Compeer's Leadership Team 



  Tim Boling
Executive Director 

Tim Boling joined Compeer in 2016 as executive Director of Compeer West dba Compeer Inc. Tim is look forward to continuing to nurture the long standing existing relationships with the community, as well as, forge new ones on local, national and international levels.



  Johanna Ambrose
Director, Compeer New York State Program

Johanna Ambrose joined Compeer in 2005 working with both the international and state divisions. Appointed director of Compeer NY programs in 2007, Johanna continues oversight of statewide initiatives as
managing director, helping grow the impact of affiliate locations by providing support in such areas as volunteer recruitment, communications, advocacy, fundraising and program development. Johanna has a background in advertising, media, public relations, and development. She earned a degree in English from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.
 
Barb Mestler

Affiliate Program Specialist, Compeer Coordinator Compeer Livingston 

Barb has a rich history with Compeer. As the Compeer Inc. Affiliate Program Specialist, Barb conducts training for new staff, fields program questions, and assists with problem-solving. Barb recently celebrated 10  years as Compeer of Livingston County Program Director. She has been with Compeer since its beginnings in the 1970s, and takes pride in being a long-term one-to-one volunteer with the Compeer Rochester program.


 

Nancy Dhurjaty
Project Specialist

Nancy joined Compeer Inc.after many years in corporate marketing.  As Project Specialist, Nancy coordinates the annual survey process, data and reporting. She gets involved in special projects and continues to get to know and serve the needs of affiliates while endeavoring to enhance program quality and the overall Compeer experience for all constituents.
   

Rachel Gacioch
Web-Based Outreach Coordinator/Cultural Awareness Specialist

Rachel joined Compeer as an Americor VISTA Volunteer. She now works for Compeer Inc, and is responsible for the development and implementation of online, web-based communication and outreach and the social media presence of Compeer, Inc.



Compeer's Founder: Bernice Skirboll
Bernice “Bunny” Skirboll founded Compeer nearly 40 years ago following a near-fatal automobile accident. Her long rehabilitation helped her realize the power of friendship, and she vowed to make a difference in other people’s lives. Skirboll served as executive director since Compeer’s inception. Under her leadership, Compeer grew from a small program to an internationally recognized mental
health agency. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Rochester and has received numerous professional awards. Bernice wrote a book about Compeer, "Compeer: Recovery Through the Healing Power of Friends," which the University of Rochester Press published in 2006.