The Rochester Area Career Development Association (RACDA) was chartered in 1989 to support the collaborative efforts of career development professionals at area colleges and universities. At that time, the Association’s focus was on planning and implementing events such as Teacher Recruitment Day, Graduate School Days, and the Rochester Area Colleges Alumni Networking Event.

Today, RACDA is focused on addressing the professional development needs of its members while serving students and employers through recruiting events such as Teacher Recruitment Day and other school hosted internship and career fairs.

RACDA and its programs are made possible through the professional collaboration of dedicated member individuals.

2021-2022 RACDA BOARD

David Cota-Buckhout
University of Rochester
Career Advisor
Past President
Lisa Heisman
Nazareth College
Career Coach
President Elect
Mary Cannon
SUNY Geneseo
Senior Career Planning and Development Coordinator
Michelle Marks-Hook University of Rochester
Alumni Volunteer Program Director
Tara Bloom
St. John Fisher College
Experiential Learning Coordinator
Communications Coordinator
Kathleen D. Raniewicz
Roberts Wesleyan College
Career Success Coach
Communications Committee

Chair: Kathleen D. Raniewicz, Roberts Wesleyan College

Professional Development Day Committee

Chair: Dawn Lucas, RIT/National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Joshua Bauroth, Nazareth College

Mary Cannon, SUNY Geneseo

Pamela Christopher, RIT/National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Miranda Harms, RIT/National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Tyson Tate, University of Rochester

Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD) Committee

Co-Coordinators: Zac Saeva and Kathy Tonkavich, Nazareth College

Jamie Canfield, St. John Fisher College

Mary Flaherty, Roberts Wesleyan College

Stephanie Learn, SUNY Brockport

Heather Morens, SUNY Geneseo

Meredith Richel, Keuka College

Harriette Royer, University of Rochester