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Membership List 2013 - 2014

Active Members

Mr. George Angle
I retired as a vice president of the University of Rochester in 1989 and am now pleased and honored to be a member of the RIT Institute of Fellows. RIT is a remarkable institution which I greatly admire.

Mrs. Mildred Boylan
Nazareth College graduate with B.A. in English, Speech and Drama in 1942. Dramatic Art Director at University of Mercyhurst in Erie, Pa. (1944-1946). WRNY Radio as broadcaster WVET-TV and WHEC-TV as Moderator of a Book Discussion program. Instructor at St. John Fisher College.

Mr. Gordon Brown

Mr. Alan Cameros
I served as Cochairman of the Nathanial Rochester Society with my wife Nancy.  I served on  the Advisory Committee for the College of Liberal Arts at RIT.  I have worked with Robin Cass who has headed the School for American Crafts within CIAS.  RIT has a bright future within the Rochester community. 

Dr. William Craver
Cornell AB '49, MD '52
Trained in General & Thoracic Surgery at The New York Hospital '52-'59
Chief of Surgery, Genesee Hospital '77-'94
Associate Professor of Surgery, U of R '79-'97
President of the Monroe County Medical Society '73-'74
Executive Director of the Academy of Medicine '97-'02
USAR Colonel '81-'95
Activities:  Cub Scouts, sailing, golf and water color painting

Dr. William J. Daniels
For 8 years, since retirement, I have served as mediator and arbitrator for the Center for Dispute Settlement. I previously was employed at RIT as a Professor and Dean of Liberal Arts. My community involvement includes service on nonprofit boards for nearly 50 years.

Mr. James Duffus
Yale BA.  US Navy WWII. 40 years with international insurance broker Sedgwick James Inc.  34 years as trustee/director of Rochester Savings Bank - now Citizens Bank.  Past Chair Institute of Fellows and Metropolitan YMCA.  Authored 4 books including "Thanks Baseball" covering pitching for Yale with Captain George HW Bush.

Ms. Janet Fink
Retired, Senior Vice President, St. Mary's Hospital
Past President, St. Joseph's Villa
Past President, Temple B'rith Kodesh

Mrs. Margaret Freeman

Mr. Thomas Frey

Dr. Emerson Fullwood
Xerox Corporate Executive and former President of Latin America Worldwide Customer Services Group, Xerox Channels Group. Currently serves as a director for Vanguard Group, Vanguard Funds and lead Director of SPX Corporation; Former director of General Signal Corporation and AmeriGuard Corporation

Dr. Joseph Geary

Mr. Frank Grosso

Dr. Robert Gulick

Mr. Mark Hargrave

Mr. Charles Hertrick
Chuck Hertrick was Headmaster of Allendale Columbia School for 23 years.  He is past President of the New York State Association of Independent Schools, is a member of the Country Day School Headmasters' Association, and is currently an adjunct professor of Humanities at SUNY Geneseo.

Mr. Maurice Holmes

Mr. Donald Hunsberger

Mrs. Jeanne B. Hutchins
Graduate of Wells College, Jeanne has a Masters (Public Administration).
Married to Frank Hutchins (RIT Trustee), they have four children.
Councilwoman (Brighton, 16 years), Jeanne, Notary Public, serves boards:  Colgate Divinity School, St Paul's Episcopal Church, Center for Governmental Research, Rochester Health Care Systems, etc.

Mr. Alan Illig
Retired parter in the law firm of Harter, Secrest + Emery and now a part-time staff member of Lifespan.

Mr. Alfred D. Johnson
Former Manager New Product Development GTE-Sylvania, Entertainment Division
Former VP of R/D Elston Electronics Corp. and Board of Directors
Former Board of Directors Generations Bank

Mrs. Margaret M. Joynt

Mr. Gary Kimmet
BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University
Formerly VP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing and VP of Engineering of Gleason Corporation
Currently director of Gleason Family Foundation
Past director of American Gear Manufacturers Association
Past president of Gear Research Institute, Penn State University
Extensive international travel experience

Dr. Hobart Lerner

Dr. Sarah Liebschutz
Mount Holyoke College, BA, University of Rochester, PhD (Political Science)
Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, SUNY at Brockport.
Past Board Chair: Rochester General Hospital, The Children's Agenda

Ms. Essie Calhoun McDavid

Mrs. Betsy McIsaac

Mr. Pete Merrill

Mr. James Moore
James C Moore was a trial lawyer and a partner at Harter, Secrest & Emery. He is a past president of the new York State Bar Association. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. He is a student of Italian art and especially the Baroque artist Caravaggio.

Mr. Peter Oddleifson
Former Managing Partner - Harris, Beach law firm
Former Chair of the Board:  Hillside Family of Agencies; The Genesee Hospital; The Children's Agenda
Former Director:  Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Hillside Work Scholarship Commection

Dr. Rufino Pabico
M.D. degree, University of Santo Tomas, Manila. Trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY, and Georgetown University Hospital and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC. Full-time Faculty, Nephrology Section, Department of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo and University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Currently: Adjunct Faculty, CHST, RIT, teaches History of Medicine.

Mr. John Parke
Retired Founder PPI Marketing Group, Senior Marketing roles with Bausch + Lomb, Ralston Purina, Procter & Gamble.
Chair RIT College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board, Past Chair RIT's Nathaniel Rochester Society.

Mr. Gilman Perkins

Dr. V.V. Raman

Mr. John Rumsey
BA Journalism, University of Minnesota
Worked for Associated Press and newspapers in Wisconsin, Michigan and Rochester
Past president: Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Past board member: Hillside Children’s Center, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Presbyterian Home, others
Activities and interests: current events, jazz and classical music, libraries, golf

Mrs. Peggy Savlov

Mr. Robert Stiles
Hamilton College/Albany Law School, Union University; retired General Counsel - Bausch & Lomb. Community boards: Current - Hillside Family of Agencies, Albany Law School, Roch Philharmonic Orchestra; Past - Seneca Zoo Society, Landmark Society, Memorial Art Gallery. Current community involvement: Volunteer Legal Services Project and Lawyers for Learning (2 inner city schools).

Mr. William Sullivan
Georgetown univ. 1960,bs physics, Notre Dame univ. 1962 ms nuclear physics. Xerox 1962-1998. New product development. Corporate liaison RIT 1988-1996. Hobbies sailing, Adorandack summers, grandchildren.

Dr. John Van de Wetering

Mrs. Joanne Van Zandt
BS Education  University of Pennsylvania, Elementary School teacher four years. Pittsford Planning Board. Served on Monroe County Legislature 1977-1991 (R-Pittsford), running for election five times. First woman President of Legislature 1987.Member of Susan B Anthony House (Board) and Landmark Society (Board). Delegate to the Republican National Convention three times.

Ms. Linda S. Weinstein
Investor in the Rochester community as professional and volunteer.
President and CEO, The Community Foundation
Initiated the ongoing program of Early Childhood Development in Rochester
President of the Boards, CGR, Jewish Family Service, Rochester Women’s Network
Volunteer trainer for international development work, American Jewish World Service.

Ms. Suzanne Welch
Eastman Kodak Co., Director Global Compensation and Benefits.  1999-2003 Vice-president Corporate Marketing, Corning, Inc.  2009-2011 Chair of RPO Board of Directors.  2012-present, Executive Director Rochester Academy of Medicine.  Member of Eastman House Board of Trustees.

Advisory Members

Mr. R. Carlos Carballada

Mr. Kreag Donovan

Mr. Joseph Hammele
Joseph Hammele is a native of Rochester. He is a graduate of Aquinas Institute and Holy Cross College and has a masters in business from the University of Rochester. He spent most of his career in financial services in mortgage banking and with Rochester Community Savings Bank as president and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mrs. Mary Alice Kendall

Dr. Paul Miller

Honorary Members

Dr. Albert Simone

Dr. Fred Smith
Secretary of the Institute and Assistant to the President, RIT.  Dean for Student Resource Services, Oakland University.  Board of Trustees, The Strong Museum and The Charles Finney School.  First Recipient of Four Presidents Award for Public Service. 

President’s Liaison

Dr. Barry Culhane
Executive Assistant to the President
Eastman Hall 7th Floor
475-7202 (office)
475-7316 (fax)

Amanda Rubacha
Sr. Staff Specialist 
Eastman Hall 2nd Floor
475-7500 (office)

Active Members: 42
Advisory Members: 5
Honorary Members: 2
Faculty/Staff: 0
Total: 49