About Us

Founded in the summer of 2004, the RocCity Coalition is a collaboration of organizations that are focused on attracting, retaining, and empowering the young professionals of Greater Rochester. RocCity provides information, ways to be involved, a chance to be heard, and an opportunity to build a stronger community.

What started with a handful of organizations, has blossomed into over 40 groups today — many of these groups are founded and managed by young professionals.  Representatives from these groups meet monthly to share, learn, and collaborate together.  In 2012, an Advisory Committee was created to help steer this ever-changing, dynamic collaboration.

Kayleigh Stampfler
Co-Chair
Kayleigh is co-chair of Roc City Coalition. She came to Rochester in 2004 to attend the University of Rochester and decided it was a great place to grow some roots and make a difference in the world. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of History in 2008 and Brockport in 2013 with a Master of Public Administration. She currently works at the Rochester Area Community Foundation as a Senior Philanthropic Advisor. Kayleigh is very involved in the community serving as a volunteer, donor and leader within several nonprofit organizations: Corn Hill Navigation (Sam Patch Boat), University of Rochester, Genesee Land Trust, NextGen Rochester, Seneca Park Zoo, Al Sigl Community, Be the Match and more! She lives in the City of Rochester with her husband Josh and two dogs. Kayleigh loves meeting new people and encourages you to email her so she can treat you to a cup of coffee and talk about making our region a better place to live, work and play!
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Andrew Brady
Co-Chair
Andrew is co-chair of Roc City Coalition. Andrew grew up in Irondequoit and after attending Cornell University, moved to Massachusetts before returning to Rochester in 2012. Since then, he has taken on leadership roles in the community including as a board member of Junior Achievement, Conscious Capitalism Rochester, Rochester Young Professionals and NextGen Rochester in addition to his involvement with the RocCity Coalition and the Vision 2025 project. He is the President and CEO of The XLR8 Team, a company that helps leaders to build purposeful companies with values-driven cultures. He recently received a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Clem Chung
Immediate Past Chair
Clem is a licensed professional engineer and project manager with LaBella Associates and recent recipient of a Forty Under 40 Award. A native of London, England, Clem graduated in 2000 with a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Imperial College London. He immigrated to the U.S. in 2003 and moved to Rochester, his wife’s hometown, in 2007. Clem has been active in young professional groups locally and nationally for many years, including chair of the national Committee on Younger Members for the American Society of Civil Engineers. Currently residing in Brighton with his wife and their 5-year-old son, Clem believes Rochester is an excellent environment for a young family. The Rochester Engineering Society presented Clem with the 2012 Kate Gleason Award for Young Engineer of the Year, partly in recognition of his support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education - he currently leads the Community Awareness and Involvement Team at the Finger Lakes STEM Hub, and serves on the Policy Board for the Brighton Central School District's Teacher Center.
Alix Quinn
At Large member
Alix grew up in the Rochester area and is happy to call Rochester home again. She received her bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from Colgate University in 2005. Alix has worked at Xerox since 2008 and has been a project manager since 2010, currently in language services. Involved in the Al Sigl Council since its inception in May 2014, Alix serves as the treasurer of the Executive Committee, assists in planning and provides day-of support for Al Sigl Community of Agencies’ signature events, and participates in volunteer service opportunities. Having studied French since elementary school, her biggest passions are the French language and culture, and currently teaches a small class and helps organize events for a group of local French speakers.
Ana Liss
Employment Action Team Leader
Ana is Managing Director of Business Development at Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), where she serves as a liaison between companies, site selectors, and economic development authorities in efforts to grow the regional economy through business retention and attraction. Previously, Ana served the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as an Empire State Fellow and policy analyst and advisor primarily in economic development and arts and tourism. She has also worked in corporate relations at Cornell University, as a consultant to fiscally-distressed municipalities in New York State, and as a news anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate in New York State’s Southern Tier and for Rochester’s 13WHAM News. Ana holds a B.A. in Journalism from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communications, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Advanced Certificate in Innovation Management and Technology Transfer from SUNY Empire State College. A Rochester native, Ana attended Pittsford Mendon High School and has local ancestry dating back to the early 19th century.
Chloe Corcoran
Inclusion Action Team Leader
Chloe grew up in the 19th ward before moving out to Greece for high school. After attending the University of Rochester, she worked downtown before deciding to move to Baltimore, and then off to graduate school at Northeastern University in Boston. She returned to her Rochester roots in 2011 and now works in Advancement for the University of Rochester. Alongside her work at RocCity Coalition, she is an active volunteer with the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley and UR Young Leaders. Chloe has a passion for education, diversity, inclusion, and making Rochester an even stronger, more vibrant community.
David Taubman
Education Action Team Leader
David Taubman is an engineer and entrepreneur living in Rochester, New York. He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013. David is currently employed at Harris Communication Systems in Strategy and Business Development, where he is responsible for strategic planning, market research and competitive analysis. He also runs a small company, RC3 Solutions, LLC, focused on providing low cost engineering services to local Rochester companies. David is active in the community, participating in several local charitable initiatives including the United Way Young Leaders Club and the RocCity Coalition’s Vision 2025 Project. He is also actively pursuing an MBA in Finance at University of Rochester. Outside of work, David’s favorite pastimes include golfing, boating, backpacking in the Adirondacks, and snowboarding.
Dawn Warsaw
Education Action Team Leader
Dawn Warsaw grew up in the Rochester, NY area and currently resides in the historic High Falls district. She graduated from Monroe Community College and Roberts Wesleyan College with a B.S. in Organizational Management and is completing certification in executive and life coaching from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She currently works as the Executive Assistant to the CEO at The Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Prior to this, Dawn worked at Harris Corporation as Executive Assistant to the Sr. VP, Chief Global Business Development Officer. Dawn is a co-leader of the RocCity Coalition's Vision 2025 Education Action team. Dawn is passionately focused on empowering young people to invest their individual strengths and skills to create revolutionary and sustainable change in Rochester.
Dan Brady
Education Action Team Leaders
Dan is a Certified Professional Accountant, working on the audit side of public accounting at the Bonadio Group. Born and raised in West Irondequoit, Dan initially attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology out of high school and ultimately graduated with the 150 credits necessary for the CPA exams from SUNY Geneseo. Dan is active in the young professional community of Rochester, currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Roc City Coalition Education Action Committee, Vice President of the Center for Youth Associate Board, Co-Chair of Professional Development and Board member of Rochester Young Professionals, a member of the Rochester Museum and Science Center Catalyst Circle, a member of NextGen Rochester Area Community Foundation, and a member of the Democrat and Chronicle YP Advisory Council. Growing up with both parents as teachers, Dan is passionate about education and improving the current state of education in the City of Rochester. This passion is the influencing factor of Dan's involvement in the Roc City Coalition's Education Action Committee as well as Dan's continued volunteer tutoring at the Center for Youth.
Iman Abid
At Large Member
Iman has established a career in the public sector, initially working with elected representatives and government leaders doing campaign work. Her background in organizing stems from doing field work for over 5 different campaigns ranging from being a Campaign Manager to Fundraiser Researcher, to Deputy Field Director. In 2014, she led a robust field program and exceeded statewide expectations established by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee while working on subjects like the New York State's Women's Equality Agenda. In early 2016, she joined the New York Civil Liberties Union and is now the Interim Chapter Director of the Genesee Valley Office.
Jermayne Myers
At Large member
Jermayne is Executive Staff Assistant to the Mayor of Rochester, and Assistant to the Director of Security for the City’s Department of Environmental Services and Executive Services. He exudes a passion for the amazing city of Rochester, and hopes to connect young professionals who share a similar passion for community service and philanthropy. Jermayne has been involved with the Rochester Black Young Professionals, the young professional arm of the Urban League, since 2012, most recently as its Community Service Chair. He is also leading an effort to develop a young professionals group for employees of the City of Rochester.
Jonathan Hoose
Programing Committee Leader
Jonathan is a native of the Rochester area, having grown up in Fairport for most of his life. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo in 2010, he moved abroad to the South of France to teach English and then to Berkeley, CA to participate in the Episcopal Service Corps and intern at SHARE El Salvador, an international nonprofit. Since returning to Rochester he has worked as an organic farm manager intern, a Community Integration Specialist with Starbridge, a Grant Writer for the Center for Disability Rights, the Program Assistant for the Wilson Foundation, the Database Coordinator for the Northeast Organic Farming Association-NY, and, currently, as Philanthropic Advisor at Rochester Area Community Foundation.
Joseph Barcia
At Large member
Joseph Barcia loves Rochester and is energized by RocCity Coalition's people and mission. A New Jersey native, Joseph relocated to Rochester in fall 2015 after more than a decade in bohemian Asheville, NC. His volunteer resume includes grassroots efforts surrounding diversity and inclusion, poverty alleviation, literacy, and performing arts. Joseph lives in the South Wedge, works at the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and is active in Rochester's theatre community. Joseph is an active participant in RocCity's Inclusion action team and is a member of the Marketing committee.
Margaret Parisi
At Large member
Margaret is a Financial Analyst in the Dermatology department at the University of Rochester, focusing on grants management, and departmental accounting and finances. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Rochester, she has spent her entire career there, first as a Research Technician in Alzheimer’s disease and Stroke in the Neurosurgery department. Recently, Margaret earned Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University’s Simon School of Business. Margaret grew up in Fairport and now lives in the city. Her volunteer affiliations are with the United Way, where she serves on the Advisory Council of the Young Leaders Club.
Matthew Ray
Marketing Committee Leader
Matthew has been a native of Rochester for 20 years, growing up in Pittsford and currently residing in the Highland Park Neighborhood. He is a long-standing member of NextGen Rochester. Matthew is a strong local advocate, supporting local businesses and non-profit organizations. Professionally, Matthew is currently Director of Marketing for CloudSmartz, a local application development firm serving global clients around the world. He also advises local start-up MyMinderz on its flagship work schedule notification application, ShiftAlertz. Matthew graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems and a concentration in Marketing and International Business. 
Molly Gaudioso
Housing Action Team Leader
Molly is a Rochester native and community planner for the Steinmetz Planning Group, a local consulting firm that specializes in planning and zoning efforts for communities of all sizes across Upstate New York. It is the challenges that Rochester and other rustbelt cities have faced over the last few decades that inspired her to pursue a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Ohio State University in 2011. Since then, Molly has successfully completed a number of community planning and enhancement efforts within the states of New York and Ohio. In her free time, Molly enjoys exploring the fabric of the City, learning more about its history and culture, and frequenting its up- and-coming microbreweries. She is excited to see what the future has in store for the greater Rochester area, and islooking forward to being a part of its revitalization.
Rich Pulvino
Marketing Committee Leader
Rich is a Communication professional living in Rochester, NY currently working for ESL Federal Credit Union. His experience includes developing content marketing and social media strategies for firms in the financial services, healthcare, IT, and telecommunications industries. Rich is passionate about the growth and change of Rochester, being on various board and volunteer positions with CauseWave, NextGen Rochester, and past-president of PRSA. He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in English and Communication from SUNY Geneseo, and a master’s degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Rich is marketing co-leader for RocCity Coalition.
Robert Cain
Housing Action Team Leader
Robert is a Real Estate Developer at PathStone Corporation, where he responsible for fulfilling all tasks associated with the development of commercial multifamily rental housing property throughout PathStone’s geographic footprint, including site selection, feasibility analysis, securing local approvals and financing, loan closing, construction oversight and coordination of start-up operations. Prior to development he spent four years working in Community and Economic Development within PathStone as a program coordinator, and the last three of those years as a program administrator, working across lending, homeownership, housing rehabilitation and energy services, and training and employment lines of businesses. Robert holds a B.A in Communications and a B.S in Business from Alfred University, professional certification in Community and Economic Development, and an MBA from the Simon School of Business. Robert is a City of Rochester resident and rental property owner. Outside of his recent work with the RocCity Coalition, he serves on the Corn Hill Neighbors Association Board of Directors as the liaison for the Investment Management Committee and co-chair of the Revolving Loan Fund Committee. He is passionate about real estate, economics, social progress, and making tangible change in the community.
Shalym O. Nater
Inclusion Action Team Leader
Shalym O. Nater is currently employed at Ibero-American Action League; the only dual language agency in Upstate New York. He works in the ASPIRA Mentoring and Enrichment program helping 7th and 8th graders find academic success while developing their social-emotional skills. He has ten years of experience serving youth. Mr. Nater also works for State Senator, Rich M. Funke as Community Relations Liaison for Rochester with a focus in the Latino Community. Mr. Nater is a strong advocate for the Latino Community. He is an active member of La Cumbre, a community forum that works to improve the lives of Latinos/Hispanics relating to education, government, health, arts & culture, public safety and economic development. He is a member of the Youth Services Quality Council, part of the Latino Family Day Planning Committee at the MAG, and serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Rochester. He is also part of the Monroe County/Rochester Youth Committee which serves to advise the local Workforce Investment Board on the development and implementation of workforce development services to youth throughout Monroe County.
Shannon Ealy
Employment Action Team Leader
Shannon is a Rochester native with a Bachelor’s in Advertising from Syracuse University. After college, she worked in local radio and co-hosted a morning program in the Hudson Valley. Living and traveling across New York State has deepened her appreciation for the people, places and personality of Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. She is proud to work in Public Policy & Advocacy for Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and looks forward to helping continue the revitalization of the upstate (and downtown) economy and culture.
Tarik Cristen
At Large Member
Tarik graduated from the University of Rochester in 2016 with a bachelor's in Financial Economics. He is currently working as an admissions counselor for his alma mater with territorial responsibilities in New York City and Western New York. Tarik is a champion of education and a passionate facilitator of the creation of opportunities for various classes of under-served populations.
Tiffany Mincey
Programing Committee Leader
Tiffany E. Mincey is a native of Rochester, NY. She graduated SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts Spanish with a double minor in International Business and Education in 2010 and graduated Florida International University in 2011 with a Master of Public Administration. She currently participating in the African-American Leadership Development Program via the United Way. A unique fact about Tiffany is she competed in the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) show in April 2015 placing 3rd in her class in the Figure Division. Tiffany is very involved in the community serving as a volunteer, donor and leader within several organizations: Urban League of Rochester, United Way, Black Young Professionals, Rochester Young Professionals, and The Jennifer House.
Victor Sanchez
Lifestyle/Mobility Action Team Leader
Victor was born in Mexico and grew up just outside of NYC. He expected to move back to the NYC area after graduating, however after spending sometime exploring everything Rochester has to offer it became clear that Rochester is a great place to live. Victor graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering Technology and is now a Field Technician with Wegmans Foods Market, assisting in the management of new store construction and larger remodels. Victor is very involved with several LGBT groups such as ImageOut and Out&Equal, and is looking forward to getting more involved with other organizations. He is a big advocate of supporting local business and can often be found at local coffee shops, breweries or wine tasting in the Finger Lakes.
Yasmin J. Mattox
Inclusion Action Team Leader
Yasmin J. Mattox is the Program Assistant at RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, and Owner and Principal Researcher & Consultant at Y Mattox Research & Consulting, a social science research firm. Born in Lower Manhattan and raised in Harlem, Mattox is a NYC transplant who has fallen in love with Rochester over the decade in which she has lived here. She works with several groups in varying roles, including RocCity Coalition (Inclusion Team Co-Leader) and Black Young Professionals (Community Service Chair) to do her part in helping to ensure a brighter and more resilient future for the Rochester area.