Lollypop Farm Welcomes New Board Members: Jamie Frumusa and Reverend Alton L. Byrd, Sr.
Fairport, N.Y. (July 13, 2022) – Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has added Jamie Frumusa, APR and Reverend Alton L. Byrd Sr. to its board of directors.
Jamie Frumusa is the Director of Enterprise Communications at Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed attractions organization in the US – operating world-class brands like The Dollywood Company and the Harlem Globetrotters. Prior to this venture, Jamie held multiple positions over a ten-year span at a Rochester-based marketing communications agency, including Vice-President of Client Strategy & Relations and Public Relations Director. Jamie has been a long-time supporter of Lollypop Farm, from executive communications counsel to the development of the organization’s mission and vision statements, and most recently, as a marketing task force participant.
Alton L. Byrd, Sr. began his ministry in Rochester New York in 1993 at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Samuel McCree, Jr. Since this time, Reverend Byrd has been dedicated to bringing communities and families together. Over the course of his ministry, he has developed multiple programs to help unite families such as the founding of the Buffalo Chapter of the Father’s Cooperative Groups in 2002. Since being fully Ordained to the Ministry in 2019, Reverend Byrd has continued to work with minorities to bring effective change and policies to end injustices. Most recently, he has established Powerful Minorities Moving Forward, Inc.
Lollypop Farm’s 2022-23 Board of Directors includes:
Chairperson of the Board—James A. Spitz Jr.
Vice Chairpersons—Abby Mastrella and David Swinford
Julie Bazan, Simon Business School, University of Rochester
Henry Bober, Principal Mechanical Engineer (retired)
Courtney Brock, StoneBridge Business Partners/EFPR Group, LLP
Rev. Alton L. Byrd, Sr., Powerful Minorities Moving Forward
Don Chesworth, Tully Rinckey PLLC
David Friedlander, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division
Jamie Frumusa, Herschend Family Entertainment
Don Gress, Honeywell (retired)
Dejan Jozic, Constellation Brands
Abby Mastrella, Paychex
Diane McCue, Eastman Kodak (retired)
Corey Mortimer, Tompkins Financial Corporation
Patrick O’Flynn, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (retired)
Dr. Henry Schroeder, DVM Chili Animal Care (retired)
Ray Shea, Aquinas Institute (retired)
James A. Spitz, Jr., Harris Beach PLLC (retired)
Craig Stevens, The Bonadio Group
David Swinford, Pearl Meyer & Partners, LLC
Hon. Joseph Valentino , New York Supreme Court 7th Judicial District (retired)
Cindy Yancey, Constellation Brands (retired)
About Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Established in 1873, Lollypop Farm is the largest animal welfare organization helping pets and people in the Greater Rochester area. Lollypop Farm is committed to creating a just and compassionate world for all animals. Together with our community, we better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care. With a main campus located in Fairport and three other adoption centers throughout the community, the organization provides shelter, care, and adoption for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, reptiles, horses, and other farm animals. Lollypop Farm is an independent nonprofit organization supported through donations and program fees. For more information and to meet current animals available for adoption, please visit www.lollypop.org.