• The Rochester International  Academy Advisory Board

    The Rochester International Academy could not achieve its Mission and Vision without the input of various community members. Our Advisory Board members represent the community we serve with representatives from a range of organizations throughout the Rochester community.  These organizations include schools, youth-services organizations and universities. Advisory Board meetings are held in the library at RIA the first Tuesday of each month at 8:15 a.m.  

    RIA Advisory Board Members:
    Mary Andrecolich-Montesano - Principal at the Rochester International Academy
    Karla Boyce - Youth Development Coordinator and Monroe County Legislator
    Rui Cheng, PhD - Director of TESOL at Nazareth College of Rochester 
    Margaret Colpoys, MD - Physician at Rochester General Medical Group
    Enid DeJesus-Lopez - Director of Transition Systems, Rochester City School District
    Ed Donnelly - Community Outreach Volunteer for Missing and Exploited Children, Education Volunteer for Rochester Refugee     Resettlement Services
    Christina Gray - Deputy Chief of Staff for New York State Senator Samra Brouk
    Jennifer Grimes - Current Assistant Principal at Victor High School and former Assistant Principal of the Rochester International Academy 
    Carla Stough-Huffman - Greater Rochester Afterschool and Summer Alliance 
    Lisa Hoyt - Catholic Family Center
    Colleen Knauf - Saint's Place
    Jean Masters-DiGiovanni - Jefferson High School Community Member
    Bonnie Rubenstein, PhD - The University of Rochester
    Meera Sampath, PhD - Xerox Global Senior Research and Development Executive 
    Chojy Shroeder - Retired Rochester City School District ENL Teacher
    Lieutenant Waldo - Rochester Police Department