Board of Trustees

David Vigren


Kodak treasurer until 1993. Retired CEO of ESL Federal Credit Union. Co-applicant for Discovery’s charter and primary media contact. Currently: Boards of Nazareth College and Wilmot Cancer Center.

Sara Varhus, Ph D.

Vice Chair

Vice President for Academic Affairs at Nazareth College.  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.  She is currently President of the Board of the Friends of the Women’s Right National Park.

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.

Robert Stiles


Attorney.  Retired Bausch & Lomb Senior VP and General Counsel.  Currently serves on the boards of the Hillside Family of Agencies and Albany Law School, Union University.

Sarah Armignacco

Wegmans Executive.  Former elementary teacher and administrator.  Board President  Hillside Work Scholarship; Board member of Unity Health; Workforce Investment; Center for Government Research; Children’s Institute.

Donna Dedee

President and CEO of the School of the Holy Childhood,  serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Serves on the board of the Family First Federal Credit Union,and is the 2016-17 President of the Rochester Rotary Club.

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.

 Olivia West

Accomplished author and financial literacy expert.  Co-founder and president of West Advisory Group, she partners with a wide array of school districts, colleges, churches and other community groups on instruction in personal finance.

Shanna Jamanis, Ph D.

Associate Professor and Chair of the Inclusive Education department at Nazareth College, as well as co-director of I-SPAN, the Interdisciplinary Specialty Program in Autism at Nazareth.

 Yoshida Blackman

Parent representative.  Certified nursing assistant. Parent of two Discovery students.


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