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Check out our latest COMET Blog Series - Who We Are. Learn more about the people behind the company, working to support our customers and improve outcomes for kids.

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Name  Geri Cone. Geri is short for Geralyn. My parents waited 13 years for me even though I’m usually quite punctual! St. Gerard is the Patron Saint of Motherhood – that is who I am named for.

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COMET began in 2008 as a way for Children’s Institute to support their work in schools.

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Check out our latest COMET Blog Series - Who We Are. Learn more about the people behind the company, working to support our customers and improve outcomes for kids.

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Name  Diane Trentini - Although my maiden name is "Elmer", I took my husband's name of Trentini, from the Trentino region of Italy.  (It is of note that women in Trentino do not take their husbands’ name when they marry, but retain their fathers’ surnames throughout their lives - my 3 daughters might be interested to know this.)

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Here at COMET we’re lucky to have a not-for-profit partner who understands all the ins and outs of program evaluation. Children’s Institute (CI) evaluates their own programs regularly to make sure they’re effective and keeping up with best practices. They also work with many organizations in the Rochester community as an independent evaluator for their programs. Many of those organizations are also COMET customers, utilizing our system to collect the data used in their evaluations.

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Check out our latest COMET Blog Series - Who We Are. Learn more about the people behind the company, working to support our customers and improve outcomes for kids.

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Name  Teale Fox – pronounced “Teal” (like the color). As a kid I hated my name and certainly got teased (I’ve been called ‘magenta’ and ‘turquoise’ more times than I could remember) but as I got older I started liking that my name was so unique. Now, whenever I meet people they always say, ‘Wow. Teale Fox is such a cool name!’ which I enjoy.

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