Mary Whittier Executive Director Mary Whittier led the development and formation of Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Mary has worked with children and families for more than 30 years. Her experience includes work at Hillside Children’s Center, Monroe County Child Protective Services and Golisano Children’s Hospital. Mary holds a BSW from Buffalo State College and LMSW from the University of Buffalo. She serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, the Rochester Police Department Foundation and is a member of the Council of Agency Executives.

Mary Whittier
Executive Director


Mary Whittier led the development and formation of Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Mary has worked with children and families for more than 30 years. Her experience includes work at Hillside Children’s Center, Monroe County Child Protective Services and Golisano Children’s Hospital. Mary holds a BSW from Buffalo State College and LMSW from the University of Buffalo. She serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, the Rochester Police Department Foundation and is a member of the Council of Agency Executives.

Anna Potter Associate Executive Director Anna Potter joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in May of 2010. Anna has worked with victims and families of sexual assault for more than 20 years. She previously was the Regional Manager of Rape Crisis Service of Planned Parenthood. Anna is a certified sexual assault counselor/advocate and received her BA in Sociology/Psychology from SUNY Geneseo.

Anna Potter
Associate Executive Director

Anna Potter joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in May of 2010. Anna has worked with victims and families of sexual assault for more than 20 years. She previously was the Regional Manager of Rape Crisis Service of Planned Parenthood. Anna is a certified sexual assault counselor/advocate and received her BA in Sociology/Psychology from SUNY Geneseo.

Kathy Davies Office Manager Kathy Davies joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in August of 2012. She was previously the Office Manager, Assistant to the Executive Director and Secretary to the MCC Foundation Board of Directors at Monroe Community College Foundation. Kathy has an extensive background in banking as she worked for JP Morgan Chase Bank for 28 years. 

Kathy Davies
Office Manager

Kathy Davies joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in August of 2012. She was previously the Office Manager, Assistant to the Executive Director and Secretary to the MCC Foundation Board of Directors at Monroe Community College Foundation. Kathy has an extensive background in banking as she worked for JP Morgan Chase Bank for 28 years. 

Robert M. Jobe Prevention Education & Outreach Specialist Robert M. Jobe joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in March of 2017. He is a retired Rochester police officer with over ten years experience in the Central Investigations Division. Bob worked in the fields of Sexual Assault Crime Analysis, Sex Offender Management and Law Enforcement training. His experience includes assignment to the Fugitive Task Force of the United States Marshals Service which is the agency tasked with apprehension of sex offenders. He is a recognized trainer and speaker in the areas of sexual assault prevention and personal protection. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY at Empire State College.

Robert M. Jobe
Prevention Education & Outreach Specialist

Robert M. Jobe joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in March of 2017. He is a retired Rochester police officer with over ten years experience in the Central Investigations Division. Bob worked in the fields of Sexual Assault Crime Analysis, Sex Offender Management and Law Enforcement training. His experience includes assignment to the Fugitive Task Force of the United States Marshals Service which is the agency tasked with apprehension of sex offenders. He is a recognized trainer and speaker in the areas of sexual assault prevention and personal protection. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY at Empire State College.

Donna Lipari Special Events Manager Donna Lipari joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in April of 2010. Her background includes more than 30 years of corporate experience. She most recently was the Community Relations Manager at Xerox Corporation. She has an AS in Public Relations from Monroe Community College and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Donna recently served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Council, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance.

Donna Lipari
Special Events Manager

Donna Lipari joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in April of 2010. Her background includes more than 30 years of corporate experience. She most recently was the Community Relations Manager at Xerox Corporation. She has an AS in Public Relations from Monroe Community College and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Donna recently served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Council, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance.

Patty Lovallo Director of Finance Patty Lovallo joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in December of 2011. She has an extensive amount of corporate and non-for-profit experience and was most recently employed as Assistant Treasurer at General Signal Corporation. She received her BSBA from Bucknell University and MBA from Harvard Business School. Patty currently serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Center, the Audit Committee of the Diocese of Rochester, the Finance Council of the Church of the Transfiguration and the Planning Committee for the Pittsford Relay for Life. 

Patty Lovallo
Director of Finance

Patty Lovallo joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in December of 2011. She has an extensive amount of corporate and non-for-profit experience and was most recently employed as Assistant Treasurer at General Signal Corporation. She received her BSBA from Bucknell University and MBA from Harvard Business School. Patty currently serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Center, the Audit Committee of the Diocese of Rochester, the Finance Council of the Church of the Transfiguration and the Planning Committee for the Pittsford Relay for Life. 

Lindsey Macaluso Program Manager Lindsey Macaluso joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in June of 2016. Lindsey has worked with survivors of trauma for over ten years in a variety of capacities to include child protective case management, home and community based therapy with at-risk adolescents and outpatient therapy with adult survivors of domestic violence and child and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse. Lindsey holds a BA in psychology from Ithaca College and a Master of Social Work from the Greater Rochester Collaborative program. Lindsey is a licensed Social Worker in the state of New York.   

Lindsey Macaluso
Program Manager

Lindsey Macaluso joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in June of 2016. Lindsey has worked with survivors of trauma for over ten years in a variety of capacities to include child protective case management, home and community based therapy with at-risk adolescents and outpatient therapy with adult survivors of domestic violence and child and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse. Lindsey holds a BA in psychology from Ithaca College and a Master of Social Work from the Greater Rochester Collaborative program. Lindsey is a licensed Social Worker in the state of New York.   

Kerri Mingoia Data Specialist Kerri Mingoia joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in October of 2016. Prior to joining Bivona, Kerri worked for the Fairport Central School District as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, and as Assistant to the President and Vice President of Metrose Custom Homes. She received her Associates Degree in Biotechnology and has extensive experience in the medical field.

Kerri Mingoia
Data Specialist

Kerri Mingoia joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in October of 2016. Prior to joining Bivona, Kerri worked for the Fairport Central School District as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, and as Assistant to the President and Vice President of Metrose Custom Homes. She received her Associates Degree in Biotechnology and has extensive experience in the medical field.

  Wendy Malsegna Forensic Interviewer Wendy joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in August of 2016. She retired in July 2016 from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office where she worked as an Investigator specializing in crimes against children and economic crimes. Wendy is a United States Army Veteran.

 

Wendy Malsegna
Forensic Interviewer

Wendy joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in August of 2016. She retired in July 2016 from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office where she worked as an Investigator specializing in crimes against children and economic crimes. Wendy is a United States Army Veteran.

Cynthia Pacia Director of Development Cynthia Pacia joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in April 2016. She has worked in philanthropy for over 17 years and her donor-centered experience includes Lollypop Farm and Rochester Area Community Foundation. Cynthia holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College and a BA in Creative Writing from Binghamton University. Cynthia is a 2015 ATHENA Young Professional Finalist and a 2011 Leadership Rochester alumna. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Genesee Valley Chapter and was a co-Chair of the 2016 National Philanthropy Day.

Cynthia Pacia
Director of Development

Cynthia Pacia joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in April 2016. She has worked in philanthropy for over 17 years and her donor-centered experience includes Lollypop Farm and Rochester Area Community Foundation. Cynthia holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College and a BA in Creative Writing from Binghamton University. Cynthia is a 2015 ATHENA Young Professional Finalist and a 2011 Leadership Rochester alumna. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Genesee Valley Chapter and was a co-Chair of the 2016 National Philanthropy Day.

Austin Reid Marketing & Communications Specialist Austin Reid joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in August of 2016. She most recently worked for Nazareth College as the Alumni Relations Coordinator, and previously worked for Ontario ARC as the Communications Coordinator and New Media Specialist. Austin holds a BA in International Studies and Political Science from Nazareth College.

Austin Reid
Marketing & Communications Specialist


Austin Reid joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in August of 2016. She most recently worked for Nazareth College as the Alumni Relations Coordinator, and previously worked for Ontario ARC as the Communications Coordinator and New Media Specialist. Austin holds a BA in International Studies and Political Science from Nazareth College.

Shawn Shannon-Missal Accounting & Development Specialist Shawn Shannon-Missal joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in January of 2017. She most recently worked for Fresh Skin & Body as the Massage Therapist, and previously worked for Performance Research as a Data Coordinator. Shawn studied Art History at Rhode Island College and volunteers her massage therapy skills with Differently Abled Alternative Care.

Shawn Shannon-Missal
Accounting & Development Specialist

Shawn Shannon-Missal joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in January of 2017. She most recently worked for Fresh Skin & Body as the Massage Therapist, and previously worked for Performance Research as a Data Coordinator. Shawn studied Art History at Rhode Island College and volunteers her massage therapy skills with Differently Abled Alternative Care.

Sue Sidore Client Relations Representative Sue Sidore joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in June of 2006. She was previously a Teller Supervisor at M&T Bank. Sue has an extensive background in banking but is glad to have made a switch in fields. In addition to greeting visitors, she spends time with the children who come to Bivona.

Sue Sidore
Client Relations Representative


Sue Sidore joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in June of 2006. She was previously a Teller Supervisor at M&T Bank. Sue has an extensive background in banking but is glad to have made a switch in fields. In addition to greeting visitors, she spends time with the children who come to Bivona.

Molly Snell-Larch Volunteer & Administrative Specialist Molly Snell-Larch joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in January of 2017. Prior to joining Bivona, she worked with anti-poverty organization LIFT in Washington, DC as an AmeriCorps member, and among other things, managed their volunteer and internship programs. Molly holds a BA in sociology from The College of Wooster.

Molly Snell-Larch
Volunteer & Administrative Specialist


Molly Snell-Larch joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in January of 2017. Prior to joining Bivona, she worked with anti-poverty organization LIFT in Washington, DC as an AmeriCorps member, and among other things, managed their volunteer and internship programs. Molly holds a BA in sociology from The College of Wooster.

Sara White-Smith Case Coordinator Sara White-Smith joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in November of 2014. Her background includes 25 years of working with children and families through advocacy, crisis support and education. She previously worked at the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Witness Advocate. Sara received her BA in Criminal Justice from Keuka College.

Sara White-Smith
Case Coordinator


Sara White-Smith joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in November of 2014. Her background includes 25 years of working with children and families through advocacy, crisis support and education. She previously worked at the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Witness Advocate. Sara received her BA in Criminal Justice from Keuka College.

Staci Whitney, LMSW Forensic Interviewer Staci Whitney joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in March of 2012. Prior to joining Bivona, she worked for the University of Rochester Medical Center with the REACH Clinic and Division of Adolescent Medicine as well as the emergency department. Staci received her BS in Social Work from Nazareth College and her MSW from Greater Rochester Collaborative Program of SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College.

Staci Whitney, LMSW
Forensic Interviewer

Staci Whitney joined Bivona Child Advocacy Center in March of 2012. Prior to joining Bivona, she worked for the University of Rochester Medical Center with the REACH Clinic and Division of Adolescent Medicine as well as the emergency department. Staci received her BS in Social Work from Nazareth College and her MSW from Greater Rochester Collaborative Program of SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College.