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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
Treasurer
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
Retired
 
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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