Meet the Team

Meet the Team

We are a diverse group that works together to fight poverty by building nonprofit capacity

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

William Figueroa
William Figueroa

Assistant Director of Postgraduate Programs
wfigueroa@siena.edu
(518) 782-6989

William Figueroa has been working in the non-profit sector for two decades beginning with his service as an AmeriCorps Member and AmeriCorps Leader in his native borough of Brooklyn. William now brings that experience to the AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows and other postgraduates at ACE. While earning his BA in Communication and Media from the City University of New York, William worked as a Program Director for two AmeriCorps programs—a health education Corps in Brooklyn and an academic enrichment Corps in East Harlem. He also has directed food pantry, college-prep, and after-school programs. Prior to moving to the Capital District in the summer of 2016, he managed a community center in the Bronx. His goal is to enrich the postgraduate experience for students via community service—to ensure the experience for the community and the postgraduate is transformative.

Erin Palmer
Erin Palmer

AmeriCorps VISTA HUD ConnectHome Program Coordinator
epalmer@siena.edu
(518) 782-6962

Erin Palmer is the Program Coordinator for the national HUD ConnectHome VISTA Program. Prior to her current position she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the local Siena College VISTA Fellows program, serving at The Food Pantries for the Capital District for the 2016-2017 Service Year.  Erin is a 2015 graduate of Gettysburg College where she earned a BS in Environmental Studies.

Chartu Lopez-White
Chartu Lopez-White

AmeriCorps HUD ConnectHome VISTA Leader
clopez-white@siena.edu
(518) 782-6963

Laura Mateya
Laura Mateya

Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
lmateya@siena.edu
(518) 782-6929

2017-2018 AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows

2017-2018 AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows

Morgan Alch
Morgan Alch
Teresa Aniceto
Teresa Aniceto
Adele Bowers
Adele Bowers
Maris Dishno
Maris Dishno
Nicole Duran
Nicole Duran
Cassidy Layman
Cassidy Layman
Valeria Lemus
Valeria Lemus
Alexi McHugh
Alexi McHugh
Kayla Naus
Kayla Naus
Javiell Nealy
Javiell Nealy
Katherine Perez
Katherine Perez
Renee Richman
Renee Richman
John Riccardo
John Riccardo
Mary Rose Noonan
Mary Rose Noonan
Nelson Rolon
Nelson Rolon
Beth Rucinski
Beth Rucinski
Emma Terwilliger
Emma Terwilliger
Courtney Tomeny
Courtney Tomeny
Kendall Williams
Kendall Williams

Alumni

VISTA Leaders

2015-2016      Thomas Breymeier, Cassandra Krom
2014-2015      James Bulmer '12, Morgan Schrankel
2013-2014      Marie Lovato
2012-2013      Lamara Burgess, Carolyn Holthausen 
2011-2012      Victoria Malaney, Ryan Rose '10, Jennifer Simek Hunt
2010-2011      Patrick Gruber, Nefisah Sallim, Jennifer Simek Hunt
2009-2010      Yalitza Negron '08

2015-2016
  • July Cohort: Lauren Bendall, Helen Benton (2nd Year VISTA), Emma Bettiol ’15, Heather Christensen, Cassidy Dwyer, Ryan Felder, Sarah Ferrito ’15, Bethany Friday (2nd Year VISTA), Tarsis Gotay, Jeremy Hollon, Victor Johnson, Katherine Kahn, Erin Lamouret, George Lopez ’15, Kimberly Martell, Christy Mundanchira '15, Clarice Nichols, Terence Parker, Marissa Peck (2nd Year VISTA), Bani Sarang, Jolie Siegel, Amanda Williams (2nd Year VISTA), Ben Zautner '14
2014-2015 
  • December Cohort: Thomas Breymeier, Tiziana Collins, Rhonda Daniel, Tarsis Gotay, Gabrielle LaMountain, Clarice Nichols
  • July Cohort: Sara Balajthy, Jessica Bender, Helen Benton, Bethany Friday, Leah Godin, Cassandra Krom, Kassandra Martinchek, Joshua Ostrer, Marissa Peck, Alexis Reyes, Amanda Williams
2013-2014
  • November Cohort: Jessica Baggs, Adriana Battle, Anita Bernardi, Rhonda Daniel, Alison Horgan, Destiny Johnson, Joy Landas, Alaina McCreary, Sasha Miller, Alexandria Pizzola, Anthony Salvatore, Jahmal Simms, Kevin Sullivan (2nd Year VISTA), Ryan Tink, Lanee Williams
  • July Cohort: Luke Ballenger, Jimmy Bulmer '12, Rebecca Cleere, Brittany Cole, Justin Devendorf '12 (2nd Year VISTA), Anne Dunn, Brennan Frazier (2nd year VISTA), Jack Kelly, Ella MacDonald, Casey Mackesey (2nd Year VISTA), Jahnna Rymer '13, Morgan Schrankel
2012-2013
  • February Cohort: Anna Bradway '11, Pete Cichetti, Ashley Farrell, Natasha Grant, Pou Mok, Kevin Sullivan
2011-2012
  • Feburary Cohort: Keri O'Brien '10, Natasha Grant
  • July Cohort: Erika Cary, Brian Costello '11, Courtney Cozzy '11, John DeCirce '11, Kiera DeNoyer, Odalina Duran, Carolyn Holthausen, Beatrice Jean, Clare Kelley '11, Sarah Lutz, Megan Lynch, Dana Mazer '11, Melissa Moore '11, Rachel Moore, Briavel Schultz, Amanda Wilson '12
  • September Cohort: Vanessa Rodriguez
2010-2011
  • July Cohort: James Shultis, Hannah Boehm, Hilary Rainey, Meghan Dunn '07, Kathryn Ramsey, Tanya Henderson, Ricky Ryan '10, Ryan Rose '10, Victoria Malaney, Michael Parsons, Christy Allen, Amanda Wilson, Carly Fortin (Smith) '09, Samantha Tymchyn, Ariel Palter
2009-2010
  • June Cohort: Allison Nowak '09, Frankie Sylvester '09, Patrick Gruber, Meghan Dunn '07, Samantha Tymchyn '09, Jennifer Simek Hunt, Carly Fortin (Smith) '09, Jacqueline Ginnan, Alison Roblin, Kathryn Ramsey
  • July Cohort: Jacqueline Ginnan '09, Carly Smith '09, Alison Roblin
  • August Cohort: Emily Lamontagne, Amy Loehndorf, Mirana Bass
2008-2009
  • January Cohort: Nicole Tommasini, Yalitza Negron '08, CaSonya Young 
  • August Cohort: Julie Comley, Carly James, Nefisah Sallim