MEET THE YEAR ROUND STAFF

John Quinlivan – Executive Director

John Quinlivan has served as the Executive Director and CEO of Camp Stella Maris since 2007. He serves as the Chairperson of the American Camp Association Upstate New York, Local Council of Leaders and has been a presenter at national, state, and regional camp conferences. Prior to CSM, John worked at Geva Theatre Center where he held various positions starting in 1987 including Scenic Carpenter, Technical Director, and Production Manager through 2002. In 2000, John oversaw the construction of the 200-seat Nextstage at Geva which provided a production space for non-traditional programming. In July of 2002, John was named to the organizational leadership position of Managing Director. John is a graduate of Purchase College and the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. John earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 2014.

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 102 email: john@campstellamaris.org

Karen Bell – Office Manager

Karen has worked for Camp for 18 years and is going on her 19th summer in 2017. She began as the Camp Registrar in ‘99 and then took over as Office Manager in 2005. Karen found the job through an ad in the paper and never knew anything about Camp prior to working here! Her daughter was a camper here before working in the kitchen. Her son, Adam, started working in the kitchen and then worked his way up to Camp DIrector. Her granddaughter, Savannah attends Camp and her other two grandchildren plan to follow suit soon.

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 105 email: karen@campstellamaris.org

Diane Ackerman – Registrar/Camp Consultant

Diane began at Camp in 1997 as the Waterfront Director and then became the ABLE Director from 2003-2005. She took on the role of Camp Consultant/Registrar in 2010 and most recently became the Director of our School-age Program in 2016. Diane has two children, one who currently attends day camper and one who will be a future day camper!

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 104 email: diane@campstellamaris.org

Laura Panipinto – Administrative Assistant

Laura has been working at Camp for four years and has lived in Livonia all her life. Her daughter Emma works at Camp during the summer and her daughter Leah has come as a resident camper for five summers. Laura’s stepdaughter Brooklynne has participated both in 4 Day Stay and resident camp, going into her third summer in 2017. Laura loves the relationships that are built with the community through Camp whether it be schools, garden clubs, or families.

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 132 email: laura@campstellamaris.org

Jenn Myers – Camp Director

Jenn began as the new Camp Director January 2017 and is bringing with her her vast experience in various roles on Camp. Beginning as a camper in 1987 and then joining staff in 2000 as a cabin counselor she went on to become the arts and nature director,  assistant to the camp director, head counselor, and EMT.  Jenn oversees the resident and day summer camps as well as our off-season camps. Jenn’s younger sister and brother have both been campers before and her twin niece and nephew have attended day camp.

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 106 email: jenn@campstellamaris.org

Samantha Carroll – Marketing Director

Sam began as a camper in 2007 and worked as a counselor for five summers from 2010-2014. A SUNY Fredonia alum, Sam oversees all of Camps marketing and communication as well as being a point of contact for any alumni. She works with board members on the marketing and development committee to help Camp raise funds for campers in need, as well as help Camp achieve its short and long term goals. Camp has been a huge part of Sam’s family. Her sister, as well as six of her cousins, have all been `on staff, with younger cousins continuing to come as campers each year.  

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 216 email: samatha@campstellamaris.org

Greg Francati – Director of Group Services

Greg began at Camp in 2012 as the Adventure Specialist and five years of ABLE from 2012-2016. He began as the Director of Group Services in November of 2016 along with Chris Viscardi. The two of them oversee all of the groups who come to Camp in the off-season to rent our facilities or participate in our ABLE program. Camp has much to offer outside of the summer for groups from any background looking to grow as a team and as people, Chris and Greg are great resources for more information or questions!

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 108 email: greg@campstellamaris.org

Chris Viscardi – Director of Group Services

Chris graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a major in physical education and a minor in health promotion. He worked as an Adventure Specialist for two summer and 5 seasons of Spring and Fall ABLE. He coaches modified football for Churchville Chili and enjoys kayaking, geocaching, traveling, and hiking.

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 108 email: chris@campstellamaris.org

585-346-2243
4395 East Lake Road
Livonia, NY 14487