Executive Committee

The Council is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected annually.  Committee chairs are appointed annually.

The 2017 - 2018 leadership team is listed below.


President - Donna Dedee, Holy Childhood

First Vice President - Ellen Wayne, Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Second Vice President - Lisa Butt, Society for the Protection and Care of Children

Secretary - Lori O'Brien, Legal Assistance of Western NY

Treasurer - Jason Tracy, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester

Past President - Greg Soehner, East House


Board of Directors

Marlene Besette
Catholic Family Center

Todd Butler
Causewave Community Partners

Ann Marie Cook
Lifespan of Greater Rochester

Andrea DeMeo
Tillium Health

Dana Frame
Compeer Rochester

Jeff Sinsebox

Karen Zandi
mary Cariola Children's Center



Director - Melinda Goldberg

Administrative Assistant - Mary Jane Gissin