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LEAD Mentoring and Coaching

The Leadership-Equity-Advancement-Development (LEAD) Mentoring and Coaching Program has been established and is the first-ever mentoring and coaching program exclusively for alumni of United Way’s AALDP and LLDP. 

LEAD is to build community, capacity, and leadership opportunities for Black and Latino leaders through coaching, mentoring, networking, and sponsorship.

Participants will be paired with an experienced community leader who has the capacity to give constructive advice on professional and personal career goals, potential to network, and make connections within community boards and throughout the region's workforce.

Meet the Mentees

Shalym O. Náter

LLDP 2015

Director of Youth and Community Engagement

Ibero American Action League

Monica Graham

AALDP 2014

Financial Liaison

St. Ann’s Community Home

Yalitza Rodriguez Torres

LLDP 2019

Pinewild Mental Health

Bilingual Primary Therapist

Dr. Sim Covington

AALDP 2019

Finger Lakes Community College (SUNY)

Chief Diversity Officer

Tamara Wilson-Cisnero

LLDP 2014


NextGen Healthcare

Sr. Consultant, Professional Services

Marisol Galarza-Ruiz

LLDP 2011


Associate Professor of Spanish, Art History Adjunct, Arts and Humanities Faculty Liaison & Spanish Club Advisor

Monroe Community College

Lydia Alston-Murphy

AALDP 2010

Asset Development Specialist

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

Shetara Bigham

AALDP 2011

Adjunct Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rhonda Walker

AALDP 2017

Manager II of Evidenced Based Practiced Learning

Hillside Family of Agencies