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Meet the Sullivan Renaissance Team

The Sullivan Renaissance team is made up of professionals with many years of experience in their fields. They offer technical assistance and support to volunteers, organizations and municipalities working on a variety of projects and initiatives to enhance the communities of Sullivan County.

Sandra Gerry's Vision

“My thoughts turned almost immediately to Sullivan County- why couldn’t we do something like that here?”

Sandra Gerry Chair, Sullivan Renaissance

Sandra and Alan Gerry

Sandra and Alan Gerry
Michael Gold photo

Lamp Post in Neversink

“I sincerely believe Sullivan Renaissance to be the single most important program ever undertaken in the history of Sullivan County.”

John Conway Sullivan County Historian

Sullivan Renaissance Staff

Denise Frangipane

Denise Frangipane, Executive Director, oversees the organization and operational activities of Sullivan Renaissance. She facilitates collaborations and represents Sullivan Renaissance through its many community partnerships.

Tel. 845-295-2443 or email

Helen Budrock

Helen Budrock, Assistant Director and Community Planner, helps communities move beyond beautification to broader community development issues. She works primarily with the Municipal Partnership and Business Assistance Programs and coordinates the Community Development and Technical Assistance Grants.

Tel. 845-295-2462 or email

Kathleen Capozzoli

Kathleen Capozzoli, Fiscal Manager, oversees program budgeting, grant monitoring, and administering the merchant discount program. She provides administrative support to the Property Enhancement Grant Program and the Community Mitzvah Award Contest.

Tel. 845-295-2452 or email

Cory Dame

Cory Dame, Marketing and Events Coordinator, is responsible for marketing, print and digital communications and social media campaigns to help advance the mission of Sullivan Renaissance and the work of the volunteers. She also oversees planning and logistics for signature events - including the Annual Conference and the Awards Ceremony.

Tel. 845-295-2402 or email

Colleen Emery

Colleen Emery, Project Coordinator, manages the Healthy Community Initiatives grant program, conducts research and oversees special projects.

Tel. 845-295-2719 or email

Carmela Hugel

Carmela M. Hugel, Horticulture Coordinator, assists in creating landscape designs, maintenance plans and best management practices for community beautification projects. She also works with other Sullivan Renaissance grant funded projects related to horticulture. Carmela supervises the seasonal garden crew.

Tel. 845-295-2453 or email 

Anne-Louise Scandariato

Anne-Louise Scandariato, Volunteer Program Manager, promotes community engagement through the recruitment, placement, and retention of volunteers. She leads the Renaissance Volunteer Corps and facilitates partnerships with organizations who can support the efforts of community volunteers.

Tel. 845-295-2405 or email 

Christy TerBush

Christy TerBush, Administrative Assistant, is the first point of contact for many interactions in person, via phone and e-mail. She responds to inquiries, provides administrative support to program staff and consultants, and assists with marketing and outreach.

Tel. 845-295-2404 or email

Diana Weiner

Diana K. Weiner, Horticulture Program Manager, identifies and helps prioritize horticulture needs and resources for communities involved in the beautification program as well as special projects. Diana teaches gardening classes and is an annual judge for America in Bloom.

Tel. 845-295-2612 or email


Allen Frishman, Consultant, administers the Property Enhancement Grant Program and the Community Mitzvah Award Contest.

Tel. 845-295-2441 or email