Board of Trustees

Upcoming Meetings

February 16th, 2024 at 8:00 am at Discovery Charter School

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Board Members

Lisa Lewis


A Rochester-area human resources professional with strong program administration, financial and budget management experience, Lisa Lewis currently serves as the Vice President of Housing Services for Catholic Family Center.

Sareer Fazili

Vice Chair

Attorney with over 25 years in practice.  Serves on a number of local nonprofit boards including Barakah Muslim Charity, an entity providing food, social and other  essential services to the greater Rochester community; President of Pittsford Youth Services, an organization devoted to providing mental health services and supports to Pittsford students and their families, and is the Immediate past President of the Islamic Center of Rochester.  Serves the Monroe County And New York State Bar Associations.

Scott Adair


CPA. CFO of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.  Formerly Director of Finance, Monroe County. President-elect of NYS Society of CPAs. Member of Baden Street Settlement House Board.

Marisol Galarza-Ruiz


Daan Braveman

Braveman is President Emeritus of Nazareth University. He currently is the Senior Higher Education Counsel at the law firm of Harter, Secrest and Emery and a Distinguished Lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law.  He also is chair of the Farash Foundation Board and serves on the Boards of WXXI and the Golisano Children’s Hospital.  

LaQuisha T. Bridges

LaQuisha T. Bridges prides herself in being a Mother of 3 biological children and the host parent for 2 international children. She is a graduate of BrockPort State University with a BSc. in Criminal Justice.  LaQuisha is currently the Director of Social Services at a Long Term Care Facility in Rochester, NY she is also a dual business owner of Q and C Photography and Catering. Her most rewarding roles within the community is that she is a Gospel Radio Personality on and the Praise and Worship Ministry Leader at the Greater Harvest Church in Rochester New York.

Joyce M. Johnson

My name is Joyce Johnson.   I am a new Trustee. I am the Vice President of Accounts Receivables at the Urban League of Rochester. I am entering my 24th year at the Urban League. I look forward to serving the staff and The Discovery Charter School.

Robert Stiles

Retired Attorney.  Retired Bausch & Lomb Senior VP and General Counsel.  A trustee emeritus of Hillside Family of Agencies, a trustee emeritus of Albany Law School, Union University and the Seneca Zoo Society.

Sara Varhus, Ph D. 

Retired Vice President for Academic Affairs at Nazareth College.  She is also past Co-president and a member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries.   She was previously President of the Oswego County Humane Society and a member of the Board of the Girl Scout Council of Central New York.

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