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Fisher’s Alumni Board of Directors Adds Seven New Members

July 12, 2018

This summer, the St. John Fisher College Alumni Association Board of Directors added seven new members to its team. The Board, which serves to foster alumni engagement, encourage volunteerism, and grow fundraising efforts, is composed of alumni who serve three-year terms.

The 2018 Alumni Association Board of Directors

New members include Susan (Ippoliti) Kavanagh ’97, Jack McCabe ’67, Dr. Chastity (Johnson) Murray ’06, ’08 (M.S.), ’17 (Ed.D.), Peter Stoller ’05, Carol (Jedetski) Sullivan ’81, Danielle Valerino ’08, and Rich Walsh ’75. Led by Chair David Kolczynski, MBA ’94, and Vice Chair Dr. Mark Parsons ’10, the Board’s new members join  Dave Brown ’85, Dan Dixon ’10, Nate Driscoll ’06, Olivia Gosdeck ’14, Peggy Hill ’84, Dr. Laura Markwick ’06, Heather McGrane Minton ’09, Dr. Ulises Miranda III ’14, and Dr. Lesli Myers ’01 (M.S.), ’08 (Ed.D.).

A senior discovery consultant for KLDiscovery, Kavanagh is a respected and sought-after author, educator, blogger, lecturer, and advisor in eDiscovery and the advancement of technology in the legal profession. A 2018 Democrat and Chronicle “Woman to Watch,” she is an active member of several community organizations, including Friends of Shadow Pines and the Rochester chapter of Moms Demand Action.

McCabe, who served in the United States Army after college, retired in 2005 from a more than 30-year career as a probation officer at the country and federal levels. He has been an active member of the Fisher community since his graduation, and in 2017, he helped plan his 50th class reunion, in addition to regularly attending various College events. In the community, McCabe recently completed a three-year term with the Eastside YMCA Board of Directors and he has been involved with the Irish Children’s Program and Special Olympics.

Murray, a three-time graduate of Fisher programs, is a nationally certified school psychologist and licensed mental health counselor working at Monroe 2 BOCES. In her role, she supports students receiving special education services with a specialized focus on students with challenging behavioral needs and students on the Autism Spectrum. She is also a sitting board member of Greater Rochester Area School Psychologists, a non-profit organization developing workshops and conferences of interest to local area school psychologists.

Stoller currently serves as executive director for the National Electrical Contractors Association, a trade association that provides labor relations, training, safety education, and networking opportunities to union electrical contractors. A Rochester Rotarian, he  sits on their Construction for Sunshine Kids fundraising committee, and also served on the fundraising arm of the Seneca Park Zoo Society. In 2017, he teamed up with two friends to organize a golf tournament to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, which will continue into 2018.

An account and project manager at PeerPlace Networks LLC, Sullivan works with human services agencies who use the company’s web-based platform to manage clients in need of aging, perinatal, and children’s services. Prior to joining PeerPlace, she worked for Leveraging Technology LLC, SIGMA Marketing Group, and Chase Lincoln First Bank. In the community, she is a member of St. Rita Church in Webster, and supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the American Diabetes Tour de Cure.  

A diabetes care specialist for Novo Nordisk, Valerino promotes the company’s portfolio of diabetes products to health care practitioners. Prior to her position with Novo Nordisk, she served as an outside sales representative for Athletica and was a facilitator and speaker through Collegiate Empowerment. A four-year member of Fisher’s cheerleading and dance team, Valerino currently serves as a cheer coach for her alumna mater, Mercy High School, a program she founded in 2008. She was also a three-year member of Mercy’s alumni board, and has been an active participate in Fisher’s Young Professionals alumni group.

Walsh, who serves as a retirement plan wholesaler through Paychex Retirement Services, is a senior executive with broad experience in employee benefits, financial services, and the development and endowment industry. A longtime advocate for Fisher, he served as the director of alumni affairs and giving from 1979 through 1985, and served on the development committee, Vision 2020, and Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great fundraising committee. An 11-year member of the Boy Scouts of American Seneca Waterways Council, he also serves as a committee member for the Annual Clays Sporting Event and is a member of the Board of Director’s and treasurer for the Allen’s Creek Valley Home Owners Association.

For more information about the Alumni Association, visit https://www.sjfc.edu/alumni/stay-connected/.