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Board of Directors

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Scott D. Nasca

Chairperson

Mr. Nasca is the President of Generation Capital Management, LLC here in Rochester, New York. He is the former Principal and Director of Equity Investments at Karpus Investment Management in Pittsford, New York.

Mr. Nasca currently serves as a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research as well as the Rochester Society of Security Analysts and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mr. Nasca was appointed to the Water Authority’s Board of Directors in January 2014 and has served as Vice Chairperson until he was voted Chairperson in 2018. As Chairperson he is a member ex officio of all standing Board Committees. The current term expires April 1, 2024

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Matthew J. Fero

Vice-Chairperson

Matthew J. Fero is a partner in the law firm of Fero & Ingersoll, LLP. He is engaged in the general practice of law with a specific concentration on family law. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Lawrence University in 1998 and his law degree from Sufflok University School of Law in 2003. Mr. Fero is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association and was admitted to the New York State Bar Fourth Judicial Department in 2004 and subsequently to the Federal Bar in the Western District of New York and United States Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Fero was the recipient of the James R. Boyle Award for child advocacy in 2013 and the William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award in 2016.

Mr. Fero was appointed to the Water Authority’s Board of Directors in January 2018 and currently serves as Vice Chair; he is also a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. The current term expires April 1, 2022.

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Joseph R. Rulison

Treasurer

Mr. Rulison is Co-Founder and CEO at three+one advisors.  He is the former Managing Director for the Upstate New York market, for J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

A Board Member, and Treasurer, for the Monroe County Water Authority, Mr. Rulison also serves as Chair of the Audit committee.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors at Visit Rochester and the Memorial Art Gallery as well as being a Trustee and past Chair for St. John Fisher College and Trustee to the University of Redlands, Redlands, California. He formerly served as the Chairman of the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Geva Theater. Mr. Rulison holds an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from St. John Fisher College.

Mr. Rulison was first appointed to the Board in 2005 and the current term expires April 1, 2024.

Marcia Van Vechten

Marcia Van Vechten is a former Account Executive at the American Red Cross, collaborating with not-for-profit, governmental agencies, and private entities on safety training and protocols.  She also served as an Account Executive at both Nextel Partners and A&T Wireless, working with local businesses and municipalities on wireless solutions.  Currently, she is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.

Ms. Van Vechten earned an MS degree in Service Leadership and Innovation from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA in Business Management from Marymount Manhattan College.  Her current and past affiliations include the United Way African American Leadership Development Program, Democrat and Chronicle Board of Contributors, Rochester Children’s Zone Facilitator and Past Chair, Placement Resource Committee of United Way.

Ms. Van Vechten was appointed to the Board in April of 2021 and her current term expires April 1, 2026.

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Robert W. Hurlbut

Mr. Hurlbut has been president of ROHM Services Corporation, which operates 13 nursing homes in upstate New York and Florida, since 1993.  Prior to that time, he served as Vice President of ROHM Services Corporation and was administrator at Hurlbut Nursing home in Brighton. Mr. Hurlbut is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, with a degree in Food, Hotel and Travel Management.  He serves on numerous community and civic boards.  He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology in 1998 and was given the University’s Sarah Margaret Gillam Award – Hotel School in 2009.  He was named one of Rochester’s 40 Under 40 by the Rochester Business Journal in 1995.

He was appointed to the Water Authority’s Board of Directors in 2011 and serves as Chair for the Finance committee as well as being a member of the Compensation committee. The current term expires April 1, 2022.

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Allen S. Bernstein

Mr. Bernstein was Executive Vice President of DePrez Travel, a group of Rochester companies in the travel industry.  He was formerly an investigator for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in the White Collar Crime Unit and has previously served as a Commissioner of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority and as a board member of Rochester Crimestoppers. Mr. Bernstein was trained at the FBI Academy in Virginia and attended numerous seminars dealing with all facets of law enforcement.  He is a graduate of Monroe Community College.

He was appointed to the Water Authority’s Board of Directors in January 2014 and is a member of the Finance committee and the Governance committee. The current term expires April 1, 2023.

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Sheryal A. Volpe

Mrs. Volpe is an independent NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker who specializes in commercial sales, leasing and property management. She previously served on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors and was Planning Committee Chair; Canadice Town Supervisor, Budget Officer, Assessor Chairwoman; Former Vice President of Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council. Mrs. Volpe is also Vice President of Patriot Business and Realty Services Corporation.

She was appointed to the Water Authority’s Board of  Directors in November 2015 and is a member of the Audit, Finance and Governance committees. The current term expires April 1, 2026.