KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb. 24, 2022) – National inclusive youth development organization Camp Fire, is proud to announce that it has added two new council CEOs and a Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) Chair to the National Board of Trustees. Their combined Camp Fire experience of 64+ years brings an extremely unique and important perspective to the strategic direction and work of the organization.
“We are thrilled to have Maggie, Renee, and Amber’s rich Camp Fire experience and work in youth development to help guide the organization at a national level over the next several years,” said Greg Zweber, Camp Fire National Headquarters CEO. “Growing up is hard, which is why Maggie’s perspective as a young person navigating the world today is so needed at a leadership level. Renee and Amber can speak to the first-hand impact of Camp Fire in their communities, and together, these three additions to the National Board is extremely exciting.”
Maggie Bailey, YAC Chair
Maggie Bailey is a junior at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She will be graduating in May 2023 with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology with a minor in sociology. Since she was three years old, Maggie has been involved in Camp Fire, starting in clubs and attending camp. She has been a camp counselor, a youth member for her local council’s board of directors, a national youth advisory cabinet member, and has obtained her Work Health Love reward. Maggie is the secretary for her college’s Circle K club, a community service-based club, and a research intern for an analytical chemistry project through Carroll College funded by NASA. She enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming, and spending time with her dog, friends, and family in her free time.
Amber M. Grundy, Ph.D., CEO, Camp Fire River BendAmber has been involved with Camp Fire and Camp Tannadoonah since 1985 as a camper, counselor, waterfront director, board member, and now a full-time staff member. She was the Camp Tannadoonah Director from 2006-2017 and has served as Chief Executive Officer for Camp Fire River Bend since 2011. Amber earned her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, with a research focus on middle childhood and early adolescence. Amber has worked on several different research programs, looking at parenting during the transition to adolescence, testing a new treatment for elementary and middle school students with ADHD, and an intervention program for first-time offenders in the Juvenile Justice System. In addition, she has been an adjunct assistant professor in the psychology departments at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Bethel College. She has taught Introductory Psychology, School Age Growth and Development, Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Development, Research Methods, and Statistics. Amber and her husband, Chas, are parents to four young campers – Avery (12), Elyse (10), Kieran (5), and Harrison (3).
Renee Meek, Executive Director, Camp Fire Green Country
Renee Meek is the Executive Director for Camp Fire Green Country in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Renee joined Camp Fire in 2015 after eight years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, serving in roles from event coordinator to Chief Development Officer for the statewide organization. She has extensive experience in nonprofit management with a proven track record in fundraising and donor development. Prior to starting her career in non-profit, she worked in corporate marketing, advertising, and sales. Renee graduated from Oklahoma State University and lives in Tulsa with her husband Dan of 17 years.
Welcome Maggie, Amber, and Renee!