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Year-Round Staff

Susan Osborne
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
(210) 671-8118
susan.osborne@campcamp.org

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Susan Osborne began her career with CAMP in 2004 in the Family Support Department, being named Director of Family Support within a few months of joining the team. With her experience and educational background (Susan holds a BA in Business Administration, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and a Certificate in Executive Leadership) she was promoted to Director of Operations in 2006, overseeing all of CAMP’s departments and programs. After a nationwide search in 2012 for CAMP’s next Executive Director, CAMP’s Board of Directors selected Susan to provide the strategic leadership and vision that will help CAMP continue growing toward its own “maximum potential.” Susan is an active member of the American Camp Association, serving as a Standards Visitor and participating on various committees. As a native of San Antonio who has been involved in the community in many ways – as a volunteer or board member of several organizations over the years – Susan understands both the needs and opportunities our community has to offer. Susan is excited to draw from her experience as she leads CAMP in helping to strengthen and inspire the special needs community in San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country, and beyond.

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Brandon G. Briery, Ph.D.
Chief Program Officer/Executive Camping Director
(210) 671-5249
brandon.briery@campcamp.org

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Dr. Brandon Briery joined CAMP as Camp Director in 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, then went on to complete his pre-doctoral internship, post-doctoral fellowship, and later to join the faculty of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Mailman Center for Child Development. He has been actively involved with camps for individuals who have special needs since 1992, and supervises camps program areas, including Camping, Family Support, Health and Wellness Services, and Volunteer Services.

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Sarah Coulombe, PHR
Chief Administrative Officer
(210) 671-8114
sarah.coulombe@campcamp.org

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Sarah Coulombe started at Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) in 2007 through the AmeriCorps Public Allies program. She is a University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management Degree and has earned the Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification. In addition, Sarah has completed the UTSA Non-Profit Leadership Management Program. As CAMP’s Chief Administrative Officer, Sarah oversees the human resource policies, Boorda administrative office management, Family Support Department, and volunteer and medical education programs.

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Dianna Hopkins, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
(210) 671-7955
dianna.hopkins@campcamp.org

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Dianna has been part of the San Antonio community since moving here in 1989 with her family. Raised in a military household, she has traveled extensively around the world, and loves to learn about other cultures. Dianna and her husband, Tim, take great joy raising their son in San Antonio among the friends and community they so dearly love.

For the past 18 years, Dianna has dedicated her life to making the South Texas community a better place through nonprofit service. Her journey in development, community engagement, and leadership have given Dianna great joy in building strong relationships, the opportunity to lead exceptional teams, and the skills to develop robust programs—all to bring resources so badly needed to our community. More than anything, Dianna is proud of sharing the story of how organizations in our community make a critical impact to the people who need it most. “San Antonio is an amazing community full of amazing people. How we connect to each other, collaborate, and live in community together make us that much stronger.”

Dianna is a Certified Professional Fundraiser (CFRE) and holds her Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

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Thomas Burney, CPA
Director of Finance
(210) 671-5237
thomas.burney@campcamp.org

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Tom Burney is a certified public accountant and has been CAMP’s accountant/chief financial officer since 2000. He has over thirty years of experience in accounting, tax and financial management for a variety of for-profit as well as nonprofit organizations. Tom is a husband, father and grandfather, and enjoys golf and travel.

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Michelle Elble
Director of Family Support
(210) 671-8112
michelle.elble@campcamp.org

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Michelle Elble began at CAMP as the Program Coordinator for Parent’s Night Out (PNO) and Teen and Adult Day Adventure (TADA) in August 2008. She was promoted to Director of Family Support in June 2012. Michelle holds a BA from Lincoln College in Normal, Illinois, and has earned a certification through UTSA in Nonprofit Management.

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Laura Nickel
CAMP Director
(210) 671-5227
laura.nickel@campcamp.org

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Laura is super excited to join the CAMP team! She earned her bachelor degree at Texas A&M University (whoop!). Laura also received her master of science in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University and is a licensed physical therapist. Prior to coming to CAMP she worked as a director of programs and facilities at a retreat center for children with special needs in Texas, and the director of summer and respite programs at a camp for individuals with behavioral nuances in Ohio. Laura loves being outside and is grateful for a job where she gets to plan and execute some awesome programs for the people that come to CAMP!

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Regina Anderson
Development Assistant
(210) 671-5411
regina.anderson@campcamp.org

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Regina Anderson is a veteran staff member of 23 years and currently performs a variety of tasks as the Development Assistant to include proposal writing and crafting other donor written communications, donor records administration, and the preparation of internal accounting reports. Before joining staff in 1987, Regina earned a Bachelor Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1984. She, as a physically challenged individual, brings to her position a unique perspective of the crucial impact that CAMP’s programs and services have in the lives of those with special needs and their families acquired during an era when such community support scarcely existed.

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Pat Bendle
Executive Secretary
(210) 671-5411
pat.bendle@campcamp.org

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Pat Bendle has been with CAMP since 1983 and is originally from Pennsylvania. She married a hometown boy, has four children and was transplanted to San Antonio through the military. She worked for 6 years as a Secretary/Payroll Clerk/Purchasing Agent and worked for 3 years as a Secretary/Clerk. Pat has held numerous positions on volunteer boards. She loves the outdoors and doing things with her family.

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Perla Diaz-Robles
FSP Clerical Support
(210) 671-2201
perla.diazrobles@campcamp.org

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Perla Diaz-Robles joined the CAMP team in October 2018 and provides clerical support for the Family Support Department. Perla is new to the professional world and is excited to gain experience in the nonprofit sector. She has a passion for individuals with special needs and enjoys the time she gets to spend at CAMP with the campers during the summer at Sunday check-ins.

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Dee Evans, BSN, RN
Head Nurse
dee.evans@campcamp.org

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Dee’s relationship with CAMP began in 2005 when she volunteered as a nurse and brought her son Trent to CAMP for the first time. “My first week at CAMP was difficult because I had to give Trent over to a teenager and not be involved AT ALL with his care. It was a very emotional experience. By mid-week I saw him smiling and having a good time without me it was then I realized just how special CAMP is. The next year we came back and brought my husband Matt to be a healthcare volunteer and since then, CAMP has been a very special part of our family.”

Dee volunteered for a week or two every summer until 2013 when she became CAMP’s Head Nurse. She brings with her 25 years of nursing experience in pediatric intensive care, home health and is currently a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Dee obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1991 from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing and her Masters in Nursing Leadership in 2004 from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She is currently working on a graduate certificate program for family nurse practitioner.

Dee lives in the Corpus Christi area with her husband Matt. They have two sons and two grandsons. She is an active member in the Texas Nurses Association, the Association of Camp Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dee has found her passion in CAMP and feels that her nursing experience and being the mom of an individual with special needs allows her to offer something special to CAMP and those it serves.

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Christina Gill
FSP Administrative Support
(210) 671-6803
christina.gill@campcamp.org

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Christina Gill began her career with CAMP in September 2016. She works with the Family Support Department as Administrative Support. She completed her Associate’s Degree in Administrative Computer Technology from Palo Alto College in December 2013. She has completed several professional certificates; Administrative Assistant, Bill and Account Collector, Communication for Administrative Professionals, Data Entry Technician, General Office, Office Support Assistant, and Secretarial Assistant. Christina is active in volunteering for several non-profit organizations (Catholic Charities V.I.T.A, San Antonio Food Bank, Graffiti Wipe-Out Day). She enjoys helping others and giving back to the community.

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Stephanie Hernandez
Volunteer Services Administrative Support
(210) 671-5229
stephanie.hernandez@campcamp.org

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Stephanie Hernandez joined the CAMP staff in May 2017 and provides Administrative Support to the Volunteer Services department. Stephanie developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector through her experience with the American Cancer Society (ACS). While at ACS, she held an administrative role in assisting with the preparation for Camp Discovery. Stephanie currently serves as Program chair for San Antonio Volunteer Administrators (SAVA) alongside the groups Executive Committee team.

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Mason Howerton
Facilities Assistant

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Mason has been a part of CAMP since 2000. During his time he has served in many roles: counselor, instructor, Head Instructor for horseback riding, and now Facilities Assistant. CAMP means the world to him and his wife, as well as their two daughters. It’s not only their home, but it’s where he feels most at ease, and where he knows he fits in.

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Ken Kaiser
Facilities Manager
ken.kaiser@campcamp.org

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Ken joined our staff in March of 2015. As our Facilities Manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the non-profit sector as well as the facility management trade. Since graduating with a business degree from Bowling Green State University, Ken has served as an executive for three different national non-profit organizations – even including one that organized volunteer work groups for special needs camps all across the country. He also has over 12 years of experience as a contractor and facility manager. Anyone who knows Ken or “Coach” as he’s known here at CAMP will tell you that he is a very passionate believer in our mission.

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Paula Macias
Accounting Assistant
(210) 671-8111
paula.macias@campcamp.org

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Paula Macias has been with CAMP since 2000. She came to CAMP with numerous years of experience in the accounting field, including cashier, office manager, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, collections, and billing.

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Amanda Meigs
FSP Billing Specialist
(210) 671-5239
amanda.meigs@campcamp.org

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Amanda joined CAMP in March of 2018. Her primary role is to serve as the billing specialist for camper families attending CAMP’s summer and school year programs through the various Medicaid waiver programs. Amanda’s previous experience is with Arc of San Antonio, AACOG IDD, and CDS in Texas. She is looking forward to working with you, and is truly excited to be a part of such an impactful organization.

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Jordan Pugh
Camp Program Specialist
(210) 671-5248
jordan.pugh@campcamp.org

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Jordan starting volunteering with CAMP in the summer of 2011. Since then, she has served as Apache Girl A, Mohawk Girl A, Cherokee Girl CCC, and Program Coordinator. Jordan graduated from Texas State University- San Marcos with a degree in Recreation Administration with a concentration in Recreational Therapy in December of 2017.

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Lauren Weiss
Development Manager
(210) 671-7957
lauren.weiss@campcamp.org

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Lauren joined CAMP in December of 2015 as the Development Manager. A graduate of York University in Toronto, Canada, Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Humanities. Prior to coming to CAMP, she spent six years as the Development Manager at Seton Home overseeing events, marketing, and communications, and two years as a Development Coordinator for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona coordinating their Kidney Car donation program and events. Lauren earned a Fundraising Certification through Our Lady of the Lake University and the San Antonio Area Foundation.

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