Meet Our Board of Trustees
Dedicated, Thoughtful Leadership
Harley trustees demonstrate a passion for the School and have a deep understanding of Harley’s mission and vision. Our Board of trustees is responsible for governance and fiduciary oversight of the School. We are proud to have a dynamic group of exceptional community leaders who have such a diversity of experience and backgrounds.
PRESIDENT: Gail Fiorini has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry and is currently senior vice president and treasury sales support manager of healthcare & institutions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. For the past eleven years, she has delivered banking services to clients in the not-for-profit, healthcare and higher education fields in Western New York and Western Pennsylvania. Gail has a B.S. in business and mathematics from Skidmore College. Gail resides in Fairport with her husband Ray. Their daughter, Emma ’18, is attending Bryn Mawr College.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Scott Frame ’73 is the former vice president of Managed Print Services (MPS) and Field Operations for North American Agent Operations (NAAO) at Xerox. He was appointed to this position in January 2013. Scott was responsible for the overall growth of Xerox’s MPS and Agent business. He first joined Xerox Corporation in the U.S. in 1977. Scott attended St. Lawrence University where he received a B.S. degree in psychology. Scott ’73 and his wife Kathy ’73 are from Rochester and are proud alums of the Harley School. Their two youngest children are also Harley graduates: Caitlin ’05 and Connor ’08. Four generations of Scott’s extended family have been closely aligned with Harley since our founding in 1917.
VICE PRESIDENT AND CAMPAIGN CHAIR: Matt Winslow is Managing Director at WildStar Partners. He manages direct investments in the hospitality, technology and luxury furniture industries for WildStar Partners, a single-family office in Rochester. Prior to WildStar, Matt was the COO of Cerion Technologies, a nanotechnology company. Matt’s early career took him to New York and Los Angeles in executive level marketing positions. Matt was senior vice president of Generate, vice president of business development for Ignited, and a marketing executive at 20th Century Fox. Matt received his B.S. from Ithaca College. He and his wife, Courtney, grew up in Rochester. Courtney’s family, the Sands, have a strong alumni and philanthropic history with The Harley School. Matt and Courtney have three children at Harley: Cash ’26, Mae ’29, and Knox ’32.
VICE PRESIDENT: Deborah Schaller Willsea ’73 is self- employed as a consultant with expertise in strategic development, collaborative community partnerships, grant writing and project management. She has more than 30 years’ experience working in the education field. Her focus has been on reaching underserved populations through innovative programs. Early in her career, Deb taught in Harley’s Middle School. She has a B.A. in Sociology from St. Lawrence University and an M.S. in Development, Learning and Instruction from the University of Rochester’s Warner School. Deb and her husband, Peter Willsea ’72, live in Brighton. Two of their four children, Sam ’06 and Will ’10, are Harley alums.
VICE PRESIDENT: Stephen Brown is a Managing Director of Investments for Stifel, a 128-year-old St. Louis based firm. The Brown Group at Stifel advises more than $1.2 Billion in assets. Stephen holds the following certifications: Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), Investment Strategist Certification (ISC) and Alternative Investment Certification (AIC) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Chartered Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) from fi360/Capstone, and C(k)P Certified 401(k) Professional from TRAU (Retirement Advisor University) and the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. Stephen has been nationally recognized in his field by Barron’s multiples times, Registered Rep as a Top 100 Advisor multiple times, Financial Times Top 400 Advisors, Plan Sponsor Top Retirement Plan Advisor multiple times, Plan Advisor Top 100 Advisor, and 401(k) Xchange top 300 Advisor. Steve lives in Brighton with his four children. His daughters Makenna ‘20 and Blair ’22 are in Harley’s Upper School.
TREASURER: Kathy Lindahl is the co-CEO (with her brother Bradley Calkins) of Rochester Midland Corporation (RMC), a 125 year-old family-owned Rochester business. Rochester Midland’s sales force spans the globe with technology drawing on the expertise and creative chemistry of its five distinct chemical programs. Kathy serves on many local professional and nonprofit boards. Kathy received her B.S. from Hamilton College and studied business administration management at the University of Chicago. Kathy and her husband Ken live in downtown Rochester. Their daughter Lili attended Harley through grade 8.
SECRETARY: Milena Novy-Marx, Ph.D. is an international development professional and economist with more than 20 years of experience creating strategies and implementing projects in sectors such as international migration, education, and sustainable development. Milena is currently a visiting professor at the University of Rochester. Milena received her Ph.D. in economics and international development, and her M.P.A. in economic policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her undergraduate degree is from Yale University, B.A. summa cum laude, in political science. Milena is currently working for The MasterCard Foundation in Toronto, Canada to advance secondary and tertiary education in Africa. Milena and her husband, Robert, have three children attending Harley, Ella ’21, Roman ’22, and Harlan ’26
HEAD OF SCHOOL: Larry Frye is the 14th head of The Harley School, after having served as Harley’s Head of Upper School since 2004. He earned his Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduation School of Education and his BA from Hamilton College. Before Harley, Larry held a variety of positions at The Cambridge School of Weston: Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, Director of Communications, and Dean of Students and Boarding, all while working in the dorms, teaching English, and serving as a college counselor. Larry began his career in college admissions at Hamilton. He and his wife, Robin Damrad Frye, Ph.D., have three children, all Harley graduates: Lily ’12, Amos ’15, and Josh ’15.
Bob August is currently the managing partner and president of Laser Car Wash, LLC with locations in both Rochester and Pennsylvania. Bob was formerly a senior vice president at Monro Muffler Brake, Inc., a company his father and uncle founded. Bob’s two children, Nathan ’11, Maddy ’07, and his sister, Elizabeth August ’82 all graduated from Harley. He was actively involved with the building of the 2007 “Harley House” through Habitat for Humanity, where he “worked to educate, fundraise, and build a home for a family in need.” Bob continues to serve Habitat for Humanity as a member of their board of directors, as well as numerous local and national charities. Bob is a trustee for his family’s charitable trust, The Charles J. and Burton S. August Family Foundation.
Charlene Berry is a master beekeeper and co-owner of Northcoast Apiary, LLC. She works with local nonprofits and schools to educate and mentor on the importance of native pollinators and honeybees. Charlene graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University with a B.A. in History and recently completed her Master of Beekeeping at Cornell University. Charlene is passionate and committed to the Harley School’s mission and culture of civic engagement, philanthropy, and pursuit of continuous improvement. Charlene resides in Fairport, New York with her daughter Evelyn, who is in Harley class of 2031.
Carole Bilson is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Design Management Institute. Prior to this position, Carole was president of Strategic Change & Innovation. She was co-founder of the first employee network at Eastman Kodak Company, Network Northstar, and she was the president of the Rochester Women’s Network, one of the largest women’s networks for professional and executive women in the country. Carole holds a BFA in Industrial Design & Graphic Visual Design from the University of Michigan and executive development certifications from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School, the University of California at Berkeley, and ITSMF. Carole and her husband, Andrew Brown, Esq. have one daughter attending Harley, Alina ’23.
Daniel Chessin ’80 is Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc. He joined Hahn in 1988 after a brief career practicing law. Mr. Chessin currently serves on the Board of The University of Rochester Medical Center and is the former Chairman of the Finance and Quality of Care Committees. In addition, he sits on the Flaum Eye Institute Board of Directors, and was the Chairman from 2005 – 2017. He also serves on the Board of Synactyx LLC, a medical technology/CRO headquartered in New York, New York with affiliate operations in Europe and Asia. In 2019, Mr. Chessin was named a Director of the Rochester Regional Board of M&T Bank.
Zena Shuber is a faculty member of Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is the Director of Community Relations for the department and the Director of Community Engagement for Translational Science at the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization (LIVV). Prior to join URMC, Zena worked closely with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter in her District Office as a special project assistant and a community liaison regarding women, children and education issues. She received her JD from DePaul University Law School and A.B. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. Zena and Dr. Ray Dorsey’s four boys have attended, or are attending, the Harley School: Edwin ’16, currently a student at Stanford University; Robert ’18, studying at the University of Michigan, Thomas ’20; and James ’24.
Tim Douglas ’82 has more than 25 years’ experience in financial markets. Tim was most recently managing director and a senior banker with Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Tim began his career at Citi after graduating from Princeton University with a B.A. Tim is involved with the Ann C.M. Douglas and R. Gordon Douglas Foundation and is co-trustee of the Catherine and Harvey Moses Charitable Trusts. Tim is an active member of Harley’s alumni network. While at Harley he was the president of the Student Council (’81–’82) and was the recipient of the Williams College Book Award and the Alumni Cup. He and his wife, Anne, reside in Rye, New York and have four children.
Candice Baker Leit, Esq. received a B.F.A. in illustration from the Parsons School of Design and worked in publishing before receiving her J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her current work on a major project in taxonomy for the Governance, Risk and Compliance Group at Thomson Reuters combines her legal background with her interest in publishing and communications. Candice is enthusiastic about the Harley model of educating the whole person and believes her children have benefited enormously from their teachers, peers and staff. Candice and her husband, Dr. Michael Leit, M.D., have two children at The Harley School: Aidan ’20, and Josie ’23. Their oldest son and daughter are Harley graduates, Jeremiah ’14 and Aliza ’17.
Seenu Kaza, MD is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Canandaigua, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Clifton Springs Hospital, Clinic, and F.F. Thompson Hospital. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Kaza specializes in the medical and surgical management of head and neck diseases. He is actively involved in teaching as an adjunct clinical faculty member of SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, LECOM Medical School in Pennsylvania, and the RIT Physician Assistant Program in Rochester. His wife, Dr. Lesley James, is a board certified family physician. Dr. Kaza and Dr. James have one daughter attending Harley, Emelia (Emmy) Kaza ’21.
Dena Levy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Political Science at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She writes on Congress, women and politics, minorities in Congress and electoral politics. She is co-author of Hillary Clinton: A Biography and has published in a variety of journals in the discipline. Dena received her PhD from the University of Iowa, her MA in Public Policy from Georgetown University and her B.A. in Government from Pomona College. Dena and her husband, Mark Goldstein, have one daughter Isabel ‘24 who has been at Harley since she was 3 years old.
John Markman, M.D. directs the Translational Pain Research Program in the Department of Neurosurgery and is a Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and leads the Department of Neurosurgery’s Neuromedicine Pain Management Center. Dr. Markman trained in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He completed his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. John and his wife, Amy Bach, are parents of Leo ’26. Amy Bach is an American a journalist, attorney, and author of Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court, for which she won the 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
Robert (Bob) Moore is currently chief executive officer of EagleDream Technologies, a technology consulting and product company based in Rochester, New York. Previously, Bob was senior vice president of applications and development at Windstream Communications and spent 13 years as executive vice president and chief information officer at PAETEC. Bob serves on many for profit and not for profit Boards. Bob has a B.S. in computer science from RIT and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. He and his wife, Connie, reside in Pittsford with their daughter Leah ’21. Their daughter, Sarah ’18, is attending Hampshire College. Connie is a Harley Middle School English teacher.
Brian Scudder is the General Manager and CEO of the Pittsford Federal Credit Union and has worked in the credit union industry since 1988. He earned his BA in Management Information Systems from RIT and his MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business. Brian is an Executive Council Member of the Credit Union Association of NY’s Rochester Chapter and President of the Pittsford Community Library Foundation Board. Brian and his wife Kelly, an ever-present volunteer in the Harley Lower School, truly enjoyed supporting their daughter Audrey ’19 as she experienced all Harley has to offer, from Nursery Yellow through Graduation. Audrey is studying Psychology and Mathematics at Vanderbilt University with an intended trajectory of earning an MD-PhD Dual Degree.
Paul Sisson ’89 is the Founder and Managing Partner of Canan Pratt Asset Management, a real estate private equity firm based in Washington, DC. Prior to founding Canan Pratt, Paul served as Head of Americas for CBRE Global Investors and was Senior Vice President and head of originations for Brookfield’s real estate debt platform. Paul graduated from The Harley School in 1989. He earned a B.A. degree in economics from Colgate University and an M.S. degree in real estate finance from New York University. Paul and his wife Ellen live in Chevy Chase, MD with their three children.
Troy Willis, CFA, J.D., co-leads the Oppenheimer Rochester® national, high yield and single-state municipal bond funds. Prior to Oppenheimer, Troy was a litigator in Louisiana for several years before pursuing his M.B.A. in finance and economics. He was a medic for the United States Naval Reserves and attended Gardner-Webb College in North Carolina on a soccer scholarship before receiving his B.A. from West Virginia University. He received his M.B.A. from University of Rochester Simon School, and his J.D. from West Virginia University. Troy has two children at Harley, Reed ’23 and Shea ’20; he and his wife Kristen, who is also a J.D., feel Harley has been a wonderful fit for their children and are very committed to the School.
Timothy (Tim) S. Wiest ’76 began his career as a lieutenant in the US Navy serving as a nuclear engineer. Tim later worked as President of Sprint Japan, managing the merger of France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, and Sprint into Global One Japan; he then served as President of Global One Japan. Tim later purchased and became President of Lancs Industries in Seattle. After selling his business, Tim was an adjunct professor at Edmonds Community College, teaching small business management in Washington State Prison. Tim attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.S.E., and Harvard where he earned his M.B.A. Tim and his wife, Priscilla Rockwell Wiest ’76, are both Harley graduates. Tim and Priscilla live in Washington State. Tim spearheaded the Class of 1976 reunion gift to refurbish the Harley flagpole.
Xulong (Alex) Zhang, Ph.D. is currently working at Ultralife Corporation as the VP of China Sales and Chief Operational Liaison. He originally joined Ultralife as a Senior Research Scientist in 1998 and rejoined Ultralife as the R&D Director in 2002 after spending two years in China as a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). Dr. Zhang earned his BS and Master’s degrees in Materials Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology and a doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma. Alex and his wife, Xiaobei Qiu, have two children. Their daughter, Cassie, graduated from Harvard in 2012 and works at Jet.com in New York City. Their son Corey ’19 is currently attending University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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