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The KT585 Team

Bringing community access to Rochester families
Megan Callanan Lasaponara, MD
Megan Callanan Lasaponara, MD
Executive Director
Dr. Lasaponara founded Kids Thrive 585 in 2012 as part of her Community Health and Advocacy Resident Education (CARE) path during her medical training.
Catherine Agricola, MD
Catherine Agricola, MD
Associate Director
With her community advocacy focus, Dr Agricola has been on the ground floor of the KT585 from the beginning as a key contributor. Since her relocation away from Rochester, she maintains a special place in her heart for Kids Thrive 585 and continues to be an avid supporter.
Marc Lavender, MD
Marc Lavender, MD
Board Member, President
Dr. Lavender practices primary care medicine at East Ridge Family Medicine and teaches community health to medical students and physicians in training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He lives in the city of Rochester with his wife and two daughters. Please honk if you see him riding his bike around town!
Erin Perrine
Erin Perrine
Technology Director
Erin manages the web based presence of KidsThrive585. Her work includes website development, troubleshooting, and platform maintenance. Her digital work for top level elected officials and public policy campaigns as a communications professional, who currently works on Capitol Hill and lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Tait Keenan
Tait Keenan
Board Member, Treasurer
Tait is a Rochester native, former Peace Corps Volunteer and current medical student. He knows and loves the Rochester community and looks forward to making a positive impact through this endeavor.