FCCNS Administrators

  • Mari-beth schembri

    Executive Director

    Education:

    -Bachelor's Degree - English

    -Finishing up Administrative Credentials

    Experience:

    -32 years School-Age Lead Teacher and Coordinator

    -Infant, Toddler, Preschool Teacher

    -Winner of the FCCNS Karen Richards Development Award - 2021

    With FCCNS since October 2018

    Email:  mbschembri@fccnschildcare.com

    Phone #:  585-385-2360, ext 21

    Fax #:  585-385-6491

  • Lori Connolly

    Director of Finance & Operations

    Education:

    -Associates in Secretarial Science

    -Certificate in Child Care

    Experience:

    -13 years as Toddler Teacher at FCCNS

    -Bookkeeper at FCCNS since 1997

    -Health Advocate at FCCNS since September 2007

    -Assistant Executive Director January 2014 - October 2016

    -Interim Executive Director October 2016 - December 2016

    -Director of Finance & Operations since January 2017

    -Acting Director 2/11/2022 - 3/6/2022

    With FCCNS since September 1986

    Email: laconnolly@fccnschildcare.com

    Phone #: 585-385-2360, ext. 20

    Fax #: 585-385-6491

  • Bonnie Samuels

    Health Care Advocate

    Education:

    -AA Nursing

    Experience:

    -O.R. Nurse

    -School Nurse - Penfield HS

    -FCCNS Volunteer (Office Assistant)

    With FCCNS since May 2014

    Phone #: 585-385-2360, ext 24

    Fax #: 585-385-6491

  • Diane Van Auken

    Administrative Assistant

    Education:

    -BS Education & Theology, Director of Christian Education - Concordia University Chicago (RF)

    Experience:

    -Admin in Insurance Agency

    -DCE and Youth Advisor, Salem Lutheran Church

    -Principal and Teacher, St. Matthew Lutheran Church

    -Program and Project Manager for various IT and Health Care Organizations

    With FCCNS since October 2021

    Email:  dvanauken@fccnschildcare.com

    Phone #: 585-385-2360, ext 22

    Fax #: 585-385-6491

FCCNS staff

  • Pat Pucci

    Lead Teacher (Firefly Room)

    Education:

    -Associates in Child Care Education

    Experience:

    -2 years at a child care center

    -4 years as a Camp Counselor

    -6 years as a Sunday School Teacher

    -5 years of Family Day Care

    -Winner of the FCCNS Karen Richards Development Award - 2015

    With FCCNS since August 1989

  • Sarah Lentner

    Lead Teacher (Firefly Room)

    Education:

    -Bachelor's degree in Psychology

    Experience:

    -4 years as a preschool teacher

    -5 years as a nanny

    With FCCNS since September 2014

  • Amy Cintron

    Lead Teacher (Good Knights Room)

    Education:

    -Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education

    Experience:

    -3 years as a Camp Counselor and After School Counselor

    -Winner of the FCCNS Karen Richards Development Award - 2016

    With FCCNS since November 2005

  • Michelle Walsh

    Lead Teacher (Butterfly Room)

    Education:

    -BS in Sociology from Adelphi University

    Experience:

    -Working with Children with special needs and children in the hospital

    With FCCNS since November 2021

  • Larisa baird

    Lead Teacher (Caterpillar Room)

    Education:

    -Bachelors in Psychology

    Experience:

    -Center for Autism and Related Disorder - 1 1/2 years

    With FCCNS since August 2020

  • Laura Swail

    Lead Teacher (Lady Bug Room)

    Education:

    -Associates in Human Services

    Experience:

    -Toddler Teacher at A Child's Garden

    -Preschool Teacher at Wilson Commencement Park

    -Preschool Teacher at Fairport Baptist Home

    -Infant Teacher at Kindercare

    With FCCNS since April 2022

  • sierra anders

    Lead Teacher (Little Lamb Room)

    Education:

    -Associates in Support Technology

    -Bachelors in Applied Arts & Science

    Experience:

    -Teacher's Assistant, YMCA

    With FCCNS since September 2021

  • faith morse

    Lead Teacher (Little Lamb Room)

    Education:

    -Bachelors in Christian Elementary Education

    Experience:

    -30 years Home Day Care

    -20 (of the 30) years Pre-4, K5 and 1st grade Teacher

    With FCCNS since July 2018

  • Bonnie Millen

    Lead Teacher (All Rooms)

    Education:

    -Associates in Liberal Arts & Human Services

    Experience:

    -Over 9 years experience as Para-professional

    -Assistant Preschool Teacher

    -Lead Preschool Teacher

    With FCCNS since December 2021

  • Stephanie Johnson

    Drama Teacher

    Education:

    -Bachelor of Arts Theatre

    Experience:

    -Backstate experience GEVA & Brockport College

    -Vacation Bible School skits 10+ years

    -Improv Theatre

    With FCCNS since January 2022

  • Karen wright

    Substitute Teacher (Caterpillar, Butterfly & Firefly Rooms)

    Education:

    -Bachelors in German

    -Masters in Elementary Education - K-12

    -Special Education Certification

    Experience:

    -1st Grade Teacher

    -Special Education Asst. Teacher

    -Special Education Itinerant Tutor

    -Special Education Tutor

    -Girl Scout Leader

    With FCCNS since May 2015

  • Aynina Henry

    Assistant Teacher (Caterpillar Room)

    Education:

    -2 years Elementary Education - Buffalo State

    -Early Childhood Education - University of Albany

    -Training Programs

    Experience:

    -Working in Childcare for over 22 years

    With FCCNS since November 2021

  • carli lo cigno

    Assistant Teacher (Butterfly Room)

    Education:

    -Associates in Creative Writing

    Experience:

    -Nanny

    -Daycare Assistant

    With FCCNS since September 2021

  • Sandi Kuhn

    Food Service & Nutrition

    Education:

    -High School Degree

    Experience:

    -Thirty years experience in food service including at a child care center

    With FCCNS since March 2010

  • OWEN LEDERMANN

    Office Assistant

    Assistant Teacher (Little Lamb, Lady Bug, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Firefly & Good Knights Rooms)

    Education:

    -High School Degree

    -Attending Nazareth College -

    Experience:

    -Volunteer coach at YMCA (2 years)

    -Volunteer for VBS at Faith Lutheran and United Church of Christ

    -Babysitting for family friends

    With FCCNS since June 2016

  • Alex McDonald

    Assistant Teacher (Caterpillar, Butterfly, Firefly and Good Knight Rooms)

    Education:

    -High School Graduate

    -Attending Nazareth College - working on Bachelors in Nursing

    Experience:

    -4 years working with children ages 18 months to school-age

    With FCCNS since September 2017

  • savannah pangrazio

    Assistant Teacher (Little Lamb, Lady Bug, Caterpillar, Butterfly and Firefly Rooms)

    Education:

    -Attending Nazareth College - Nursing

    Experience:

    -Babysitting

    -Girl Scouts Camp Counselor

    With FCCNS since June 2018


  • Abigail McNally

    Assistant Teacher (Little Lamb, Lady Bug, Caterpillar, Butterfly and Firefly Rooms)

    Education:

    -High School Graduate

    -Attending Saint Bonaventure - working on Bachelors in Adolescent Sociology 

    Experience:

    -Babysitting

    -Day Care

    With FCCNS since December 2020

  • jayna labarbera

    Assistant Teacher (Little Lamb, Lady Bug, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Firefly and Good Knights Rooms)

    Education:

    -High School Graduate

    -Attending MCC

    Experience:

    -Serving in nursery at church/VBS

    -Working with kids at Flower City Work Camp

    -Babysitting

    With FCCNS since February 2021

  • Meghan Connolly

    Assistant Teacher (Little Lamb, Lady Bug, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Firefly and Good Knight Rooms)

    Education:

    -High School Graduate

    -Attended MCC

    Experience:

    -Babysitting

    With FCCNS since March 2022

  • Meghan Gregory

    Assistant Teacher (Little Lamb, Lady Bug, Caterpillar, Butterfly and Firefly Rooms)

    Education:

    -High School Graduate

    -Attending Providence College

    Experience:

    -

    With FCCNS since April 2018

  • Lily redman

    Assistant Teacher (Little Lamb, Lady Bug, Caterpillar, Butterfly & Firefly and Good Knights Rooms)

    Education:

    -High School Graduate

    -Attending Nazareth - Psychology and Speech Therapy

    Experience:

    -Volunteer at ARC

    -Mentor

    -Tutor

    With FCCNS since May 2019

FCCNS Board of Directors

  • Donna kaser

    Chair

    Term 10/2016 - 10/2022

    -Chair of Tuition Assistance

    -Church Member

  • Marc Valerio

    Treasurer

    Term 10/2017 - 10/2022

    -FCCNS Parent

  • Pastor Ben Braun

    Pastor

  • lucy allison

    Term 10/2018 - 10/2022

    -FCCNS Parent

  • Nancy Alvut

    Term 10/2021 - 10/2023

    -Church Member

  • Beth Bird

    Term 10/2021 - 10/2023

    -Church Member

  • Kathy Foster

    Term 10/2018 - 10/2022

    -Former FCCNS Parent

    -Church Member

  • Greg Gerbasi

    Leadership Board Liason


  • Kay Gerlach

    Faith Lutheran Church Finance Director

  • Sarah Lentner

    Term 5/2022 - 10/2022

    -Staff Representative

  • jenna olbermann

    Term 11/2020 - 10/2022

    -Former FCCNS Staff Member

    -Former FCCNS parent

    -Church Member

  • sharon phillips

    Term 10/2020 - 10/2022

    -Former FCCNS Board Member

    -Church Member

  • geoff robeson

    Term 10/2018 - 10/2022

    -Parent Representative - parentrep@fccnschildcare.com

    -FCCNS Parent

  • Meredith Tindall

    Term  11/2020 - 10/2022

    -FCCNS Parent

    -Former FCCNS Board Member

    -Church Member