About AQ

Board Members

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

The Aquinas Institute Board of Trustees oversees the operation of Aquinas Institute. The Board ensures and provides the spiritual tone and direction of Aquinas Institute consistent with the purposes and traditions of Roman Catholic educations. The Board of Trustees also has final responsibility to direct and manage the business affairs of Aquinas Institute.

Jay Wegman ’96, P ’22, ’24, ‘26
Board Chair
CEO, Wegman Companies, Inc.

Nicholas Dobbertin, CPA ‘01
Board Vice Chair
Sr. VP, CFO, Genesee Regional Bank

James Brennan, CPA ‘88
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Dr. Anthony Cook ‘99
Ex Officio, President & Secretary, Aquinas Institute
Theresa Conroy Ross, Esq. P ’09, ‘16
Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Dr. Jeannine Dingus-Eason ‘89
Dean of the School of Education, Rhode Island College
Fr. Paul English, CSB
University Chaplin, University of St. Thomas
Mario Fallone, Esq. ‘92, P ’25, ‘27
Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Edward Fiorentino ‘76
Chairman and CEO, TerSera Therapeutics
Samuel Guerrieri ‘83
Executive VP, Canandaigua National Bank
Fr. John Huber, CSB ‘81
Director of Basilian Network for Education & Evangelization
Dr. Megan Lasaponara ‘01
Medical Director, Newborn Nursery at Unity Hospital  
John Majors ‘91
VP, Brinshore Development, LLC
Theodore Mancini ’88, P ‘26
Ex Officio, Principal, Aquinas Institute
Sr. Mary Ann Mayer, SSJ
Councilor, Sisters of Saint Joseph Congregation
Eugene Oberst, P ’01, ’03, ‘05, ’08, ‘11
Ex Officio, Faculty, Aquinas Institute
Robert N. Porretti, CPA ‘64
Founding Partner, EFPR Group, LLP
Raymond Shea ‘66
Jacqueline Thomas, Esq. ‘85, P ’20, ‘22
Partner, Lacy Katzen LLP
Dr. Monica Weis, SSJ
Sisters of Saint Joseph Congregation
Fr. Robert Werth ‘63
Parochial Vicar, St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Parish

2021-2022 Foundation Board

The Aquinas Institute Foundation serves as a philanthropic resource for the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. Established in 2001 as a non-profit and tax-exempt organization, the Foundation's primary mission is to help preserve and enhance excellence in secondary education by providing private financial support for programs and activities that strengthen Aquinas Institute and build an endowment for the future.

Paul Roland ’77, P ’06, Chair
President Owner, QCI Asset Management, Inc.
Patrick O’Donnell ‘77
Vice President, Retail, Diebold Nixdorf
Dr. Anthony Cook ‘99, Secretary
President, Aquinas Institute
Brian McDermott ‘75
Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Wealth Management
Peter Noto, CFP® ‘81
Senior Vice President - Complex Manager, Wells Fargo Advisors
Robert Porretti ‘64
Chairman, EFPR Group, LLP
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