Meet the Team


Meet the Team

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    • A. Cook, EdD '99

Anthony Cook, Ed.D. ’99 is the President and Secretary of the Aquinas Institute. Prior to his return to AQ in September 2019, where he previously taught social studies and coached football and track and field, Cook was the Superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Rochester (2013-2019) and served as Principal at Seton Catholic School (2011-2013).
He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Rochester, a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Notre Dame, and both a bachelor's and master's degree from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

    • L. Clicquennoi '84

Lisa Clicquennoi '84 is the Database Administrator for the Office of Alumni Relations and Development. In this role, Lisa manages the Aquinas alumni database, assisting with the operational vitality of Aquinas. In her 20 years of service with Aquinas, Lisa has worked as Alumni Relations Officer, Communications Coordinator and Admissions Associate, Engagement Specialist and Attendance Officer. 

    • K. Dobson

Karen Dobson is the Administrative Assistant for the Offices of the President and the Alumni Relations and Development team. She joined AQ with a great deal of experience, having held positions at the University of Rochester and Xerox Corporation working with senior executive leadership and coordinating events for Xerox's most distinguished clients. Karen is married and enjoys a round of golf on weekends with her friends.

    • C. Grout '88

Christine Lopuchowycz Grout '88 is an Associate Director, Major Gifts.  She has worked with Aquinas in some capacity since graduating from Heidelberg College, including as a costume designer for the Aquinas Theatre Department, and treasurer for the AQ Theatre Boosters since its inception in 1998. Her eldest daughter was a member of the Aquinas Junior High's inaugural seventh-grade class.

    • L. Martone '97

Lisa Martone '97 is the Coordinator of the Annual Fund, focusing on the annual fund and the class agent program at Aquinas. Lisa has a strong commitment to Catholic education. Her background includes sales executive and director roles focused on revenue growth and strategic planning to meet specific metrics. She possesses a Master of Science in Biology and Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Russell Sage College.

    • A. Nagel

Anita Nagel is the Associate Director, Events and Alumni Engagement, focusing on the execution of all events. She is the main point of contact for all reunion planning and upcoming AQ events. Anita joined Aquinas in 2008, having worked in Catholic education for over two decades in recruitment and student services. Anita’s twin daughters attended Aquinas.

    • J. Polston '90

Jay P. Polston '90 is an Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving. After graduating from Aquinas Jay attended Springfield College where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services. Jay and his wife, Mary Kay, have two daughters and two family dogs – Duke and Lola. Prior to Aquinas, Jay was employed for 22 years with The YMCA of Greater Rochester. His interests include his self-run Notre Dame Football Fan website, racquetball, and boating.
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