Our Team

Dan Budd | Executive Director
Team Leader | Founding Volunteer

“Shine a bright light of hope, trust and faith on people working hard together for no reason other than lifting each other up.”

Contact Dan Budd | danielbudd@icloud.com

Chris Donohue | Operations Leader | Founding Volunteer

“It’s been thrilling to be on this wild ride of launching this very ambitious program. I’ve sincerely loved every second of it. I know that what the Red Hook Responds Team is doing to help our community is going to have an enormously positive impact on everyone’s lives in Red Hook. Our passion of “doing good” in the face of crisis has given all of us so much inspiration to keep working and stay diligent.”

Anna Marcotte | Enrollment Supervisor

“I’m happy to help out in any way that I can.”

Jack Marcotte | Process and Web Development

“It’s amazing to see what people can do when they come together. In such a small community, like ours, it amazes me even more.”

Nick Herron | Technical Support

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James

Nicholas Ascienzo | Ascienzo Family Foundation | Funding and Non-Profit Guidance

“As a partner for 5 years with many RH organizations, The Ascienzo Family Foundation is proud to assist RH Responds in bringing out the best in the RH Community in this time of great need.”

Steve Appenzeller | Financial Officer

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

Jueng-il Tsumagari Coon | Operators Supervisor

“As a Mental Health Counselor it is my duty and pleasure to aid my community in keeping up with their health- however that may look.”

Samuel Rose and Cecilia Cortina Segovia | Bilingual Support

“Nuestra capacidad para alcanzar la unidad en la diversidad será la belleza y la prueba de nuestra civilización. / Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Emmaia Gelman | Mutual Aide Liaison | Bilingual Support

“RHR is showing what’s possible. People are talking to each other who never did before, and looking out for each other. Food is a shared resource, not something you can have only if you can pay. RHR is showing that we can change how we relate to each other, not just in a crisis. It’s pretty great to be part of it.”

Red Hook Mutual Aide

Claire Thiemann | Coverage Supervisor

“When we give cheerfully, and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

Miles Cohen | Film Director and Media Release

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to document the work RHR is doing. Love and the innate desire to help those in need compels these individuals to make a positive change in our community. It’s beautiful to see.”

Kim Gomez | Executive Director of the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce | Local Business Liason

“RHACoC is a proud collaboator with RHR & Red Hooks Restaurant community in their effort to feed our residents in need.” 

Nicole Jensen | Red Hook Eats Supervisor

“Do small things with great love”

Rick Belcher | Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler | Elks Lodge 2022

Suzie Carlock | Esteemed Leading Knight | Elks Lodge 2022

Marketing and Communications

Samala Rubin

“I’m so glad to be able to help the community that has always supported me during this time of need.”

Jordan Budd

“I’m so proud to be a part of this vitally important and inspiring program. Thank you to everyone who has pitched in!”

Allie Budd

“I have learned that volunteerism is like smiling more often. Once you begin, the positive energy builds and more people follow the kind gesture. Making a difference can be as small as sharing a smile. I see the light in you and care deeply about the community that we call home. RHR has inspired me so much, and I hope it will do the same for you!”

An ongoing and growing list of volunteer responders who live in or have a connection with the community of the Greater Township of Red Hook New York. (Tivoli, Milan, Annandale-On-Hudson, Barrytown, Elizaville, Clermont)

Government Liaisons

Robert McKeon | Red Hook Town Supervisor

Ed Blundell | Village Mayor

Hai-Ping Yeh | Disaster Preparedness Committee Chair

Emily Majer | Tivoli Deputy Mayor