Rochester Childfirst Network recently selected Ann Marie Stephan as its next executive director.
“I am delighted that Ann Marie Stephan has accepted our offer to become our next executive director,” said Barry Wisset, RCN board chair. “Ann Marie is a universally respected, tireless advocate in Rochester’s early intervention and child care arena. Her appointment earned the unanimous approval of our search committee and we look forward to working with her.”
Stephan previously served as division manager of special children services for Monroe County, developmental educator and service coordinator at nonprofit early intervention programs in Boston, team lead at the Chestnut Children’s Center, and family learning program manager at Boston Children’s Museum.
“I was honored to be selected as RCN’s next executive director,” Stephan said. “It’s exciting to lead an organization for which I have the utmost respect, and which is known throughout Greater Rochester as a leader in early childhood education, child care and advocacy.”
Stephan earned her bachelor’s degree at Providence College in Rhode Island and her Master of Science in early intervention at Wheelock College in Boston.
“We want to thank Marsha Dumka, our interim executive director, for her service to RCN,” Wisset said. “She has kept RCN on course during the past several months, and has positioned us well to move forward under Ann Marie’s leadership.”