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.

Mike Hess

CEO, Waste Harmonics

Mary Maida, PhD

Director, RxMM Health, Inc.

Adjunct Professor, Simon School of Business 

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


Michael F. Buckley, President 

Partner, Boylan, Code Attorneys at Law 


Michael Schwabl, Vice-President 

President, Dixon Schwabl Advertising, Inc. 


Stephen McCluski, Treasurer 

Retired CFO, Bausch & Lomb

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

Dean, URMC School of Nursing

Phil Castleberry

VP University Advancement,

Rochester Institute of Technology

Gabe Chodak

Relationship Manager,

Cobblestone Capital Advisors


Ann Collins, SSJ 

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester

Lindsay Prichard Fox

Owner, Tiver Built LLC


Finance Committee

Johnathan Fox

Manager & Principal; VP,

Real Estate & Finance

FX Lease Holdings LLC;

Fox Restaurant Group

Mason Grower

Chief Investment Officer,

Concorde Capital

Jozef Kuzmkowski

Bank of America

Matthew Weins

Partner, Lawley Insurance

Cheryl Yawman​

Business Development Director

Consiliarium Group, LLC

Medical Advisory Committee

David Korones, MD

Professor of Pediatric

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Nirupama Laroia, MBBS

Professor – Department of Pediatrics,