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INSPIRING

Leadership

The Levine Center’s steering committee is made up of local leaders in the business, faith, K-12 and higher education, nonprofit, legal, and philanthropic communities. Diverse in age, race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, the steering committee provides direction and advice as the Levine Center to End Hate develops and amplifies anti-bias efforts across greater Rochester. Are you a member of our Steering Committee? Access our portal for up to date information!

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Kevin Beckford

GRYT Health Sr. Vice President, Chief People & Compliance Officer

Co-chair

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Zack Ellis

Founder

& CEO

TheirStory, Inc.

Co-chair

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Judy Azoff 

Executive Director, Retired Farash Institute for Jewish Education

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Rina Chessin

Past President

Jewish Federation of

Greater Rochester

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Lucia Colindres-Vasquez

Chief Program Officer

Ibero-American

Action League, Inc.

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Meredith Dragon

Chief Executive Officer

Jewish Federation of

Greater Rochester

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Sasha Eloi-Evans

Deputy Chief

Diversity Officer

University of Rochester

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Sareer Fazili

Attorney

Owner

The Fazili Firm

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Monica Gebell

Executive Director

Levine Center to

End Hate

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Adrian Hale

Director of Economic & Community Development Foundry Digital 

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Mona Friedman Kolko

President

Jewish Federation of 

Greater Rochester

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Christina Lee

Coordinator for

Global Education

Monroe Community

College

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Todd Levine

President

The William &

Mildred Levine

Foundation

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Beth Lilach

Executive Director

Konar Center for Tolerance &

Jewish Studies

Nazareth University

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Candice Lucas

Senior Vice President

Equity & Advocacy

Urban League

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Kevin McGowan

Superintendent

Brighton

Central

School District

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Julie Nusbaum

Immediate Past President, Jewish Federation of

Greater Rochester

Inaugural Chair, Levine Center to End Hate

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Carolyn Nussbaum

Partner

Nixon Peabody

Immediate

Past Co-chair

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Jill Paperno
Senior Civil

Rights Litigator

Empire Justice Center

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Michael Silbert

Rabbi

Temple Beth David

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Susanna Speed

Senior DEI Director

Trillium Health

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