Staff

Robert Amodio

Facilities Supervisor

Robert Amodio joined Mercy by the Sea in 2012. An avid fisherman, he likes to make people comfortable, tend to their needs and see them smile.

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Joe Berg

Chef

Chef Joe Berg is happy to be on the full time staff of Mercy by the Sea. A graduate of the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY, Chef Joe is a forty-year veteran and professional chef, educator and culinary instructor.

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Bernadette Bimonte-Hackett

Front Desk Coordinator

Bernadette is a retired Pediatric Social Worker, having worked at Yale New Haven Hospital for 10 years.

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Lori Goldsmith

Housekeeper

Lori Goldsmith joined the staff Mercy by the Sea in March, 2019.

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George Goulet

Security Manager

George came to Mercy by the Sea in 2012 bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the security field.

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Rosemary Jones

Guest Services Assistant

Rosemary Jones handles reservations for private retreats and program registrations and is also a graphic designer who uses her expertise to create our brochures and flyers.

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Diane Kopin

Guest Services Manager

Diane manages Guest Services, including Hosting Groups and events. She brings experience from many years in a corporate setting as well as registered nurse.

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Sister Mary McCarthy, RSM

Executive Director of Mercy by the Sea

Sister Mary McCarthy, RSM, is the Executive Director of Mercy by the Sea.

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Sister Ann McGovern, RSM

Director of Mission Integration and Hospitality

Ann McGovern is responsible for promoting and integrating the mission, values and vision of Mercy by the Sea. With the assistance of staff and front desk volunteers, she promotes the value and spirit of hospitality, which is central to the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Linda Michalczyk

Finance Associate

Prior to coming to Mercy by the Sea in 2014, Linda Michalczyk was in retail, owning a children’s clothing and toy store in Madison, Connecticut, for 15 years and managing a flower shop in Old Saybrook for five years.

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Karin Nobile

Program Director

As Program Director, Karin helps develop onsite and virtual programs that carefully blend experiential and contemplative practices to embody the Mercy Sisters' key Critical Concerns.

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Amanda Patrick

Director of Communications and Marketing

Amanda is the Director of Communications and Marketing for Mercy by the Sea.

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Gail Wyman

Housekeeping Manager

In her 10 years at Mercy by the Sea, Gail Wyman has handled numerous tasks including painting and making repairs as well as running the kitchen for a time before moving on to managing housekeeping

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