Johanna Lester

Director of Events & Communications

  • jlester@gildasclubrochester.org
  • (585)423-9700 , ext. 303
  • 255 Alexander Street
    Rochester, New York 14607

Johanna Lester

Director of Events & Communications

I am responsible for planning and executing 4 major fundraisers each year (Surviving in Style, Jerry Flynn Children’s Classic, Gilda’s Gang, and Heroes Ball), as well as seeking out, securing, and coordinating additional GCR-led and third-party events within the community. I am also in charge of media relations and communications pertaining to GCR and function as the staff liaison for the Associate Board and their various events. In short: life is busy!

I have been at GCR for 6 years, and came to GCR with the desire to make a difference in the community. Cancer has touched my life in numerous ways, most notably with the monumental loss of a beloved aunt a few years prior to taking this job. I have witnessed so much strength and humanity within the walls of this Clubhouse, and also through the generosity of our community.

Fun Fact! I sang in an all-female a cappella group for all four years of college (which was a long time ago). Pitch Perfect hits very close to home.