Professional Staff

Dwight Hall Staff

Staff members work closely with the student Executive Committee, inspired by the mission of the Hall, to preserve institutional memory and manage the non-profit organization. They serve as advisors to students in all the various aspects of the work of Dwight Hall, including program development, education and training, program management, Yale and community partnerships, public relations, finances, or fundraising.

Peter Crumlish


Executive Director

Facilitates student and board leadership, promotes Yale & New Haven relations, implements organizational strategy. Please  click here for the announcement from Peter’s recent appointment.


Ally Brantley web photoAlly Brantley, Ph.D. ’16

Magee Fellow

Work with all faith communities, Social Justice Network, and develop tools for reflection.





Mark Fopeano


Program Manager

Mark focuses on developing and working on programs for students to work on, partake in and carry out.



Kyle Hamilton web photo2Kyle Hamilton


Director of Finance

Manages business operations, advises student funding awards process



Claudia Merson


Education Advisor

Advises Public School Internship program and Education Network




Jenny Pengsavath


Administrative Assistant

Jenny manages the main office, the vehicle and room reservations, as well as any other needs of the students     accordingly.




Johnny Scafidi


Director of Development & Alumni Relations

Coordinates development and fundraising activities; facilitates alumni engagement; supports impact measurement and evaluation initiatives.