Who We Are

and how we're different


What IACKids is All About

IACKids was started in 2012 in an effort to give back to families in the Greater Rochester New York region going through financial hardships due to their child’s severe illness. While the top priority is being with their child and managing their medical care, the financial burden associated with long term hospitalization often adds an incredible amount of stress. 

When children are seriously ill, parents want to be with their sick child as much as possible and because of that they sometimes lose their job because of time away, be forced to reduce their hours, or take unpaid medical leave. During this time, they still have to manage their lives as they did prior to their child’s illness; their other children, home, monthly bills, and so much more. 

As contributing members of our society it is important to give back to those in need, and IACKids was assembled to do just that. It is the IACKids goal to empower our community to give back to these families in need so that they can concentrate on their child’s illness and not worry about falling behind financially.

Our community is a melting pot of generous individuals, families, and corporations who have shown over many years to lend a hand to those in need. So whatever your contribution can be, no matter the size of your generosity, we look forward to working with you to help children and families within our community.


What We Do

IACKids was formed for the charitable purpose of aiding families living in the Greater Rochester New York region who are in need of financial assistance during their child’s long-term inpatient / outpatient hospitalization.


IACKids Co-Founders

Neil Butera, Chairman
Chief Commercial Officer at Syner-G BioPharma Group

Loreto Barbone
Account Executive, at EDCO Health Information Solutions

Nino Pilato
School Teacher at Roberto Clemente, School #8

John Butera
District Manager, Oncology at Becton Dickinson

Anthony Butera
Broker Owner at Keller Williams Realty

Board of Directors

Michael Trippany

IACKids President
Broker/Partner, WCI Realty

Steve Smola

IACKids Treasurer
Owner, Smola Consulting

Caitlin Spoleta

Human Resources, Foundry

Antonio Calabrese

Owner at GHAX Digital

Jill Avila

Administrative Services Supervisor at Manning & Napier

Dan Berl

Founder at Strive, Board Member at Camp Good Days & Special Times

Mark Bonsignore

Consultant, Brite Computers & Ret. Captain, Irondequoit Police Dept.

Achille Cavatassi

VP & Commercial Banker, JPMorgan Chase

Anthony Cortina

President, The Cleaning Authority

Sol Ferrari

Leo Iacobelli

President & COO, ESL Investment Services

Jenna Knauf

Owner, Bella Events Group & The Wilder Room

Monique Marchioni

Attorney, Marchioni & Associates

Greg Schaller

Managing Director Investments, SZK Wealth Advisory Group – Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

Janet Schaller

Marketing Manager, Excelsior Communities

Michael Scozzaro

Directory of Pharmacy Operations, Wegmans

Christopher Demtschenko

VP, Post Road Equipment Finance

Joelle Tomasso

Sales & Marketing Director, Centers Health Care

Vince Bovenzi

Internet Sales Manager, Van Bortel Subaru

Elizabeth Wenger

Social Worker, Pediatric Cardiology & Liaison to Golisano Children's Hospital