The Rochester River Foundation

The Rochester River Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, is the funding arm and mission-supporting organization for the Rochester River School. The Rochester River School is the first project on the Rochester River Foundation.

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Board Of Directors

Cheryl Dobbertin, education consultant
Wendy Gilmore, Rochester Institute of Technology
Joel Helfrich, PhD, Rochester River Foundation
Sarah Keenan, Davie Kaplan, CPA, P.C.
Spero Michailidis, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Andrea Parros, Restaurateur - The Red Fern
Russ Roberts, Xerox
Lisa Shaw, Monroe #1 BOCES

Jericsson Pichardo, Teach for America
Ex-Officio

OFFICERS:
Board Chair: Spero Michailidis
Vice Chair: Joel Helfrich
Secretary: Lisa Shaw
Treasurer: TBD

Meeting Schedule
The Board of Directors meeting schedule for 2017 is as follows. Please check the Calendar page of this web site to confirm the dates, locations and any additional information about the meetings.

  • January 9, 2017
  • February 6, 2017
  • March 6, 2017
  • April 3, 2017
  • May 1, 2017
  • June 5, 2017
  • July ?, 2017
  • August 7, 2017
  • September ?, 2017
  • October 2, 2017
  • November 6, 2017
  • December 4, 2017 

Current Meeting Materials
2016 Meeting Materials

Public Comment Policy
All meetings are open to the public and a portion of each agenda is set aside for speakers. To address the Board, please email the school at info@rochesterriverschool.org by noon on the day before the meeting at which you wish to speak.

 

National Board of Advisors

Arshay Cooper, Author, Chef, Rower, Teacher
Dan Drmacich, Chairman, Coalition for Justice in Education (Retired Principal, School Without Walls) 
Murray Fisher, Founder, Urban Assembly New York Harbor School (and President, New York Harbor Foundation)
Bill Gladstone, Chief Operating Officer, Makeosity, Inc.
Hayley N. Lutz, Community Engagement Professional
Chris Lyons, Illustrator and Adjunct Professor, RIT
Jerry Mintz, Director, Alternative Education Resource Organization
Robin Silver, MD, retired emergency room physician, professional wildlife photographer, and cofounder of the Center for Biological Diversity
Michael Sizer, PhD, Professor of Humanistic Studies, Maryland Institute of Art
Zoe Weil, PhD, President and Founder, Institute for Humane Education

Consultants

Marie Alcock, PhD, President, Learning Systems Associates
John A. Anderson, Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery
Jaimie P. Cloud, Founder & President, Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
Aaron T. Frazier, J.D., Harris Beach PLLC
Kimie Romeo, Charter Partner and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Empire Realty Group
Ted Townsend, Associate, Harter Secrest & Emery
Kim Wechtenhiser, President, SchoolWorks
 

The founders of the Rochester River School are Joel Helfrich and Jericsson Pichardo.