Tree budding, early spring

Staff Directory

Executive Offices

Chief Executive Officer   Robert "Skip" Backus
President   Carla Goldstein
Chief Development Officer   Veronica Fitzgerald
Chief Financial Officer   Joel Levitan
Senior Administrator to the President and Chief Development Officer   Rochelle Bayless


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
Reservationist & CEU Administrator   Christin Nosenchuk
Reservationist   Sherry Corni
Reservationist   Marjorie Calvin
Reservationist   Cheryl Rice


Curriculum Programs

Rhinebeck Programs Director   Carol Donahoe
Business Management Associate Director   Debbie Warnes
Rhinebeck Programs Assistant Director   Veronica Domingo
Omega Program Strategist   Brett Bevell
Program Business Administrator/Faculty Support Administrator   Alyson Swart
Workshop Developer   Moira Cleary-Dwyer



Development Associate Director   Kate Cruz
Information Systems & Senior Research Associate   Susan Miller


Event Services

Audio/Visual Manager   Ken Kuter
Event Services Manager   Rich Taylor
Seasonal Assistant Production Manager/Maintenance Crew   Bob Benz


External Affairs

Membership Director   Lauryn Franzoni
Communications Director   Chrissa Santoro
Social Media Coordinator   Megan Amaral



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



Finance Director   Jennifer Adler
Accounting Associate   Charles Waltermyer


Omega Food & Beverage

Executive Chef   John Spucches
Executive Sous Chef   Brian Grant


Information Technology

Information Technology Associate Director   Kristen DeFilippo LaBarca
Information Technology Manager   Rob Ellsworth
Web Developer & Digital Strategist   Matthew Kornheisl



Digital Marketing Director   Chris Cavanagh
Assistant Editorial Director   John Ferro
Marketing Projects Manager   Diana Benz
Content & Marketing Strategist   Kelly Prentice


Media Design

Creative Director   Kathleen Laucius
Studio Assistant Manager   Kristoff Lalicki


Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL)

Gardener   Diana Shomstein


Omega Digital

Digital Media Director   Cali Alpert
Video Production Manager   Jay Galione
Sound Engineer & Composer   Scott Mueller


Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC)

Senior Strategist   Sarah Urech


People & Culture

People & Culture Director   Deb Dailey
Senior Staff Relations & Development Specialist   Reginald Earls
Human Resource Specialist   Caitlin O'Brien
Human Resource Specialist   Wendy Van Allen


Special Initiatives

Business & Program Development Strategist   Michael Craft


Seasonal Staff Department Managers

Omega Bookstore Manager   Jean LaPlante
Housekeeping Manager   Cindy Campbell

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Omega Seasonal Community.