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The Bishop and the Bishop’s Staff ~ Diocesan Contacts



Alphabetical Listing

Ms. Arlene Bullard

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Bishop Dietsche’s Assistant for Special Projects, Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary 17Bishop Dietsche’s Office Work Phone: 212-932-7363 Work Fax: 212-932-7318
Biography

Arlene Bullard manages the diocesan database and bishops’ visitation schedule; provides support to the clergy spouse/partner group and Anti-racism Committee; coordinates training for Licensed Eucharistic Visitors, Licensed Eucharistic Ministers and Worship Leaders; processes all lay licensing.

Ms. Michelle Chang

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Executive Assistant to the Bishop Suffragan and the Assistant Bishop 17 Work Phone: 212-316-7484 Work Fax: 212-316-7405
Biography

Michelle Chang provides a wide range of administrative and coordinating support for Bishops Shin and Glasspool, including organizing meetings, appointments and engagements and acting as the main contact person for the Bishop Suffragan’s and Assistant Bishop’s offices.

Mr. Andrew Gary

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Assistant to the Chief of Finance and Operations and to the Director of Communications; Safeguarding Online Manager 28Communications Office Work Phone: 212-932-7322 Work Fax: 212-932-7323
Biography

Andrew Gary assists the Archdeacon for Mission and the Director of Communications. Also manages Safeguarding Online, the newly implemented web-based sexual misconduct awareness and prevention training program, for the Transition Ministry Office.

Ms Esslie W. Hughes

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Chief of Finance and Operations 21Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7409 Work Fax: 212-316-7481
Biography

Esslie Hughes oversees all financial and administrative operations, providing support to the Diocesan Trustees and Trustee committees, including the Adjustment Board. She also serves as a resource on all related matters to congregations in the diocese.

Ms. Mary Beth Sasso

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Executive Director Episcopal Charities 51Episcopal Charities Work Phone: 212-316-7403 Work Fax: 212-316-7431
Biography

Mary Beth Sasso provides staff leadership and responsibility for day-to-day operations of Episcopal Charities. Includes oversight of the administration, development, communications, marketing and grant-making functions, as well as supporting board activities and relations.

Ms. Valentina (Val) Stelcen

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Executive Assistant to the Bishop of New York for the Mid-Hudson Region Bishop Dietsche’s Office Work Phone: 845-338-1086 Work Fax: 845-338-1154
Biography

Val Stelcen provides pastoral and diocesan support to parishes and an open line of com munication to the Bishop; acts as Mid- Hudson regional liaison to the Bishop and the Bishop’s staff; and manages various Mid-Hudson committees and programs.

Ms. Leeanna Varga

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Director of Programs, Episcopal Charities 53Episcopal Charities Work Phone: 212-316-7426 Work Fax: 212-316-7431
Biography

Leeanna Varga is responsible for oversight of all grant-making and program assistance activities including grants management, program development, and program relations. She also oversees Episcopal Charities’ social media, web site, and electronic communications.

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