Light Hill


SUZANNE UNDERHILL, RN -Executive Director

A native of Canandaigua, Sue worked at the VA Medical Center as a RN and Advanced Illness Care Coordinator before retiring and accepting the role of Light Hill Executive Director. Her experience with veterans and their families taught Sue many valuable lessons about end-of-life care. Sue is blessed to have a husband and daughter who support her dream and are very involved with the home as volunteers.

MARY KATHERINE KILLEN, MBA – Assistant Executive Director

MK is a two-time graduate of St. Bonaventure University and joined Light Hill with a wealth of marketing and fundraising experience. She brings her passion, vision and organization to the home. MK enjoys her time outside of work volunteering with other community organizations and walking or kayaking around the Finger Lakes. She shares her home with her three fur babies.

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CRYSTAL MARTIN – Volunteer Training Coordinator

Crystal is an engineer turned manager who started volunteering after a 30-year career in corporate America. After a rewarding and fulfilling two years volunteering at Light Hill, she joined the Light Hill staff as Volunteer Coordinator, and realizes she’s truly found her “home.”  Crystal shares her passion and love with all the delightful people at Light Hill and with her wonderful husband of thirty years.

ROBERTA BANFIELD – Volunteer Engagement Manager

A native of Western NY and graduate of SUNY@Buffalo with a B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Roberta brings to Light Hill over 30 years of diverse experiences in both the Healthcare Field and IT Industry. “It is an honor to be Light Hill’s new VEM and I look forward to developing a people strategy that will enable our home to attract, recruit, engage, develop and retain community volunteers. It has truly been a gift to care for our terminally ill, loved ones and their families at their most vulnerable time in their lives,” she says.

MARIE BROWN – Volunteer Scheduling Manager

Marie joined us as VSM in July 2022. She shares the former role of Volunteer Coordinator with Roberta and looks forward to helping our current volunteers fulfill our mission at Light Hill.