Meet Our Team

While the Summer and Winter Games and our events throughout the year rely heavily on the efforts of an army of volunteers throughout the state, none of those activities would be possible without the guidance of our board and the dedication of our staff.

From development to information technology, program coordination to administration, the services of our team—led by our experienced executive leaders—make Special Olympics New York the successful, sustainable organization it is.

While the Summer and Winter Games and our events throughout the year rely heavily on the efforts of an army of volunteers throughout the state, none of those activities would be possible without the guidance of our board and the dedication of our staff.

From development to information technology, program coordination to administration, the services of our team—led by our experienced executive leaders—make Special Olympics New York the successful, sustainable organization it is.

LeadershipLeadership

Stacey Hengsterman

President & CEO

Casey Vattimo

Senior Vice President
External Relations

Robyn Armando

Vice President
Marketing & Branding

Steve Fuller

Vice President
Program & Competition

Ray Polikoski

Vice President
Finance & Administration

Renee Snyder

Vice President
Development

Christine Fitzgibbons

Vice President
Strategic Initiatives
Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors

Patricia Martinelli, Esq., Chair

Raheem Haji, Vice Chair

Adam Merino, Treasurer

Helen Squillace, Secretary

Kevin Brown, Athlete

Paul Asaro, Athlete

Joseph Barca, Law Enforcement Torch Run Director

Robert S. Cohen, Esq.

Grace Hightower

Heather Dwyer

David Keib

Christopher Kus, M.D., MPH

JoAnn Lamphere, DrPH

Angelo Mazzone

J. Joseph McGoldrick

Ceylane Meyers-Ruff

James Rosenstock

Anishah Cumber-Taj, Esq.

Kan Kotecha

His Excellency Abdalla Shaheen

Consul General, United Arab Emirates New York