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Camphill Village is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability or veteran status.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Full-Time

The Administrative Assistant will primarily be responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support at the reception desk. In addition to typing, filing and scheduling, this position performs duties such as coordination of meetings and conferences, ordering supplies, coordinating mailings, and working on special projects, including compiling and formatting a weekly newsletter. This position is responsible for answering routine correspondence and works with a diverse group of external callers and visitors, as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.

The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to work in a residential community for developmentally disabled adults, be team oriented and an organized self-starter. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be able to prioritize and multi-task; strong interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate with a variety of individuals. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

This position also includes an excellent benefits package.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: jessicaa@camphillvillage.org

Barista, Part-Time

25 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday

The Barista will primarily be responsible for making and serving a variety of beverages in our public Coffee Shop at Camphill Village. The barista will inform guests about the differences in coffee varieties, beverages, bakery items, and merchandise from our craft shops and gift shop. The barista is also responsible for maintaining the appearance of the shop through creativity, cleaning and good organizational skills.

The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to work in a residential community for developmentally disabled adults, be team oriented, and an organized self-starter. Must have excellent verbal communication skills and must be able to prioritize; strong interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate with a variety of individuals. Previous barista or food service experience is preferred but not required; proficiency with point of sale systems is also preferred. This position requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time.

Camphill Village Copake is an established, highly regarded community of adults with developmental disabilities who live and work with volunteer co-workers and their families in 21 homes on a 600-acre biodynamic farm. It fosters a life of well-being, mutual sharing and respect where each community member can reach his/her fullest human potential.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to jessicaa@camphillvillage.org.


Village History

The founding of Camphill Village in 1961 was part of a transformative movement in the United States to reform how society treats people with special needs. Worldwide, this was known as the Camphill Movement. We are the first and largest Camphill community in the United States, and we are one of more than 100 Camphill communities, including villages and schools, that exist around the globe.

The movement was started by Karl König, an Austrian pediatrician and educator who fled to Aberdeen, Scotland to escape Nazi annexation. König had been a student of anthroposophy, often referred to as the “path to self-knowledge,” coined by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who began the first of the well-known Waldorf schools.

Inspired by Anthropsophy, König and his colleagues in Scotland began the first Camphill community in Aberdeen for children with developmental disabilities in 1940. A colleague of his, Carlo Pietzner, traveled to Copake and established Camphill Village USA in 1961.

Instead of isolation and institutionalization, exclusion and separation, Camphill Village celebrates and honors the uniqueness, dignity and spiritual integrity of each individual, regardless of outward appearance or disability.

On 615 acres of wooded hills, gardens, and pastures in rural upstate New York, adults with special needs and long- and short-term service volunteers strive to live and work together as equals in extended families in homes throughout the Village.

A leader in biodynamic organic agriculture, our gardens and farm weave the community with the cycles of nature coinciding with and reflected by seasonal festivals.

At Camphill Village, we share life: joys and sorrows, celebrations and prayers, work, play, meals, and song. Each person is encouraged to achieve his or her full potential at every stage of life.

Board of Directors


William Vogt, President

Retired Managing Director, JP Morgan,
New York, NY
Stockbridge, MA

Kerst de Jong, Vice President

Executive Director and House Leader, Camphill Village U.S.A., Inc.
Copake, NY

Gabriella Sperry, Vice President & Treasurer

Retired cosmetics industry executive and community volunteer
Malden Bridge, NY

Roselyn Aring, Secretary

House Leader, Camphill Village USA, Inc.
Copake, NY


Webster Beal

Director of Admissions, Camphill Village U.S.A., Inc.
Copake, NY

Joel Berman
Chairman and CEO, Mecho Shade Co.
Long Island City, NY

Julie Boothroyd

House Leader, Camphill Village U.S.A., Inc.
Copake, New York

Joel Cohen

Former Co-Head of U.S. Private Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Retired
New York, NY

Ben Davis

Volunteer at Triform Camphill Community
Hudson, NY

Richard Hauptman
Resident, Camphill Village U.S.A., Inc.
Copake, NY

Peter C. Kornman
Retired partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
New York, NY

Kristina Labaty

House Leader, Camphill Village USA, Inc.
Copake, NY

Rosi Levai

Former assistant at Marlborough Gallery and The Metroplitan Museum of Art.  Disabilities advocate.
New York, NY and Germantown, NY

Bob Muhleisen
First VP Investment and Portfolio Manager
Wells Fargo Advisors
Short Hills, NJ

Helen Serebin

Director of Operations
Program Operations Division – Child Care Fund
Greater New York City Area

Charles Sims

Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP.
New York, NY

Roy Tau

House Leader, Camphill Village USA, Inc.
Copake, NY

Valentine J. Taubner III

Executive Vice President, BCM Corporation
Mount Vernon, NY

Emeritus Directors

Molly Finn (2011)
Marty Hunt (2016)
Alan Miller (2015)
Bob Norris (2016)





Visit the Village:
(518) 329-7924 Ext. 101

Elvira Neal
(518) 329-7924 Ext. 111

Webster Beal
(518) 329-7924 Ext. 174

Nancy O’Leary
(518) 329-7924 Ext. 136


Full Staff Directory

Bluestone Office
(518) 329-4851
Fax: (518) 329-0377

Victoria Thomas
(518) 329-7924 Ext 101


Kerst de Jong
Executive Director
(518) 329-7924 Ext 102

Jessica Albright
Human Resources Manager
(518) 329-7924 Ext 104

Roselyn Aring
Assistant Director
(518) 329-7924 Ext 131

Roy Tau
Assistant Director
(518) 751-6391


Nancy O’Leary
Director of Development
(518) 329-7924 Ext 136

Kristina Labaty
Associate Director for Development
(518) 329-7924 Ext 103

Elizabeth Phillips
Assistant Director of Development
(518) 329-7924 Ext 134

Sarah Krenicki
Development Operations Associate
(518) 329-7924 Ext 132

Co-Worker Recruitment

Elvira Neal
Director for Co-Worker Development
(518) 329-7924 Ext 111

Lorraine Wiener
Volunteer Admissions Coordinator–
Visa Specialist
(518) 329-7924 Ext 113

Nicoline Autrey
Volunteer Admissions Coordinator
(518) 329-7924 Ext 115


Christine Pizzuti
Communications and Public Relations Manager
(518) 329-7924 Ext 133

Camphill Academy

Melody Konderwich
Social Therapy Program Administrator
(518) 329-7924 Ext 114

Maintenance Department

Jos Smeele
Associate Director for Infrastructure
(518) 721-8186

Martin Baumgold
(518) 329-7913


Medical Office
(518) 329-7776
(518) 329-0169 Automated
Fax: (518) 329-7773

Andrew Simmons
Acting Director for the Medical Office
(518) 329-7924 Ext 171

Resident Information and
Quality Improvement

Andrew Simmons
Director of Quality Improvement
(518) 329-7924 Ext 171

Kathleen O’Connell
Quality Assurance Specialist
(518) 329-7924 Ext 175

Frank Francavilla
Assistant Director of Quality Improvement
(518) 329-7924 Ext 172

Tom Myers
Quality Improvement Coordinator
(518) 329-7924 Ext 178

Mary Anne VanDenburgh
IRC Service Coordinator
(518) 329-7924 Ext 176


Webster Beal
Director of Admissions
(518) 329-7924 Ext. 174


Bill Kolberg
Chief Financial Officer
(518) 329-7924 Ext 151

Amanda Bishop
Accounting Manager
(518) 329-7924 Ext 156

David Clark
Accounting Manager
(518) 329-7924 Ext 152

Samantha Leonard-Tilton
Finance Associate
(518) 329-7924 Ext 154