Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester Selects New President

Rochester Chamber member Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester announced that its Board of Directors has selected Kelly McCormick-Sullivan as the chapter’s new president. McCormick-Sullivan will lead the team and oversee all operations for the organization She is officially welcomed to RMHC after serving a six-month tenure as interim president.

“We are confident Kelly’s track record for strong leadership, experience, integrity and passions is a great match for RMHC’s mission, staff, board, partners and families,” said Erin Tolefree, RMHC Rochester board chair and executive vice president of Baldwin Richardson Foods. “Under Kelly’s leadership, RMHC will continue to advance its mission and build on the exciting initiatives and partnerships happening at Ronald McDonald House.”

McCormick-Sullivan has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and health care industries, specifically in leadership, management, board governance, change management, human resources and strategic planning. Most recently, she served as founder and president of CommuniCare Partners, an organization focused on creating solutions to the “people part” of doing business. She provided advisory services for executives, senior leaders, physicians and nonprofit boards in a variety of areas.

Prior, McCormick-Sullivan spent four years as president and CEO of Pluta Cancer Center, where she managed a $20 million operating budget and led a team of 50 colleagues. She drove continuous improvement efforts and served as ambassador and spokeswoman for the organization. Additionally, she has served in leadership roles at Caresteam Health and Rochester Gas & Electric.

McCormick-Sullivan earned a master’s degree in public communication from American University, a master’s in health systems administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.A. certificate in human resources from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America. She resides in Rochester with her husband, Dan, and their three children.

Since 1999, RMHC has provided a supportive “home-away-from-home” for more than 10,000 families of children receiving health care in the Rochester community and to support related efforts that improve the health and well-being of children. Rochester’s chapter is part of a network of 347 houses in 38 countries. With volunteer support and a total of $1.3 million, Rochester became the home of the 128th Ronald McDonald House. McDonald’s remains the largest corporate benefactor for RMHC.

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