Committee

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Festival Director

Name: Bobby Reiff
Major: Civil Engineer
Hometown: Barrington, IL
Previous Positions:  LPH, Soccer Assistant, Director of Administration
Favorite SpO Sport: Soccer
Other Campus Involvement: Student Ambassadors, New Student Orientation, LeVel

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Faculty Advisor

Name: Ralph Gigliotti
Position: Associate Director of Student Development
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite SpO Sport: 

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SOPA Liaison

Name: Steve Koch
Education: M.Ed., Drexel University
Position: SOPA Eastern Competition Director
Previous Position: Senior Associate Director of Recreation, Drexel University
Favore SpO Sport: All of course!

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Director of Administration

Name: Kyle Wilkinson
Major: Finance
Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA
Previous Positions: LPH, Fundraising Assistant, Long Distance Running Chair
Favorite SpO Sport:Long Distance Running
Other Campus Involvement: Beta Theta Pi VP

Athlete Involvement
Chair: Aida Mohajeri
Assistant: Kara McPeak

Awareness
Chair: Rodrigo Rivera
Assistant: Maria Roscoe
Assistant: Danny Kracke

Computers and Registration
Chair: Hannah Lee
Assistant: Amitoj Sawhney
Assistant: Angelo Milone

Evals
Chair: Dan Weber
Assistant: Nicole Hawkins

Finance
Chair: Pat Schroeder
Assistant: Hannah Durnin

Housing
Chair: Nicole Gambino
Assistant: Kyle Longo
Assistant: Elizabeth Buonomo

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Director of Competition

Name: Erin Hannon
Major: Biology
Hometown: Darien, CT
Previous Positions: LPH, Medical Assistant, Director of Support Services
Favorite SpO Sport: Volleyball
Other Campus Involvement: Liturgical Council, Administrative Assistant for the New Student Orientation Program

Bocce
Chair: Erica Dembowski
Assistant: Mike Holzinger

Assistant: Kelcy Mackell

LDR/W
Chair: Elias Volk
Assistant: Meredith Wade

Powerlifting
Chair: Scott Gosselin

Assistant: Christa Smaltz

Roller Skating
Chair: Brenna Swetman
Assistant: Casey Gatti

Soccer
Chair: Andrew Blazoski
Assistant: Anita Morro
Assistant: Melissa Connolly
Assistant: Alexandra Devane
Assistant: Peter Anastasiou

Volleyball
Chair: Elizabeth Shea
Assistant: Manny Morris
Assistant: Sarah Hanley
Assistant: Joe Ziebell

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Director of Human Resources

Name: Elise Keale
Major: Civil Engineer
Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ
Previous Positions: LPH, VIP/Hospitality Assistant, Entertainment Assistant
Favorite SpO Sport: Soccer
Other Campus Involvement: Engineers Without Borders, Administrative Assistant for New Student Orientation Program

VIP/Hospitality
Chair: Ray Horner
Assistant: Ariana DiCroce
Assistant: Eric Bellomo

LPH
Chair: Thomas Rodriguez
Assistant: Katy Funabashi
Assistant: Carl Sonnenschein

Media/Publicity
Chair: Nick Carney
Assistant: Alyssa DeAngelis
Assistant: Shayla Frederick

Off Campus Vols
Chair: Matt Plucienik
Assistant: Claire Ferry
Assistant: Kelly DeGroot

On Campus Vols
Chair: Eric Campbell
Assistant: Morgan Goodman
Assistant: Catherine Consodine

Volunteer Coordinator
Chair: Annie Fazzio
Assistant: Matt Sopher
Assistant: Colleen Topper

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Director of Special Events

Name: Jessica Ritchie
Majors: Marketing and International Business
Hometown:
Downingtown, PA
Previous Position: LPH, Finance Chair
Favorite SpO Sports: Soccer
Other Campus Involvement: Villanova Ambassadors, Women in Business Society, Marketing Society, LeVel, Chi Omega

Awards
Chair: Libby Attridge
Assistant: Dan Bernardi
Assistant: Samantha Garrison
Assistant: Spencer Mendez

Ceremonies
Chair: Sam Insalaco
Assistant: Liz Roller
Assistant: Molly Riordan

Entertainment
Chair: Mollie Reese
Assistant: Kyle Bowles
Assistant: Lauren Tupper

Assistant: Steph Krakower

Fundraising
Chair: Sarah Backenstoe
Assistant: Bobby Costa
Assistant: Matt Nelson
Assistant: Sarah Furtek

Healthy Athletes
Chair: Molly Purnell
Assistant: Pat Ralph
Assistant: Teresa Lynch

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Director of Support Services

Name: Matt Zabloudil
Major: Finance and Real Estate
Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
Previous Position: LPH, Off-Campus Volunteers Assistant
Favorite SpO Sport: Soccer
Other Campus Involvement: Blue Key Society

Facilities
Chair: Joe Gaule
Assistant: Meghan Dunne
Assistant: Murphy Brennan
Assistant: Kristin Bianca

Food
Chair: Thomas Saldutti
Assistant: Brittany Lam
Assistant: Mihir Shah
Assistant: Tasha Boland

Medical
Chair: Steven Buonomo
Assistant: Erin Ferraro
Assistant: Theresa Thompson

Security
Chair: Steve Perrotti
Assistant: Ryan Dunigan
Assistant: Abby Koeller

Transportation
Chair: Ryan Klingert
Assistant: Nicole Rogers
Assistant: Emma Lang

Contact Us

Special Olympics Office
215 Dougherty Hall
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-7244
Email: For non-Villanova volunteer related questions, please email offcampusvols@villanovaspo.com

For all other inquiries contact info@villanovaspo.com

Support the Fall Festival!

Would you like to support Special Olympics Fall Festival at Villanova to make 2015 the best competition yet? Check out our volunteer page, or Donate Here.

"Let me win.  But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
— Athlete Oath

Did You Know...?

Did You Know...?

Fact:  Eunice Kennedy Shriver organized the first International Special Olympics Games in 1968. Held at Chicago's Soldier Field, the event consisted of 1,000 athletes from 26 states and Canada competing in track and field, swimming, and floor hockey.

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