Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes dedicated and talented professionals and community-minded individuals committed to promoting Daystar’s mission to fill an unmet and critical need for community-based services to help children with complex health care needs learn, thrive and shine. Our efforts are focused on enriching the lives of Daystar Kids, strengthening and supporting their families, and building upon Daystar Kids highly reputable and innovative program model.

Kathy Rideout, EdD, PNP-BC, FNAP, President

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Clinical Nursing, URMC


Michael Schwabl, Vice-President 

President, Dixon Schwabl Advertising, Inc. 

Stephen McCluski, Treasurer 

Retired CFO, Bausch & Lomb

Phil Castleberry, Secretary

VP University Advancement,

Rochester Institute of Technology

Michael F. Buckley

Partner, Boylan Code Attorneys at Law

Gabe Chodak

Relationship Manager,

Cobblestone Capital Advisors


Amber Foster, EdD

Executive Director of Space Planning & Real Estate, URMC

Lindsay Prichard Fox

Owner, Tiver Built LLC

Mason Grower IV

Chief Investment Officer, Concorde Capital

Mike Hess

CEO, Waste Harmonics

Andrew Pluta

President, Select Fabricators, Inc.

Adam Smith

Vice President Corporate Services,

The Cabot Group

Beth Sutter, SSJ 

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester

Katy DiMarco, Board Member Emeritus

Special Education/Community Volunteer


Darcy Mucci, Board Member Emeritus 

Retired Educator/Community Volunteer

Investment Committee

Johnathan Fox

Manager & Principal; VP, Real Estate & Finance

FX Lease Holdings LLC; Fox Restaurant Group

Finance/audit Committee

Matthew Weins

Partner, Lawley Insurance

Cheryl Yawman

Business Development Director,

Consiliarium Group, LLC

Medical Advisory Committee

Megan Gabel, MD

Part-time Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics,

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (SMD)

David Korones, MD

Professor of Pediatric

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Abigail L. H. Kroening, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, DBP Resident Rotation
Co-Director, LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Golisano Children's Hospital, URMC

Nirupama Laroia, MBBS

Professor – Department of Pediatrics,


Bridget Platania, APP/NP Liaison
Program Coordinator – Pediatric CF Center, Pediatric Pulmonology
Golisano Children’s Hospital, URMC

Capital Planning Committee

Mary Maida, PhD

Director, RxMM Health, Inc.

Adjunct Professor, Simon School of Business

Nathan Rozzi
Principal Architect, Rozzi Architects