UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MEET OUR BOARD AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Officers

John Carty-Campbell, B.S.-Management, MBA, CFP® Board Chairman jace4436@gmail.com

John Carty-Campbell became a Camp To Belong-Georgia team member in 2012. John is a part of the counselor and volunteer recruiting for CTB-Georgia, and has served as the lead trainer for counselors for five camps. Each month John and his wife, Debby reunite two of their grandchildren who are separated due to their mother’s passing and who now live with separate fathers.
John worked for Fortune 500 companies for 23 years prior to joining the financial services industry and becoming a CFP(R). He has taught for the Executive Program in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and teaches at Emory University. John has a brother and a sister and cherishes his close family bonds.

Michael E. Stevenson, B.S. & M.S., Metallurgical & Materials Engineering,Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, P.E. – Board Vice Chairman mestevenson@esi-atl.com

Dr. Stevenson is President and CEO of Engineering Systems Inc. (ESI), a national, multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm. Mike specializes in the performance and analysis of engineering materials and systems in a variety of applications and complex failure investigations. He has conducted complex, multidisciplinary failure investigations pertaining to buried infrastructure systems, structural failures, vehicles, aircraft, industrial and consumer products. As Board Chair, Mike is involved in the organization and strategic planning for Camp to Belong-Georgia.
Mike is an avid sports enthusiast, and has participated in a number of youth sports programs in metro Atlanta. Specifically, he enjoys coaching his son’s and daughter's baseball team at Murphy Candler Little League and basketball at Dunwoody United Methodist

Robert Tysver, B.S.-Accounting, B.S.-Finance, CPA Treasurer fsurob22@bellsouth.net

Robert Tysver joined the Camp To Belong-Georgia board in late 2012 after serving as a camp counselor earlier that year. Robert received both a BS in Accounting and BS in Finance from Florida State University. He currently works with Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) as a senior systems analyst and is an active CPA. Prior to Invesco, Robert worked in the public accounting industry for seven years.

During his childhood, Robert was separated from his siblings in foster care. He was eventually reunited with them and they were adopted into a family of 11 children. As a result of his experience, Robert truly believes in CTB’s mission and purpose of bringing separated siblings back together.

Robert and his wife, Jenny, reside in Lilburn, Georgia and have two children (a girl and a boy).

Jennifer D. Fehd – Board Secretary jenfehd@att.net /font>


Jennie Fehd Fehd joined Camp To Belong-Georgia board in 2015. Jennie has been volunteering with CTB for the past 4 summers. Jennie got to witness firsthand the impact CTB made on these children’s lives and knew it was an organization she wanted to be involved in. She is currently serving as the CTB Secretary and is helping in Volunteer Recruitment. Jennie has always enjoyed working with children and for the past 10 years she worked in a non-profit that provided 24/7 services for at-risk children in the foster care system. She is currently working in an engineering firm in Roswell, GA, but enjoys volunteering with the non-profit’s foster care program.
Jennie resides in Marietta, GA with her husband Karl and two boys. She is surrounded by family and enjoys getting to spend time with them.

Executive Director

Traci Bensley, B.A.-Accounting - Executive Director -executivedirector@camptobelong-ga.org

Traci Bensley joined Camp To Belong-Georgia as Executive Director in 2012. Traci's professional career began as a CPA working for a large public utility in various accounting and finance departments. However, her true passions were discovered after leaving the work force to become a full time mom to her three boys. Traci became actively involved within her neighborhood and surrounding community, serving on the boards of various athletic associations and taking on leadership roles within the PTA at the schools her children attended.
Having grown up with a close extended family, including a younger brother, and now having kids of her own, Traci is passionate about the importance of family bonds and desires to make a difference in the lives of kids from broken families.

In her spare time, Traci enjoys playing tennis and running. She lives in Hiram, Georgia with her husband, Danny, and her and boys.

Board Members

Andrew Benesh , MS Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant - Grant Writing asb12f@my.fsu.edu


Andrew Benesh began volunteering as a camp counselor with Camp to Belong-Georgia in 2013. After two summers of volunteering, Andrew wanted to be more involved with Camp to Belong-Georgia, and asked to become a board member. Andrew will be moving into camp leadership next year. Andrew is currently pursuing a PhD in Family Therapy at the Florida State University. Andrew's research and clinical work is focused on improving the lives of youth in the child welfare system by improving foster parent training. Andrew currently works at the FSU Center for Couple and Family Therapy providing treatment to children and families. Andrew and his wife live in Tallahassee, FL.


Debby Carty-Campbell, B.S.-Management, MBA Joint Chairman of Counselor Recruitment - Camp Day Captainvolunteer@camptobelong-ga.org


Debby Carty-Campbell became a Camp To Belong-Georgia team member in 2007 and was on the founding board of Camp To Belong-Georgia. Since that time, she has acted as the Secretary of the Board of Directors, assistant camp director and camp director. Debby served as a camp counselor for the first four camps and has been in leadership at camp ever since then. She is passionate about CTB's mission and purpose.
Debby has worked with special needs children for 21 years. For the past 15 years, she has worked helping special needs students acquire job and life skills so they can attain as much independence as possible when they graduate from high school.
Debby and her husband, John, have raised three daughters and have eight grandchildren. They live in Canton, Georgia.

 

 

Ross Cooper, B.B.A.-Marketing Fundraising Committeeqlm@bellsouth.net


As a founding member of the organization in Georgia, Ross Cooper began his service to Camp To Belong-Georgia as Board Chair of the Georgia affiliate in early 2008. Since then, he has co-chaired camper recruitment, volunteer recruitment, and grant writing committees. By far his most rewarding camp experience was volunteering as a counselor for the inaugural Georgia camp in 2008.
Ross is also President of QLM Quantum Marketing. The agency provides marketing services to a wide variety of industries and brands, including Hanes Brands, Russell Athletic, Bellsouth/AT&T, and Kraft Foods. Ross started his career with Procter & Gamble where he led promotion planning for all food and beverage division brands, such as Jif, Duncan Hines, Pringles and Folgers. He then joined Prince Foods as Group Product Manager where he launched Classico Pasta Sauces, a line of premium regional Italian sauces. Ross joined QLM in 1992 as Vice President Account Director where his responsibilities have grown as has his innovative promotion expertise.
Ross is married and has three children and two siblings. These relationships have strengthened his commitment to the rights of sibling connection for foster children. Mr. Cooper lives in Dunwoody, Georgia, with his family.

Rachel Frazier B.S. Human Services, Assistant Camp Directorrfrazie9@gmail.com


Rachel Frazier joined the Camp To Belong-GA team in January, 2014 as the Spring intern and immediately fell in love with its mission. She served as a camp counselor in 2014 and joined the board soon after camp. Through working with CTB-GA, Rachel has realized her passion for children who have endured separation from their siblings. Rachel graduated from Kennesaw State University in December 2014. She plans to attend Graduate School in order to obtain a Master of Social Work and then go on to work within the foster care system. Rachel currently resides in Marietta, where she is a teacher at Porter Academy in Roswell, GA. She has five brothers and one sister and is very passionate about the importance of family, and especially the sibling bond. Rachel enjoys hiking, baking, making people laugh, and spending time with family and friends.

Meredith Mims, B. S. Elementary Education Co - Camp Directorcampdirector@camptobelong-ga.org

Meredith Mims became a member of the Camp to Belong-GA family in 2011. She was a camp counselor for two summers and knew it was something she wanted to devote her time too. She served as co-assistant director for two years and this year is her first year as co-director and a board member. She is an only child and loves that camp gives kids opportunities to spend more time with their siblings.
She attended Auburn University and later got her degree in Elementary Education from The University of Alabama in Huntsville with a minor in Psychology. She is currently getting her Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist. This is her third year as a kindergarten teacher in Huntsville, AL. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and attending Auburn football games


Lindsay Newman, B.S.-Accounting, M.S.-Accounting Co-Camp Director- campdirector@camptobelong-ga.org

Lindsay Rose Newman attended the University of Alabama. She has an undergraduate and master’s in accounting as well as her license in cosmetology. She is currently working as a stylist to gain experience in the beauty field in dreams of opening her own salon and spa. Lindsay began her journey with Camp To Belong-Georgia as a day volunteer and then became a camp counselor for several years. She served as co-assistant director for two years and this year is her second year as co-director.

Lindsay is close to her family, including a brother and two sisters. She grew up on the lake in Guntersville, AL and currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama. Lindsay still very much enjoys being around water and participating in outdoor activities. Lindsay spent all of her summers from elementary school to high school on the lake and attending summer camps. Lindsay has always enjoyed how camp can bring people of different backgrounds and
different situations together.


Scott Raymer

Scott Raymer, B.S. Management – Fundraising Committee scottr@equinoxfive.com
Scott Raymer joined the Camp to Belong-Georgia board in 2016 after volunteering as a counselor in 2015. Scott currently serves as CEO and founder of Equinox Five where he founded and is the acting CEO for the anchor businesses Equinox Communications and ICCS. Both are leading telecommunications and Cloud Service businesses with aggressive organic and acquisition growth strategies. Scott is also an investment partner in the top Business Brokerage “Option Business Services” where he provides advisory support for small and midsized Mergers and Acquisitions. In addition, Scott served as a development consultant for the wireless infrastructure business DeltaStream Communications.

Prior to founding Equinox Five and subsidiary companies, Scott spent time with Cinergy Communications, BellSouth, and Momentum Marketing where he gained 13 years of experience in sales and marketing. Scott is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp where


Heather Uhrinek, BBA-Marketing and Management - Fundraising hluhrinek@esi-atl.com

Heather Uhrinek joined the Camp to Belong-Georgia board late in 2014. She has been involved with the Swing for Siblings Charity Golf Tournament where she has served as the tournament coordinator since 2012. After getting the chance to volunteer at camp in 2013 and seeing how much it impacted the separated siblings, Heather is dedicated to help raise money so this camp can continue to thrive. She now serves on the Fundraising Committee and will continue to help coordinate various fundraising opportunities. Heather current works for Engineering Systems Inc as a Business Development Specialist. In her free time Heather also coaches soccer.