Carol Shattuck (Chairperson)
Carol is the Chief Operating Officer of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 an international sports competition for wounded service men and women. It will be held May 8–12 at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. She spent 13 years at AmeriCares where she was Chief of Staff and SVP, Communications & Marketing. For six years Carol oversaw the operations of Camp AmeriKids while it was part of AmeriCares. When it became an independent organization, she became a board member. She has 30 years of experience in management, development, marketing and communications in the private, nonprofit and government sectors. Carol received her Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.
Gaby started as a camp volunteer in 2004, working first as a cabin counselor, then as group leader. After spending 5 years in the advertising industry in New York City, Gaby stepped into the role of Camp AmeriKids director in 2006 and served as Executive Director from 2006 until 2015. She has extensive summer camp and management experience, having spent many summers as a unit leader and administrator at Camp Regis in the Adirondacks. She holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Wesleyan University.
Robert B. Bristow, MD (Camp Physician)
Dr. Bristow is Director of Disaster Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and serves as Medical Director of Emergency Management at New York–Presbyterian Hospital. He received his SC-MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Bristow has been volunteering with Camp AmeriKids since 1995.
Bayard Dodge is retired after a 32-year career in international commercial insurance. He held various positions in client management, brokering, operations, business development, underwriting and international business assignments. He worked at firms including AIG, Johnson & Higgins, Marsh, Towers Perrin and Swiss Re. He holds a BA from Princeton University and is a Director at the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation and a Trustee of International College, a school in Beirut, Lebanon. Bayard was introduced to our program by his wife, PJ, who has spent several fun and memorable camp sessions as a volunteer counselor.
Stephen J. Kidd
Steve is Education Director/ Resident Actor at The Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He has worked as a writer, actor and director in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston and London and has professionally trained with London’s Royal Shakespeare Company. Since 1998, Steve has spent his summers at Camp AmeriKids as Program Director, planning and organizing summertime fun for children. He graduated from Colby College with a double major in Performing Arts and English and has a Masters in Theatre Arts from Brown University.
Justine is the Immunization Technical Advisor at the International Rescue Committee. She has worked for relief and development agencies for over a decade, including World Vision, the CORE Group, the American Refugee Committee as well as the World Health Organization. Her work has spanned posts in Darfur; the Pakistan-Afghanistan border; Uganda; Cameroon; and Haiti. She holds a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Masters certificate from Georgetown University in Refugee Studies & Humanitarian Affairs. Justine has been an active volunteer with Camp AmeriKids since 1999.
Mary A. Rauscher
Mary is the Director of Special Events at AmeriCares. She has 20 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational development, employee relations, compliance, and recruiting and talent management. In addition to Camp AmeriKids, she is a Trustee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Domus Foundation. Her work includes meeting and event planning for numerous corporate and non-profit organizations. Mary graduated from Montgomery College with a degree in Business Administration.
William C. Ryan
Bill spent over 30 years at IBM working in various roles within the Finance department. These included positions in accounting, internal audit, financial planning, cost engineering and business controls. Upon his retirement from IBM in 2005, Bill worked as a consultant for Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY helping to establish an internal controls function. In 2006, Bill joined AmeriCares Foundation as Vice President of Internal Audit. He left AmeriCares in 2009 and rejoined IBM where he now runs a worldwide leadership development program for high potential staff.