The Irondequoit Commission Advancing Racial Equity (ICARE) consists of a Chairperson, two Vice-Chairs, and 19 community shareholders, all appointed by the Town Board. Among the membership of ICARE are one student representative from each of the three local high schools: Eastridge, Irondequoit, and Bishop Kearney. A team of four commission members will co-facilitate one of the three ICARE Work Groups.
Mitchel Adams has lived in Irondequoit for 46 years, with his wife and two children. He is veteran of the United States Air Force.
Mitch has worked in the human resources field for 29 years, including at Xerox and the Rochester City School District, and holds a Master’s Degree in Management/Human Resources from Indiana University.
Chris Cardonhas lived in the Town of Irondequoit for over 30 years and taught in the West Irondequoit Central School District. Currently, he is retired from teaching and serves as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Irondequoit High School. Chris and his wife Roxanna have been married for 39 years and have two children.
He is honored to be selected to serve on the ICARE Commission. It is Chris’s goal to increase the awareness and opportunities for people of different races and cultures in our town while embracing and enhancing the great diversity that Irondequoit has to offer.
Joy M. Claboine has worked in the City of Rochester with youth and families for over 30 years. She is dedicated to making sure all people are treated equally and fairly no matter their race.
Diane DeRuyter - The diversity, proximity to downtown, nature, and the amazing family-oriented community of Irondequoit is what attracted Diane and her family to the area a few years ago. In a town that she now considers home, Diane is honored to be part of ICARE; lending her voice to promote racial justice and equity.
Diane is a master's level mental health therapist working in a community mental health clinic in downtown Rochester. A lifelong advocate for social justice, she lives in Irondequoit with her husband and two children.
Dr. Richard Clark Eckertis an author, sculptor, sociologist, husband, and father who is committed to racial justice and is honored to serve on the Commission. He is excited about working with other members of the commission and the community in challenging racism.
Chaplain Randy Henderson, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is President and CEO of Henderson Ford and Proprietor of Quick Lane Tire and Auto Service Center in Webster, NY and has over 25 years’ experience providing leadership, council and mentoring in the business and church environments. He and his wife, Marion have three children, 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Chaplain Henderson attended Duke University studying Economics and Political Science and is an ordained minister through Church of Love Faith Center.
Randy is also the founder of a local not-for-profit organization, “Henderson Family Ford Foundation” that donates primarily to local youth groups, charities and faith-based youth programs. Currently, he sits on a number of non-profit boards, and counts serving ICARE as one of his great honors.
Evelyn Holmesworks for the Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDCO). She comes with motivation and initiative to work within the Irondequoit community to help build policies, procedures, practices and programs which are equitable for all community residents.
Andrea Lukeis exceedingly grateful to have been granted a seat at the ICARE table. She is committed to using her personal and professional experience to contribute to the goals of the commission, engage in hard conversations, and ultimately work towards a better town. Her hope is that we can pave the way for neighboring communities to also directly confront systemic racism and inequality.
Annalisa Rogerscan describe her interest in ICARE in a word: Empower. As a community partner and life-long advocate her personal and professional goal has always been to ensure that the current social systems in place are fair, equitable and representative of the whole community.
Annalisa looks forward to aiding her community in its continued endeavor of economic and social advancement for a prosperous and safe Irondequoit for all.
Annie Sealy is a retired financial management professional--previous positions include Irondequoit Town Comptroller; Gates Finance Director; and at Eastman Kodak, her roles ranged from Cost Engineering to Financial Analysis.
Annie holds a B.S. in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College and currently serves on the Roberts Wesleyan Alumni Council. She participated in community initiatives driven by the United Way’s African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP); and held leadership positions as part of the AALDP Steering Committee.
Annie and husband, Trevor are long-time residents of Irondequoit raising two children here.
Paul R. Stack, Jr. - Not only has Paul grown up and raised his children in Irondequoit, he currently lives and works here teaching social studies at Eastridge High. Paul appreciates the opportunity to invest in the town’s work for racial justice.
Through dialogue, empathy and policy solutions, Paul expects that ICARE will help Irondequoit become a more inclusive and equitable community.
Lisa R. Wallis a mother of three, grandmother of three, and has lived in Irondequoit for over 20 years. She is a woman of faith who strives daily to love God and love His people.
Lisa firmly believes that as we pursue change, we must remember that real change begins in the heart and the mind of an individual. If we cannot change their mind, we cannot change their behavior.
Tracey Williamsworks for the Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDCO), and looks forward to bringing an open and honest mindset to help ensure that the Town of Irondequoit is a great place to live and equitable for all residents.
Jae Min Yandowis excited for this opportunity to serve Irondequoit. He graduated Eastridge HS in 2000 and now raises his family in the same Laurelton neighborhood he grew up in.