We are delighted to announce the hiring of three staff members as the organization looks to the future of serving the Red Hook and Rhinebeck Communities. RHR founded in 2020 to meet the needs of the community during the Covid-19 pandemic continues its

RHR’s new Executive Director is Bianca Verrilli. Bianca is a Red Hook native who has a wealth of experience in non-profit management and development, locally and around the world. She is a member of the board of directors at the Red Hook Community Center. As the new Executive Director, she will be tasked with managing the operations of RHR, marketing and growing our services, and guiding our organization into the future.

RHR has also hired Madison Curry to fill the newly created position of Volunteer Coordinator. Madison is relatively new to Red Hook, with a background in the restaurant industry, operations management, as well as theater and voice over work. As their new Volunteer Coordinator, Madison will be charged with managing RHR’s volunteer work force including recruiting, onboarding, training, and leading the volunteers who power every part of RHR.

RHR’s third “new” hire has been with RHR from the very beginning. Many in our community have known Chef Leslie Pulver for years (another Red Hook native!) and are aware of her contributions preparing meals for RHR since they started operating in 2020. In June, RHR made it official and hired Leslie as their Executive Chef. Her creativity, skill, and industriousness in the kitchen have been a credit to their organization from the beginning and will continue to be in the future.

Please join us in welcoming and supporting these new leaders of RHR as they bring the organization forward.