Meet Our Staff
Savita holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and has been working with children and adults with special needs for more than 20 years. She has held a variety of leadership and supervisory roles for programs serving individuals with special needs with a focus on management of programs, facilities, administration, staff and finances.
A former resident of England, Savita gained much of her experience through her involvement with Camp America, an organization which helps U.S. based camps find international staffers to work as counselors. In addition, while working as a podiatrist in England she assisted the American Institute of Foreign Studies by serving as a representative for camps serving individuals with special needs.
Jerri is the Assistant Director of Campers. She holds a Bachelor degree in Special Education N-12th and was a teacher in New York for several years. She began working for AHRC Nassau in 2003. Starting out as a Direct Support Professional, she became a Medicaid Service Coordinator and the Program Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the agency. She could not be more pleased to be a part of the Camp Loyaltown team since 2015.
Jo Ann Koelling is the Assistant Director of Staffing and Respite. Jo Ann joined Camp Loyaltown as our very first Business Manager in early 2016 and has shown a great deal of dedication to the camp, campers, staff and our Administration team. Jo Ann has been working with Citizens Options Unlimited and AHRC Nassau since 1993 holding various positions over the last 23 years.
Sam graduated from Queens College receiving a Bachelor’s in Physical Education to become a certified teacher and received her Master’s in Health Education in 2010. Sam has been at camp since 2007 and has served as the Athletics Program Counselor, Dining Hall Coordinator, Unit Administrator, Program Coordinator, Office Manager, Assistant Director and now Operations Manager.
Marissa is a Registered Nurse, and will be graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Spring of 2017. Marissa started with Camp as a Staff Nurse in the summer of 2013. Following the 2013 summer season Marissa was hired as a full-time nurse for AHRC Nassau Day Hab, and continued to work for AHRC until becoming the Nurse Manager for Camp in February of 2016.
Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager
Sharima holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies with a concentration in Social Services and Human Services. Sharima began her early career working in education with children and adolescents in school and after school settings. She transitioned into the human services field working in direct care and administrative roles with adults with developmental disabilities and mental health in case management, day habilitation. With her most recent roles in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance, she brings professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to Camp Loyaltown.