Gretchen is a classroom assistant at Geneseo Central School and has a passion for young people.She has served as Christian Educator at Geneseo Central Presbyterian Church. Gretchen’s extensive experience with youth and young adults, her past-life as a professional cook, and her ability to discover and develop gifts in people, make her an asset to the Board.
Joshua was a student of Lagom Landing’s our pilot year (2012-13). After his time at Lagom Landing, Joshua continued his learning through completing his BA in Psychology and Masters degree in Education. Joshua’s passion is creating unique educational opportunities for young people and he has had the pleasure of working with various organizations to this end. Each year, Joshua leads Lagom Landing workshops in goal setting, building community, and finding internships.
Cindy is a retired English teacher who was an educator for 34 years. She is a member of the Geneseo Central Education Fund board and is a runner, walker, and avid reader. She and her husband, Jim Memmott, live in Geneseo, NY.
Paul is a retired advertising executive who teaches part-time at The University of Rochester and is a church volunteer at the West Bloomfield UCC. Paul has spent 15 years on the board of Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua and 13 years on the Bloomfield School Board. He married his high school sweetheart and has five daughters and 16 grandkids. He loves golf, reading, writing, and history. Paul is a social justice advocate. He started Big World, a rural summertime experience for Rochester city youth. His passion is solving problems.
Board Member, Bob Insull – Brighton, NY
Dr. Bob is a NY State Licensed Psychologist with more than 50 years experience teaching, training, and treating in the arena of human behavior. In his clinical practice, he has worked across the developmental stages (children to golden-agers), across the diagnostic spectrum (chemical dependency, severe mental illness, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and PTSD), and treatment settings (clinics, inpatient psychiatric centers, and private practice). During the closing years of his practice, he became interested in the area of psychological trauma and worked with survivors in individual and group settings. Dr. Bob, a native of NY City, has lived in Brighton with his wife, Joanne, for 38 years. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. He has been retired from active practice for about 10 years and spends his time engaged in social-change activities with his church and with the Rochester Alliance of Communities Transforming Society (Roc/ACTS).
Brian is currently working for The Outdoor Group, a company that builds professional archery equipment. Brian enjoys listening to and making music. He also loves most outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, archery, and sports. Brian’s family consists of his wife Britney, his amazing stepson, Lucian, and numerous pets. Helping people and volunteering are very important to Brian and his family.
Erin is a recent St. Lawrence University graduate. She double majored in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies. After graduation, Erin spent a year as an Americorps VISTA with a non-profit law firm in Rochester, NY. She currently works in the same organization assisting with grant writing and capacity building projects. Erin loves partaking in community projects, gardening, reading and hiking.
Board Member, Betty Reinhart– Conesus, NY
Betty is a retired School Counselor of 38 years who continues to work part time in the Restorative Justice field for Partners in Restorative Initiatives, a nonprofit in Rochester. She loves doing Community Building Circles and trainings and especially honored to share this restorative practice at Lagom Landing. She also teaches Grounded Kids Yoga and lives with her partner of 14 years, Barry. She loves being a Mom and a new grandmother!