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October 07, 2020

RMSC Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Trustees

ROCHESTER, NY, October 7, 2020 – The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Board of Trustees has elected two new Trustees: Dr. Lesli C. Myers-Small and Dr. Wendi B. Heinselman. The two bring extensive experience in education, and their passion for lifelong learning and unique perspectives will help enhance the institution's ability to connect with and support the Rochester community. 

“We understand that there is nothing more important to the health and sustainability of our organization than having highly qualified and enthusiastic people serve in this capacity. These two women are deeply committed to the RMSC’s mission. They bring expertise and a depth of experience, and  represent diverse points of view that will benefit  our organization for years to come,” said Nicholas Berno, Chair of the RMSC Board of Trustees and Vice President at Merrill Lynch

Dr. Myers-Small is the Superintendent of the Rochester City School District. With over 20 years of experience in public education, her guidance will help the RMSC continue to connect with local schools and students for informal education opportunities.

Dr. Heinzelman, Dean of the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester, joins the Board with 25 years of experience in higher education and STEM research. Her extensive experience and interest in communication will help the RMSC make more connections with local colleges and universities.

“As we work to inspire better futures for all, the importance of strong and effective leadership means that we hold our board to a high standard, and we strive to model the best of what board leadership can be,” said Berno. “Both Lesli and Wendi embody all the characteristics of exceptional board leaders and I am thrilled to have them join our team.”


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