ROC the Future Conveners


Action for a Better Community, represented by

  • Loretta Kruger

The Bonadio Group, represented by

  • Mario Urso, ROC the Future Treasurer

Center for Governmental Research*, represented by

  • Erika Rosenberg
  • Joseph Stefko

The Children’s Agenda*, represented by

  • Jeff Kaczorowski
  • Larry Marx

Children’s Institute*, represented by

  • Dirk Hightower (School Readiness Collaborative Action Network)
  • Terry Hartmann

City of Rochester, represented by

  • Mayor Lovely Warren
  • Allen Williams
Community Advisory Council
  • Nera Crumpler
  • Jocelyn Kirkland
East High School in Partnership with the University of Rochester
  • Shaun Nelms
  • Lorna Washington
ESL Charitable Foundation
  • Ajamu Kitwana

Great Schools for All

  • John Wilkinson

Greater Rochester Quality Council*

  • George Hansen 
  • Nancy Plews

Healthy Baby Network, represented by

  • Lauren Deutsch
  • Sherita Bullock (Perinatal Collaborative Action Network) 

Ibero American Action League, represented by

  • Hilda Rosario-Escher
  • Ida Perez (Parent Engagement Collaborative Action Network)

JPMorgan Chase, represented by

  • Matthew Duncan

Monroe Community College, represented by

  • Andrea Wade

 Monroe County, represented by

  • Corinda Crossdale
Nazareth College
  • Daan Braveman
North East Charter School Network
  • Duncan Kirkwood

NYS Board of Regents

  • Regent Wade Norwood

NYS Assembly

  • Assemblyman Joe Morelle

NYS Senate

  • Senator Joe Robach

Rochester Area Community Foundation*, represented by

  • Jennifer Leonard, ROC the Future Chair
  • Hank Rubin
  • Chris Dandino (Expanded Learning Opportunities Collaborative Action Network)

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce , represented by

  • Chris Wiest

Rochester City School Board, represented by

  • Van White

Rochester City School District, represented by

  • Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams
  • Kathryn Yarlett
  • Jerome Underwood (Attendance Collaborative Action Network)

Rochester Education Foundation, represented by

  • Patricia Braus (College Access Collaborative Action Network)

Rochester Public Library, represented by

  • Patricia Uttaro, ROC the Future Secretary

SUNY/REOC, represented by

  • Roosevelt Mareus
  • Heidi Macpherson

The United Way, represented by

  • Fran Weisberg
  • Leonard Brock, representing Rochester Monroe Anti–Poverty Initiative, ROC the Future Vice-Chair

*Provides backbone staff support