Board

 

Alykhan Alani

Alykhan Alani currently serves as the director of youth outreach at Woodward Health Center, as a Rochester Youth Year fellow.  He credits the Gandhi Institute with giving him the courage and space to render his passion for social, economic, and environmental justice into practice…

Marissa Balonon-Rosen

Marissa Balonon-Rosen grew up in the City of Rochester and graduated in 2009 from Wilson Magnet High School, located on Genesee Street in the 19th Ward. She attends the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music…

Matias Piva

Matias Piva is senior at the University of Rochester majoring in both philosophy and psychology. When he’s not doing homework, Matias is wearing a variety of different hats…

Matt Burns

Matt Burns is the Dean of Students at the University of Rochester. For six years prior to this…

Glenn Cerosaletti

Glenn Cerosaletti is Director of the Rochester Center for Community Leadership at the University of Rochester. The Center educates students to become engaged citizens and…

Helen M. Churko

Helen M. Churko is the Vice President for the Royce Carlton Speakers Agency. Since 1983 she has represented celebrities for their speaking engagements and…

Duke Duchscherer

Duke Duchsherer is a Certified Trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication who has utilized the last nine years intensively learning, living and teaching nonviolence…

Renee Frazier

Renee Frazier, MBA is founder of Marketing A La Renée Inc., a Henrietta based Professional Management Services Consultancy. Her firm specializes in providing solutions in Business Strategy, Marketing…

Nancy Fried Foster

Nancy Foster is the Director of Anthropological Research for the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries. She is responsible for work-practice studies of…

Trish Joynt Goodman

Trish Joynt Goodman grew up and currently lives in Rochester, NY. As a child, her mother and five siblings picketed Wegmans with others to protest the treatment of Cesar Chavez’s farm workers…

Michael T. Hagelberg

Michael T. Hagelberg is a Collaborative Attorney working in the areas of conflict resolution for over 30 years. The primary focus of his practice is in Collaborative Law…

Jarred Jones

Jarred Jones is a Rochester native and the Central New York Regional Assistant for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. In 2012 Jarred received his B.A. from Nazareth College…

Sebby Wilson Jacobson

Sebby Wilson Jacobson is a freelance writer, editor and journalist. She worked at the Democrat and Chronicle for 25 years, most recently as Investigations Editor, directing projects that probed such issues as criminal justice…

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson has been a volunteer social justice activist and organizer throughout her life. As current Gandhi Institute board president and active volunteer, Rebecca seeks to find ways to collaboratively and effectively address urgent social issues…

Larry Marx

Larry Marx has been an organizer and leader of social change organizations for the past 30 years, working in dozens of advocacy campaigns in Wisconsin and the Midwest. A recent transplant to Rochester, NY, Larry…

Barbara Van Kerkhove

Barb is a researcher/policy analyst in the Rochester office of the Empire Justice Center where she conducts research on and advocates for fair access to affordable and responsible financial services, particularly for lower income families and communities of color…

 

*We honor and remember our late board president Karen Ellingson Trueheart, who passed away in September of 2012. Karen brought a wealth of experience from her background in counseling and study of East-West psychology. We seek to honor her kind spirit in our work at the Institute.
Check out Karen’s loving-kindness meditation here, one of the many gifts she left us.

Events

  • April 25, 2014Peter Jemison: Environmentalism in the Tradition of the Seneca
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amFacilitator Skill Share Day: with a focus on addressing racism
  • April 28, 2014 5:30 pmNonviolent Communication Practice Group
  • April 29, 2014 6:00 pmConversation on Race
  • May 12, 2014 5:30 pmNonviolent Communication Practice Group
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