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
Rod Christian
Rod ChristianDirector of Individual Giving and Partnerships
Angela Gonnella
Angela GonnellaDirector of Clinical and Support Services
Heather Rossi
Heather Rossi Director of Events and Communications
Laurie Orlop
Laurie OrlopBusiness Manager
Barb Wooden
Barb WoodenAdministrative Coordinator