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
  • Lisa McMahon, Secretary
  • Mary Pat Carr, SSJ
  • Julie Crane, SP
  • Val Liptak
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP
  • Kathleen Popko, SP
  • Brian Richards
  • The Right Rev. Gordon Scruton
  • Bill Toller
  • Elizabeth Walz, ASP
  • Ann Weber


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

 Administrative Team

  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Retreat Coordinator and Spiritual Director
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ, Sabbatical Director and Spiritual Director
  • Bonnie Druschel, Marketing Coordinator and Photographer
  • Annette Lally, Administrative Coordinator
  • Cindy Lees, Financial Services
  • Trisha Riga, Registrar and Hosted Groups Coordinator

Operations Team

  • Wayne Cumberlander, Plant Manager
  • Jennifer Moynihan, Chef
  • Dulce Pimentel, Head Housekeeper
  • Jonah Brandley, Intern

Earth Caretakers

  • Kathleen Kitka, Arboretum Consultant
  • Janet Kondrat, Herb Gardener
  • Aaron Begin, Gardener
  • Mary Haberstroh, Gardener
  • Daniel O'Connor, Gardener

Program Committee

  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP, Consultant
  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Consultant
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ, Consultant
  • Ann McGaharn, ASP, Consultant
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP, Consultant
  • Liz Walz, ASP

Spiritual Direction

  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ
  • Christina Leaño
  • Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP 
  • Liz Walz, ASP
Do What I Can
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson