53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627

Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers & Volunteering

Board of Trustees

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  • Marty Willard, Chair
  • Lisa McMahon, Vice Chair
  • Alan Sawyer, Treasurer
  • Faith Sullivan, Secretary
  • Yvonne Boudreau
  • Mary Pat Carr, SSJ
  • Sr. Julie Crane, SP
  • Sr. Ann Horgan, SP
  • Val Liptak
  • Judy Mealey
  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP
  • Sr. Kathleen Popko, SP
  • Tom Robert
  • Liz Walz, Staff

Staff

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

Administrative Team

  • Trisha Riga, Registrar and Hosted Groups Coordinator
  • Pat Fettinger, Program Director
  • Pat Smith, SSJ, Sabbatical Coordinator
  • Donna O'Connor, Administrative Coordinator 
  • Jean Risk, Administrative Coordinator
  • Cindy Lees, Financial Services

Operations Team

  • Jennifer Moynihan, Head Cook
  • Lilibeth Rodriguez; Assistant Cook
  • Abigail Blishchik, Lauren Begin, Lynn Clauson; Dietary Aides
  • Dulce Pimentel, Head Housekeeper
  • Nick Lukomsky, Plant Manager
  • Wayne Cumberlander, Maintenance and Grounds

Program Committee

  • Pat Fettinger
  • Yvonne Boudreau, Consultant
  • Mary Pat Carr, SSJ, Consultant
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ, Consultant
  • Sr. Ann Horgan, SP
  • Ann McGahrn, Consultant
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP, Consultant
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Pat Smith, SSJ
  • Liz Walz

Spiritual Direction

  • Pat Smith, SSJ, Supervision
  • Pat Fettinger
  • Ann Horgan, SP
  • Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP 

Volunteers & Volunteering

Volunteers help fulfill Genesis’ Mission through hours of office support, gardening activities, guest registration, and special projects. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Genesis Office staff at 413-562-3627.

Earth Caretakers

  • Kathleen Kitka, Arboretum Consultant
  • Janet Kondrat, Herb Gardener
  • Mary Haberstroh, Gardener
  • Roberta Mulcahy, SSJ
  • Ronnie Sienkiewicz, Gardener  

Volunteers

  • Evelyn Calleva   
  • Julie Crane, SP
  • Deborah Davis
  • Kathleen Dugan
  • Peg Gilbert
  • Janet Lewis, DHS
  • Ann McGaharn
  • Mary Marino     
  • Robert O’Brien
  • Kat Peterson
  • Sue Phelon
  • Lorraine Salvas  
  • Mary Talarico
  • Barbara Zygarowski
The Earth is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.
- Thomas Berry