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

Ami Walsh, Communications Director, ext. 504

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

Sissy Phillips, Development Generalist

Jeff Boots, Facility Director
Jesse Brancart, Maintenance Technician

Bill Grier, Finance Director
Teresa Breymaier, Administrative Specialist

Rebecca Patrias, MD, Medical Director
Lauren Cannistraro, RN, Health Center Director

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

Joscelyn A. Davis, Secretary
President and Chief Strategist, JADE Strategies

Steven Berger, Treasurer
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, 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, 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
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.


Morgan Broekhuizen, PA-C 
Physician Assistant, IHA Chelsea Orthopedic Specialists

Seth Broekhuizen 
Global GTM Strategy Manager, Duo Security

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

Laura Jackson
Marketing Coordinator, ComSource, Inc.

Jessa Lytle
Adventure Education Facilitator, The University of Michigan

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


Lisa Schwartz, Chair, North Star Reach Board of Directors
Project Management Consultant & Owner, Ode to June