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Board Members Will Advise School Leadership on Steps to Ensure Health of School Community

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (May 13, 2020) — Today, The Harley School announced the appointment of five members to the school’s new Health Advisory Board. 

Over the coming months, board members will advise The Harley School leadership on steps to take in preparation for the 2020-21 school year and for summer programming. Measures ranging from proper cleaning and disinfection protocols, distancing in the classroom and camps, appropriate student flow and group sizes, use of masking measures, and temperature readings will be considered. 

The board members will also assist in interpreting guidance, mandates, and regulations from New York State, Monroe County, and the Monroe County Health Department.

“The Harley School is pleased that these four exceptionally qualified professionals have agreed to advise us on the critically important steps we will take to ensure the health and safety of our school community,” said Larry Frye, Head of School. “Moving forward, using recommendations from our Health Advisory Board, and in consultation with proper authorities, the Harley School will determine the best course of action that balances the educational needs of those we serve and the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.”

Members of The Harley School Health Advisory Board include:

David Garrison, M.D.: University of Rochester Medical Center,  Department of Psychiatry

Garrison is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He serves as the Medical Director of Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Medical Director of C/A Mobile Crisis Team at URMC.

Christine M. Hay, M.D.: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Hay is an infectious disease specialist in Rochester and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and specializes in infectious disease medicine.

Cheryl M. Kodjo, M.D., M.P.H.: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics

Kodjo is a pediatric medicine specialist in Rochester and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and specializes in pediatric medicine with a research focus on parent-adolescent communication, youth violence, and access to mental health services.

Julie R. Paternack, M.D.: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine 

Pasternack is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She graduated from Brown University and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed her residency at URMC in emergency medicine, where she served as chief resident. She then pursued a fellowship in pediatric medicine at the University of Rochester. During her fellowship, she also completed a master’s program in science for medical education.

Jennifer M. Schwartzott: Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Schwartzott is a litigation attorney at Bond, Schoeneck, and King. She has extensive litigation experience, and practices in state, federal and administrative courts representing health care providers and school districts throughout Western New York. Jen provides counsel on special education, general education, and labor and employment matters. Earlier in her career, Jen was an Associate at a large Mid-Atlantic law firm for nine years, during which time she taught legal writing as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. She earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2001, and her Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College in 1998, graduating magna cum laude.