Faculty & Staff

Esteemed educators. Dedicated to you.

At Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, we’re not a research institution. We’re a real-world success institution. Our instructors, staff, and leadership are solely dedicated to supporting you inside the classroom and out. Get to know our team of renowned academics, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and more.
Rick Allen

Rick Allen

Director of Campus Safety and Security
Graham Anthony

Graham Anthony

Director of Educational Technology
Jillian Augustine

Jillian Augustine

Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance
Dr. Scott Baker

Dr. Scott Baker

Chief Academic Officer,
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sarah Billings

Sarah Billings

Manager of Institute Operations
Savannah Bothner

Savannah Bothner

Human Resources Associate
Adriana Boveda

Adriana Boveda

Lead Marketing Faculty
Matangi Buch

Matangi Buch

Assistant Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer
Dylan Burrows

Dylan Burrows

Business Math Faculty
Dr. Caterina Caiazza

Dr. Caterina Caiazza

Assistant Vice President for Career & Personal Development
Dr. Marvin Deitz

Dr. Marvin Deitz

Lead Sales Faculty
Chris Del Regno

Chris Del Regno

Operations Assistant
Tanya DeNee

Tanya DeNee

Wellbeing Coordinator
Dr. Nathan F. Harris

Dr. Nathan F. Harris

Faculty & Special Assistant to Chief Academic Officer,
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lisa Kreienberg

Lisa Kreienberg

Chief Marketing Officer
Erika Hess

Erika Hess

Coordinator of Accessibility & Learning Support
Elise Martinez

Elise Martinez

Senior Copywriter & Content Specialist
Beca McGwin

Beca McGwin

Admissions Representative
Joel Menchel

Joel Menchel

Lead Business Law Faculty
Heather Middlebrook

Heather Middlebrook

Director of Marketing & Communications
Christina Moraza

Christina Moraza

Comptroller
John Mordaci

John Mordaci

Vice President for Partnerships
Andy Morris

Andy Morris

Associate Vice President for Student Experience
Dr. Ian Mortimer

Dr. Ian Mortimer

President
Jamarr Myers

Jamarr Myers

Vice President of Operations,
Faculty Associate of Entrepreneurship
Mike Partridge

Mike Partridge

Learning Engineer
Aman Rai

Aman Rai

Database Systems Administrator
Stephanie Ryan

Stephanie Ryan

Associate Director of Internships
Michelle Staebell, CPA

Michelle Staebell, CPA

Accounting Faculty
Eric Scafetta

Eric Scafetta

Associate Director of Digital Communications
Dr. Ervin Starr

Dr. Ervin Starr

Lead Entrepreneurship Faculty
Nakia Vargas

Nakia Vargas

Career Educator,
Faculty
Marina Volpini

Marina Volpini

Graphic Designer
Maren Welch

Maren Welch

Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance
Chantalle Williams

Chantalle Williams

Campus Center Logistics Coordinator

Tom Golisano, Founder

Tom Golisano

B. Thomas Golisano is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader born and raised in Rochester, New York, who has demonstrated an ongoing dedication and commitment to building innovative businesses, supporting numerous non-profit organizations, and advocating for inclusive health and several civic issues. He has contributed over $300 million to many Upstate New York organizations, children’s hospitals, and other non-profit organizations. He also has a family foundation that specializes in assisting organizations that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mr. Golisano is the founder of Paychex, Inc., the nation’s largest human resource company for small to medium-sized businesses, providing integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, benefits, human resources, and insurance services for more than 730,000 clients in the U.S. and Northern Europe. He was also owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, was a three-time candidate for governor of New York, and is an investor in more than 25 outside enterprises. His investments have helped drive the success of numerous businesses and start-ups.

Mr. Golisano has received six honorary doctoral degrees from Rochester-area colleges and universities. He has written two books entitled Built Not Born and The Italian Kid Did It!

Board of Trustees

Mr. Tom Golisano

Chair and Founder

Mr. Matthew Ray

Vice-Chair and Senior Managing Director, Fishers Asset Management

Dr. John Anderson

Retired President, Alfred State College

Ms. Heather Goodbody

Founder & President, Goodbody & Associates

Mr. Larry Quinn

Retired CEO, Buffalo Sabres

Dr. Efrain Rivera

Senior Vice President & CFO, Paychex

Mr. Mike Smith

CEO, Cabot Group

Dr. Dan Tessoni

Retired Faculty, Saunders College of Business at RIT

Mr. Dale Twardokus

President, New Vision Development Group

Dr. Ian Mortimer (Ex Officio)

President, Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

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