Board of Directors

Lizz Ortolani, LMSW
Lizz Ortolani is the Chair of the Shepherd Home Board of Directors and co-chairs the Community and Public Relations Committeee.

Lizz is a social worker with 15 years experience working in various healthcare settings, including oncology, hospice, brain injury, and HIV/AIDS. She has served on several nonprofit boards of directors, leading organizations through change and growth, with a comittment to mission-based management. Her other board experience includes the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, National Association of Social Workers-NYS Chapter, and the Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS.
 
She currently works with small businesses to provide employee benefit solutions. In addition, she provides community integration counseling to adult survivors of brain injury and is an adjunct instructor in the social work program at SUNY Brockport.

 
Jeff Burns

Jeff Burns chairs Shepherd Home’s Information Technology committee, co-chairs the Community & Public Relations Committees, and oversees development of the memorial gardens.

Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, communications, and strategic planning at software firms and advertising/PR agencies, including 3M Health Information Systems, Health Systems International, BBK, and GrammaTech. He's also taught history at a middle school in Hillsborough, NC. Jeff provides IT and marketing consulting and develops new business ideas.

Jeff has previously volunteered with United Way, Youth At Risk, the Holiday Project, the New Haven Community Soup Kitchen, Junior Achievement, and several political campaigns. He is currently the treasurer for the Penfield Democratic Committee. Jeff has been a volunteer at Shepherd Home since 2006 and joined the board in 2007.

Why I volunteer for the Shepherd Home
 
 
Nancy McKinley
Nancy McKinley is an attorney and partner at FORSTYH, HOWE, O’DWYER, KALB & MURPHY, P.C.  She is also a member of the Monroe County Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section) and New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section and Elder Law Section).  Nancy is on the Roberts Wesleyan College Planned Giving Advisory Board.  She has practiced in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Medicaid Planning for several years, and has spoken at a number of seminars on estate and Medicaid planning. 

Her education includes a Bachelor of Science from D’Youville College in 1990 and a degree of Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1997.  She was admitted to the Bar in 1998.  Nancy was Vice Chairperson of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Learning Committee in 2000 - 2001, Chairperson of that committee in 2001 - 2003 and served on the Lawyers for Learning Committee from 2003 - 2009. She was on the board of the Rochester Education Foundation from 2005 until 2014.

Nancy has concentrated her practice in the following areas of law:  Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Medicaid Planning; Elder Law; and Real Estate.

Nancy serves as the Board Secretary for Shepherd Home. 


   
Lancye Douglas
Lancye Douglas has been a volunteer at Shepherd Home since August 2007. Her previous volunteer experience includes the Tarrant County Alzheimer's Association in Fort Worth, TX and Isaiah House in Rochester, NY.

Lancye holds degrees in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and medical technology from Duke University. Her 25-plus year career in the medical device industry with Eastman Kodak and Johnson & Johnson included positions in customer support, marketing & sales, manufacturing, and quality/regulatory/complicance.

She joined the Shepherd Home board of directors in May 2010. Lancye also works two standing volunteer shifts per week providing hands-on resident care and serves on the Fundraising Committee.

Lancye and her husband, Joe, reside in Webster, NY.

Why I volunteer for the Shepherd Home
 
 
 
 
Cindy Andrews
Cindy Andrews is vice president of human resources for Baldwin Richardson Foods. She has over 25 years experience in human resources with a focus on talent management, employee engagement and change management.
 
Cindy holds a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Organizational Management both from Roberts Wesleyan College.
 
Cindy has been on the board for Shepherd Home since 2009.
 
Jeff Chapman

Jeff Chapman co-chairs the Shepherd Home Fund Raising Committee, co-chairs the Planned Giving Sub-Committee, and serves on the Gala Committee.

Jeff has been a member of the Penfield Business Association since 2007 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2011. On the Board he is an active participant in the Technology Committee, Town Planning Board Liaison Committee, and served as Chairman of the Golf Tournament Committee for three years. He has been nominated to serve as Vice President of the Board in 2013.

Jeff is a lifelong resident of the Rochester area, growing up in Fairport and Penfield. He graduated from Penfield High School in 1984, attended SUNY Canton and returned to the area after college to work and raise a family.

In 1994, Jeff started his financial planning business and in 2005 leased office space in the Trendz building near the Four-Corners of Penfield. When he and his business partner decided to purchase their own property in 2007, they chose a location in nearby Liberty Heights. Their current office is located just west of Four-Corners on Penfield Road, next to St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Jeff is a New York State financial planner with license designations from American College in 2002. He is an active volunteer with The Holy Childhood, a board member for the Shepherd Home since 2012, Walworth Hamlet Association, and Webster Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club and has two children, ages 17 and 15. Jeff resides just east of Penfield in Walworth.

Bill Rice
Bill Rice chairs Shepherd Home's Finance Committee.

Bill earned BA and MBA degrees from Harvard University.  Between undergraduate and graduate schools he served for three years in active duty with the US Air Force as a pilot and an intercept controller.

Bill's professional experience in accounting and finance began with five years in the Controller's Office of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. That was followed by four years as Controller of a printing company in Buffalo and finally as CFO for 30 years with Curtice Burns Foods in Rochester. During Bill's tenure the company went through tremendous growth, including many acquisitions. When he left the company in in the year 2000 sales were 30 times greater than when he started in 1970.
 
Bill is presently a Certified Financial Planner with Cooper Haims Advisors.
 
Bill sees the Shepherd Home as a rare help to people in their time of greatest need. Most people do not know about comfort care facilities until the need is there.  Bill is also a long term board member of The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester and of the Strong Museum.


Jennifer LaFountain
 
 
Amy Yelle