Board Members

John L. Bartolotta - Chair
Local Appointment (2008-2018)
Mr. Bartolotta is group manager/administrative vice president of M&T Bank. He has extensive banking experience in both the development of new commercial loan relationships and sales strategies. Mr. Bartolotta currently serves on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Rochester and Better Business Bureau, Inc. He is past president and served on the boards of directors of the Monroe Community College Foundation and the Locust Hill Country Club. He is past chair of the Al Sigl Center Sports Committee. A graduate of Aquinas Institute and Rochester Business Institute, Mr. Bartolotta is a veteran of the US Marine Corps Reserve.


John Bartolotta

Grace S. Tillinghast - Vice Chair
Local Appointment (2009-2020)
Mrs. Tillinghast is co-owner of The Battery, a baseball and softball training facility in Gates, and a former Eastman Kodak Company executive. Prior to her extensive career in public affairs and communications at Kodak, she was co-host and co-producer of "Que Pasa Rochester," WXXI's Spanish-language news program, for 16 years. An area resident for nearly 40 years, she is a longtime advocate of the Hispanic community. She serves on the boards of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association and the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Fluent in five languages, she has lectured and published throughout the world about the use and abuse of the Spanish language. Tillinghast's education includes certification in elementary and secondary education from Tomas Godoy Cruz Teachers' College; certification in English, University of Michigan; certification in Italian, Dante Alighieri Institute; and certification in corporate community relations, Boston College School of Management.


Grace S. Tillinghast

Jeffrey R. Adair
Local Appointment (2010-2018)
Mr. Adair serves as president of the Monroe County Legislature and represents residents of Mendon, Rush, Wheatland and parts of Pittsford on the county’s highest elected body. His public service began in 1996 as a member of the Wheatland Town Council. In addition to his legislative duties, Mr. Adair works as a regional sales manager for Bimbo Bakeries USA. He also serves on the boards of several local organizations, including the Genesee Transportation Council, Greater Rochester Visitors Association, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, Seneca Park Zoo Society, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, and the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Mr. Adair attended MCC and earned a certificate from the Syracuse University Graduate School of Sales and Marketing Management.


Jeffrey R. Adair

Kenneth G. Goode
Local Appointment (2007-2021)
Mr. Goode is the owner of the management consultant firm, Kenneth G. Goode and Associates. He is a prolific author and presenter, as well as a member of the American Academy of Social and Political Science. Mr. Goode worked for Monroe County for 10 years, first as director of the Department of Affirmative Action and Community Relations and then as director of the Office of Government and Community Affairs. He has also worked as a research attorney for the University of California. Mr. Goode earned a law degree and a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Arizona and has a master’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Ken G. Goode

Ekaterina “Katya” Jones

Student Trustee (2014-2015)

Ms. Jones is in her second year at MCC and is pursuing an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences-humanities and social science. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and ultimately attain a doctorate. In addition to serving as a chapter vice president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, she is involved in Model United Nations and Conversation Partners, a co-curricular program in which MCC students meet with their non-fluent English-speaking peers to learn about each other’s language and culture. Originally from Russia, she speaks Russian and some Italian.


Ekaterina Jones
Howard Konar
Gubernatorial Appointment (2008-2015)

Mr. Konar is president of Konar Properties, and a former partner in the law firm of Boylan Code in Rochester. He currently serves on the boards of Rochester Management and the Farash Foundation, on the advisory board of MCC’s Holocaust Genocide and Human Rights Project, and is past board chair of the Monroe Community College Foundation. In 2008 Mr. Konar was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Council of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where he now serves as chair of the Education Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his law degree from Fordham University.


Howard Konar

Barbara P. Lovenheim
Gubernatorial Appointment (2012-2017)
MCC Professor Emerita Dr. Barbara P. Lovenheim taught for 17 years in the College’s English/Philosophy Department and also taught courses in the College’s Honors Institute. She presently teaches in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Nazareth College. A prolific writer who has published many critical and creative pieces, Dr. Lovenheim has taught in Strasbourg, France for Syracuse University and was a visiting professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth. She is active in Rochester Arts and Lectures and the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project at MCC. She is on the University of Rochester Library Board and the Friends of Eastman Opera Board. Dr. Lovenheim has a B.A. from Ohio University, an M.A. from Tufts University, an M.F.A. from New England College and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.


Barbara P. Lovenheim

Ronald S. Ricotta
Local Appointment (2014-2021)

Mr. Ricotta has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing. He is the president and chief executive officer of Century Mold Co. Inc. and a co-owner of Parlec Inc. Previously, he served as president of Nationwide Precision Products and as a partner in a certified public accounting firm. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Ricotta’s community involvement includes serving as a member of Delphi Automotive’s global supplier council, RIT President’s Roundtable and Caldwell Manufacturing Co.’s board and as a board officer of Century Mold and Parlec.


Ronald Ricotta
Kevin T. Stickles
Gubernatorial Appointment (2013-2019)

Mr. Stickles is vice president of human resources at Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. He is responsible for all facets of recruitment, staffing, and professional development, including the management intern program, succession planning, and community partnership initiatives such as the Hillside Work Scholarship program. He serves on the Monroe Community College Foundation Board of Directors, the Monroe Community College Grants Committee, Nazareth HR Advisory Council and the Ibero Advisory Board. Mr. Stickles is a graduate of Monroe Community College. He earned an MBA from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego.


Kevin Stickles
Allen K. Williams
Gubernatorial Appointment (2012-2017)
Mr. Williams is a financial professional with extensive experience managing budgets and forecasting financial performance. His career includes service as chief financial officer at Brown & Hutchinson, a wealth management adviser with TIAA-CREF, and a financial controller at Xerox Corp. He is also a strong supporter of education, having served as an adjunct instructor in MCC’s Business Administration and Economics Department and as a commissioner with the Rochester City School District Board of Education. Mr. Williams earned a master’s degree from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine.
Allen K. Williams