2020-2022 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. 

Cathie Armstrong




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.

Kari Campos-Hamilton




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. :-)

Donna Tuffner

Events Coordinator




Social Media Coordinator



VACANT- Term 2020-2022

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.

Wendy Dannels

ByLaws Consultant


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.

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