Our Team

As the situations in the world have evolved, so has our team. We have embraced togetherness and oftentimes we share our jobs. Everyone that is a part of our team demonstrates leadership and when it is necessary, how to pass the baton.

Dan Budd | Executive Director | Founding Volunteer

“Shine a bright light of hope, trust and faith on people working hard together for no reason other than lifting each other up.”

Contact Dan Budd | danielbudd@icloud.com

Operations and Help Systems

Alex Wolf and Suzanna Hermans | Operations Supervisors

“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama

We are so proud of our community for coming together in a time of need, and we’re glad to play a small part in helping out.

Prudence Garcia-Renart | Help Services Assistant

“The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – H.L.

Jack Marcotte | Process and Web Development

“It’s amazing to see what people can do when they come together. In such a small community, like ours, it amazes me even more.”

Karly Libertini | Volunteer Scheduling

“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person” -Anonymous

Jeung-il Tsumagari Coon | Client Reserve List Manager

“As a Mental Health Counselor it is my duty and pleasure to aid my community in keeping up with their health- however that may look.”

Caitlin O'Donnell | Bard Squad Supervisor | Tutoring and Tech Support

The Center for Civic Engagement Bard Squad is proud to partner with Red Hook Responds to be able to reach all families within the Red Hook community who may be looking for supplemental tutoring and homework help. Red Hook Responds has built a strong and far-reaching support network and we’re thrilled to be able to work through their platform.

Victoria Mathews | Bilingual Support

“The day we begin to help others and stop focusing solely on ourselves is the day we start to find meaning in life.”

“El día en que comenzamos a ayudar a los demás y dejamos de enfocarnos únicamente en nosotros mismos, es el día en que comenzamos a encontrarle sentido a la vida.”

Anna Dolen | Food Pantry Bag Help Supervisor

“I find it to be so uplifting to see how many community members truly care about all of our neighbors and the resiliency of our town during such a difficult time. It seems that RHR has filled many gaps in our community and it’s incredible to watch them be filled.”

Membership and Enrollment

Agnes Kelly | Enrollment Screener

“I enjoy volunteering with Red Hook Responds.  They have done so much for the community during the pandemic.  I’m honored to do my part and encourage others to join this great organization.”

Jill Lundquist | Enrollment Screener

I am delighted to help Red Hook Responds as part of the Intake Team. This organization represents the very best of our community, as we come together to help those in need of assistance at a very challenging time. My heartfelt thanks to Dan Budd and the whole RHR team for all they do.

Patricia Seabrook | Membership onboarding specialist

Being part of RHR is a wonderful way to contribute to the community. It’s a great feeling to know that the organization is there for so many people during these extraordinary times. We are fortunate to have the leadership of Dan Budd and the commitment of so many volunteers supporting our community.

 

Red Hook Eats

Nicole Jensen | Red Hook Eats Supervisor

“Do small things with great love”

Gina Nelson | Red Hook Eats Menu Planner

We’re all in this together.

Elisa Ceasarine | Red Hook Eats Freezer Manager

“We all need help sometimes – you accept it when you need it and give it when you can.”

Kevin Dorrian | Meal Driver Coach

“We’re lost, but we’re making good time.”
-Yogi Berra

 

Leslie Pulver | Executive Chef

Sean O'Reilly | Sous Chef

Dr. Bruce Cutler | Hendrick Hudson Masonic Lodge | First Cook

“It’s a gift to be able to help the community!”

Kim Gomez | Executive Director of the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce | Local Business Liason

“RHACoC is a proud collaboator with RHR & Red Hooks Restaurant community in their effort to feed our residents in need.” 

Local Food Exchange

Carolyn Ryan | Local Food Exchange Co Supervisor

Motivated by the spirit of helping others, supported by eager volunteers and connected by an organized system of communication, we have sustained a support system that is making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need in our community.  I am proud to be a volunteer member of the amazing Red Hook Responds team!

Wendy Dorrian | Local Food Exchange Co Supervisor

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss


I am so honored to be a part of the Red Hook Responds team!

James Davidson | Local Food Exchange | Shopredhook.com administrator

“Building and running the Local Food Exchange has been an incredibly rewarding experience. We went from the concept of enabling local farms to donate their products to food pantries and non-profits to a live site in just a few weeks. Since our launch in June of 2020, the Local Food Exchange has provided a connection for thousands of food products from local farms, bakeries and other vendors to organizations that deliver it to those in need.”

Kate Cavotti | Bread Manager

“I am so happy to be a part of this community of neighbors helping neighbors.”

Marketing and Communications

Alicia Osban | Graphic Designer

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Miles Cohen | Film Director and Media Release

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to document the work RHR is doing. Love and the innate desire to help those in need compels these individuals to make a positive change in our community. It’s beautiful to see.”
 
 

Allie Budd | Fundraising Gratitude

“I have learned that volunteerism is like smiling more often. Once you begin, the positive energy builds and more people follow the kind gesture. Making a difference can be as small as sharing a smile. I see the light in you and care deeply about the community that we call home. RHR has inspired me so much, and I hope it will do the same for you!”
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fundraising and Finance

Nicholas Ascienzo | Ascienzo Family Foundation | Funding and Non-Profit Guidance

“As a partner for 5 years with many RH organizations, The Ascienzo Family Foundation is proud to assist RH Responds in bringing out the best in the RH Community in this time of great need.”

Steve Appenzeller | Financial Officer

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

Sarah Imboden | Fundraising Outreach

“I’m motivated to help with fundraising for RH Responds out of care for my neighbors and a belief that if we all do our small part, that work contributes to a flourishing community.”
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tessa Husted and Abby Williams | Fundraising Jar Collections Team

“Do small things with great love”

Elks Lodge 2022

Rick Belcher | Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler | Elks Lodge 2022

Suzie Carlock | Esteemed Leading Knight | Elks Lodge 2022

An ongoing and growing list of volunteer responders who live in or have a connection with the community of the Greater Township of Red Hook New York. (Tivoli, Milan, Annandale-On-Hudson, Barrytown, Elizaville, Clermont)

Government Liaisons

Robert McKeon | Red Hook Town Supervisor

Ed Blundell | Village Mayor

Hai-Ping Yeh | Disaster Preparedness Committee Chair

Emily Majer | Tivoli Deputy Mayor

Past Lead Volunteers

Chris Donohue | Operations Leader | Founding Volunteer | 3/2020 - 8/2020
Anna Marcotte | Enrollment Supervisor | 3/2020 - 8/2020
Nick Herron | Technical Support | 3/2020 - 7/2020
Jeung-il Tsumagari Coon | Operators Director | 3/2020 - 1/2021
Samuel Rose and Cecilia Cortina Segovia | Bilingual Support | 3/2020 - 6/2020
Emmaia Gelman | Mutual Aide Liaison | Bilingual Support | 3/2020 - 6/2020
Claire Thiemann | Coverage Supervisor | 3/2020 - 7/2020
Jordan Budd | Marketing and Communications | 3/2020 - 8/2020
Samala Rubin | Marketing and Communications | 3/2020 - 6/2020