Year Round Staff

Cradle Beach employs 18 year-round staff who work annually at our office in Angola. This staff maintains the property, implements the camper application process, provides marketing, organizes fundraising events, and handles accounting and program support. For more information about staff please contact Debbie Filbey ar (716)-549-6307 ext 217 or

Additionally we offer Project S.O.A.R. -  a year-round program , mentors through  AmeriCorps are providing in-school, after school and weekend programming for 3rd -8th grade students in five Buffalo Public Schools- IPrep, Lovejoy Discovery School, Southside Elementary, Lorraine Academy, and South Park High School.


Summer Staff 

Every summer Cradle Beach will hire approximately 115 summer staff. These folks serve as counselors, supervisors, program staff and lifeguards who work directly with campers during the camp session. Cradle Beach counselors are paid a stipend for their work, but all food and lodging are provided by the Cradle Beach while summer camp is in session.

Each of our counselors is required to be at least 18 and have at least 1 year of college.  Each new counselor attends a week long pre-camp training session, led by 

Bonnie Brusk, Interim Respite Coordinator and Derrick Brown, Director of Campus Based Services. Many counselors are actively pursuing careers in education, special education, recreation therapy, nursing, and social work. 

If you are interested in being a counselor, you can either download the application here or contact Derrick Brown at 716-549-6307 ext. 203 with your name and mailing address and we will mail you an application. An interview, in person or by phone, will be conducted before counselors are chosen. A one week pre-camp training session is required for all new counselors.

2018 Staff Application

2018 Nursing Application


Cradle Beach Year Round Staff:

Ann-Marie T. Orlowski - Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Yates- Capital Campaign Director
Sue Navarro- Director of Strategic Advancement

Derrick Brown- Director of Campus Based Services

Bonnie Brusk-  Interim Respite Coordinator

Nancy Grimes- Assistant Program Coordinator

Molly McCarthy- Assistant Program Coordinator

Intefada Wardia- Living Classroom Coordinator

Sarah Petersen-Project S.O.A.R  Director
Nikki Parlato- Project S.O.A.R Assistant Director

Carol Hinke- Project S.O.A.R. Supervisor

Christopher Knecht- Project S.O.A.R. Supervisor

Ryan O'Vell- Project S.O.A.R. Supervisor

Rob McFarland- Director of Facilites
Dawn Cristiano- Housekeeping

Debra Filbey- HR & Payroll Administrator

Julie Lohr- Finance & Administrative Assitant

Jennifer Kline- Administrative Assistant

Cradle Beach - 8038 Old Lakeshore Road - Angola - NY - 14006  

Ph: 716-549-6307   Fax: 716-549-6825