53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627

Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers & Volunteering

Board of Trustees

 

  • Lisa McMahon, Chair
  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP
  • Mary Pat Carr, SSJ
  • Julie Crane, SP
  • Ann Horgan, SP
  • Paul Kalill
  • Bryarly Lehmann
  • Brant Lingle
  • Val Liptak
  • Kevin O'Connor
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP
  • Kathleen Popko, SP
  • Bill Toller
  • Liz Walz, ASP

Staff

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

Administrative Team

  • Trisha Riga, Registrar and Hosted Groups Coordinator
  • Pat Fettinger, Program Director, Spiritual Director
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ, Sabbatical Director, Spiritual Director
  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Spiritual Director
  • Donna O'Connor, BioSpiritual Focusing Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, Spiritual Director 
  • Jean Risk, Administrative Coordinator
  • Cindy Lees, Financial Services

Operations Team

  • Jennifer Moynihan, Head Cook
  • Mario Albano, Assistant Cook
  • Rebekah Ryaboklyach, Assistant Cook
  • Abigail Blishchik, Lynn Clauson; Dietary Aides
  • Dulce Pimentel, Head Housekeeper
  • Nick Lukomsky, Plant Manager
  • Wayne Cumberlander, Maintenance and Grounds

Program Committee

  • Pat Fettinger
  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP, Consultant
  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Consultant
  • Mary Pat Carr, SSJ, Consultant
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ, Consultant
  • Ann McGahrn, Consultant
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP, Consultant
  • Liz Walz, ASP

Spiritual Direction

  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ
  • Pat Fettinger
  • 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
  • Pat McKeon, RSM
  • Roberta Mulcahy, SSJ
  • Ronnie Sienkiewicz, Gardener  

Volunteers

  • Evelyn Calleva   
  • Julie Crane, SP
  • Deborah Davis
  • Bonnie Druschel
  • Kathleen Dugan
  • Peg Gilbert
  • Janet Lewis, DHS
  • Ann McGaharn, ASP
  • Patricia McGovern, ASP 
  • Robert O’Brien
  • Kat Peterson
  • Dorothy Pilkington, SSJ
  • Sue Phelon
  • Lorraine Salvas  
  • Mary Talarico
  • Ann Williams
How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small.
- Psalm 104:24-25