by the current members, for a term of three years.

Meetings: Meetings are determined by Board consensus and an annual (June 1-May 31) schedule will be set so that members can plan accordingly. Members are strongly encouraged to attend every meeting of the Alumni Board of Directors.

Volunteer Identification: The Alumni Board works to identify and recruit volunteers for University committees, programs, and advisory boards. Board members are required to join at least one sub-committee in order to ensure active participation among all Board members. The formation of sub-committees will be determined at the initial meeting of the board in June.

Expectations and Purpose of the Alumni Board.

  • To promote the ideals and interests of the University and its alumni.
  • To act as a liaison between the University and its alumni.
  • To serve as an advisory body on major issues and decisions affecting the University.
  • To endeavor to attract qualified persons to attend the University.
  • To assist in raising funds for the University.

Each Board member has an individual responsibility

  • To attend ALL Board and sub-committee (that individual members are a part of) meetings.
  • To view Fisher as a primary beneficiary of volunteer activities and charitable contributions.
  • To become knowledgeable about the University in its entirety.
  • To support fundraising efforts through personal giving in accordance with one's means.
  • To vote according to one's individual convictions, to challenge the judgment of others when necessary, yet to be willing to support the majority decision of the Board and work with fellow members in the spirit of cooperation.
  • To understand the role of the Board as an advisory body, to avoid participation in the administration of policy, and to use designated institutional channels when conducting Board business.
  • To be available for consultation with other Board members and to the administration, faculty, and staff of the University, especially in our individual areas of expertise.
  • To use influence and contacts to aid Fisher in its efforts to secure favorable public exposure and corporate, foundation, and individual gifts.