Excutive Staff Biographies

stuartjmitchelliiiStuart J. Mitchell III
Stuart J. Mitchell III has served as the President and CEO of PathStone since 1977. Mitchell, who began his career with PathStone in 1969, has steered the growth of the organization into a $48 million multi-state agency that is governed by a community-based Board of Directors and employs 500 people. Board members and staff are dedicated to leading a visionary, diverse organization that empowers individuals, families and communities to attain the necessary economic and social resources to build better lives.

Mitchell received his bachelor of science degree from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1966 and his Master’s of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1970. He is an ordained United Methodist minister. He serves as a Trustee on the Board of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.

Mitchell spent the summer of 1965, while a student at Cornell, participating in the national civil rights movement as a community organizer in the Fayette County, Tennessee, Civil Rights Project.

Mitchell is active in several organizations that address issues of concern to marginalized individuals and families. He is past President of the National Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs and presently the President/Treasurer of USA Farmworker PAC, an organization that advocates for federal funding of farmworker job training programs.

In 1989, Mitchell received the Civic Award from the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He is a 1991 graduate of the Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute, sponsored by Cornell University. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Farmworker Advocate Hall of Fame and the PathStone Advocate Hall of Fame.

In 2004, Mitchell completed a two-year Advanced Leadership Institute (Achieving Excellence in Community Development) at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

jefflewis2Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis has served as the Senior Vice President of Planning and Research since 1982. Lewis began his career with PathStone in 1976 after attending the State University of New York College at Brockport, where he majored in liberal arts and public policy.  He also served four years in the U.S. Navy in Submarine Service.

At PathStone, Lewis began as Regional Nutrition Coordinator and was responsible for all nutrition and alternative meal programs for participants in Western New York. He was quickly promoted to Deputy Director of Community Service Programs, a role in which he oversaw the proposal development and funding source negotiations for all community services programs.

In his current role, Lewis is responsible for all new multi-state program research, development and implementation. His development efforts have generated millions of dollars to fund PathStone’s services to individuals and families in need. Lewis also oversees Information Technology and the PathStone Product Suite, which includes the agency’s Client Data systems, Project Information system and Volunteer and Boards System, as well as a staff of 9 employees. Lewis is in charge of the development and oversight of federal, state, local and private program performance reporting and the corporate Business Planning process. He also serves as Acting Director of Puerto Rico Training and Employment and Emergency Services, overseeing a staff of 39 full-time employees, and as Acting Director of Virginia Operations, overseeing one full-time staff and 15 part-time Senior Employment Specialists. From 1998-2001, Lewis also served as Acting Director of New Jersey Operations, overseeing 22 full-time and 30 part-time staff members.

kevinryckKevin Ryck
Kevin Ryck has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller for PathStone since 1985. Ryck joined the organization in 1979 as Accountant/Director of Finance. In his role as CFO, Ryck oversees financial management for PathsStone and 60 affiliate organizations and partnerships with combined annual revenues of $48 million. In addition, he manages oversight of PathStone’s Property Management services.

Ryck manages annual audit engagements conducted by an independent CPA firm; administers a financial accounting system for approximately 200 grants, contracts and operational cost centers; and oversees in-house payroll for about 500 year-round and seasonal staff. In addition, he administers corporate commercial insurance policies; manages the fringe benefit cost recovery program and annual benefit budget; and designs and implements internal control procedures, financial policies and procedures.

As CFO, Ryck ensures an ongoing system of internal and external reporting to funding sources, taxing authorities, Boards of Directors, partners and program managers. He also has successfully managed hundred of external audits from federal, state and local agencies.

Ryck also has conducted financial training workshops for the U.S. Department of Labor and national organizations on a variety of topics, including risk management, cost-saving strategies, indirect cost allocation, financial software applications and fringe benefit programs. Ryck also serves as staff liaison to the PathStone Board of Director’s Finance Committee and as a corporate pension trustee.

Ryck received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh University of North Canton, Ohio, in 1977.

kathrynbryanKathryn Bryan
Kathryn Bryan joined the PathStone team in 1998. Bryan has served as the Senior Vice President of Property Management and Resident Services since 2004. Bryan has seen PathStone’s housing units grow from 150 to more than 1,200 during her career. Today, she oversees a portfolio of 2,000 units. Bryan was an instrumental part of the team that oversaw the largest project in the history of PathStone-the $17 million, two-year redevelopment of Andrews Terrace in downtown Rochester. This was the third-largest real estate transaction in Rochester in 2007.

Bryan attended Monroe Community College and holds certifications including CHAM, C3P, S.T.A.R.A native of Rochester, Bryan has 25 years of experience in the property and asset management field.

kaywashingtonKay Washington
Kay Washington has served as Senior Executive Director of PathStone’s Pennsylvania and New Jersey operations since 1990. A tireless advocate on behalf of low-income people on a variety of social issues, Washington joined PathStone in 1981 and oversees an annual budget of $7 million and supervises more than 250 employees in 250 facilities.

Previously Washington worked as a diagnostic counselor and teacher’s aide at the Loysville, Pennsylvania, Youth Development Center and served as a member of the U. S. National Guard. Washington was educated at Shippensburg University and Harrisburg Area Community College and is the winner of numerous awards and recognitions for agency and community contributions.

Washington is affiliated with numerous national and state boards and committees, including the Pennsylvania Governor’s Committee on Farmworker Issues. Her hobbies include photography, landscaping and reading.

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