Our Board

Sebastian Maroundit, President and Co-founder
Uber driver Rochester, NY; Graduate of Monroe Community College

Mathon Noi, Vice President and Co-founder
Financial Analyst, Citicorp, Buffalo, NY; BS Accounting, Niagara University

Judy Schwartz, Chair, Ambassador Program
Member, Brighton Zoning Board of Appeals. Chair, Interfaith Impact. Elementary teacher, Rochester, NY (retired)

Reed Summers, Vice Chair
Attorney, Sutter, Summers & Lydon PC, Webster, NY

Sarah Solorzano, Treasurer
CPA, Heveron & Company, CPAs

Mary Rees, Secretary
Career Counselor, Career Development Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY (retired)

Michael Van der Gaag, Communication Specialist
User Experience Strategist, Principal
Rochester Professional Consultants Network (RPCN), Program Director


Erik Beck, P. Eng
Mining Engineer, Dominion Diamond Mines

Kyle Beck
Candidate for master's degree

Michelle Chiantera
Vice President, Cisco

Don Fairman
Quality Control/Test Engineer, Eastman Kodak Company (retired)

Jermayne Myers
Executive Staff Assistant to Mayor Lovely Warren and
Assistant to the Director of Security for Environmental Services
President, Black Men Achieve

Legal Consultant

Malual Duar Kuek
Legal advisor in South Sudan

Educational Consultant

Dr. Glenn Balch
Former chair, Water for South Sudan (WFSS)

Advisory Board

Daan Braveman
President, Nazareth College, Pittsford, NY

Bill Cook
Founding President, Bill Cook Foundation
Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY Geneseo (retired)

Deng Mayen Deng
Executive Chief, Mayen-Abun, South Sudan

Mark Hare
Columnist, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY (retired)

Gaven Hurley
Past Governor of Rotary District 7120, Rochester, NY

Diane King*
Co-Founder, BMISS Author, Child of Sand and Water, children’s book about Salva Dutt and Sebastian Maroundit. Learning Specialist and Counselor, Fairport, NY (retired)

Scott Martzloff
Superintendent of Williamsville Schools, Williamsville, NY