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…

Matt Burns

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

Margaret Burns

Margaret Burns is a lifelong Rochesterian who has worked to cultivate in herself a deep sense of commitment to the community through her volunteer service.   Margaret has been inspired by her work with organizations such as Rochester Monroe County Youth Bureau…

Glenn Cerosaletti, Board Treasurer

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…

Isobel Davies

Isobel Davies moved to Rochester from the UK in 2009 and works as a church musician and coordinator for a program that provides a space for incarcerated individuals to restore relationships with their loved ones…

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…

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. HagelbergBoard President

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 JacobsonHead of Communications

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, Vice President

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…

Dr. Rashid Muhammad

Dr. Rashid Muhammad is a retired United States Air Force officer having served over 20 years on active duty in several overseas and stateside locations. Currently, he’s an aerospace engineering business strategist…

Raj Nair

Mr. Nair is an alum of RIT and UFR. Mr. Nair received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his MBA…

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…

Thomas Stokell

Thomas is an entrepreneur from New Zealand. His early career started as a social marketeer working to promote cycling…

Barbara Van KerkhoveBoard Secretary

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

  • October 24, 2014 7:00 pmWar Tax Resistance Workshop
  • October 25, 2014Halloween River Cleanup
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amWar Tax Resistance Workshop (Starts Friday Evening)
  • November 3, 2014 9:00 amNo One Left Behind: The Art and Craft of Convergent Facilitation with Miki Kashtan
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