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Nazareth College is pleased to announce that Joyce (“Jackie”) Aab ’75, Dr. Cynthia Reddick-LiDestri and Bridgette Hobart ’84 are the newest members of the College’s board of trustees.
Aab is a 1975 alumna of Nazareth College having graduated with a master’s degree in education. She worked as an elementary school teacher for six years in the Fairport School District, and then spent five years as a regulatory analyst for an environmental software company. In addition to the master’s degree from Nazareth College, Aab received a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York College at Potsdam. She is a former trustee of the Seneca Park Zoo where she and her family endowed a 10-week pre-veterinary internship program. This is the only funded pre-vet Zoo fellowship in the United States. Aab resides in Rochester, New York.
Reddick-LiDestri is the director of wellness programs at LiDestri Foods, Inc. (formerly Cantisano Foods). Headquartered in Fairport, the company is a multi-million dollar spaghetti sauce and salsa business whose wellness program is critically acclaimed for its approaches to promote healthy lifestyles of employees. Prior to joining LiDestri Foods, Reddick-LiDestri was a clinical cardiologist and partner with a special interest in echocardiography and congestive heart failure with the Rochester Cardiopulmonary Group, P.C. She has also served as the associate director of cardiology at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Reddick-LiDestri holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Cornell University and is a graduate of the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. She has served on numerous community boards, including the Medical Board of Rochester General Hospital and Via Health Women’s Initiative Cardiovascular Health Subcommittee. She currently is an active volunteer with the Simmons Youth Enrichment Center in Rochester and serves on the Board of the Worksite Health Alliance of Greater Rochester (WHAGR). Reddick-LiDestri and her husband John (Giovanni) reside in Rochester.
Hobart, who will serve as the alumni representative to the board, earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Nazareth and a master’s in accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in accounting, tax, and technology and is well versed in business processes and applications as well as knowledgeable about database structures. Hobart founded Paradigm Technology Consulting, LLC (PTC) in 1999; her primary role there is project implementation planning, integration design, and project management. Hobart also continues to hold the Nazareth College swimming record in the 1650 Freestyle with a time of 18:49.15, set in 1983. She and her husband, Robert Janeczko, reside in Lake Hopatcong, N.J., where Janeczko is the vice president for operations of Paradigm Technology Consulting.