Out & Equal New York Finger Lakes serves Western New York with members from Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Corning, Ithaca, and Binghamton. With nearly 800 members, the New York Finger Lakes affiliate is represented by a wide variety of employers across all employment sectors in the region. We provide education to regional employers and employees on a variety of topics affecting the LGBT community. We partner with other organizations in the area to provide education and networking opportunities. Quarterly, the affiliate hosts an Employee Resource Group roundtable on various topics. The New York Finger Lakes affiliate is fortunate to have Western New York’s progressive history of equality and justice to leverage in support of its mission.


John Heery, Corning Inc

Chair Emeritus
Emily Jones, Eastman Kodak, retired

Programming Committee Co-Chair
Anthony Rizzo, formerly Nazareth College

Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Ralph Carter, Xerox

Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Dan Sapper, Eastman Kodak

Kevin West, EFP Rotenberg LLP

Council Members
Wanda Martinez, Department of Veterans Affairs
Vitamarie Trincali, MetLife
Diane Root, Xerox
Eliza Hammer, BlackTab Group
Andrew Moran, University of Rochester Medical Center
Ian Stillman, Geva Theatre Center
Kathy Hart, Rochester General Hospital


In addition to various education events, the affiliate hosts the long standing Second Thursday Networking event each month at various venues in the greater Rochester area.


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Contact [email protected] to learn more about how you can be part of the NY Finger Lakes regional affiliate.

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