About AQ

Board Members

2020-2021 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.

James Brennan, CPA ‘88
Board Chair, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Jay Wegman ’96, P ’22, ’24, ‘26
Board Vice-Chair, Wegman Companies, Inc.

Dr. Anthony Cook ‘99
Ex Officio, President & Secretary, Aquinas Institute
Dr. Jeannine Dingus-Eason ‘89
Rhode Island College
Nicholas Dobbertin, CPA ‘01
Treasurer, Genesee Regional Bank
Fr. Paul English, CSB
University of St. Thomas
Mario Fallone, Esq. ‘92, P ’25, ‘27
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Edward Fiorentino ‘76
TerSera Therapeutics
Leslie Galusha ’92, P ’22, ’24, ‘27
Ex Officio, Aquinas Parents’ Association
Samuel Guerrieri ‘83
Canandaigua National Bank
Fr. John Huber, CSB ‘81
Basilian Network for Education
and the New Evangelization
Dr. Megan Lasaponara ‘01
Unity Hospital  
John Majors ‘91
Brinshore Development, LLC
Theodore Mancini ’88, P ‘26
Ex Officio, Principal, Aquinas Institute
Sr. Mary Ann Mayer, SSJ
Sisters of Saint Joseph Congregation
Eugene Oberst, P ’01, ’03, ‘05, ’08, ‘11
Ex Officio, Faculty, Aquinas Institute
Robert Porretti, CPA ‘64
Theresa Conroy Ross, Esq. P ’09, ‘16
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Raymond Shea ‘66
Jacqueline Thomas, Esq. ‘85, P ’20, ‘22
Lacy Katzen LLP
Sr. Monica Weis, SSJ
Sisters of Saint Joseph Congregation
Fr. Robert Werth ‘63
Diocese of Rochester,
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Parish

2020-2021 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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