Camp Staff

Camp Directors and Supervisors

Betsy Schwartz*, Senior Director of Youth Services and Camp, spent 7 years working with families and youth at Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Florida; prior to that she directed the Flanzer JCC’s summer day and residential camp’s. She is excited to spend her second year at JCC Louisville Day Camp with you. Betsy received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston University and her Bachelor’s from the University of Vermont. She has been involved in Jewish day and residential camps since she was 6 years old Betsy has 2 sons, Drew, 20 and Troy, 18.

502-238-2708 | bschwartz@jewishlouisville.org

Mike Steklof*, Assistant Director of Camping and Youth Services, is excited for his third summer at Louisville JCC Summer Camp. Previously, Mike spent three summers on staff at Camp Livingston in Bennighton, Indiana and before that spent five summers on staff at the URJ Camp George in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. During the year, Mike directs Louisville BBYO. Mike received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University at Albany, SUNY and is a member of the ninth cohort of the Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship. Mike believes in the transformative power of summer camp and is so excited about what this year’s summer camp has to offer.

502-238-2774 | msteklof@jewishlouisville.org

Angie Hiland*, Yachad Director & ELC Assistant Director, is joining us for her fourth summer of JCC Summer Camp. Angie actually found her passion in the preschool classroom but also had a desire to help children with learning and behavior difference. She formally worked in special education in the Wilson County School System but a desire for something more was tugging at her sleeve. After moving to Louisville in June of 2012 she knew she had found the perfect fit. At the JCC she could spend the summer working with children with special needs and merge that with her desire to return to preschool. Angie studied Early Childhood Education at MTSU and has certifications from TRIAD a Vanderbilt University program in behavior management and autism. Angie has seven children ages 13-21.

502-238-2716 | ahiland@jewishlouisville.org

Glenn Sadle*, Trek & Specialty Camp Unit Head, is excited to be back at Louisville JCC Summer Camp after a 2 year hiatus.  He previously worked 10 summers as a camp counselor in a variety of capacities at the JCC Louisville.  Glenn received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2009.  During the year, he is in charge of Teen Connection and 4th & 5th grade programming.

502-238-2701 | gsadle@jewishlouisville.org

Talia Wagner, Program Director, is excited to return for another summer at JCC summer camp, which she attended as a camper as well as B’nai B’rith Beber Camp.  She has worked in the children’s department at the JCC for over 8 years and spent 3 summers on staff at Beber.  She will be graduating in May from the University of Florida with degrees in political science and criminology and looks forward to attending law school in the fall.

Maggie Jo Bergamini, Keff Unit Head, is an undergraduate student at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN seeking degrees in Secondary Education and History. She is from Louisville and attended Mercy Academy. This will be her third summer working at JCC summer camp and her second as a Keff Unit Head. She absolutely loves working with the campers and counselors during the day. Maggie’s favorite thing about camp is getting to know the unique personality of each camper and watching them learn and play alongside one another.

Mary-Kate Smith, Keff Unit Head, is an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY seeking degrees in Journalism and Advertising. She is from Louisville and attended programs at the JCC as a child. This will be her second summer working as a Keff Unit Head. Mary Kate previously spent a summer working at the Philmont Scout Ranch. Mary Kate loves spending her summer with children at camp

Camp Office

Mary Dooley*, Camp and Family Administrative Assistant, has been the Camp & Program Administrative Assistant at the JCC for the past 13 years. During this time she has been able to watch and share in the growth of hundreds of campers and staff every year which has brought much joy to her life. She loves what she does and she is looking forward to another awesome summer.

502-238-2718 | mdooley@jewishlouisville.org

Amanda Lukas, Office Assistant, is excited to be involved for her second summer at the JCC summer camp. She worked in the camp office last summer and is glad to be back. Before her job at the JCC, Amanda worked as a tutor for University of Louisville and as an intern at Gilda’s Club Louisville. Amanda has her Bachelor’s in humanities and is working on her second Bachelor’s in biology. Amanda is super excited about this summer and the awesome fun she gets to see the campers and the staff have.

*Indicates year-round employee