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STAFF, COMMITTEES

Women Helping Girls has four part-time employees. The office is at 494 East Ave., Rochester, NY.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 2012-2013

The Program Committee (PC) is responsible for WHG's mission and vision, policy decisions, and financial integrity. Voting members are appointed to two-year terms, with approval of the Program Committee. Non-voting members include the Coordinators, committee chairs, and legal counsel.

OFFICERS
    Patricia Shurn-Thompson, Chair
    Susan Donovan, Past Chair
    Shirley Miller, Recording Secretary
    Cathy Foster, Recording Secretary
    Lynn Johnston, Treasurer
MEMBERS AT LARGE

    Laurene Jennings, Chair, Communications Committee
    Michele Groden
NON-VOTING MEMBERS
    Amy Kauffman, Events Coordinator
    Chloe Anderson, Mentor Coordinator
    Cindy Lapoff, Legal Counsel
    Justine Rumble, Co-chair, College Bound
    Laura Brooks, Co-chair, Corporate Sponsorship
    Sandra Swanson, Chair, Quilt Project
    Skye Bird, Program Coordinator
    Tonya Dickerson, Co-chair, College Bound Committee
CONSULTANTS
    Joyce Pearson
    Kathy Nixon
    Susan Rogers

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

OFFICERS

Patricia Shurn-Thompson, Program Chairwoman. Retired Special Educator, Rochester City School District; adjunct faculty member, Roberts Wesleyan College and Cazenovia College.

Susan Donovan, Past Program Chairwoman, mentor. Retired director of academic support services, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Lynn Johnston, Treasurer. General Accounting Manager, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Cathy Foster, Recording Secretary. Retired reading specialist, Rochester City School District.

Shirley Miller, Assistant Recording Secretary. Retired department administrator, University of Rochester.


COORDINATORS

Skye Bird, Program Coordinator. Former United Nations attache and speechwriter.

Chloe Anderson, Mentor Coordinator. Program director, Aushi Maarifa.

Amy Kauffman, Events Coordinator. CEO, CrowdCause Inc.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Cindy Lapoff, WHG Legal Counsel. Partner, Chamberlain D'Amanda Oppenheimer & Greenfield LLP.

Laura Brooks, Co-chair, Corporate Sponsorship. Director of Global Business Services, Carestream Health Inc.

Laurene Jennings, Communications Chair, mentor. Marketing Consultant.

Monique Adams, mentor. Doctorate Student, St. John Fisher College.

Michele Groden, mentor. Manager, Volunteer Leadership Development, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Sandra Swanson, Chair, Quilt Project.


CONSULTANTS

Joyce Pearson, Consultant. Former WHG Program Coordinator; Early Intervention Program, Monroe County Department of Public Health.

Kathy Nixon, Consultant, mentor. Retired Executive Director, Rundel Library Foundation.

Susan Rogers, Consultant. Executive Vice President and General Manager, WXXI Public Broadcasting.

STAFF MEMBERS

Program Coordinator Skye Bird has a great deal of experience in international not-for-profit administration, giving her the knowledge and ability to lead WHG in new and innovative directions. She has an MA in international relations and history. As an attache and speechwriter at the United Nations, she researched international children's rights and women's issues; this experience provides a unique insight in the realities faced by the youth in our community.

Mentor Coordinator Chloe Anderson provides training, support and oversight of the mentor-mentee matches. Her advocacy role is key in problem-solving and finding resources for the specific challenges faced by the girls and mentors in the program. Chloe has more than three years' experience at Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has also been a youth advocate and has prior experience in counseling and organizing training seminars.



Events Coordinator Amy Kauffman Amy has been an active WHG volunteer and mentor, and we are familiar with her enthusiasm, energy, and dedication. In her new role, she offers her creativity and organizational skills to our planning, programming, and events.

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