RCN Leadership Team
Lynn Lubecki, Ed.D. Executive Director/CEO
(585) 473-2858, Ext. 242
Lynn M. Lubecki, MS Ed. brings more than 20 years of early childhood education expertise along with her passion to continue the RCN tradition of providing quality services to young children and their families Ms. Lubecki holds knowledge in multiple aspects of the early childhood field, including in-home child care, general, and special education. She has worked in a variety of early childhood programs and positions, including a position in Leeds, England, uniquely equipping her to administer RCN’s multiple programs through a multi-cultural lens.
Ms. Lubecki was RCN’s Director of Children’s Programs for the last four years. She has provided program and practice leadership to this large section of RCN operations. Throughout her tenure, she has actively participated in an array of early childhood educators, parents, community leaders, and organizations dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of early childhood education.
Ms. Lubecki holds a BA in Early Childhood Education, an MS in Inclusive Early Childhood Education and is finishing her education doctorate in Executive Leadership. Ms. Lubecki resides in the City of Rochester and has two children, John and Angela. She credits her success to a loving family who understands the power of investing in the children.
Dan Murty, MS. Ed., Director of Children’s Programming
(585) 473-2858, Ext. 225
Dan Murty has been with RCN as a Special Education teacher for the past nine years. He is dedicated and has the skills and knowledge base that allows him to keep Children’s Programs aligned with RCN’s mission and vision, while providing guidance and support to all teaching teams. Mr. Murty received his Masters in Early Childhood Education. He is a trusted and respected member of the RCN family and holds himself to high standards. Mr. Murty is married and has three beautiful daughters, Molly, Kate and Lauren. He lives in Rochester.
Nancy Consol, MS. Ed. Director of Special Education (SMILE)
(585) 473-2858, Ext. 289
Nancy Consol is the Director of Special Education at RCN. She has been active in the Rochester area as an Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Teacher and Evaluator for two decades. Nancy has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree from University of Connecticut in Special Education and C.A.S. in Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport. Growing up with an older sister who had developmental disabilities, Nancy knows the value of inclusive communities. She feels right at home as a member of the broad, inclusive family at RCN. Nancy serves on the Board of the Flower City Down Syndrome Network and is a Team Coordinator of Rochester Cares volunteer organization. She is married and has 3 wonderful adult children.
Christina Pearson, RCN Center City Site Director
Christina Pearson, B.S., our RCN Center City Site Director, earned a Bachelors degree in Community and Human Services with a concentration in Children’s Program Administration from SUNY Empire State College and a New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential from New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC). She brings over 11 years of experience in early care and education administration to the Site Director position. She believes that building strong, positive relationships with children and families is the key to success.
Amy McBride, Director of Family Child Care
Amy McBride joined Rochester Childfirst Network (RCN) in August as a Professional Development Specialist in the Family Child Care department. In October, Ms. McBride was promoted to the role as Director of Family Child Care. She comes to RCN with 10 years in the early childhood field. She holds a Master’s Degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in Literacy Education as well a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her expertise in coaching and training make her an asset to both Family Child Care and RCN as a whole. She is the mother of two children, ages 5&7 and enjoys spending her free time baking and in the great outdoors.
Diana Webb, Coordinator of Family Childcare Satellites of Greater Rochester
(585) 473-2858, Ext. 249
Diana Webb, has been in the field of Early Care and Education for over 30 years, she represents RCN on inter-agency projects whose goals are to increase the quality of care offered in nearly 900 licensed and registered family child care homes. Diana offers one-on-one in-home training and presents a series of workshops towards accreditation through the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCCand the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) .
Diana and Bill, her husband, of 41 years have two adult children and 2 grandchildren. Diana is a current lecturer and workshop presenter at local, state and national conferences.
Jeanine Battermann, Director of Finance
(585) 473-2858, Ext. 290
Jeanine Battermann has been with Rochester Childfirst Network (RCN) for 8 years. Jeanine graduated with her degree in Accounting and continues her career path bringing her diverse knowledge and expertise to the field. Jeanine has accepted the position as the Director of Finance. When she is not at RCN, she spends time with her six children. Jeanine also volunteers at the East Avon Volunteer Fire Department and is the Treasurer for the Rochester Touristen Verein.
Christine “Chrissy” Andrews, Director of Development
(585) 473-2858, Ext. 246
Chrissy comes to RCN with many years of experience in marketing, fundraising, donor relations, public relations and will continue to grow with RCN to continue the vision that ALL children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age will grow up safe and strong able to achieve their fullest potential. Chrissy lives in Spencerport with her husband and three boys.
Ashlee Read, Co-Director of Operations (Compliance/Front Office)
(585)-473-2858, Ext. 221
Ashlee graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and has been working in the early childhood field for over 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys baking and spending time with family.
Michael Evans, Co-Director of Operations (Facilities)
(585)-473-2858, Ext. 223
Mike was born in Sheridan, WY and has lived in Nebraska, California, Montana, New Jersey, and currently lives in Rochester, NY. He moved to Rochester in August, 2013 after his girlfriend got her PhD in toxicology at Rutgers University, and accepted a position at the U of R. Mike is an avid fan of Star Wars, Dungeons and Dragons, and video games. He enjoys creative writing and is about to publish his first book. Mike has worked with Rochester Childfirst Network since November, 2013 and has enjoyed working with all of his awesome children and colleagues.
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- Diane Larter
- Wendy Lehmann
- Lisa McCabe
- Amy Michatek
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- Carol Schlank
- Karl Schuler
- Muriel Steinberg
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- Robert (Bob) Van Niel
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- Kathleen Whelehan
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- Jean Williams
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