Staff Directory

Executive Offices

Chief Executive Officer   Robert “Skip” Backus
Chief Marketing Officer   Meg Downey
Chief External Affairs Officer   Carla Goldstein
Chief Operations Officer   Lois Guarino
Chief Financial Officer   Joel Levitan
Executive Assistant to the COO/Special Projects   Peter Arvo
Executive Assistant to the CEO   Brooke Bartlett Simpson
Executive Assistant to the CEAO   Marta Szabo

Campus Operations

Campus Operations Director   Holly VanLeuvan
Guest Services Manager   Aja Frend
Registration Manager   Rose Hues
Reception Manager   Marie Diperri
Registration Customer Service Supervisor   Randi Marshall
Housing Coordinator   Francis Comesanas
Faculty Housing Coordinator   Sophie Greller
Reservationist & CEU Administrator   Christin Nosenchuk
Reservationist & Scholarship Administrator   Diana Benz
Reservationist   Bridgit Mulpeter
Reservationist   Cheryl Rice
Reservationist   Lynda Sorenson
Reservationist   Lys Swan
Operations Systems   Chris Mitchell, Jr.

Curriculum Programs

Rhinebeck Programs Director   Carol Donahoe
Business Management Assistant Director   Debbie Warnes
Rhinebeck Programs Assistant Director   Veronica Domingo
Omega Program Strategist   Brett Bevell
Program Curriculum Developer   Peter Criswell
Program Curriculum Developer   Maureen Drake
Program Business Administrator   Alyson Swart
Curriculum Programs Project Manager   Jennifer Bosch

Event Services

Event Services Assistant Director   Chris LaBarca
Audio/Visual Manager   Ken Kuter
Event Services Manager   Rich Taylor
Event Services Administrative Coordinator   Jennifer Scott
Seasonal Assistant Production Manager/Maintenance Crew   Bob Benz


Director of Development   Veronica Fitzgerald
Associate Director of Development   Kate Cruz
Individual Giving Officer   Mary Richter
Annual Fund and Membership Manager   Amanda Graham
Information Systems & Senior Research Associate   Sue Miller
Development Communications Manager   Jennifer Montalbano
Development Administrative Assistant   Alivia Messina

External Communications

External Communications Director   Chrissa Santoro

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Strategist   Susan Grove


Maintenance & Facilities Coordinator   Charles Maccabee
Maintenance   Adam Hall
Maintenance   Daniel Hues
Maintenance   Walt Hunt


Associate Director of Finance   Jennifer Adler
Accounting Support Specialist   Linda Phillips
Accounting Assistant   Charles Waltermyer

Information Technology

Information Technology Manager   Rob Ellsworth
Senior Data Systems Manager   Leëta Damon
Marketing Data Programmer/Analyst   Kristen DeFilippo LaBarca
Data & Distribution Clerk   Carol Matthews


Digital Marketing Director   Laurie Zollo
Editorial Director   Angela Casey
Marketing Project Strategist   Stephanie Almasi
Senior Editor   Andrea Durbin
Writer/Producer   Sean Finn
Web Developer   Matthew Kornheisl
Social Media Specialist   Michelle Horton

Media Design

Creative Director   Kathleen Laucius
Design Studio Manager   Mark Lerner
Graphic Designer   Erin Gehringer

Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL)

OCSL Director   Laura Weiland
OCSL Communications, Editorial & Marketing Strategist   John Ferro
Administrative Coordinator   Moira Cleary-Dwyer
Gardener   Pam Vitarius

Omega Digital

Digital Media Director   Rob Harris
Post-Production & Content Editor   Jason Petersen
Sound Engineer & Composer   Scott Mueller

Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC)

OWLC Director   Sarah Urech
OWLC Community Engagement Specialist   Terri Hall
OWLC Marketing & Communications Strategist   Sarah Anne Wilkinson
OWLC Administrative & Data Coordinator   Maia Kaufman

People & Culture

Human Resources Associate Director   Tami Stephan
Staff Development Manager   Shulin Chinilson
Human Resources Specialist   Nancy Couse
Human Resources Associate   Justin Orashan

Special Initiatives

Business & Program Development Strategist   Michael Craft

Seasonal Staff Department Managers

Café Manager   Tim McGuire
Executive Chef   Malcom Sanz
Foodworks Executive Manager   Sandi Trillo
Housekeeping Manager   Cindy Campbell
Omega Store Manager   Jean LaPlante
Wellness Center Manager   Kelly Armour

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Omega Seasonal Community