This is a  staff list for St. Joseph's Villa in Rochester, NY

(a.k.a. St. Joseph's Villa School, St. Joseph's Villa Avalon School, Harmony House, Alcohol and Addiction Problem)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at St. Joseph's Villa.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at St. Joseph's Villa, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by St. Joseph's Villa, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


HEAL is currently investigating St. Joseph's Villa.




Additional Information
Christina M. Gullo President & CEO  
Ann Oates Chairman Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Retired from Eastman Kodak Co.
Linda Rosenbaum Director of Development  
Blake Dowdle Director of Human Res.  
Susan Grieco Director of Volunteers  
Roger C. Battaglia President/CEO (Former) 1996-2010
Judith McKay President/CEO (Former)  
William McClaren Senior VP (Former) Retired in 2011
Katherine Flechaus Asst. Dir. of Res. Treatmt (Former) 2006-2012
Sister Diane Mudoon Dir. of Support Services (Former) Position eliminated in 2012
Jeff S. McConnell Dir. of Ind. Living Prog. (Former) Position eliminated in 2012
Greg Smith Supervisor @ St. Agnes (Former) Position eliminated in 2012
Lewis J. Perna Supervisor (Former) Nester Street Facility
Laura Pucci Supervisor (Former) Stoneridge Drive Facility (43 Stoneridge Dr, Greece, NY)
Gary Sullivan Staff  
Greg Moody Staff  
Joe Roebach Staff (Former)  
Angela Palermo Supervisor (Former) St. Paul Street Facility (Closed in 1985)
Sister Carol Supervisor (Former) Williamson Group Home (Closed)
Darlene Pealow-Sullivan Staff  
Jeffrey Woodworth Staff  
Sister Alycia Staff  
Susan McWilliams Staff  
William Carter Staff  
Beth Clark Resident Counselor (Former) St. James II Cottage
Earl Groupman Resident Counselor (Former) St. Bernard's Cottage
Niki Washington Staff (Former)


April 2009, Niki Washington, Counselor at St. Joseph's Villa, assaulted a police officer at Greece Town Mall, while with kids in her charge from St. Joseph's Villa. Police deployed their taser to control the teens and counselor.  VERIFIED media reports. Public records.



Tony Palermo Resident Counselor Various Cottages
Laurie Baker Board Member COO @ Summit Federal Credit Union
Hector Urena Board Member McDonald's Franchise Owner
Michael Miller Board Member Attorney @ Chamberlain, D'Amanda, Oppenheimer, & Greenfield, LLP
Michael Amico Board Member VP @ Morgan, Stanley, Smith, Barney LLC
Barbara Anselm Board Member VP @ Xerox Corp
Peggy Boucher Board Member  
Linda Buttrill Board Member  
Andrew Crossed Board Member VP @ Conifer Realty LLC
Steven DePerrior Board Member First Niagara Benefits Consulting
Thomas Greiner, Jr. Board Member Partner @ Nixon Peabody LLP
Michelle Hutchinson Board Member Partner @ Brown & Hutchinson
Robert Luken Board Member VP @ Home Properties, Inc.
John Morphy Board Member VP @ Paychex, Inc.
Elizabeth Palermo Board Member Nurse @ University of Rochester Medical Center
Gary Passero Board Member CEO @ Passero Associates P. C.
Rocco Platino Board Member EFP @ Rotenberg LLP
Daniel Richardson Board Member Admin @ Hamilton Manor & Latta Road Nursing Homes
Charles Ryan Board Member President @ Homes by Ryan
Anthony Simone Board Member President @ Thomas Simone & Son Builders, Inc.
Edward Steve Board Member VP @ JP Morgan Chase & Co.
James Vazzana Board Member Partner @ Chamberlain, D'Amanda, Oppenheimer, & Greenfield, LLP
Mary Wodarski Board Member Psychometrist @ Rochester General Hospital
*(St. Joseph's Villa, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
This program does not provide program details or enrollment materials online or provide such information to the public for review. 

COTTAGES: (Main Campus: 3300 Dewy Avenue, Rochester NY)

 Used for housing orphans, until the agency transitioned to a " Residential Treatment " facility.

- St. Agnes

- St. Bernards

- St. James I & II

- St. Mary's

- St. Patrick's (Closed). Now:  " Harmony House "






- January 31, 2009.  Attempted Murder of, Police Officer, Anthony Diponzio, Rochester Police Dept. by, Tyquan Rivera, 14.  Rivera was court-palced at St. Joseph's Villa for supervision. He ranway and was missing for 11 months when he shot Officer Deponzi.  VERIFIED: Media Report / Public Records.  See Link:


Volunteer/Survivor Comment: "Footnote: Program Income:   $ 20, 835, 288 95  Salaries / Benefits: : $ 17, 079, 323, 77  Children's activities:  $ 481, 952 2.   Most of the money is being taken for salaries and benefits. (Proof).  How do you make  $ 20 Million + off 200 kids  and end with most of the money ?!  This should be illegal for a non-profit!"




 Last Updated: March 10th, 2012

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