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.

Finance Associate, Full-Time

Camphill Village USA is seeking a full-time finance associate to join our vibrant community in Copake, NY. The primary responsibilities of this position include payroll processing and reporting for approximately 90 employees; processing cash receipts and deposits; and managing the personal needs allowances for some of our residents.   This position requires traveling to and working at Camphill Ghent in Ghent, NY for 20% of the weekly assigned hours.

The ideal candidate will hold an Associates Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Economics; a minimum of two years of relevant experience; and a nonprofit accounting background is preferred but not required.

This position requires solid computer skills, including proficiency in Excel; demonstrated double-entry knowledge and understanding of accrual accounting; ability to independently problem solve and follow through to resolution; solid written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail with accuracy and timeliness of data and information; strong time management skills; and a willingness to maintain confidentiality.

Camphill Village offers flexibility, and competitive compensation and benefits including health, dental, vision, and 401k.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at jessicaa@camphillvillage.org.

Medical Secretary, Full-time

The Medical Secretary will provide overall administrative and clerical support for the day-to-day operations of the Medical Office at Camphill Village. This includes working with the Medical Director, Practice Administrator, and clinical staff.

In addition, this individual will foster and maintain collaborative relationships with House Leaders in each of the homes within Camphill Village and with the many outside specialist offices that the community associates with. An essential responsibility for this position will be scheduling outside appointments for all patients and tracking/retrieving results and reports from those appointments.

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. A minimum of 2 years experience of working in a medical practice or as a case manager is preferred; proficiency with EMR systems is also preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and emailing capabilities are required.

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.


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


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

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