National Council

Established in 2008, the Warner School of Education National Council is the leading volunteer advisory group for the Warner School of Education. The Council’s membership consists of distinguished national leaders who provide guidance and expertise on key initiatives for the school.  The Council meets with our Dean semi-annually, and most recently, played an integral role in drafting our Campaign themes and goals.


Thomas S. Richards
Board of Trustee Member and Chair of URMC Board, University of Rochester
Former Mayor, City of Rochester 
Former Chairman, President and CEO, RGS Energy Group (parent company of RG&E)
Diane Boni ’84 
Retired Director of ELA, Social Studies, & Libraries, Greece Central School District
Mary Ellen Burris
Retired Senior Vice President, Consumer Affairs, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

William M. Carpenter
Managing Director, WMC Ventures, LLC
Former Chairman and CEO, Bausch and Lomb
Dr. James Farrar
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Kathy Farrar ‘89W (MS)
Retired Teacher and RCSD Volunteer
Dr. Herbert R. Miller ’62, ‘64W (MA)
Corporate Education and Training Consultant
Dr. Vivian A. Palladoro ‘76W (MS), ‘97W (EdD)
Retired Pathology Administrator, University of Rochester
Dr. Meredith Rowe ’93, ‘95W (MS)
Professor of Early Learning and Development and Faculty Director of Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University 
Dr. Ellen G. Rusling ‘66W, ‘79W (MA), P’03, P’06
Retired School Psychologist/Family Therapist, Monroe BOCES #1
Life Discernment Consultant
Mariko Sakita-Mozeson ‘83
Founder & President, Project Job
Michael Scandling
Retired Vice President of Marketing, Faron Melrose Communications
Independent Consultant for Marketing and Marketing Communications 
Charles Symington ’80, ‘81S (MBA)
Retired Chief Operating Officer, MetLife Investments
Margaret Symington
Retired Principal Consultant, Investment and Securities Operations, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Donna Lechleiter Thompson ‘65W, ’79 (MS)
Co-Founder and Former COO, Fusion Productions, Inc.
Phyllis V. Wettermann ‘57N (BS), ‘59W (BS), ‘62N (MS)
Retired Teacher and Horizons Volunteer