Lorienda Smith retired from the Orleans County Department of Social Services. She currently works at the HLSJ Driving School in Albion, New York. She is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College and Cornell University. She has served on several boards in the Orleans and Genesee County and has served on the Oak Orchard Board for the past 6 years. Lorienda lives in the Town of Gaines, New York with her husband, Henry.
George's dedication to community and in-depth knowledge and experience working in Brockport bring much to the Oak Orchard Board of Directors. For over three decades, George has owned a retail business in the Village. As past president and still active member of the Brockport Kiwanis Club, as well as volunteer for the Brockport Visitor's Center, he is a familiar and friendly face to many.
In his spare time, George enjoys hiking, camping, and yoga. He is a proud grandfather of seven grandchildren.
A longtime resident of Brockport, Rita Wagner is an active member of the community. In addition to her board membership at Oak Orchard Health, Rita currently sits on the board for Lifetime Assistance Inc. and is a former member of the Lifetime Assistance Foundation of which she was a founding member. She participates in many other community activities and is particularly proud of her pet therapy work through Brockport.
Rita holds a BS degree in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her career at JP Morgan Chase spanned over 30 years and focused on financial operations, data base management, and technical writing.
Kathy has been a board member at Oak Orchard Health since 2011 and a patient of OOH since 2002. Being a cancer survivor Kathy feels she is an excellent advocate for patients. She understands the issues and concerns surrounding health care and the ramifications it has on the people Oak Orchard serves.
Kathy grew up in Holley, NY and lived in Orleans County for most of her life. Prior to her cancer diagnosis she owned and operated the first woman owned commercial cleaning company in Rochester, NY. After selling that business and moving to Florida, she served as the vice president of a major cleaning company there. She returned to the Holley area after her diagnosis to be close to family and friends.
While volunteering for the American Cancer Society she decided to pursue a career in Human Services and received her degree in 2011. During her time at American Cancer Society she served on organizing committees for Relay For Life and advocated in Washington DC to make cancer a national priority. She has been a motivational speaker at numerous American Cancer Society fundraisers and events. She is currently a Legislative Ambassador for the Cancer Action Network, advocating for continued funding for cancer research and other important health care issues.