Our People

Staff |Board of DirectorsMedical Advisory BoardYoung Professional Board


Doug Armstrong, RN, MS, Founder & CEO

Patrick Smith, Director of Camping
Colleen Triezenberg, Program Director

Jessica Doletzky, CCLS, CTRS, OutReach and Family Liaison Director

Mike (“Coach”) Parker, Volunteer Director

Ami Walsh, Communications Director, ext. 504

Patty Jacobs Warner, Director of Development, ext. 503
Louisa Artelt, Associate Director of Development, ext. 505
Roxann Howard, Gift Administrator, ext. 506

Sissy Phillips, Development Generalist

Jeff Boots, Facility Director
Jesse Brancart, Maintenance Technician
Jo Ellen Soesbee, Facility Administrative Assistant
Jess Bloom, Facility Associate

Bill Grier, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Teresa Breymaier, Administrative Specialist

Rebecca Patrias, MD, Medical Director
Lauren Cannistraro, RN, Health Center Director
Rachel Catrell, BS, Camper Recruiter

Board of Directors

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

Ebon E. Wilkins, Vice-Chair
American Allstars Athletic Center/Fairways Golf Academy

Bill McCurdy, Treasurer
Vice-President, Portfolio Manager and New Business Development Officer, Bank of Ann Arbor

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

Vice President, Berger Realty Group

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

Doug Armstrong, RN, MS, ex officio
CEO, North Star Reach

Kate Henry, ex officio
Chair, North Star Reach Young Professional Board

Past Board Chairpersons: Steven Berger, 2017-2018; 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

Jacob Bilhartz, MD
Asst. Professor, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology, 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, North Star Reach
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

Doug Armstrong, RN, MS
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.


Kate Henry, President
Champion for Camp

Jamie Buhr, Co-Vice President
President, Midwest Graphics & Awards

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

Seth Broekhuizen, Secretary
Global GTM Strategy Manager, Duo Security

Morgan Broekhuizen
Physician Assistant, IHA Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists

Madison Chadwick
Account Executive, Optomi Professional Services

Maren Dobson
Champion for Camp

Robert Henry
Vice President – Investments, Stifel

Alison Herrick
Financial Controller, Watershed Hospitality Group, LLC

Laura Jackson
Marketing Coordinator, ComSource, Inc.

Jessa Lytle
Adventure Education Facilitator, The University of Michigan

Tom Wille
Promotional & Commercial Video Director, Constant Motion Productions

Ebon Wilkins, ex officio, Vice-Chair, North Star Reach Board of Directors
American Allstars Athletic Center/Fairways Golf Academy