Staff Directory

Executive Offices

Chief Executive Officer   Robert "Skip" Backus
President   Carla Goldstein
Chief Marketing Officer   Meg Downey
Chief Development Officer   Veronica Fitzgerald
Chief Experience Officer   Lois Guarino
Chief Financial Officer   Joel Levitan
Executive Assistant to the CEO   Kaylee Nycz
Executive Assistant to the CXO   Caitlin O'Brien

Campus Operations

Campus Operations Director   Holly VanLeuvan
Guest Services Manager   Aja Frend
Registration Manager   Rose Hues
Registration Customer Service Supervisor   Randi Marshall
Housing Manager   Francis Comesanas
Housing Coordinator   Zoe Gorse
Scholarship Administrator   Diana Benz
Reservationist & CEU Administrator   Christin Nosenchuk
Reservationist   Michelle Gibson
Reservationist   Cheryl Rice
Reservationist   Tina Smith
Reservationist   Lynda Sorenson
Operations Custodian   Christa Martinez

Curriculum Programs

Rhinebeck Programs Director   Carol Donahoe
Business Management Associate Director   Debbie Warnes
Rhinebeck Programs Assistant Director   Veronica Domingo
Omega Program Strategist   Brett Bevell
Workshop Developer   Moira Cleary-Dwyer
Workshop Developer   Olimpia Piccoli
Special Curriculum Programmer   Kelly Wilcox


Development Associate Director   Kate Cruz
Communication Strategist   Alyssa Barrett
Major Gift Officer for Corporation, Foundation, and Government Giving   Katherine Doss
Major Gifts Officer   Suzanne Leon
Information Systems & Senior Research Associate   Susan Miller
Administrative Assistant   Ann-Marie Walsh

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

External Affairs

Membership Director   Lauryn Franzoni
External Communications Director   Chrissa Santoro
Community Engagement Manager   Betty Schlicht
Media Relations Specialist   Jeff Kosmacher
Membership Associate   Quinn Gruver


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


Finance Director   Jennifer Adler
Accounting Specialist   Linda Phillips
Accounting Assistant   Charles Waltermyer

Omega Food & Beverage

General Manager/Executive Chef   Malcom A. Sanz

Information Technology

Technology Director   Laurie Hunt
Information Technology Manager   Rob Ellsworth
Senior Data Systems Manager   Leëta Damon
Web Developer   Matthew Kornheisl
IT Project Manager and Systems Analyst   Kristen DeFilippo LaBarca
Network Administrator   David Holzman


Editorial Director   Angela Casey
Digital Marketing Assistant Director   Chris Cavanagh
Social Media Specialist   Gina Rothe
Writer/Producer   Kelly Prentice

Media Design

Creative Director   Kathleen Laucius
Design Studio Manager   Jackie Gregory
Graphic Designer   Kristoff Lalicki
Staff Photographer   Dondre Green

Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL)

OCSL Assistant Director   Lauren Mathis
OCSL Communications, Editorial & Marketing Strategist   John Ferro
Gardener   Pam Vitarius

Omega Digital

Digital Media Director   Cali Alpert
Sound Engineer & Composer   Scott Mueller
Senior Video Producer   Jay Galione
Video Producer   Natasha Scully

Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC)

Senior Strategist   Sarah Urech
OWLC Administrative Assistant   Alma Rodriguez

People & Culture

Human Resources Generalist   Nancy Couse
Human Resources Generalist   Deb Dailey
Staff Development Specialist   Reggie Earls
People & Culture Associate   Wendy Van Allen

Special Initiatives

Business & Program Development Strategist   Michael Craft

Seasonal Staff Department Managers

Housekeeping Manager   Cindy Campbell
Omega Store Manager   Jean LaPlante
Wellness Center Manager   Kelly Armour

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Omega Seasonal Community.