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Staff / Committees

Ethical Management

Every day, business owners make moral decisions that impact everyone involved with their companies, which is why ethical management is so important. Celebrating professional ethics takes teamwork! The ethical committee of RABEF supports and celebrates ethics in the Rochester area with its time, energy, and talents. We would not be able to offer our valuable programs without our ethical management committee.


Richard C. Rivers, The Rivers Organization – Executive Director
Theresa Parker Duane, The Rivers Organization – Association & Events Director
Joan Bellittera, Futures Funding Corp. – Board Secretary


Communications Committee
Jeff Halik, Jeffrey Halik Consulting – Chair
Mark Fuerbacher, Universal Imports
Susan Griepsma, Gorbel
Vicki James, Health Insurance EASY!
Laura Ribas, Lewis Tree Service
Michelle Roberts, Novus Be Known

Education Committee
Kathy Richmond, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce – Chair
Richard Anderson, Northwestern Mutual
Andrew Brady, The XLR8 Team
Lindsey Groves, Roberts Wesleyan College
Carly MaCabe, Roberts Wesleyan College
Raymond C. Shady, St. John Fisher College
Bob Whipple, Leadergrow, Inc.

ETHIE Award Process Committee
Kara Martin, Gorbel – Chair
Kaitlin Alfvin, ProNexus
Jim Barry
Andrew Brady, The XLR8 TeamAvangrid
Eric Knaak, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning
Linda MacCammon, St. John Fisher College
John Nichols, Nichols Construction Team
Kim Smith
Renee Spang
Brian Young, Ontario County
Alan Ziegler, Future Funding Corporation
Leslie Zinck Ward, Lovin’ Cup

ETHIE Program Committee
Danette Campbell-Bell, Campbell-Bell Consulting – Chair
Holly Anderson, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Joshua DeJohn, Waterstone Financial Services
Ivanka Neary, Kodak Alaris
Erik Nielsen, Bosch

Finance Committee
Jennifer Allen, CPA, Insero & Co. – Chair
Vicki James, Health Insurance EASY!
Bob Whipple, Leadergrow Inc.
Alan Ziegler, Futures Funding Corporation

Governance Committee
Eric Tanck, Nixon Peabody – Chair
Danette Campbell-Bell, Campbell-Bell Consulting
Elizabeth Cordello, Pullano & Farrow
Aya Hoffman, Nixon Peabody
Richard C. Rivers, The Rivers Organization
Bob Whipple, Leadergrow Inc.
Alan Zeigler, Futures Funding Corp.

Sponsorship Committee
Richard C. Rivers, The Rivers Organization – Chair
David Brown, United Way of Greater Rochester
Diane Chevron, The Rivers Organization
Matt Geherin, MassMutual New York State
Rosa LaDelfa
Kim Miranda
Bob Whipple, Leader Grow
Alan Ziegler, Futures Funding Corporation