The Police Accountability Board is pleased to announce the addition of two Rochesterians to its senior staff. Natalie L. Banks began her role as the Chief of Public Affairs in May, a position responsible for ensuring our community is educated about and engaged in the Board’s work. Rosabel Antonetti joined the staff in late June as the Chief of Operations, a position responsible for ensuring the Board functions accessibly, smoothly, and transparently.
“We are thrilled to be bringing on two remarkably talented women who are deeply rooted leaders in our community,” said Executive Director Conor Dwyer Reynolds. “With these two positions filled, the Board can move quickly to build our agency into the tool of accountability and change our community needs. The work continues.”
Ms. Banks holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Communications from Buffalo State College and a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. She has extensive experience in communications, community engagement and anti-racism. Ms. Banks formerly served as Program Manager of the Facing Race, Embracing Equity (FR=EE) initiative. As lead administrator of the program, she was responsible for coordinating the work of the working groups charged with addressing racism and equity across Rochester in the areas of health, education, employment, criminal justice and housing. Banks is a certified leadership coach and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
Ms. Antonetti is a graduate Monroe Community College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology, along with a certificate in Nonprofit Management from St. John Fisher College. She most recently served as the Resource Development Manager at the Pathstone Foundation, a not-for-profit community development organization dedicated to eliminating poverty and strengthening families and individuals. In that role, Ms. Antonetti was responsible for managing the Foundation’s operational budget, donor relations, and coordinating various fundraising activities. Ms. Antonetti is also a passionate and committed leader in diversity and inclusion who has served on several boards and committees.
Banks and Antonetti are graduates of the United Way’s African-American Leadership Development Program (AALDP) and Latino Leadership Development Programs (LLDP), respectively.
Headshots of both Banks and Antonetti available upon request. For more information about these hires, please contact PAB Chief of Public Affairs Natalie Banks at [email protected].