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

Shelly Nangle

Executive Vice President & COO

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, Chair

Raheem Haji, Vice Chair

Rosemary Johnson, Treasurer

Lauren Valentine, Secretary

Kevin Brown, Athlete Seat

Paul Asaro , Athlete Seat

Robert S. Cohen, Esq.

Grace Hightower De Niro

Heather Dwyer

David Keib

Christopher Kus, M.D., MPH

JoAnn Lamphere, DrPH

Angelo Mazzone

J. Joseph McGoldrick

Adam Merino

Ceylane Meyers-Ruff

James Rosenstock

Helen Squillace

June Worden