Meet Our Board
Kim has worked in the health insurance industry in the Rochester area for over 15 years. She holds a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management both from Roberts Wesleyan College and an associates in Science in Business Administration from Monroe Community College. Kim works at MVP Health Care and has a great appreciation for the services provided by the center and the challenges that the patients and the center face when working with insurance companies.
Kim is the mother of three children her oldest daughter JaNée is a 2005 graduate of Allendale Columbia School and a 2009 Graduate of Boston College, her son James is a 2009 graduate of The Charles Finney School and is currently attending Monroe Community College and her youngest daughter Taylor is attending school at Bishop Kearney. She also has a beautiful dog named Romeo he is her fourth child.
Kim enjoys singing and is an active member of Baber AME Church where she sings in the church choir. She loves children and traveling. She currently serves on the Rise up Rochester Board and actively volunteers at the School Without Walls as a portfolio reviewer.
Micheline is the Director of Stewardship Communications at the University of Rochester, where she manages the strategy and implementation of acknowledgments, recognition, and other stewardship efforts for the University. She previously was Director of Advancement Communications for Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and also owned a writing and consulting business for more than 12 years. She has helped plan and implement major comprehensive campaigns in higher education and with local non-profit organizations.
A patient of the Center for the past 6 years, Micheline has become an enthusiastic supporter of the Center through Train for Treatment and cannot imagine life without doing the Finger Lakes Triathlon each September. She lives in Brighton with her husband Gary and their son Christian. When she is not rescuing animals both domesticated and wild, she enjoys running, horseback riding, and playing with local bands.
Erika is Associate Counsel at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is responsible for legal matters involving and affecting RIT. Prior to her employment with RIT, Ms. Duthiers was a senior associate at Nixon Peabody LLP, where she represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations, and complex commercial litigation involving contracts, intellectual property, and employment matters in state and federal courts. Prior to her employment with Nixon Peabody LLP, Ms. Duthiers served as a law clerk at the New York State Court of Appeals.
Ms. Duthiers holds a B.A., from Manhattan College, and a J.D. from Albany Law School. She is active on several boards of non-profit organizations around the Rochester community and lives in Pittsford, New York with her husband and two sons.
Betty has 30 years of experience in Health Care and Human Resources in the Rochester area. She retired recently after 18 years as the Administrator for the Iron Workers District Council of Western NY Health Care, Pension, and Annuity Funds. Her success in setting up and maintaining that Self Insured, Self Funded Health Care Plan was one of her most challenging and rewarding accomplishments.
A longtime Irondequoit resident (38 years), Betty has been active in the Rochester area both professionally and socially. She chaired the Rochester Administrators Roundtable and the Iron Workers Administrators Roundtable. In 1999-2000 she was active in the Rochester Healthcare Forum, a community organization of leaders from health, business, labor, nursing and physician sectors. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Resources from Roberts Wesleyan College and an Associates Degree in Science in Business Administration from MCC.
She is an avid golfer (VP of the Women’s Association of Webster Golf Club). She sings in her church choir and sang in an a acapella group for 10 years.
Betty is a devoted Buffalo Bills fan and she looks forward to spending cold winter months in Naples Florida. She was diagnosed with hemochromatosis as part of the primary care screening study done in Rochester in the 1990s.
Christine Hay, MD
Christine is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She received her MD degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed residency and fellowship programs at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She currently serves as Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at URMC and as an investigator in the Vaccine Research Unit and the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit at the University of Rochester.
Bob has been President/CEO of the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center in Rochester, NY since June of 2000. He has been involved with Rochester’s healthcare industry since 1990, formerly with the Rochester Health Care Forum and as Executive Vice President of the Hospital Consortium of Greater Rochester (Rochester Area Hospitals Corporation). He is past president of the Hemophilia Alliance, an organization that promotes the interests of Hemophilia Treatment Centers nationwide (www.hemoalliance.org). He was on the organizing committee that founded ATHN – American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network, a non-profit organization providing stewardship for the creation and operation of a national data base for the bleeding and clotting disorders community (www.athn.org) – and served as ATHN Treasurer. He instigated and supports a State-wide collaborative advocacy effort focused on challenges facing people with bleeding disorders. Each September, he completes the Finger Lakes Triathlon at a leisurely pace.
In 2011 & ‘12 Bob was privileged to complete the Advanced Leadership Course given by Leadership Coaching, Inc. (www.leadershipcoachinginc.com). He was a 2008 graduate of Leadership Rochester, a voluntary program that seeks to provide established and emerging leaders with knowledge and access to resources, enabling them to understand and respond to quality of life challenges in the Rochester region (www.leadershiprochester.org). He has a master’s degree in Health Administration from Cornell University and a BA from Union College. His son is a student at American University in Washington, DC. Bob and his partner Kirsten Rutherford live in Rochester.
Rich is an Engineering Specialist with Xerox Corp. and has been with Xerox for over 40 years in research and engineering. He has a B.S. in General Studies (Physics) from the University of Rochester. Rich’s ties to the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center come through being a Factor IX patient of the Center for almost 40 years until a recent liver transplant.
Rich is a big sports fan and played softball and volleyball in Webster for many years, raising occasional concern of the Center’s Staff. He and his wife Laurie and daughter Julie live in Pittsford.
Mary M. Gooley
Mary, the Center's founder, helped organize the Rochester Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation in 1953 and served as the first director of the treatment center from 1959 until 1986. She was a guiding force in establishing Hemophilia Centers in other Upstate NY communities, and has served extensively at the national level. Her 'retirement' includes active involvement on the board of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, membership in the National Hemophilia Foundation, Retired Professionals Society, the Memorial Art Gallery, and the Eastman House. She is a life member of the Hemophilia Center's board.
Mandi Lynn Gurell
Recently "retired" from the dance studio business, Mandi has a BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport and directed her own studio for 13 years. During her time as a studio owner, she taught all ages, organized fundraisers and recital events, held benefit performances for local charities and strived to pass along her passion for the arts and wellness. When Mandi closed her studio it was to focus on her family and she now enjoys being at home for her husband, Sean, two young boys, Reece (7) and Brody (3), and newly rescued dog, Minnie. She still is able to use her dance and fitness background as she teaches Zumba fitness classes at JCC. Additionally, she is currently a cast member in JCC's spring musical, and hopes to continue working in community theater. She also sings and plays bass in a local band and is always working on a craft project of some sort. In fact, she's often in the middle of a commissioned paper-crafting project and enjoys party planning and baking, as well. She is interested in yoga and meditation, animal and environmental issues and is inspired by nature's relation with humanity.
Mandi's connection to the Center is through current board member, Monica Gurell. Technically they are "cousins-in-law", but their friendship and the that of their children, has boosted Mandi's desire to help in any way she can, as the Center has been such a source of relief and benefit for Monica's son. Having wanted to get involved in the community, Mandi is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to an organization that she holds dear.
Christine resides in Pittsford with her husband, Jeffrey, and their three children. Their son, Andrew, has severe hemophilia A and has been a patient at the Hemophilia Center since 2003. In addition to her work and family commitments, Christine serves on the Vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Penfield and as a parent room representative at the Harley School. She enjoys reading, walking, and chauffeuring her children to various sporting events.
Monica is a 9th grade special education teacher at Wilson Magnet High School in the Rochester City School District. She has been teaching there for the past eleven years and absolutely loves it! She can’t imagine teaching at any other place. Monica teaches Biology and loves to teach her students about hemophilia since it relates too many of the topics which are part of the curriculum. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Geneseo.
Monica and her family have been affiliated with the Mary Gooley Hemophilia Center since her son Aaron was diagnosed with severe Hemophilia A when he was 8 months old. Due to the wonderful care given to her son Monica has been inspired to do all that she can to help the center continue with its mission and to advocate for the needs of people with hemophilia and other blood disorders.
Monica, her husband Dan, and their twins Aaron and Kyla live in Honeoye Falls. Besides being a working mother of two Monica spends her time being actively involved in the Junior League of Rochester and Temple B’rith Kodesh.