Victoria (Vicky) Beatham was born and raised in Rochester, growing up in Pittsford. Victoria has a love for sports, growing up playing soccer and basketball, as well as loving any outdoor activity. She has currently picked up snowboarding, and is still learning to master the skills it takes to get down the mountain. She attended SUNY Uni
Victoria (Vicky) Beatham was born and raised in Rochester, growing up in Pittsford. Victoria has a love for sports, growing up playing soccer and basketball, as well as loving any outdoor activity. She has currently picked up snowboarding, and is still learning to master the skills it takes to get down the mountain. She attended SUNY University at Buffalo, graduating in the Spring of 2020 with a degree in Public Health. She has since returned back to Rochester and is now living in the city with her cuddly and frisky cat, Stella. Her love for working with people and drive to encourage preventative work within communities is what drew her to this position. Her education has made her passionate about D-FI’s work, and makes her excited to be a part of the change within Irondequoit and neighboring communities.
Gavin McDonald was born and raised in Henrietta, New York. Gavin has a strong passion for football (GO BILLS) and working out. In his free time he likes to go fishing, golfing, skiing, and spending days at his cottage on Keuka Lake. Gavin attended West Virginia University, graduating in the Fall of 2021 with a degree in Health and Well-be
Gavin McDonald was born and raised in Henrietta, New York. Gavin has a strong passion for football (GO BILLS) and working out. In his free time he likes to go fishing, golfing, skiing, and spending days at his cottage on Keuka Lake. Gavin attended West Virginia University, graduating in the Fall of 2021 with a degree in Health and Well-being. Gavin also attended Utica College for two years where he played collegiate football. His personal experiences and education have made him passionate about helping the youth live a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Gavin believes the preventive work D-FI provides is a great opportunity to help make a lasting impact in his community.
As an affected family member, after the loss of her son Patrick to an overdose, Ginny brings a strong belief in prevention strategies for youth at the earliest stages. As a founding member of Drug-Free Irondequoit: Together, she has been thrilled to be part of the initial formation of the group and to have been part of the process for receiving funding with a federal and state grant. Ginny brings nearly 30 years of running a business and a number of experiences as a board member in leadership positions. She currently serves as the President/Chair of the Board.
Therese has held domestic and international Marketing Director positions at Constellation Brands, Eastman Kodak, and Kodak Alaris. She is currently Product and Brand Marketing Director at Quality Vision International.
In addition to her involvement with Drug-Free Irondequoit, Therese has served in leadership roles for Irondequoit Rotary, Rotary District 7120, Eight 4 World Hope, It Could Happen to You and Rochester American Marketing Association.
Therese graduated from St. John Fisher College with a dual major in Management and Spanish. Therese has completed 75% of the necessary coursework toward an MBA from RIT.
Therese and her husband, Bill, live in Irondequoit, NY. They have a son and two grandchildren.
Mayra Rodriguez Beltran is a physician assistant with over 10 years of experience specializing in family medicine and addiction medicine. She is a 2010 graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology physician assistant program. Currently holds employment at both Huther Doyle and Rochester Regional Health: Clinton Family Health Center. Her career interest is to continue to educate primary care providers on how to recognize and adequately treat substance use disorders in the primary care setting. She became interested in DFI-Together because she wanted to get involved with the community to help develop programs to encourage our youth to make safe decisions related to their health and have an impact in breaking the cycle of addiction within family units. Mayra was born in Puerto Rico and her family moved to the Rochester area in 2000. She has been an Irondequoit resident since 2016. She enjoys spending time with family.
Sarah Fordyce is a Tax Accountant at RDG + Partners CPAs. The Rochester area has been her home since 2013, Irondequoit resident since 2017. Sarah's role on the board is treasurer. She decided to join the board because she wanted to get more involved in her community and help create a safe, drug-free community for our youth.
James is a sole practitioner, practicing in Rochester, New York, whose general practice includes an extensive amount of cases in Family Court, both as Attorney For the Child and as counsel to adult parties, together with criminal cases at the misdemeanor and felony level in all courts, as well as appeals. He is a 1976 graduate of Gettysburg College and a 1980 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.
Jim has lived in Irondequoit since 1991; he is married and has one daughter. Jim is a longtime member of Irondequoit Rotary where he is a Past President and two-time Paul Harris Fellow. Jim retired from Eastman Kodak after a 34 year career in Market Research and Product Planning management positions. He is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S., Business Administration) and the Simon Business School at University of Rochester (MBA, Marketing). He currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice-President.
Ed McClenathan is an attorney in private practice focusing on family law issues. His interest in DFI – Together came after seeing the devastating effect substance abuse has on children and families both inside and outside of the family court system. He is married to his wife of 17 years, Brigid, and has three children. He has been a resident of Irondequoit since 2008.
Dave Seeley serves as the Executive Director of RochesterWorks, the region’s most comprehensive workforce development organization. In this capacity, he leads the Monroe County/Rochester Workforce Development Board and oversees the operation of three federally funded one-stop career centers. Since joining RochesterWorks in 2021, he has worked to magnify the organization’s role as a convener of the local workforce system, instituted a more robust community engagement strategy and has spearheaded new initiatives to connect historically marginalized populations with career pathways.
Dave also serves as the Co-Chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s Workforce & Talent Workgroup, and Co-Chair of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative’s Employment Working group. Prior to coming to RochesterWorks, Dave served in various government roles, including working in the Governor’s Office, the NYS Assembly, and most recently, the elected Town Supervisor of his hometown, Irondequoit from 2016 to 2021.
Lindsay is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor who has the role of Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor for the West Irondequoit Central School District. Growing up in Irondequoit, Lindsay is deeply committed to D-Fi's mission to develop and support the implementation of programs and activities related to prevention, education and reduction of youth substance use in Irondequoit.
Lindsay is happy to be one of the original members of the Board and currently serves as the Chair of the Assessment and Evaluation Committee.