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.

Direct Support Professional, per diem

Essential Responsibilities: This position will perform duties which vary in intensity and frequency from total daily care to frequent or occasional verbal and emotional support depending on the individual in need of care. Incumbent will advocate for individuals to assist them with achieving personal outcomes, overcome barriers, and helps individuals to participate in activities. Incumbent will also provide care and assistance to promote good health, including administering medications according to physicians/nurses instructions. This position will assist with personal care including eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting. Will also help individuals develop living skills and will serve as a role model and mentor for demonstrating desired behaviors. Incumbent may be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of residences and transporting residents for appointments and activities.

Position requirements: Must be able to communicate and produce service documentation effectively and be able to complete the training programs and successfully pass associated tests to meet competency requirements. Must meet the qualifications of a driver as established by our insurance carrier; and be able to pass multiple background checks and receive a fingerprint clearance as regulated by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Must have the ability to be certified in OPWDD medication administration and Adult CPR. Must have 2 years experience of DSP-related work or sufficient experience working with people with developmental disabilities.

For more information or to apply, please contact and/or send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, at 518-329-7924, Ext. 104 or via email at hr@camphillvillage.org.


Per Diem Registered Nurse

We are seeking a per diem registered nurse to work in our primary care physician’s office. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. The per diem nurse would be covering planned absences of other nurses.

The ideal applicant would possess excellent nursing assessment skills, proficient computer skills, interest in integrated medicine, and great attention to detail.

For more information or to apply, please contact and/or send cover letter and resume to Human Resources at 518-329-7924 ext. 104 or via email at jessicaa@camphillvillage.org.


Registered Nurse, Full-time

We are seeking a full-time registered nurse to work in our primary care physician’s office. On-call rotation is mandatory. Hours are Monday-Friday plus occasional weekends when on call.

The ideal applicant would possess case management experience, excellent nursing assessment skills, proficient computer skills, interest in integrated medicine, and great attention to detail.

For more information or to apply, please contact and/or send cover letter and resume to Jessica Albright, HR Manager, at 518-329-7924 ext. 104 or via email at 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, Treasurer
Retired cosmetics industry executive and community volunteer
Malden Bridge, NY

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


Webster Beal
House Leader, 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

Tracey Dewart Eckersley
PhD., Sociomedical Sciences; Consultant
New York, 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
Fine arts and textiles dealer, as well as disabilities advocate
New York, NY and Germantown, NY

John Manley
Retired stock broker
Scarsdale, NY

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

Helen Serebin
Director of Operations, BASIS Independent Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY

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
Finance Associate
(518) 329-7924 Ext 156

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

Victoria Falahee
Accounting Manager
(518) 329-7924 Ext 153

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

Jessica Sachs
Finance Associate
(518) 329-7924 Ext 155