Our People

Staff |Board of DirectorsMedical Advisory BoardYoung Professional Board


Doug Armstrong, Founder & CEO

Patrick Smith, Camping Director
Colleen Triezenberg, Program Director

Jessica Doletzky, OutReach Director

Lauren Burke, Staff Support Director

Ami Walsh, Communications Director, ext. 504

Patty Jacobs Warner, Director of Development, ext. 503
Louisa Artelt, Associate Director of Development, ext. 505
April Gasbarre, Development Associate, ext. 509
Roxann Keating, Database Specialist, ext. 506

Jeff Boots, Facility Director
Jesse Brancart, Maintenance Technician

Bill Grier, Finance Director
Teresa Breymaier, Administrative Specialist

Edward “Skip” Walton, MD, Medical Director
Sarah McIntosh, Camper Recruitment Coordinator

Board of Directors

Steven Berger, Chair
CVO, First Choice Building and Maintenance, LLC

Vice President, Berger Realty Group

Lisa Schwartz, Vice-Chair
Project Management Consultant and Owner, Ode to June

Peg Moore (CFP, CRC, CPWA), Secretary
Managing Director, Investments
Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor
Stutzmann-Moore Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Ann Arbor, MI Branch Office

Daniel Craig, Treasurer
President, Hatch Stamping


Stephanie A. Amaimo
Vice President, Investor Relations, Fortis, Inc.

Barbara Ball-McClure
President, Mammoth Oak, LLC

Joscelyn A. Davis
President and Chief Strategist, JADE Strategies

Matthew Denenberg, MD
Vice-President Medical Affairs, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Diana Pulte
Director, Blight Authority

Ebon E. Wilkins
American Allstars Athletic Center/Fairways Golf Academy

Doug Armstrong, ex officio
CEO, North Star Reach

Past Board Chairpersons: Brian Rooney 2015-2016; Sean Bryne 2014; Sheri Mark 2011-2013

Medical Advisory Board

Matthew Denenberg, MD, Chair
Vice President for Medical Affairs, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

John Charpie, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Roland Chu, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Robert McCurren IV, MD
Regional Vice President, Emergency Physicians Medical Group

Rebecca Patrias, MD
Medical Director, Three Chelsea Docs

Robert Takla, MD
Medical Director and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Ascension St. John Hospital and Medical Center

Alison Tothy, MD
Chief Experience and Engagement Officer, University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital

Edward “Skip” Walton, MD
Medical Director, North Star Reach

Doug Armstrong, RN
Founder and CEO, North Star Reach

Young Professional Board

Formed in 2017, the mission of the Young Professional Board is to raise funds and awareness for the benefit of North Star Reach and its campers. The group, which meets monthly, plans and hosts events throughout the year.


Jamie Buhr
President, Midwest Graphics & Awards

Maren Dobson
Champion for Camp

Kate Henry
Champion for Camp

Robert Henry
Associate Vice President-Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors

Alison Herrick
Financial Controller, Watershed Hospitality Group, LLC

Michael Parker
Lead Prospect Management Analyst, Office of University Development, University of Michigan

Monica Philipp
Regional Director of Development for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

Tom Wille
Promotional & Commercial Video Director, Constant Motion Productions

Meghan Wyscaver
Registered Nurse, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital


Lisa Schwartz, Vice-Chair, NSR Board of Directors
Project Management Consultant & Owner, Ode to June

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