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Meet Our ESL Community Impact Team

A greater community initiative deserves a team that is committed to growth, sustainability, and collaboration. Community commitment is in the roots of ESL; and supporting and cultivating a Rochester that will thrive in years to come is at the forefront of the ESL Community Impact efforts. This vital effort is led by an outstanding team of Community Impact professionals that makes development in our community a daily initiative.

Contact Us

To learn more about ESL Community Impact and the ESL Charitable Foundation, please call us at 585.339.4411 or email us at

Ajamu Kitwana

Ajamu  Kitwana

Senior VP/Director, Community Impact

John Paul Perez

John Paul  Perez

Executive Director, Community Impact

Eric Van Dusen

Eric  Van Dusen

Manager, Community Impact

Michelle Shafer

Michelle  Shafer

Senior Community Impact Relationship Manager

Christina Bakewicz

Christina  Bakewicz

Community Impact Relationship Manager

Sasha Eloi-Evans

Sasha  Eloi-Evans

Community Impact Relationship Manager

Monika Reifenstein

Monika  Reifenstein

Community Impact Relationship Manager

Colleen Bober

Colleen  Bober

Community Impact Operations Administrator

Sumayia Islam

Sumayia  Islam

Community Impact Coordinator