Staff Leadership

Staff Leadership

Maria Cristalli
Maria serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hillside Family of Agencies, and has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the agency in 1991.  She is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of a team of more than 2,400 individuals working for youth and families across 33 counties in two states.  Hillside is one of the largest family and children’s services agencies, and the most diversely funded and geographically diverse agency of its kind, in New York State.

Maria Cristalli

Elizabeth Nolan
Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer of Hillside Family of Agencies.  She provides leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that HFA has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems in place to insure growth, financial strength and operational efficiency.

Elizabeth Nolan

Augustin Melendez
Augustin (Augie) is Chief Human Resources & Organization Development Officer for Hillside Family of Agencies. He is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan.

Augustin Melendez

Christopher Peterson
Chris is Chief Financial Officer of Hillside Family of Agencies. His responsibilities include providing comprehensive fiscal analysis and oversight for Hillside; as a member of the Chief Executive Team, he plays a lead role in charting the future and fiscal wellbeing of the multi-affiliate organization.

Christopher Peterson

Ann S. Rollo
Ann is Chief Advancement Officer of Hillside Children's Foundation, an HFA affiliate. She leads the coordinated efforts of Hillside's Foundation and Communications & Marketing teams, and provides a strategic vision for all fundraising activities and programs across HFA and its affiliates. This includes developing and executing philanthropic strategies, promoting Hillside and its services to varied constituencies, and generating new interest in and support for Hillside's community-oriented mission.

Ann Rollo

Darlene Ryan
Darlene is the Chief Performance Officer of Hillside Family of Agencies. Her responsibilities focus on the models, practices, supporting tools and processes that drive positive outcomes for youth and families served by Hillside. She also leads Hillside’s Practice and Performance Excellence Group, which includes the organization’s Research, Business Intelligence, Quality, Risk Management and Data Integration teams.

Darlene Ryan

Michael Snyder, JD
Michael is the General Counsel to Hillside Family of Agencies.