Board Members

Bill Price, RLA
Landscape Architect

Mariam Yaqub, M.Arch
Project Manager, CJS Architects

Monica McCullough, Esq.
Principal, MM Development Advisors

Stephanie Annunziata, CPA
Partner, Heveron & Company CPAs

Vanessa E. Villeneuve, R.A., LEED Green Associate
Principal, IN/EX Architecture P.C.

Adam Bonosky, AIA, AICP
Senior Planner, SWBR

Howard Decker, FAIA
Architecture and Urban Design

Gene DePrez
Managing Partner, Global Innovation Partners

Eugenio Marlin
Executive Vice President, Ibero-American Development Corporation

Mike Prattico, AIA, LEED AP Partner, HBT Architects

Pamela Reese Smith
Human Services Professional

Stacy Waxtan
Interior Designer Lead, Hunt

Tanya Mooza Zwahlen, AICP Principal, Highland Planning, LLC

Who we are

Maria FurgiueleBill Price, RLA
Landscape Architect

Acting Executive Director / Board Member 

Bill has extensive experience managing private and public developments, with a particular expertise in the design and entitlements for waterfront and historic preservation projects. An expert in programming, land use planning, and site design, he’s excited to see the popularity of city living and passionate about creating vibrant and interesting urban communities.



Mariam YaqubMariam Yaqub

Interim Board President

Mariam is the Interim Board President of the CDCR, she is particularly interested in the social responsibility of architecture and how design can impact a community. She hones her design skills at CJS Architects as Project manager, bringing a wealth of architectural experience from diverse locations, including Boston, Providence, Binghamton, and Islamabad. She holds a B.Sc. in Architecture and an M.Arch from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, where her exceptional academic journey was marked by receiving prestigious architecture scholarships from AIA Rhode Island and Raj Saksena. Notably, her Graduate Thesis, "Open Source Architecture: Redefining Residential Architecture in Islamabad," earned her the RWU Thesis Award.

Mariam's recent projects at CJS Architects demonstrate her expertise in urban development and community-focused design. She played a pivotal role in the development of the Inner Loop Parcels, Micro-Townhouses, affordable housing, and the Strong Neighborhood of Play: Museum expansion, alongside mixed-use residential buildings.


roger brownBrian Hathaway

Office and Communications Managers

Brian Hathaway is the Office and Communications Managers at CDCR. His journey as an artist and an educator took him all over the world - from West Africa to Thailand, Disney World to Shanghai - but ultimately led him back home to Rochester. In 2022, Brian earned his Master’s Degree in Visual Studies from SUNY Brockport, with a special certification in Arts Administration/Non-profit Marketing and Management. His passion for non-profit work stems from his nearly 2 decade long career as a youth development professional in the American Summer Camp Association, and he is excited to bring his skills and positivity to new roles and adventures. Brian’s art practice revolves around storytelling, and he is looking forward to helping CDCR tell the stories of communities and neighbors we work with.


roger brownRoger E. Brown, AIA

Pro Bono Creative Consultant

Mr. Brown has been a practicing architect in New York State for over 35 years. He was Associate Partner with Barkstrom&LaCroix Architects for 27 years and is currently principle of the urban design consulting firm, Urban Architecture. Roger is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Congress for the New Urbanism. He served on the Board of the Common Good Planning Center (1999-2003) and is a founding member of the Community Design Center of Rochester (2003) as well as its predecessor organization, the AIA Rochester Urban Design Committee (1998). While with Barkstrom&LaCroix, Roger designed many AIA Rochester award winning residential and mixed use projects around the Rochester area including Cornhill Landing, the Mills, the Crescent, 70 East Blvd., Elmwood Manor Townhouses, and Cornhill Commons along with Vision Plans for Pittsford Village and Hilton Village Center. Roger regularly gives presentations on urban and community design to neighborhood groups, municipalities, and professional organizations. He has helped plan and facilitate numerous community design charrettes and design conferences/workshops on urban design and planning issues.



Maria FurgiueleMaria Furgiuele

Executive Director

Maria was a passionate and fearless leader of the Community Design Center of Rochester. She was formerly licensed as an architect and real estate salesperson, with experience as a small business owner and a special interest in urban planning and community building. She was a long time Design Center volunteer serving as a board member and president. She enjoyed being a guest studio critic at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Masters of Architecture Program in Fall of 2016 and looked forward to other opportunities to mentor students and young professionals. Her many interests included accessible & sustainable design, historic re-use & renovation and  advocating for diverse & vibrant neighborhoods. She was an active volunteer with R Community Bikes and fluent in Spanish and Italian. A nearly lifelong resident of Rochester, she firmly believed that Rochester has all of the ingredients necessary to become a model American city and was committed to making it happen.