2018-2020 DWR Board
Lori Jeanne Gauthier
Lori Jeanne has been living in Rochester for 30 years, having moved from Springfield, MA to attend NTID (SVP ’89). She received a degree in Marketing & Sales from Bryant and Stratton College in 1995. After several years as a full-time mom to her four beautiful children, she worked as a pre-K paraprofessional with the Rochester City School District and then as a home health aide with Unity Health System. She now works as a Rehab Caregiver for Rochester Regional Health. Lori Jeanne previously hosted DPHH and DNO events and currently hosts an annual outdoors tea party. She is now humbled and honored to serve the community of Deaf Women as the President of DWR.
I'm originally from Kalamazoo, MI. I graduated from RIT with B.S. degree in Medical Technology and a M.S. in Clinical Research. Careerwise, I work in regulated Pharmaceutical/Medical Device industries in various positions. My hobbies includes traveling, biking, and networking with people. I look forward to supporting DWR organization as a Secretary.
Graduated from the RIT Social Work program and currently work at NTID. I love animals and nature. Seeing sunsets where ever I am is always refreshing to my soul. Getting up for the occasional sunrise does wonders, as well. I love analyzing finances and learning about Financial Independence, hence the reason I became Treasurer. I am happily married and raising a wonderful kid! Hope to meet more folks at various events. Come find out which football team I support and what other sports I love. :-)
A graduate of CSUN '88 and Columbia University '01, a former case manager working with Deaf adults for many years in NYC and then a former teacher of the deaf for five years in Brooklyn, currently a business owner of Eaffers and Max as well as an artist. Mom to a wonderful teen boy and wife to an ardent NFL fan. Happy to be serving Deaf women in the Rochester community as an event coordinator.
Ana P. Trujillo-Mendino
Social Media Coordinator
I was born in Mexico City and moved to Los Angeles when I was 4 years old. I also have two deaf siblings. I graduated at NTID in 2015 with A.A.S in Applied Computing Technology. I graduated at RIT in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information System. I am currently looking for a full-time job.
Solange "Sally" Skyer
I am a proud deaf mother of two grown children. I'm also happily retired after working 38 wonderful years as an academic advisor at NTID/RIT. I enjoy traveling, creating/experimenting different art mediums, and love to read. I enjoy sharing my upbeat attitude and being a positive influence for family and friends. Life is indeed good.
I am a research faculty in the NTID Center on Access Technology and strongly believe Western New York has two seasons: skiing and sailing. Also, I love shooting photos from different destinations around the world.