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 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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Mark Broderick


Faithe Emerich

Director of Communications & Public Relations

Faithe is an Arizona native who now happily calls Connecticut home. She has worked in communications and web design/development for over ten years. When she's not working, you can find Faithe with her family and two cats. Occasionally, she'll pull out her Bach Stradivarius trumpet and enjoy using the skills she learned while earning a degree in Trumpet Performance.

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Sister Barbara Giehl, RSM

Director of Mission Integration and Hospitality

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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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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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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Ndongo Ngeta

Housekeeping Assistant

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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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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