Good Shepherd Volunteers

25-30 21st Ave Astoria, NY 11105

(718) 943-7488

Fax: (718) 408-2332

Diane Conroy, Executive Director

Diane Conroy joined Good Shepherd Volunteers as the new Executive Director in the spring of 2017. Diane has built her career in service to others, including volunteer management and youth ministry. Diane joined GSV from Free Arts NYC where she was responsible for revenue generation and programming for a portfolio of corporate clients. Diane was also a site resource person with Covenant House Faith Community and had a successful six-year tenure at New York Cares managing and overseeing events and programs.

As an alumnus of both Holy Cross Associates and Capuchin Youth & Family Ministry programs, Diane understands how transformative the experience of a year of faith-based service can be for our volunteers. She is a self-proclaimed optimistic extrovert and her career has been guided by her faith. Diane has a BA from the University of New Hampshire and completed Columbia Business School’s  Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals in 2013.

Contact Diane
(718) 943-7489

 Lindsey Peletier, Program Coordinator


Lindsey joined the GSV staff as the Program Coordinator in the fall of 2014. She is originally from Long Island and is looking forward to living in New York after 3 years living in different regions of the country. After receiving her BA in Psychology from Rider University in New Jersey, she spent the next two years serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in New York City and Oakland, California. From there, Lindsey moved to Chicago to pursue a MA in Social Justice and Community Development while working at a retreat center focusing on social justice education.

Lindsey has experience working on a wide variety of social justice issues; her passions focus on education, women’s rights, and access to holistic health care. “My experience as a volunteer transformed my way of life. By living out the values of social justice, simple living, spirituality, and community, my perspective on the world is always broadening. I have learned that I play a role in our society, and that nothing will change unless I too take action to create change.”

Contact Lindsey
(718) 943-7490

Rachael Brugman, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator

Rachael first joined GSV as a volunteer in 2014, when she served at the Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles, helping women and their children who were escaping domestic violence. She was drawn back to the GSV program because of the resonating tenants, the ever-growing support network, and the opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.

Rachael is originally from Northeast Nebraska, where most of her family currently lives. She graduated from the University of Nebraska–Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. Upon graduation, Rachael joined Amate House Volunteers, a Chicago-based program, where she served at a local daycare center.

“My volunteer experiences have changed my life and shaped me into the person I am today. GSV has taught me that any act of service, big or small, can make a difference in someone’s life as well as my own. I couldn’t be happier to share with others how a year of volunteering can change your life forever.”

Contact Rachael
(718) 943-7488