53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627


  • 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 
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