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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: Lori Blake
Position: Assistant Director of Student Development
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Favorite SpO Sport: Bocce

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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: Danielle Morro
Assistant: Nick Carney

Chair: Jackie Plowshay
Assistant: Rodrigo Rivera
Assistant: Aida Mohajeri

Computers and Registration
Chair: Lily McLaughlin
Assistant: Conor Dawson
Assistant: Hannah Lee

Chair: Sarah Milligan
Assistant: Lily Lies

Chair: Jessica Ritchie
Assistant: Mihir Shah

Chair: Nicole Gambino
Assistant: Rebecca Simoni
Assistant: Dan Weber

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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

Chair: Sarah Hanley
Assistant: Carl Sonnenschein

Chair: Kyle Wilkinson
Assistant: Brenna Swetman

Chair: Annie Fazzio

Roller Skating
Chair: Melissa Connolly
Assistant: Andrew Blazoski

Chair: Ryan Milanaik
Assistant: Anita Morro
Assistant: Elias Volk
Assistant: Sara Thoms
Assistant: Will Horyn

Chair: Kristin Bianca
Assistant: Manny Morris
Assistant: Elizabeth Shea
Assistant: Grace Williams

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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

Chair: Kara Lepri
Assistant: Meaghan McCann
Assistant: Matt Plucienik

Chair: Connor Milanaik
Assistant: Jackie Cappadocia
Assistant: Annie Sedgwick

Chair: Scott Gosselin
Assistant: Eric Bellomo
Assistant: Meghan Dunne

Off Campus Vols
Chair: Mariana Sanchez
Assistant: Katy Funabashi
Assistant: Matt Zabloudil

On Campus Vols
Chair: Lauren Kambe
Assistant: Ariana DiCroce
Assistant: Nicole Rogers

Volunteer Coordinator
Chair: Karli Miller
Assistant: Teddy Bartha
Assistant: Pat Ralph

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Director of Special Events

Name: Jessica Ritchie
Majors: Marketing and International Business
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

Chair: Thomas Rodriguez
Assistant: Colleen Topper
Assistant: Elizabeth Roller
Assistant: Vincent Ventura

Chair: Sarah Backenstoe
Assistant: Francis Cunningham
Assistant: Sam Insalaco

Chair: Alanna Jennings
Assistant: Elise Keale
Assistant: Delaney McMullen



Chair: Tiffany Cedar
Assistant: Dan Bernardi
Assistant: Ray Horner
Assistant: Mollie Reese

Healthy Athletes
Chair: Anna Vine
Assistant: Kyle Bowles
Assistant: Kelcy Mackell

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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

Chair: Ryan Klingert
Assistant: Brianna DiTullio
Assistant: Joe Gaule
Assistant: Savannah Trifiro

Chair: Patrick Schroeder
Assistant: Erica Dembowski
Assistant: Steve Perrotti
Assistant: Thomas Saldutti

Chair: Hannah Bredl
Assistant: Steven Buonomo
Assistant: Molly Purnell

Chair: Mike Fuery
Assistant: Eric Campbell
Assistant: Aubree Fairfull

Chair: Kathryn Fitzpatrick
Assistant: Thomas DeNova
Assistant: JD Zanetti

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

For all other inquiries contact

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.