53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627

Board of Trustees, Staff and Volunteers

Board of Trustees

  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP, Chair
  • Bryarly Lehmann, Vice Chair
  • Kevin O'Connor, Treasurer
  • Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz
  • Mary Pat Carr, SSJ
  • Julie Crane, SP
  • Meghan Hibner
  • Val Liptak
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP
  • Kathleen Popko, SP
  • Brian Richards
  • The Right Rev. Gordon Scruton
  • Bill Toller
  • Ann Weber

Staff

  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, Foundress, Gardener, Sabbatical Team, Spiritual Director

 Administrative Team

  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Retreat Coordinator and Spiritual Director
  • Cindy Lees, Financial Services
  • Deb Ondo, Program and Marketing Manager
  • Trisha Riga, Registrar and Hosted Groups Coordinator

Operations Team

  • Wayne Cumberlander, Plant Manager
  • Jennifer Moynihan, Chef
  • Daniel O'Connor, Assistant to Plant Manager
  • Dulce Pimentel, Head Housekeeper

Earth Caretakers

  • Kathleen Kitka, Arboretum Consultant
  • Janet Kondrat, Herb Gardener
  • Aaron Begin, Gardener
  • Mary Haberstroh, Gardener

Program Committee

  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP, Consultant
  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Consultant
  • Ann McGaharn, ASP, Consultant
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP, Consultant
  • Deb Ondo, Program and Marketing Manager

Spiritual Direction

  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Christina Leaño
  • Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP 
Faith makes all things possible, and love makes them easy. Faith in God is never out of season. Faith justifies the believer, but love justifies his faith by the works which it produces. Faith believes God to be true; love proves faith to be true.
- Charles H. Spurgeon