MEET THE YEAR ROUND STAFF

John Quinlivan – Executive Director

John Quinlivan has been the Executive Director and CEO of Camp Stella Maris since 2007. He has served as the Chairperson of the American Camp Association (ACA) Upstate New York, Local Council of Leaders and currently serves nationally on the ACA Volunteer Engagement Committee and the ACA Committee for Faith-based Camps. He has been a presenter at national, state, and regional camp conferences. Under John’s leadership, Camp has continued grow both physically and programmatically. In 2017, John initiated the implementation of a new Master Facilities Plan for Camp.

Prior to joining CSM, John worked for 20 years at Geva Theatre Center where he held various positions including Scenic Carpenter, Technical Director, and Production Manager. In 2000, John oversaw the construction of the 200-seat Fielding Nextstage 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 holds a BFA in Technical Theatre from Purchase College and a certificate from the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. John earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 2014. John lives in Lima, NY with his amazing wife, Heidi.

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

Jenn Meyers – Camp Director

Jenn has a master of science in biology education and in January 2017 she made the decision to step out of the classroom and move full-time to CSM taking on the role of Camp Director. In her role, Jenn is responsible for staff, campers and programming of resident and day summer camps, as well as off-season camps. Although the year-round role was new, her history with CSM dates back to 1988, when she first attended as a camper. She continued to attend every summer through her LIT year and after a couple year hiatus, and realizing CSM was what was missing from her life, she joined summer staff in 2000. She started as a cabin counselor and went on to spend a few summers each as Arts & Nature Director, Asst. to Camp Director, Head Counselor and EMT. Jenn’s siblings have attended as campers in the past and she is excited that the family legacy continues with her twin niece and nephew attending.

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

Karen Bell – Business Manager

Karen has worked for Camp for over 20 years. She began as the Camp Registrar in ‘99 and then took over as Office Manager in 2005 and then Business Manager in 2018. 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. Diane has two children, who currently attend both day camp and overnight camp.

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

Chris Viscardi – Director of Group Services

Chris studied Physical Education and Health at Coastal Carolina University. He started working at Camp Stella Maris in 2012 as Adventure Specialist and Lead ABLE Facilitator. He currently oversees the off season facility rentals, team building programs and summer adventure staff. He also coaches football for Churchville Chili and enjoys kayaking, geocaching, traveling, and hiking in his free time. He was a presenter at the 2018 International Association for Challenge Course Technology in Fort Worth, TX.

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

Breann Krause – Marketing Director

Breann began at Camp in 2021 as the Marketing Director. She earned a master’s degree in Secondary Education in 2008 and holds two New York State teaching certifications. She has been teaching American Sign Language at the collegiate level since 2009. Breann was also the Director of a childcare center for four years prior to joining the CSM team. Both she and her children were all campers here growing up and she looks forward to her grandchildren attending camp as well.

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

Kathleen Mulvaney – Administrative Assistant

Kathleen began at Camp in 2021. She grew up on Conesus Lake, but never attended camp.  While living in Tennessee, she worked at a Christian Mission Camp, and fell in love with it.  She decided if the opportunity arose again to work at a camp, she would. She is an avid gardener and bird watcher in her spare time.

tel: 585-346-2243 ext. 101 email: kathleen.mulvaney@campstellamaris.org

Ryan Ellison – Maintenance Director

Ryan began at Camp in 2012. He is a Livonia native including graduating from Livonia High School, but currently resides in Conesus. He has been married for  20 years and is the proud father of two. During his entire adult life he has worked in the landscaping and construction industry, but his job at Camp is the best job he has ever had. When he is not at Camp he enjoys playing in an adult hockey league.

tel: 585-739-0124 email: ryan.ellison@campstellamaris.org

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

Camp Stella Maris of Livonia, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 16-0743941