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 & Community Engagement

Steve Fuller

Vice President
Program & Competition

Ray Polikoski

Vice President
Finance & Administration

Renee Snyder

Vice President
Development

Diane Colonna

Vice President
Downstate Operations

Nathan Johnson

Executive Director
Unified Sports
Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors

Ceylane Meyers-Ruff, Chair

Kan Kotecha, Vice Chair

Heather Dwyer, Secretary

Adam Merino, Treasurer

Rick Allen, Law Enforcement Torch Run Director

Paul Asaro, Athlete

Joseph Belluck

Mitch Cohen

Robert S. Cohen, Esq.

Anishah Cumber-Taj, Esq.

Rhonda Frederick

Grace Hightower

David Keib

Todd Nelson

James Rosenstock

Maricela Brea