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
  • Elizabeth Walz, ASP
  • Ann Weber

Ex-Officio

  • Lynn Ireland

Staff

  • 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
  • Annette Lally, Administrative Coordinator
  • 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
  • Liz Walz, ASP

Spiritual Direction

  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Christina Leaño
  • Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP 
  • Liz Walz, ASP
We cannot create knowledge without acting. The focus of this action is (a) to transform the world, (b) to establish interdependent relationships with human beings, with the cosmos and with God.
— Paulo Friere