Gabrielle Moss (Chairperson)
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.
Chris is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Spark Digital, an experienced group of product and business strategists, designers and developers. Spark Digital specializes in building software products to distribute, monetize and analyze digital content in all forms. Prior to Spark Digital, Chris was the CEO & Co-Founder of Panvidea, a venture-backed company that was sold to T3Media. He also previously worked at Yahoo! and Sony Music Entertainment. Chris is also a TechStars Cloud mentor and the organizer of the NYVC Tech community. Chris was introduced to our community through his wife Abby, a long-time Camp AmeriKids volunteer.
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.
Chloe has been volunteering at Camp AmeriKids since 2009, first as a cabin counselor then as both group leader and working on the wellness staff. She is a Licensed Social Worker and received her B.A. in Psychology from Penn State University, a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and a Master’s in Public Health from New York University. Previously she was a Social Worker serving young adults in NYC who were working towards their GEDs or high school diplomas and recently switched careers to Global Public Health. She now works at Americares focusing on general health programming and disaster recovery in Asia. She is thrilled to join the Board for The ELM Project, as this organization has been the inspiration and motivation for her career path.
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.
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.
Alaina is the Associate Director of Development at Americares. She has spent her career focused on nonprofit operations and business processes, consulting and working for organizations in spaces from healthcare to higher education to advocacy. She graduated from Suffolk University in Boston with a BSJ in Public Relations and Marketing. Alaina has been volunteering with Camp AmeriKids since 2015, and wishes she hadn’t waited so long to get involved in such a fantastic program.