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2019-2020Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Joe Lash, President
Geoff Kretchmer, First Vice President
Dr. Barbara Kappy, Vice President of Development
Dr. Jefferey Michaelson, Vice President
Dr. Daniel Klein, Treasurer

Stacy Brodsky, Immediate Past President

Michelle Bass
Andrew Landau
Robb Lippitt
Mitch Rosenwasser
Rob Schwartz
Nancy Komer Stone
Brad Wasserman
Barbara Zaltz

Board Members

Jeffrey Belen
Carolyn Bellinson
Brian Brodsky
Stuart Brody
Elyse Cohen
Stacy Fox
Stuart Freedland
Dr. Brian Gendelman
Julie Trepeck Harris
Dr. Nelson (Nick) Hersh
Dr. Joel Kirsch
Matt Lester
Sandy Lippitt
Rabbi Harold Loss
Francine Martin
Phyllis Pilcowitz
Carly Schiff
Rabbi Daniel Schwartz
Abbe Sherbin
Mallory Shiffman
Erin Simmerman
Richard Simtob
Dr. Jennifer Sobol
Elizabeth Sollish
Ellen Starr
Jeffrey Sternberg
Jeff Tischler
Jeffrey Zeman
Julie Zussman
Kyle Zwiren

Honorary Members
Eugene Applebaum*
Jack A. Robinson*

Young Adult Advisory Board Liaisons
Barbara Applebaum
Jason Tisdale

JFMD Israeli Camper Program Liaisons
Matthew Roth
Loren Schwartzenfeld

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors, please download our referral form or contact Steve Engel (248-952-9117) for more information.

Young Adult Advisory Board

Members of the Young Adult Advisory Board have the opportunity to apply their passion for Tamarack into a two-year leadership program.

YAAB member responsibilities and activities include:

  • Hands-on leadership trainings with Tamarack Camps staff and board members
  • Networking opportunities with fellow Tamarack Camps’ Alumni
  • The chance to directly impact camp- specifically areas that are passion points
  • An opportunity to engage with the board and participate on committees
  • Participating in an exclusive experience at camp

Applicant requirements:

  • Must attend and actively participate in all five meetings
  • Have a prior relationship to camp (at least one year as a camper or staff)
  • Can no longer be working at camp
  • Volunteer at one Tamarack event
  • Have passion and excitement for the “Greatest Place on Earth!”

For more information, please contact Rachel Fine at 248-952-9033.

Teen Council

Members of the Teen Council are exposed to Tamarack Camps beyond the summer camp experience. Teen Council offers a unique and engaging perspective of the agency as a whole. This program is offered to current 11th graders who experienced or will experience a Tamarack Camps’ program during the summer. Teen Council will have the opportunity to make recommendations which will be presented to the Board of Directors and any other relevant committee members.


  • Must attend 3 of the 5 meetings
    • December 16th – Introduction/Agency Overview 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    • February 4th – Camp Maas/Staffing Meeting 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    • March 9th– Israel Engagement Session 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    • April 7th– Teen Travel/Outpost Camps Meeting 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    • May 3rd– Development Overview @ Camp Maas 12:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Attend 2 agency programs, such as:
    • Send a Kid to Tamarack
    • Recruitment event
    • Teen Packing meeting
    • Information meeting

For more information, please contact Becca Fishman at 248-952-9110.

Application Form