2020-2022 DWR Board
Lori Jeanne Gauthier
Lori Jeanne has been living in Rochester for 32 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 outdoor tea party. She is now humbled and honored to serve the community of Deaf Women as the President of DWR.
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. :-)
Hello all! I lived in Rochester for many years since graduating from RIT with my first degree in 1994. I am currently a faculty for the Business Studies Department at RIT/NTID teaching and preparing our future generation for the job market. I am a teacher by day and a pet sitter/dog boarder all the other times. I also work closely with dog rescues in the south by fostering dogs and finding furever homes/families for them in Western New York. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my four precious loves; three kitties and my big boy—a black shepherd. I am excited to be your new Events Coordinator for DWR and look forward to meeting you all at our DWR events!
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.