Our Organization

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In the past year REACH Advocacy has incorporated as a not-for-profit organization under New York State law. In July we submitted our application to the Internal Revenue Service to become a 501(c)(3) organization; our application was approved in December.

From last October through February we worked with Causewave to help shape our organization’s purpose and vision and to outline what we need and expect in a Board. Since then we have been interviewing people to join our Board and hope to have a full slate of twelve members by the end of the year.

We have begun to create the Committees necessary to execute our mission; you can see the present committee structure below.

REACH Board Members

Executive Team:
Andy Carey (Co-Chair) mccollaborative1@gmail.com
The Rev. Dr. Peter W. Peters (Co-Chair) peterwpeters@me.com
Deborah Peiffer debbiejp116@yahoo.com

Kevin Aiken kaiken@abcinfo.org
Matthew Alexander malexander1009@gmail.com
Samra Brouk samra.brouk@gmail.com
Jeanette Creighton jeanettegcreighton@gmail.com
Larry Knox larryknox@gmail.com
Susan Maxwell susan_mxwll@yahoo.com
Rudy Rivera fthwc821@gmail.com

(The Board meets on the first Monday of the month.)

REACH has openings for two new Board members, ideally people who have gifts in the areas of fundraising and publicity. If you know of someone who would like to join our young organization please contact us at reachrochester@gmail.com.

Other Officers

Sarah M. Peters (Secretary) reachrochester@gmail.com
Lydia Worboys (Receiving and Paying Treasurer)
Kyle Geer (Auditing and Reporting Treasurer)

Winter Shelter Committee

Andy Carey (Chair) mccollaborative1@gmail.com
Matthew Alexander malexander1009@gmail.com
Jeanette Creighton jeanettegcreighton@gmail.com
Deborah Peiffer debbiejp116@yahoo.com

Tiny Home Committee

Susan Maxwell (Chair) susan_mxwll@yahoo.com
Deacon Dan Callan drdancallan@gmail.com
Marcia Reaver marcia.reaver@gmail.com

Policy and Advocacy Committee

The Rev. Dr. Peter W. Peters (Chair pro tem) peterwpeters@me.com
Kevin Aiken kaiken@abcinfo.org
Larry Knox larryknox@gmail.com
Rudy Rivera fthwc821@gmail.com

Marketing and Funding Committee

Matthew Alexander malexander1009@gmail.com
Samra Brouk samra.brouk@gmail.com

Contact Us

For general inquiries our email and postal addresses are found below. For matters relating to one of the committee areas listed above please email the committee chair. For website issues please email our web editor at mjackson@alumni.caltech.edu.

PO Box 10845, Rochester, NY 14610 – reachrochester@gmail.com