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New CEO writes the prescription for growth

Stuart Shapiro M.D.’s experience spans myriad sectors-a background expected to help VirtualScopics LLC grow into a $100 million firm. “Too many companies today have brilliant technology, which this company has, but they lack the ability and focus to scale up, ...

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Stuart Shapiro M.D. Title: CEO, VirtualScopics LLC Age: 62 Temporary home: Brighton Education: B.S. in psychology, Syracuse University, 1964; M.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1968; master’s of public health, Harvard University, 1973 Government posts: Deputy commissioner of health for the commonwealth of ...

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Ann Chaintreuil Title: Partner, Chaintreuil, Jensen & Stark Architects LLP Age: 57 Education: Royal Institute of British Architects intermediate degree, London, 1969; bachelor of architecture and master’s degree in architecture, Syracuse University, 1971 Family: Husband, Renier; sons, John, 24, Alexander, ...

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Playing a key role in the region’s designs

Ann Chaintreuil talks about teamwork and the way she and her colleagues complement each other. She gives examples, but none illustrate the teamwork she describes as well as hearing her talk about architecture with Craig Jensen, her partner at Chaintreuil, ...

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A childhood goal leads to focus on care

Sandra MacWilliam looks a little sheepish. For the first time in several years, she expects her organization to fall short of breaking even. “It’s just a little bit,” MacWilliam, president and CEO of Unity Health Systems’ Center for Aging and ...

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Sandra MacWilliam Title: President and CEO, Center for Aging and Continuing Care Services, Unity Health Systems; Unity senior vice president Age: 55 Education: Bachelor of science in biology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill., 1970; master’s degree in health management, Union ...

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Her optimism grows from seeds of history

At dusk on Aug. 23, Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck, along with 1,500 other people, started to walk across the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, which spans the Ohio River, separating Kentucky from Ohio. Rosenberg-Naparsteck-Rochester’s city historian and records manager for the department ...

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Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck Title: City historian/records manager Age: 53 Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa., 1975; master’s degree in American history, SUNY College at Brockport, 1985 Residence: Rochester Interests: Reading biographies, owns four cats and two ...

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Passion still drives this ad firm founder

Not everyone is fortunate enough to say they are living their dream. But Donn Selkowitz can. “My greatest accomplishment is that I’m doing what I’ve wanted to do since the seventh grade,” says the 54-year-old founder and chairman of Mason ...

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Donn Selkowitz Title: Chairman, Mason Selkowitz McDermott Inc. Age: 54 Education: B.A., advertising, The Pennsylvania State University, 1972; M.A., journalism, Penn State, 1975 Family: Wife, Karen; daughters Alexis, 23, Jourdan, 18, and Shayna, 14 Residence: Irondequoit Hobbies: Cars, writing, coaching ...

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Bob Pieters Title: President, Heritage Christian Services Inc. Age: 69 Home: Webster Education: B.S. in business administration and finance, University of Rochester, 1964 Family: Wife, Marie; five children, Daniel, 45, Bob, 41, John, 40, Karen, 35, and Kimberly, 29 Quote: ...

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Building a tradition of caring for others

Bob Pieters and his wife were looking for a way to give their children a better quality of life. That quest turned into a vocation for Pieters, 69, president of Heritage Christian Services Inc. Under his guidance, the agency has ...

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Martin K. Birmingham Title: Regional president, Bank of America Corp. Age: 37 Home: Pittsford Education: Bachelor of arts in economics, St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., 1989 Family: Wife, Jill; daughter Ann, 6; son Thomas, 2. Quote: “There are few companies-one ...

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Banking on commitment to the community

Martin K. Birmingham remembers going to the Rochester Public Market with his family one autumn when he was not yet a teenager and watching his father mingle with the political and business elite. The late Congressman Frank Horton was there, ...

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McCollister Evarts M.D. Titles: University of Rochester senior vice president and vice provost for health affairs; CEO of Strong Health and University of Rochester Medical Center Age: 73 Education: B.S. in zoology, Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., 1953; M.D., UR School ...

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