Board of Directors

SEAC Board of Directors

The South East Area Coalition is neighborhood preservation corporation governed by an all volunteer of board of directors.


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Tom Pastecki

Tom Pastecki joined  SEAC in 2018. He is a resident of the ABC Streets and a longtime member of the robust  ABC Streets Neighborhood Association, now serving as its president.  Tom is an active member of the grass roots  based Many Neighbors Building Neighborhoods and Co-Chairs  The Coalition for Cobb’s Hill.

Tom has been a caring landlord in the Park Ave area for many  years.

He is committed to working  with others on community projects  to ensure all neighborhoods and residents are served fairly making Rochester a stronger and more equitable place to live.

Vice Chair



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Christine O’Connor
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Christine is the current Secretary of the Board of Directors for the South East Area Coalition, and is also a member of the Monroe County Bar Association. She has been recognized by Chambers USA in the field of Corporate/M&A, was named to their 2019-2020 “Up and Coming” list, and was a member of their “Associates to Watch” list from 2016-2018. Christine is a past Rochester Business Journal “Forty Under 40” recipient, and was named a Daily Record “Up and Coming Attorneys” in 2017. Christine received her J.D., High Honors, from Vanderbilt University and her B.S. in Chemistry, High Honors, from Carnegie Mellon University.



Assistant Secretary


Greg Waldron

Greg is the current Assistant Secretary of the Board of Directors for the South East Area Coalition. Greg grew up in the Finger Lakes region and has lived in Rochester for 12 years. He first lived in East Rochester then later moved to the ABC Streets of Park Ave and finally purchased a home in the North Winton Village Neighborhood. He currently works for the City of Rochester in Information Technology and has been in that role for 6 years.


Board Members

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Fernán R. Cepero, MA, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

YMCA of Greater Rochester

YMCA Of the USA Human Resources Partner Organizational & Global Leader

Fernán R. Cepero, MA, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, Organizational & Global Leader is Senior Resources Business Partner for the YMCA of Greater Rochester supporting the YMCA of the USA Service Delivery Partner system and the Alliance of New York State YMCAs. Fernán has also served an Employee Development Manager for Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) where his responsibilities include recruiting, employee development and ensuring effective succession planning.  Prior to this position he served as Human Resource and Employee Development Manager for Xerox Corporation.  There he was responsible for the creation and implementation of their People Development Strategy, where in, he developed and maintained a pool of management talent to meet the company’s long-term needs. 

Fernán is an Adjunct Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development at Medaille College, Bryant & Stratton College, Monroe Community College, St. John Fisher College, Southern New Hampshire University, and the University of Phoenix.

He is Past President of the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and Past State Director of the New York State Society of Human Resource Management. He currently is on the Board of Trustees for Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School and serves as Chair of the Human Resources Committee. Fernán was appointed Commissioner to the Civil Service Commission for the City of Rochester, New York in 2015 by Mayor Lovely A. Warren.

Fernán is a 2005 recipient for the Andrew Young Award for diversity & inclusion from YMCA of the USA, a 2007 recipient of Human Capital Magazine Future HR Leaders Award, a 2013 inductee into the Latino American Whos Who, and most recently the 2017 recipent of the Values Based Leadership Award from the National Human Association (Rochester Chapter).

He holds an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Foreign Studies from the American University and a B.A. from Fordham University. Fernan maintains certifications from Mager Associates in Instructional Module Development & Criterion Referenced Instruction.  He is certified to administer Consulting Psychologist Press, standardized psychological profiles including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), the Kirton Adaptation Innovation® instrument and is a certified consultant for The PROFILOR® instrument. Fernan is also a Development Dimensions International (DDI) facilitator.

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Janet Collinge

Recognized by the Neighborhood of the Arts Business Association, Senator Joseph E. Robach and New York State Assemblymember Harry Bronson as an outstanding woman of the Neighborhood of the Arts, Janet Collinge comes to the South East Area Coalition after serving as president of the Neighborhood of the Arts Neighborhood Association.  Janet was one of the pioneer organizers of the Neighborhood of the Arts’ BoulevART and artistic traffic control boxes.  Prior work experience as a Downtown Guide and in the Rochester Public Library’s Local History Division fueled Janet’s love for the city and created many unique experiences, resources and connections. Janet, who holds a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Central Missouri, is delighted to continue her service to her beloved city as the 2020 Flower City AmeriCorps Community Engagement.


Corey Dennis
DeJoy, Knauf & Blood

Corey is a CPA working for DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP, which is located in downtown Rochester.  He lives in the Browncroft neighborhood.

Jasmin Reggler
St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality Rochester City Wide Tenant Union

Jasmin has been a resident of the South Wedge since moving to Rochester in 2007. She’s proud to also work in the neighborhood she lives in, as House Coordinator of St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality and Political Organizer with Rochester City Wide Tenant Union. Jasmin founded Rochester Free Store in 2013 (think Goodwill, but everything is free!) Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Rochester Free Store had to close its doors in 2020. Jasmin looks forward to engaging with the community as part of her role on SEAC board.

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Kevin Wilson

Wilson Digital, LLC & Facehead Digital

Kevin Wilson has lived in Rochester since 2012 and is a resident of the Pocket Neighborhood within North Winton Village. He’s served on the SEAC Board since 2016. Kevin works as the Director of Digital Ops at Facehead Digital and spends his free time exploring hiking trails around Rochester with his wife Sami and his dog Winston.   

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