PlayROCs advocacy committee is a standing committee of the Healthi Kids. The committee is our resident led group of 32 advocates advancing safe and accessible play in neighborhoods and schools throughout the City of Rochester. The committee provides strategic direction, sets the vision for the campaign, and executes advocacy tactics to advance PlayROCs in the community. It is open to anyone in the City of Rochester who wants to participate. To join the PlayROCs advocacy committee please reach out to us at 

Current members include: 



Dori Young

Resident, Beechwood

Heather Feinman

Resident, Reynolds St.

Emma Morrison

Resident and President of 14621 Unity Northeast Neighborhood Association

Evette Colon

Resident, Treyer St. Children’s Garden

Nahmese Bacot

Resident, PLTI Alum, School 46 PTO President

Sasha Lewis

Resident, PLTI Alumni, Beechwood Neighborhood

Jini Figeroa

Resident, PLTI Alumni

Mona Isler

Resident, Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition, Joint Heirs Kingdom Ministries

Jackie Grahman

Resident, child care provider, FLRT Block Club

Lydia Rivera

Resident and Vice-President of Edgerton Neighborhood Association

Jesse Knoth

Resident and Delegate for 19th Ward Neighborhood Association

Joe DiFiore

Resident, Beechwood Neighborhood Association Delegate

Ramona Colon

Resident, El Camino Neighborhood

Sanford Mayer

Resident, pediatrician, Greater Rochester Health Foundation board member

Sharon Peck

Resident, parent advocate, Roc the Future Kids Developmentally on Track member

Lindsay Jewett

Best Buddies WNY, Resident, resident Corn Hill Neighborhood

Gildred Aponte

Ibero American Development Corporation & Resident Scrantom St. Block Club

Miguel Melendez

Ibero American Development Corporation, City Councilmember, El Camino resident

Tremain Harris

City of Rochester, Recreation and Youth Services Youth Voice One Vision

Jonathan Coyle

Cameron Community Ministries

Cara Rager


Tonia Burton

Rochester Public Library

John Picone

City of Rochester, Recreation and Human Services

Jennifer Ward

URMC Center for Developmental Disabilities

Karen Knauf

Injury Free Kids Coalition

Nicole Cleary

Barton & Loguidice

Carla Stough-Huffman

Greater Rochester After School Alliance, Southeast quadrant resident

Aria Camaione-Lind

Aria Strategies LLC, Southeast quadrant resident

Ashley Cross

Generations 2

Toyin Anderson Resident, parent advocate
Dorian Smith Resident, parent advocate
Mary Louise Musler ROC the Future, School Readiness Outcomes Team