Staff Members

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Saundra “Saundie” Roethel serves as the Office Manager of BSBI. In that role, she is responsible for facility maintenance and scheduling, and ensures efficient office operations. Saundie is also responsible for BSBI calendar event scheduling and the processing of donations. She joined BSBI in 1993. Saundie has a degree in data processing and is certified in computer programming. She previously was employed by Pratt and Whitney’s Customer Training Center as their desktop publisher and computer administrator. Saundie has raised, bred, and shown Vizslas (Hungarian hunting dogs) for over 20 years.

Contact Saundie at 860-643-9563 x100 or


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Jeanne Lowrey serves as Program Administrator, focusing on market­ing, membership, pro­grams, and fundraising, generally working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. She joined BSBI in 2015. Jeanne graduated from Smith College in 2014, where she studied American Studies and Archives, writing a thesis about Jewishness on the television show Glee. Her passion lies in accessibility of public history, particularly Jewish history and culture. Jeanne also works as the archivist at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Library Science with a focus on Archival Management online through Simmons College. Please contact Jeanne with your fundraising or marketing ideas, website questions, bulletin and bi-weekly announcement articles.

Contact Jeanne at 860-643-9563 x103 or