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.

Chair

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)
  
Members
 
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
 
Sheila Konar
Community 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