Camp Fire Leadership

Our National Board of Trustees brings rich expertise and leadership experience from across the country in business, education, politics, technology, law, marketing, financial services, and nonprofit organizations.

The Senior Leadership Team at Camp Fire National Headquarters works directly with its 52 councils to support their programs and operations, and help them bring quality programs to as many youth as possible.

Our National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) is composed of 10 youth from around the country. The YAC Chair serves as a full voting member of the National Board of Trustees.

National Board of Trustees

 

Jeanetta Darno, Chair

VP & Chief Diversity Officer, UC Health

Jeanetta Darno is an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader with more than 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies and a highly decorated military veteran. Today, she helps companies solve their most challenging talent issues.

Darno has spent more than 20 years working for Fortune 500 companies across various industries including discount retail, financial services, health care, and retail fashion. She is a highly-decorated military veteran who previously served as an airborne officer in the U.S. Army where she led combined logistics movement control teams in the Middle East, Asia, Egypt, Operations Desert Shield and Storm.

Today, Darno is CEO of Strategic HR Advisors, a diversity and inclusion, team effectiveness, and executive coaching firm. Drawing on her unique leadership background in the military and within Fortune 500 companies, Darno has a profound understanding on how to help organizations transform their cultures to create environments where leaders and teams unlock their full potential and achieve optimal performance.

Strategic HR Advisors serves a diverse market of national, local, private and public organizations, helping its clients implement strategies to improve inclusion and associate engagement, increase diversity, and enhance their employment brand. Strategic HR Advisors is a minority, women- and veteran-owned firm and certified provider of Hogan assessments, DiSC and MBTI.

Darno is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a professional organization for the senior-most ranking African American corporate executives across Fortune 500 Companies. She was awarded the Ohio Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award, Diversity in Business First Outstanding Diversity Role Model Award, and the Ohio Diversity Council Multicultural Leadership Award.

Darno has an MBA from Fisher College at The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University.

 

Dave Albano, Vice Chair

President and CEO, RestorePoint, Inc.

Dave currently leads RestorePoint, Inc., a high-growth Data Protection and Analytics company serving enterprise clients globally.

Prior to RestorePoint, Dave rose through the ranks and enjoyed a very successful 30-year career with AT&T in a variety of leadership roles.

Dave graduated from Wilkes University with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He holds an MBA from Nova University and is also an alumnus of Columbia University where he attended the Senior Executive Program for International Business.

Dave’s involvement in Community Service has spanned his career with a passion for fostering and enabling the development of our youth. He has actively served on the boards of Youth Villages and Big Brothers Big Sisters and continues to enjoy mentoring at the high school and college level.

 

Andrea Woods, Secretary

Regional Vice President of Operations, Compass Group NA/Morrison Living

Andrea Woods is an experienced vice president with a demonstrated history of results in the food & beverage industry. She is skilled in organizational strategy, operations management, sales & marketing, and research & design. Andrea has an M.B.A. in Global Business and a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. She is currently writing her dissertation to achieve a Doctoral in Business Administration. Andrea has been with the Compass Group for 17 years in various roles throughout the organization. Andrea resides in Georgia with her husband, Tony. She loves to spend her free time reading, cooking, playing competitive tennis and spoiling her grandkids.

Ken Schoeneck, Treasurer

Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Trane Technologies

Ken is vice president of engineering & technology for the Trane Commercial HVAC, NA & EMEA SBU at Ingersoll Rand. Ken works with the SBU leadership team to provide thought leadership, influence and hands-on engagement in order to develop, direct and implement the innovation agenda for Trane Commercial HVAC at Ingersoll Rand. He oversees the full spectrum of the engineering& technology agenda withing Trane Commercial HVAC, from developing engineering talent, intellectual property, technologies, products and processes to achieve the SBU’s long-term business objectives and business growth aspirations. Ken is a past Industry Member of the C.C. Cameron Applied Research Center Advisory Board at the University of North Caroline at Charlotte. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Melanie Lockwood Herman

Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Melanie is the author of more than a dozen comprehensive guides on various risk management topics and has delivered countless workshops, seminars, and keynote presentations for organizations. In August 2016, she was named to The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50, where she is described as “…the last word when it comes to sector risk assessment,” and a leader whose “insights have changed the way many of the sector’s top leaders think about the looming world around them.” Melanie also serves as an active volunteer in both professional organizations and community-serving nonprofits.

Danette Andley

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Health Care Business Group at 3M

Danette Andley is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Health Care Business Group at 3M. She is responsible for driving demand generation and building sales and marketing competency. Prior to this role she held roles in Strategy and Business Development, Lean Six Sigma, Global Marketing, International Operations and Marketing Excellence, and Global Business Management. She has served as the Chair of the 3M Marketing Senate and Chair of the 3M U.S. Women’s Leadership Forum.

Prior to joining 3M, Danette held positions at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri doing marketing and at Fleishman-Hillard doing public relations. She has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Danette lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband Abhi and is a proud mom of three children Ian, Ashwin, and Reya.

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 councils 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 Bend

Amber has been involved with Camp Fire and Camp Tannadoonah since 1985 as a camper, counselor, waterfront director, board member, and now 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. Her research focus was 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.

 

Senior Leadership

Greg Zweber

President and CEO

Greg has 24 years of experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors as well as a passion for youth empowerment. Greg previously held the position of Chief Affiliate Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of America based in Tampa, Florida, where he had been for the past four years working closely with 256 affiliates and managing a large portion of their S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation grant. He was promoted three times since 2015, leading the organization in critical roles with increasing responsibility. Previously, he spent seven years as the Executive Director with an affiliate, BBBS of Southern Minnesota and 11 years before that growing professionally in the insurance and financial services industry. He brings experience in board recruitment, fundraising, financial management, youth development, and organizational stabilization and growth. Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador for two years following his graduation from St. Thomas. Greg and his wife Nicole have been married for 20 years and have three children.

 

Shawna Rosenzweig

Chief Strategy Officer

Shawna earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Education and Applied Psychology from University of California Santa Barbara.

For the past decade, Shawna has worked in Positive Youth Development, bringing with her an expertise in curriculum design, civic engagement and program quality improvement in out-of-school-time settings. Shawna joined Camp Fire in June 2013.

Previously, she worked as a Program Specialist at Thrive Foundation for Youth and as a Curriculum Specialist and Senior Trainer/Educator at Global Kids in New York City. Shawna also spent time in the Middle East, developing and facilitating education material for various organizations promoting conflict resolution among teens in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict, including Seeds of Peace, Just Vision, and Parents Circle-Families Forum.

In her current role, she is responsible for Camp Fire National Headquarters’ program quality, evaluation, and program staff training and development efforts.

Erin K Risner Camp Fire Director of Marketing and Communications

Erin K Risner

Director, Marketing and Communications

Pronouns: She/Her

Erin brings 14+ years of strategic communications-marketing leadership experience across the tech, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and nonprofit sectors. She is passionate about building relationships, building brands, and making a difference. Her career travels have taken her all over the world and have contributed greatly to the person she is today. For the past 10 years, she has proudly served on the board for Girls to School, and in 2018 became a CASA volunteer. Erin graduated from Drury University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Media and Global Studies. She joined Camp Fire in May 2017 and resides in Kansas City with her two vivacious kiddos.

Greg Booth

Director, Finance and Administration

Greg received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the California State University, Fullerton and is a licensed CPA. After three years in public accounting with Ernst & Young and then several years gaining experience and seeking his preferred area of service, Greg transitioned to the nonprofit sector and spent the next 17 years at the international headquarters of a denominational church with a presence in 51 countries. It was during this time that he found his passion for serving organizations whose mission is to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities. In his current role, he continues to uphold the fiduciary obligation of all nonprofits to be good stewards over the resources entrusted to them to support the organization’s mission. He further believes in the importance for vehicles to ‘Share the Road’ with bicycles, as he cycles to work as often as possible.

Connie Dresie

Director, Council Support

Connie serves as the staff lead in monitoring councils’ support needs to ensure they maintain organizational effectiveness and adhere to national headquarters’ corporate requirements. She has a 37-year history with the organization in a variety of roles and is a Camp Fire alumna. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science from Longview Community College, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Chris WagnerChris Wagner

Director, Office Technology

Chris serves as staff lead for all IT systems at Camp Fire National Headquarters. He has a background in programming and systems/application support and has worked in the field for 16 years. Prior to Camp Fire, Chris worked as a programmer and IT Manager. He has worked both for-profit and nonprofit and has led initiatives including a community network project in his hometown of Atchison, KS.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri Western State University.

 

Nikki Roe Cropp

Director of Program Effectiveness

In her role, Nikki works with affiliate councils to increase program capacity and improve program quality. Her areas of concentration include staff development, program assessment, curriculum implementation, and program framework application.

Nikki previously worked at a local Camp Fire council, serving as the director of program quality.  Prior to Camp Fire, she worked more than ten years with a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate, serving in various roles including director of program staff development.  Nikki also served on the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Child Safety Task Force.  Nikki is passionate about helping all youth reach their full potential and believes whole-heartily in the power of relationships to make this happen.

Nikki has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s Level Certificate in Non-Profit Management.

Meet the rest of the team

National YAC Members

 

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 councils 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.

Owen Schmidtzinsky

Owen Schmidtzinsky is from Seattle Washington, and is currently a freshman at the University of Oregon. He is majoring in Business and hopes to work in business administration once graduated. He has been involved in CampFire through his local council, the National Youth Advisory Chair, along with Campfire Camps. Outside of classes Owen works at a local greenhouse caring for plants. Some hobbies of his are playing guitar, collecting plants, yoga, time with his dog, photography, and meeting new people. He would define his spark as connecting with others and the outdoors.

Mahi Gupta

Mahi lives in Northern New Jersey and is a junior in High School studying Healthcare SSciences and is interested in the medical field. She combines her interest in medicine and passion for volunteering by being a Blood Donor Ambassador with the American Red Cross, junior volunteer with Hackettstown Medical Center, and a Cadet member with Jefferson Township Rescue Squad.

Mahi has also successfully raised 3 puppies for the Seeing Eye organization to be guide dogs for the blind, participated in exchange programs in Japan and has won many leadership awards at National and State level.

Mahi has been involved with Camp Fire since she was six years,  attended summer camps for five years, and is a CIT. She is currently working towards her WoHeLo award. This is Mahi’s first year serving in the Youth Advisory Council and she is looking forward to representing the youth voice.

Mihiretu Jackson

I am Mihiretu Jackson, a senior at Bishop McNamara High School in Maryland. I enjoy playing soccer, tennis and serving my community. My passion for service began in middle school, where we cleaned the bay, planted trees and went to different forests that were used as dumps to clean them . My high school has mandatory service requirements and that is where I met Ms.Pezzuto.Through her I have served the youth, senior citizens, and those who are less fortunate or are experiencing challenging situations. I have enjoyed doing community service projects with her the past 4 years. I am excited to have been selected to be a member of Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet!

 

Mason Brown

Mason lives in Modesto, California and is a Junior at James Enochs High School. Mason is part of the Software and Systems Development (SSD) Pathway and plans to major in Computer and Software Engineering in College. Mason is very active in his school’s GSA Club, DND Club and Camp Fire.  He is a talented pianist and keyboard player, participating in the Valley Music Institute (VMI) program for six years as well as Maris Media for 10 years. He has a passion for equality and inclusion, and dedicates his time at school promoting acceptance. He is also passionate about service, which has been a focus for him in Camp Fire.

Mason  is a third generation Camp Fire member, and has been a member of the Heart Of California Camp Fire council since he was 4 years old. He has attended Camp Adahi six years as a camper and now is a Junior Counselor. Mason is also actively working towards his WoHeLo Award.This is Mason’s first year serving on the Youth Advisory Cabinet, and is honored to be working with other amazing Camp Fire individuals.

Joelle Schmidtzinsky

Joelle Schmidtzinsky (She/Her), is a freshman at South Kitsap High school in Port Orchard Washington. She was born and raised in the state capital Olympia and spends her free time listing to a variety of music. She is an active member of theatre, debate, book, and student council clubs. She plans to study developmental psychology in college and become a psychologist later on. Joelle has been going to Camp Fire camps for seven years and is planning to go for several more years.. This is her first time serving on YAC and is excited to see where it is going in the future!