Jesse PipesExecutive Director
Jesse is a co-founder of World Camp, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC Jesse joined Baker Henson in a shared conviction that education can empower the world's youth and build stronger communities. He has over 9 years’ experience assisting with the development of community based educational curricula and directing international service internship programs in Malawi and Honduras. Jesse most recently worked as a Creative Assistant for MokuZoku, a company aiming to help children and parents bridge the gap between virtual games and outdoor adventures in Boulder, CO. He currently resides in Asheville, NC.
Emily StallingsManaging Director
Emily first got her taste of international development in 2005 when she volunteered with World Camp in Malawi. After that, Emily knew she had found a way to marry her interests in travel, intercultural experiences, and a desire to dedicate her life to the greater good into a life’s work and career. In 2008, while pursuing her Master’s in International Development, Emily interned with World Camp in Honduras as a Program Coordinator. After graduation, she remained in Pittsburgh where she served as an Americorps member and was placed at Global Links, a nonprofit that repurposes useful medical supplies for hospitals in Latin America, as a Volunteer Coordinator. Most recently, Emily lived in New York and worked for an organization that supported the use of mobile phones for international development.
Michael KumwendaCountry Manager - Malawi
Michael has a background working with the Peace Corps as a language and cultural trainer in both the US and Malawi. He holds an undergraduate degree from Martin Luther College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Saginaw Valley State University. His professional experiences vary widely in the fields of education and outreach, and he has recently finished a consulting job with the Ministry of Education in Malawi working on policy decentralization. He is also an author of children’s books.
PROGRAM COORDINATORS AND PROGRAM ASSISTANTS
Karen ClarkProgram Coordinator - Malawi
Karen Clark graduated from Colby College in Maine with a degree in Anthropology in 2012. She first volunteered with World Camp Malawi in January of 2010, and returned that summer to coordinate both the adult and Youth to Youth Programs. Karen spent the fall of 2010 in Botswana taking classes and working with the Botswana Family Welfare Association and the Maun Homeopathy Project. Karen has been a part of the coordinating team every session since, and has most recently worked in Malawi to support World Camp’s year-round programming and the launch of the World Camp Club program.
World Camp Club Mentor and Program Assistant - Malawi
Cyrus first joined the World Camp team back in 2006 as a Field Assistant and Driver. He took a break in 2008 to work as a volunteer teacher and driver for Success for Kids, part of Raising Malawi, and returned to World Camp in 2009. In 2012 Cyrus increased his participation with World Camp and became an Activity Mentor at Camp Hope, which only deepened his passion for working with children and further opened his eyes to the struggles faced by youth living positively with HIV. In the fall of 2012, Cyrus took the newly created positions of Club Mentor and Program Assistant. He is grateful to work with World Camp and glad to see programming grow to serve more children in Malawi. He holds a M.S.C.E. and a certificate in motor vehicle technology.
Rein TerwindtProgram Development Advisor
Rein graduated from Fairfield University (CT) with degrees in International Studies, Economics, and Anthropology in 2009 and then finished his Masters in Anthropology of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London, UK) a year later. During his studies he participated in a Community Service Learning program in South Africa, where he taught at a primary school and learned about the complexities surrounding development. He knew that he wanted to return to southern Africa, which is why he applied to volunteer with WC in Malawi during the summer of 2009. He was inspired by WC's approach to empowerment and therefore decided to work on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and education in Botswana that same summer through a similar approach. He then worked for an NGO in the Southwest region of Cameroon where he started a long-term literacy program for Mbororo women and he just finished an internship at CARE Cameroon where he focused on gender sensitivity. Rein served in the field in Malawi developing some of our new year-round programming but has returned to the States to pursue a Master's in International Education at Columbia and now serves in an advisory role.
World Camp's Board of Directors
Robert LambInterim Board President
Rob worked as a program coordinator and office staff for World Camp from 2006 to 2008. After graduating with honors from the University of North Carolina, he worked throughout the U.S. as a wilderness instructor and overseas as an English teacher. He drew on his leadership and education experience to enhance volunteers' interaction with children and teachers in each of the diverse cultures World Camp works in, taking part in the growth of the Honduras program, the inaugural session in India, and the creation of the Youth to Youth outreach program in Malawi. He currenly works as a public defender in Asheville, NC.
Rachel DudasikVice President
Rachel graduated from Appalachian State University in 2009 where she studied Sustainable Development and Third World Studies. Rachel started with World Camp as an intern in the spring 2009, working on volunteer development for the Honduras Program and continued with WC as a volunteer during the summer of 2009 in Malawi. She also spent summer 2010 in Malawi as a Program Coordinator. Rachel also volunteers her spare time in the WC Office, working on a little bit of everything. Rachel currently works for the YMCA of Western North Carolina on childhood obesity prevention, financial assistance for members, and LIVESTRONG at the Y. Her background is in non-profits, specifically fund raising and program development. She joined the Board of Directors in early 2011.
Introduced to World Camp through the Young Professionals of Asheville
Leaders on Board Program, Carol joined the Board of Directors in 2012. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Management
and Society from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and
an MBA with double‐ concentrations in Finance and Services Consulting
Management from North Carolina State University's College of
Management. Carol’s international experience began in the Dominican
Republic and Peru where she observed Latin American industries and
contributed to economic development through fundraising and community
service. She is currently the Human Resources Manager for a
non-profit healthcare education organization in Asheville, NC.
Ashley volunteered with World Camp in Malawi during the Summer of 2007. Since 2007, Ashley has remained an active volunteer with World Camp by providing tax and accounting services to the organization. She is a Certified Public Accountant with an undergraduate degree in accounting and a Masters in Accountancy from the University of South Carolina. Ashley is currently working on her MBA from Western Carolina University. She works for Thermo Fisher Scientific and has been living in Asheville, NC since 2009.
Dr. Baker HensonBoard Member
Baker has been working with World Camp since putting through the original paperwork to found the organization while he was still in college. At last count, he has made the journey to Malawi over thirty times. Over the years his love for the Malawian people has grown along with his familiarity with the nuances of the culture. He has successfully led more than two hundred volunteers through the World Camp program, taking the time to show each one the ups and downs of working in Africa, while looking out for the well-being of all. In addition to his work in Malawi, he has worked in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana, and completed a bike trip through most of Eastern Africa. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Carolina, and is now completing surgical residency in Harrisburg, PA.
Sheri BakerBoard Member
Sheri is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Appalachian State University, where she received a BSBA in Accounting. She has over 8 years experience in Non Profit Financial and Accounting management, with over 5 years in the International Humanitarian sector. She has worked in 11 countries and currently resides in Asheville, NC. Sheri joined the WC Board in 2011.
World Camp's Advisory Board
Andrew BeckmannAdvisory Board Member
Andrew first volunteered with World Camp in Malawi during the winter of 2009. After his time there, he became active recruiting volunteers and helping organize fundraisers in NYC. He returned to Malawi in 2010 to research new strategies for World Camp. He graduated from Columbia with a degree in Economics in 2006, and works for an economic consulting group. He hopes to transition into a career in international development, with a focus on business development in Africa.
Jay BrollierAdvisory Board Member
Jay first became involved with World Camp in early 2009 as a volunteer with the Malawi Program. After returning from Malawi, Jay continued to work with World Camp staff on fundraising, program development, and as an Area Representative for the South/Southwest Region of the U.S. Prior to volunteering with World Camp, Jay served as Junior Board President for Chances by Choice, a not-for-profit adoption program that places HIV-affected children from Africa and Asia with adoptive families in the U.S. and Europe. He has also volunteered for five summers with Camp Hope, a camp for HIV-positive children, based in Texas. Jay received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Loyola University Chicago. After living in Chicago for almost a decade, Jay has returned to Houston where he grew up, and works as a Forensic Accountant.
Scott CoriellAdvisory Board Member
Scott originally volunteered with World Camp in Malawi during the summer of 2006. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2007, he worked as a US History teacher and coach for alpine ski racing at a private school in Killington, VT. In May of 2008 Scott began working full-time for World Camp as the Volunteer Coordinator in the Asheville office, and lead Program Coordinator in Malawi. He coordinated 5 sessions in Malawi during his tenure with World Camp, helping to strengthen the program's outreach efforts and specifically the gender relations curriculum. Scott is currently living in Washington DC and working on Capitol Hill.
Alexandra DupontAdvisory Board Member
Alexandra is a Health Psychology PhD student at UCLA. Her research explores how the mind effects the body, specifically focusing on how lifestyle factors such as exercise and stress influence the immune system in cancer patients. Her involvement in World Camp began in 2005 as summer volunteer in Malawi. Since then she has volunteered with the Honduras program and acted as Program Coordinator in Malawi. Her initial experience with World Camp inspired her to conduct health research as an undergraduate at Duke University, and to eventually pursue graduate school. She has raised over $15,000 for World Camp and is currently a member of the Advisory Board.
Price MasseyAdvisory Board Member
Price joined World Camp in 2004 as a volunteer for our pilot January program in Malawi and served on the Student Advisory Board and as an Area Representative during her time as an undergraduate. After graduating from Middlebury College with a BA in International Studies/African Studies with Political Science and French, Price spent a year traveling and volunteering in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. From teaching English in a Buddhist monastery in Nepal to learning how to handle elephants in Thailand, Price maintains that the most intimate, well-organized and life-changing experience she has had volunteering abroad has been through World Camp. Her passion for affecting change through education led her to coordinate four programs for World Camp in both Malawi and India. Currently, Price teaches sixth grade earth science, coaches volleyball and lacrosse, and helps direct Breakthrough, an academic enrichment program for low-income, high-promise middle schoolers in Norfolk, Virginia.
Catherine ScantlinAdvisory Board Member
Catherine is a licensed counselor working as a community based clinician and substance abuse prevention specialist for mental health management in NC. Her passion for wellness is carried over into her work as a yoga teacher and spin class instructor. Catherine and her husband Brett Scantlin served as volunteer coordinators in Malawi and became passionate about helping World Camp.
Gretchen VisserAdvisory Board Member
After hearing fantastic things about World Camp from friends, Gretchen volunteered in Malawi during the summer of 2009. In 2003, Gretchen received her undergraduate degree in International Environmental Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in the field of education for the last six years and earned her Master in TESOL in 2007. After teaching in Thailand, she moved to New York City where she joined the New York City Teaching Fellows and continues to teach today. Gretchen is excited to work with World Camp as it continues to use education to empower, build understanding and create positive change.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MALAWI)
Chipingo PhiriBoard of Trustees
Chipingo is a multi-faceted HIV/AIDS Specialist with an academic background in Biblical and Social studies and degrees in Education and Mass Communication. His professional experience includes home based care, HIV counseling, peer education, orphan and vulnerable child management, radio production, presentation and facilitation. Chipingo has worked with World Camp as a member of our Field Staff and as a Trustee.
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