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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.

Registered Nurse - Full Time

We are seeking a full-time registered nurse to join our team in the primary care physician’s office. Regular working hours are Monday through Friday, plus mandatory rotating on-call approximately every five (5) weeks.

The ideal applicant would possess case management experience, excellent assessment skills, exposure to electronic medical records, experience and/or interest in alternative/holistic medicine, and an interest in working with the special needs population. Must possess a NYS license as a Registered Nurse and have at least two (2) years of experience working as an RN. Must also maintain a valid driver’s license.

Consider joining our busy, upbeat, team environment! For more information call Jessica Albright in Human Resources at 518-329-7924 ext. 104. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter via email to jessicaa@camphillvillage.org.

Turtle Tree Seed Operations Assistant - Full Time

Operations Assistant; Full-Time, 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

The Operations Assistant will carry an overview and understanding of the biodynamic seed growing business at Turtle Tree Seed, located within Camphill Village. The marketing, customer service, and sales aspects of the business will be the main focus of this position, in coordination with the rest of the Turtle Tree Seed team members and the Camphill Village community. This person in this position will primarily be responsible for providing friendly, helpful, and efficient customer service, while overseeing the fulfillment of orders and assisting with outreach and marketing strategies. This position includes an excellent benefits package.

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 diverse population of individuals. Knowledge of agriculture/horticulture, biodynamic or organic gardening is a plus. General computer knowledge is required. Design and database management are preferred but not required.

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 or her fullest human potential.

If you’d like to join our community, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to:



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.

It is because of our generous donors that Camphill Village is able to provide the unparalleled services that set us apart from state-run group homes.

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

Glynis Arnold
Administrative Assistant
(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









Human Resources

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

Victoria Thomas
Human Resources Coordinator
(518) 329-7924 Ext. 105

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

Jeffrey Gibeault
Medical Practice Administrator
(518) 329-7924 Ext 227

Dr. Justin Porto
Director for the Medical Office
(518) 329-7776

Resident Information and
Quality Improvement

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

Elizabeth Schneider
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