Brockport resident joins Mary Cariola Children’s Center

Lisa Ireland, of Brockport, recently joined Mary Cariola Children’s Center as its director of advancement and community relations.

Ireland has experience in academic and nonprofit human services advancement, donor relations and strategic leadership. Before joining Mary Cariola, Ireland led fundraising efforts at Rochester Institute of Technology, United Way of Orleans County, Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern and Hospice of Orleans.

She graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, and is active with Brockport Central School District’s board of education. She serves as president and vice president of Monroe County School Board Association.


Rochester soldier re-enlists with New York Army National Guard

Staff Sgt. Ronald Thomas, of Rochester, recently re-enlisted to continue service in the New York Army National Guard.

Thomas serves with the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-101 Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition).

"New Yorkers count on our citizen soldiers to be ready and be there when disaster strikes, and our nation counts on our soldiers when duty calls for overseas service,” Maj. Gen. Anthony German said. “I congratulate our members for choosing to stay in service and striking that balance between military duties, education or employment commitments and family obligations."


North Chili UMC awards Florence Brasser scholarships

United Methodist Church of North Chili recently awarded Florence Brasser scholarships to Rory Bloechl and Erin Nichols for their academic achievements as well as their dedication and support of the church.

Bloechl is a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Nichols attends The College at Brockport.

The scholarship provides financial support for church youth in their advanced education after high school. Florence Brasser was a teacher in the Gates-Chili Central School District. Her dedication and achievements were recognized by renaming the elementary school on Coldwater Road where she taught as Florence Brasser School.


Tops Friendly Markets promotes Greece resident

Tops Friendly markets recently promoted Amanda Yoder, of Greece, to store manager at its Avon location.

Yoder previously served as assistant store manager for the store in Fairport. She has over 21 years of experience in retail management, and started her career as a Tops cashier in Greece.

Her previous positions include district assistant, customer operations manager and nonperishable operations manager.