Board of Directors

RSD Board of Directors, 2021-2022

Officers 2021-23:

Mr. Gerard C. Walter
President
Mr. Jerry Walter, appointed to the Board in October 2011, is the son of former Board President Dr. Jerry Walter. Mr. Walter is Vice President of Operations at Power Management. He has held management positions with Constellation Energy and Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. Mr. Walter earned his B.S. in Energy Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.
 
Mr. M. Tim Albert
Vice President
Mr. Albert is currently the Director of the NTID Student Life Team and was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2019. Mr. Albert holds AAS in Imaging Technology from RIT, as well as a BSW and MSW for Gallaudet University.
 
Mr. Erwin Smith
Treasurer
Elected to the RSD Board of Directors in 2006, Mr. Smith is no stranger to the RSD community, as his son graduated from RSD. Mr. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and his master’s degree from Clarkson University. He is the Assistant Vice President of Finance and Operations at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ms. Lori DeWindt
Secretary
Lori DeWindt was appointed to the Board in October 2014 and is a Class of 1989 RSD alumni. She is a Health Project Coordinator with the National Center for Deaf Health Research and a Psychotherapist at the Deaf Wellness Center, both of which are part of the University of Rochester. Ms. DeWindt earned both her B.A. in Social Work and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Gallaudet University.
 
Mrs. Judy A. Hamilton-Donovan
Assistant Secretary
Appointed to the Board in October 2014, Judy A. Hamilton-Donovan, nee Hamilton, is a Class of 1973 RSD alumni. Mrs. Hamilton-Donovan earned her A.A.S degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.


Board Members

Mr. Justin Alexander
Mr. Alexander, a partner at Underberg & Kessler LLP, was elected to the Board in October 2021.  Mr. Alexander holds a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School for Law and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.  Justin is also a CODA.
 
Mr. Byron Behm
Mr. Behm is a parent of an RSD student, as well as the brother of two RSD alumni.  Mr. Behm holds an M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from North Central University.  He is currently working as a project coordinator for NTID's Center on Access Technology.  Byron was elected to the Board in October 2021.
 
Mrs. Teal Boulatnikov
Mrs. Boulatnikov, a descendant of the Perkins Family, was elected to the Board in September 2009. Mrs. Boulatnikov holds a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.

Mr. John D'Amanda
Re-appointed to the Board in January 2018, John D'Amanda is an attorney at Nixon Peabody and a descendent of Edmond Lyon. Mr. D'Amanda received his bachelor's degree from Washington College and a J/D/ for Whittier College School of Law. John previously served on the Board from 2004 - 2013.

Dr. Raymond Giamartino, Jr.
Dr. Giamartino was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2013. Currently, he is the Chief Accountability and Integrity Officer and Institutional Review Board Chair in the Rochester City School District. Dr. Giamartino earned his B.A. in Political Science from St. John Fisher College, his M.S. in Education from Syracuse University and his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester.

Ms. Susan Lindsay
Ms. Lindsay earned her BA in Business Administration from RIT and an MBA from St. John Fisher College. She retired from the City of Rochester at the end of 2016. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007.
 
Dr. Jason D. Listman
Dr. Listman was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2019. Dr. Listman holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Secondary Education for the Deaf from RIT and a doctorate in Educational Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College. He currently works as an ASL Assistant Professor at NTID and is very active with the community.

Dr. Anne M. McGinnis
Anne McGinnis, an Associate Attorney at Harris Beach since 2015, was appointed to the Board in June 2018. Dr. McGinnis earned her Bachelor degree as a double major in Psychology and Music Education from the University of Hartford in 2004, her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and earned her J.D. from St. John's University of Law in 2014. Dr. McGinnis's aunt is a graduate of RSD.

Mr. Gary Meyer
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Career and Human Resources Development, Mr. Meyer works for the DHH Insurance/CH Insurance Brokerage, Inc, a company that he founded and later merged with the CH Insurance Company. He joined the RSD Board of Directors in 1998.

Mr. Alex Odenbach
Mr. Odenbach, appointed to the Board in October 2013, is General Manager of The Links at Greystone. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University in 2009.

Dr. Mark S. Orlando
Dr. Orlando joined the Board of Directors in April 2013. Dr. Orlando is Director of Research and Education in Audiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. When not immersed in research, he is a practicing audiologist. Dr. Orlando earned his B.S. in Communication Disorders from State University College at Buffalo, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Audiology from Penn State and the University of Washington, respectively. He further earned an M.S. in Medical Management and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Mr. Lowell C. Patric
Mr. Patric joined the RSD Board of Directors in 1986 and served as the President from 2002 to 2004. After ending his career as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Rochester Community Savings Bank, Mr. Patric is currently the Director of FSB Bancorp.

Dr. Deborah L. Pearce
A member of the RSD Board of Directors since 2001 Dr. Pearce served as Board President from 2007-2009. She is the CEO of LeaJames, Inc. and has held executive and leadership positions with Otis Elevator Corporation, United Technologies, General Electric, and IBM. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and her doctorate from St. John Fisher College.

Mr. Steven V. Rebholz
Steve Rebholz is a Principal and Chief Operating Officer of SWBR Architects. Mr. Rebholz earned his B.A. in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1985. He joined the Board in June 2018.

Advisory Council:
Fr. Thomas Erdle
Mrs. Mary Gulick
Mr. Charles F. Hertrick
Mr. Samuel T. Hubbard, Jr.
Mrs. Charlotte Landhuis
Mr. Paul Wilkens