Aaron Lattanzio Program Manager

Aaron Lattanzio
Program Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing three community impact initiatives: Every Minute In School Matters, Help A Caregiver, and Yeah, You're That Distracting.
  • Strategy development and coordination of community's Summer Meals program
  • Leading special projects with organizations like Common Ground Health, Hillside Family of Agencies, and Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY.
  • Solving office technology crises (mostly user errors)

CONTACT HIM

  • alattanzio@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x208

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Rochester Advertising Federation; Board Member, Addy Co-chair
  • Healthi Kids; Policy Team Member
  • Rochester Melanoma Action Group; Supporter
  • Alzheimer's Association of Rochester & Finger Lakes; Supporter
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America; Supporter

FUN FACTS

  • Proud Member of #BillsMafia
  • Attendee of Woodstock ’99
  • Culinary Institute of America grad

 


  Amanda Smythe   Senior Program Manager

Amanda Smythe
Senior Program Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partnering with nonprofits to deliver capacity building support
  • Facilitating capacity building programs with nonprofits
  • Provide marketing and communications coordination for Ontario County
  • Managing special projects on topics such as mental health stigma reduction and animal welfare
  • Unofficial office furniture arranger

CONTACT HER

  • asmythe@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x211

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley, Volunteer
  • Flower City Philanthropy, Volunteer
  • Gilda's Club Rochester, Supporter

FUN FACTS

  • Former owner of a vintage furniture store 
  • World's messiest DIY-er
  • Always has chapstick 

 Beth Hershel Director of Community Engagement

Beth Hershel
Director of Community Engagement

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fundraising to support Causewave Community Partners' work
  • Managing raised revenue including individual donors, corporate members, grants, events, and in-kind donations
  • Recruiting a large network of engaged and influential volunteers
  • Making (often snobby) food and wine recommendations

CONTACT HER

  • bhershel@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x202

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Women Build Flower City Habitat for Humanity; Steering Committee Member and Volunteer
  • Mary Cariola Children’s Center; Walking on Sunshine Event Volunteer
  • Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley; 2015 Grantmaking Committee Volunteer

FUN FACTS 

  • Crushing the competition in Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Self-proclaimed hippie, having lived in both Ithaca, NY and Burlington, VT

 Elizabeth Murray Program Manager

Elizabeth Murray
Program Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing three community impact initiatives: Pass Life On, H2O Hero, and Be Brave for Kids
  • Partnering with nonprofits to deliver capacity building support 
  • Leading special projects with organizations like ACT for Education, Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association, and Goodwill of the Finger Lakes
  • Keeping everyone who’ll listen up to date on the latest political news

CONTACT HER

  • emurray@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x207

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Young Women’s College Prep Charter School; supporter and volunteer
  • Scottsville Athletic Association; Travel program volunteer

FUN FACTS

  • Curbside treasures, Ultimate Collector (the older, uglier, and rustier the better!)
  • Lifelong Fan of Cleveland Browns, Cavs, and Indians

 Jessenya Rodriguez Rivera Office Manager

Jessenya Rodriguez Rivera
Office Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages office and business operations
  • Provides administrative support to CEO and Board of Directors
  • The glue that holds Causewave together and keeps everything running smoothly

CONTACT HER

  • jrodriguezrivera@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x200

 

PASSIONATE ABOUT

Helping others and advocating for people who are unable to do it for themselves, especially if they've been through a lot of struggles or hardships.

FUN FACTS

  • Dancing and exercising enthusiast
  • Throws down in the kitchen
  • Cooks a mean oxtail stew

 


 Katelin Pellett   Vice President of Programs 

Katelin Pellett
Vice President of Programs 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading the seven-person program team that works with 200+ nonprofit partners on behavior change efforts each year 
  • Developing partnerships with nonprofits, businesses, and community leaders 
  • Directing strategy and planning of community impact initiatives and capacity building projects
  • Keeping the office fresh with hilarious jokes and the latest trends in fashion

CONTACT HER

  • kpellett@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x204

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley; Board Member, Governance Committee Chair, Executive Committee, Grantmaking Committee 
  • Women’s Council; Board Member, Communications Committee Co-Chair
  • Rochester Advertising Federation; Board Member, President

FUN FACTS

  • Shoop by Salt-N-Pepa, Karaoke Mic Dropper
  • Wanted to be a zookeeper or physical therapist when she was little (though she's pretty happy with the way things turned out)

           Mary Hadley            Senior Program Manager

          Mary Hadley            Senior Program Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partnering with nonprofits to deliver capacity building support
  • Strategic management of collective impact initiatives
  • Facilitating capacity building programs with nonprofits
  • Providing the latest updates on the NCAA Basketball Championship

CONTACT HER

  • mhadley@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x203

 

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Flower City Habitat for Humanity; Board Member, Women Build Team Leader
  • Genesee Land Trust; Board Member, Urban Initiatives Committee Chair
  • Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley, Grantmaker Committee 

FUN FACTS

  • Carabineers, Enthusiast and Collector
  • Purdue Alum, Boiler Up, Chief Basketball Officer
  • "Flight Fest" originator & crew brew enthusiast

 Stacey Saracene Senior Program Manager

Stacey Saracene
Senior Program Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directing community impact initiative strategy and management
  • Delivering capacity building projects with nonprofits
  • Provide marketing and communications coordination for community organizations, specializing in schools 

CONTACT HER

  • ssaracene@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x205

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Niagara University Admissions; Volunteer 
  • Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection; Volunteer
  • Carbs and all things gluten; Enthusiast 

FUN FACTS

  • Food, travel, and sports enthusiast
  • Taught high school social studies at the City School District of Albany in a past life
  • Simon School of Business, Simon Games winner and current student

 Todd Butler President and CEO

Todd Butler
President and CEO

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting entire team’s community improvement work
  • Leading outreach and community involvement 
  • Directing strategy and planning of collective impact initiatives
  • Collaborating with individual nonprofits on capacity building projects
  • Working closely with Causewave Community Partners' board of directors 
  • Leading office theatrical productions (former star, high school musicals)

CONTACT HIM

  • tbutler@causewave.org
  • (585) 442-0200 x201

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester & Finger Lakes; Past Vice Chair of Board
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation; Marketing Committee
  • Adjunct Professor; RIT School of Communications and Roberts Wesleyan College of Adult & Graduate Education 
  • Lover of all things outdoors: Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking 

FUN FACTS

  • Craft Beer, Geek
  • Buffalo Sabres, Fanatic