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Board of Trustees, Staff and Volunteers

Board of Trustees

Kevin O'Connor, Chair

The Right Rev. Gordon Scruton, Vice Chair

Meghan Hibner, Secretary

Brian Richards, Treasurer

Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, Ph.D.

Sr. Julie Crane, SP

Sr. Maureen Griffin, SSJ

Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP

Leonard “Lenny” Pansa

Sr. Kathleen Popko, SP

Ann “Ami” Weber

Anne Chapdelaine, Staff

Staff

  • Anne Chapdelaine, Interim Executive Director
  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, Foundress, Gardener, Sabbatical Team, Spiritual Director

 Administrative Team

  • JoAnn Bourquard, Retreat Coordinator and Spiritual Director
  • Cindy Lees, Financial Services
  • Deb Ondo, Program and Marketing Manager
  • Trisha Riga, Registrar and Hosted Groups Coordinator
  • Donna O'Connor, Administrative Assistant
  • Jean Risk, Administrative Assistant

Operations Team

  • Wayne Cumberlander, Plant Manager
  • Jennifer Moynihan, Head Chef
  • Nancy Huges, Part-time Cook
  • Daniel O'Connor, Assistant to Plant Manager
  • Dulce Pimentel, Head Housekeeper

Earth Caretakers

  • Kathleen Kitka, Arboretum Consultant
  • Mary Haberstroh, Gardener

Program Committee

  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP
  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Ann McGaharn, ASP
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP
  • Deb Ondo, Program and Marketing Manager
  • The Rt Rev. Gordon Scruton
  • Anne Chapdelaine, Interim Executive Director

Spiritual Direction

  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP 
The Earth is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.
- Thomas Berry