Diane Lyons

Volunteer & Program Coordinator

Diane graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Sociology. She has lived in Clinton Corners with her husband and three children for twenty six years. Diane has many years of experience working with local community organizations. She is currently the vice president of the Rhinebeck Central School board of Education.

Leslie Pulver

Executive Chef

Leslie has been preparing meals for Red Hook Responds’ meal service activities since RHR was formed in 2020. Leslie is a native of Red Hook who has over 30 years of experience in the food service industry. She is proud to serve the Red Hook community through Red Hook Responds where she enjoys making delicious creations from local and donated foods.

Bianca Verrilli

Executive Director

Bianca is a Red Hook native that is passionate about supporting her local community and helping those most in need. She has significant experience working with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, both internationally and locally, to achieve operational excellence through administrative and financial management, business process improvement, and fundraising.

Board of Directors

Dan Budd Founding Board Member

Stephen Cohen

Suzanna Hermans

John Horiszny President

Michael McCrudden

Laura Ramsey Treasurer

Nevill Smythe Secretary

Alex Wolf


We are forever grateful for the countless volunteers who have donated their hours and efforts to make Red Hook Responds an effective source of support for all in our community who need it.