Our Staff

The staff here at Cancer Support Community Rochester (formerly Gilda’s Club Rochester) is not just comprised of hard-working individuals, but it is full of passionate people who love what they do and why they do it. Working at Cancer Support Community Rochester requires a special kind of person, who is both ambitious and compassionate. All of our staff members enjoy the work they do, and strive to make a difference in our community.

Melinda A. Merante
Melinda A. MeranteCEO
Carin Adams
Carin AdamsDirector of Program Operations and Outreach
Don Armstrong
Don ArmstrongDirector of Community Outreach & Engagement
Rod Christian
Rod ChristianDirector of Individual Giving and Partnerships
Angela Gonnella
Angela GonnellaDirector of Clinical and Support Services
Barb Wooden
Barb WoodenAdministrative Coordinator