RPO Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Ross P. Lanzafame, Esq., Chairperson of the Board
Curtis S. Long, President & CEO
Stephen B. Ashley, Vice Chairperson
Robert A. Woodhouse, Treasurer
Ingrid A. Stanlis, Immediate Past Chairperson

TERM EXPIRES JUNE 2020

Stephen Ashley
Dr. Andrew Elliot
Ilene Flaum
Michael Gioja
Michael Millard
Elizabeth Rice
Katherine T. Schumacher

TERM EXPIRES JUNE 2021

James Englert
David Lane
Ross P. Lanzafame, Esq.
Dr. Stephen Rosenfeld
Dr. Sidney Sobel
Cindy Yancey
Alex Yudelson

TERM EXPIRES JUNE 2022

James Fulmer
Dr. Ralph F. Jozefowicz
Karen Kessler
Ronald E. Salluzzo

EX-OFFICIO

Rebecca Gilbert, Orchestra Representative
Douglas Prosser, Orchestra Representative
Patrick Fulford, Chairperson, Honorary Board
Curtis S. Long, President & CEO
Catherine Frangenberg, RPL President
Jamal J. Rossi, Dean, Eastman School of Music
Ingrid A. Stanlis, Immediate Past Chairperson

HONORARY BOARD

Patrick Fulford, Chairperson
Nancy Beilfuss
James M. Boucher
Paul W. Briggs
William L. Cahn
Louise Epstein
Joan Feinbloom
Betsy Friedman
Ronald A. Furman
Mary M. Gooley
David C. Heiligman
A. Thomas Hildebrandt
Harold A. Kurland, Esq.
Cricket and Frank Luellen
Elizabeth F. Rice
Nathan J. Robfogel, Esq.
Jon L. Schumacher, Esq.
Katherine T. Schumacher
Betty Strasenburgh
Josephine S. Trubek
Suzanne D. Welch
Patricia Wilder

The RPO expresses its gratitude to all those who have served as Honorary Board members in the past.

PAST RPO CHAIRPERSONS

1930–32: Edward G. Miner*
1932–34: Simon N. Stein*
1934–38: George E. Norton*
1938–41: Leroy E. Snyder*
1941–42: Frank W. Lovejoy*
1942–43: Bernard E. Finucane*
1943–46: L. Dudley Field*
1946–48: Edward S. Farrow, Jr. *
1948–51: Joseph J. Myler*
1951–52: Joseph F. Taylor*
1952–55: Raymond W. Albright*
1955–57: Arthur I. Stern*
1957–59: Thomas H. Hawks*
1959–61: Walter C. Strakosh*
1962–63: Ernest J. Howe*
1963–65: O. Cedric Rowntree*
1965–67: Frank E. Holley *
1967–69: Thomas C. Taylor*
1969–71: Thomas H. Miller*
1971–72: Mrs. Frederick J. Wilkens*
1972–73: Edward C. McIrvine
1973–74: Robert J. Strasenburgh*
1974–75: John A. Santuccio
1975–76: Robert J. Strasenburgh*
1976–78: Dr. Louis Lasagna*
1978–80: Edward C. McIrvine
1980–82: Peter L. Faber
1982–84: Paul F. Pagerey*
1984–85: Peter L. Waasdorp*
1986–89: Robert H. Hurlbut*
1989–91: Paul W. Briggs
1991–93: Karen Noble Hanson*
1993–95: Ronald E. Salluzzo
1995–98: A. Thomas Hildebrandt
1998–00: Harold A. Kurland, Esq.
2000–04: David C. Heiligman
2004–06: Ingrid A. Stanlis
2006–09: James M. Boucher
2009–11: Suzanne D. Welch
2011–13: Elizabeth F. Rice
2013–15: Dr. Dawn F. Lipson
2015-17: Jules L. Smith, Esq.
2017-19: Ingrid A. Stanlis

* Deceased

Administration

Curtis S. Long

Curtis S. Long

President and CEO

 

President and CEO

Ronald L. Steinmiller

Ronald L. Steinmiller

Chief Operating Office & Chief Financial Officer

Ronald L. Steinmiller is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the management of the entire operation of the orchestra.  Prior to his promotion in February 2016 he served as Vice President for Finance and Administration and was responsible for the establishment, interpretation and management of policies, procedures and guidelines for the successful financial and administrative operations.  He has been with the RPO since April 2008.  Prior to joining the RPO, he has been in management positions for over 25 years with local manufacturing firms, distribution companies and local sports teams.

 

He has served on various community organizations as; Past President and Treasurer of the Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board for Monroe County School Business Partnership, Former Head of Trustees for Gates Presbyterian Church, Member of the Gates Presbyterian Church Stewardship Committee, Member of the Community Forum Group in Churchville-Chili School District, and acted as coach, and board member Chili Soccer for 16 years.  In May of 2011, he was awarded the FEI’s Financial Executive of the Year award.

Chief Operating Office & Chief Financial Officer

Katie Simmons

Katie Simmons

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Marketing & Communications

Nicole Morelle

Nicole Morelle

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

nmorelle@rpo.org

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Marie-Adélina de la Ferrière

Marie-Adélina de la Ferrière

Marie-Adélina de la Ferrière, Content Marketing Manager
ldelaferriere@rpo.org

Marie-Adélina (Lina to family, friends, and close associates) has been with the RPO since 2016. Originally a part-time Patron Services Representative, she worked her way up the ladder to her current role as Content Marketing Manager (appointed in October of 2018). In her current role, Lina oversees the RPO's presence on social media as well as overseeing email marketing. She is also Editor of our Bravo brochures. Lina earned her B.S. and M.A. in History from The College at Brockport and later returned to earn two Master's certifications in Nonprofit and Arts Administration.

A Downtown resident, Lina is often discovering new locales to enjoy with her friends.

 

 

 

Content Marketing Manager

Emily Gisleson

Emily Gisleson

egisleson@rpo.org

Marketing Manager

Artistic Operations & Education

Eric Gaston

Eric Gaston

Vice President of Artistic Administration

 

Vice President of Artistic Administration

Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown

Director of Education

 

Director of Education

Rebecca Sealander

Rebecca Sealander

Concert Production Manager

Concert Production Manager

Yunn-Shan Ma

Yunn-Shan Ma

Conducting Fellow

Conducting Fellow

Patron Services Center

Edward W. Solorzano

Edward W. Solorzano

Edward W. Solorzano, Director of Marketing and Sales

Having worked at multiple Box Offices in the Rochester area, Ed brings a wealth of ticketing & marketing knowledge to the RPO. He is currently in his 4th season and was recently promoted to Director of Marketing & Sales. Outside of work, he enjoys visiting local breweries, running & playing kickball. Ed and his wife Sarah reside in Brighton and are expecting their first child in August.

Director of Marketing and Sales

Daniel Lippa

Daniel Lippa

Dan Lippa, Ticketing Manager

Dan is in his first year as Ticketing Manager and is excited to help bring the RPO to new heights. His primary duty includes managing and maintaining the functionality of the ticketing database. He brings a plethora of skills to the RPO including box office management, sales, customer service, media relations, and hospitality. Dan is a Sport Management graduate from St. John Fisher College, class of 2012. His career goals have been focused within the sport management and entertainment fields. He previously has worked for Bowlero Corporation, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the Baltimore Orioles, the Rochester Knighthawks, the Rochester Red Wings, and for SMG at the CMAC Performing Arts Center.

Outside of the office Dan enjoys playing drums, baseball, and hockey. He also enjoys running and hiking with his dog Gracie on the various nature trails throughout Rochester, NY.

Ticketing Manager

Jenni Kohler

Jenni Kohler

Group Sales and Marketing Partnerships Manager

Group Sales and Marketing Partnerships Manager

Troy Tette

Troy Tette

ttette@rpo.org

Patron Services Manager

Joshua Schairer

Joshua Schairer

jschairer@rpo.org

Patron Services Specialist

David T. Meyer

David T. Meyer

House Manager, part-time

House Manager, part-time

Development

Domenic Argentieri

Domenic Argentieri

Vice President of Development

dargentieri@rpo.org

Vice President of Development

Robert Dermody

Robert Dermody

Senior Director of Development

Senior Director of Development

Moira Dow

Moira Dow

mdow@rpo.org

Director of Corporate Relations

Lorraine Clements

Lorraine Clements

Lorraine Clements, Major Gifts Officer
lclements@rpo.org

Lorraine Clements has over a decade of frontline fundraising experience working for major non-profits in the Rochester area.   Lorraine brings high energy to the RPO and has built her career around relationship management.

Major Gifts Officer

Amy Gallaher

Amy Gallaher

Amy Gallaher, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Special Events
agallaher@rpo.org

Amy Gallaher comes to the RPO with over 15 years of special event and donor engagement experience.  A graduate of the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Hospitality Management, Amy came to the Rochester area in 1998.  Her past experience includes event support and program management at the Wilmot Cancer Institute at URMC, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and immediately prior to joining the Development team at the RPO, she was the manager of special events and donor engagement at the Hillside Children’s Foundation where she also oversaw the Hillside Special Santa Program.  Amy lives in the town of Walworth (Wayne County), with her husband and three children.

Coordinator of Development Services

Finance

Mark Pignagrande

Mark Pignagrande

Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Kari Swenson

Kari Swenson

Database Manager

 

Database Manager

Irene Shaffer

Irene Shaffer

Manager of Human Resources

Manager of Human Resources

Laura Viau

Laura Viau

Laura Viau, Office Administrator & Finance Assistant, is the voice of the RPO (585-454-7311).  She answers the phone at reception, welcomes visitors, volunteers, and vendors.  Laura processes the mail, coordinates building repairs, orders office supplies, and other office tasks.  At least half of her day is spent doing data entry for the Finance department.   Laura was a RPO volunteer for over twenty years and a member of the Crescendo (young adult) group.

Laura helped at many special events including, but not limited to, Symphony Showcase Houses, Red Carpet events, Bagels with the Conductor before the Sunday matinees, and decorating the Eastman Theatre for the holidays.  She helped children with crafts at Orkidstra concerts, the (instrument) petting zoo at WXXI and Strong Museum events, and assisted with RPYO auditions.  Laura did mailings at the office and volunteered at the reception desk when she worked in the schools and was available during the day.

Laura brings a lifetime of library and organizational skills to the RPO.  She also brings her appreciation and love of music and the RPO.  A family friend took her to concerts as a teen.  Laura is a Little Theatre volunteer, a JCC usher, a RBTL usher (30 years in the upper balcony) and a Blessed Sacrament Next-New Sale worker, currently in charge of the movies and music department!

Laura works 8:30-5 Monday-Friday.  Her email is lviau@rpo.org.

Office Administrator 

Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Irene Narotsky

Irene Narotsky

inarotsky@rpo.org

RPYO Manager

Rochester Philharmonic League

Scott Horsington

Scott Horsington

Scott Horsington, Volunteer Administrator
shorsington@rpo.org

Scott Horsington joined the RPO in June of 2019. As Volunteer Administrator, Scott acts as the liaison between RPO staff, RPO volunteers, and the Philharmonic League Board, Committees, and Members. He’s also in charge of volunteer recruitment.

Scott earned a BM from Fredonia, MM from Arizona State, and completed the Master of Public Administration degree at the College at Brockport, where he is also a faculty member.

Volunteer Administrator