Board & Staff

Our Team

American Youth Foundation Team

Anna Kay Vorsteg

Liz Marshall
Vice President

Andy Mulcahy
Senior Director of Infrastructure

Astrid Wielens
AYF Senior Director of Health and Safety

Nancy Wittkamp
Finance Director

Dawn Hammersley
Finance Manager

Lisa Boucher



Matt Loper 
Director of Programs

Jamie O’Hagin
Program Coordinator

Adam Smetana
Program Coordinator/Service Learning

Julie Stengele
Office Coordinator/Board Liaison

Amy Simmons
Director of Operations

Patrick O’Hagin
Facilities Manager

Kim Novotny
Food Program Manager


Michael Harter
Director of Programs

Emily Knuth
Girls Camp Director

Regan Gibson Wiesler
Assistant Director, Girls Camp

Jennifer Sebolt
Office Coordinator

Griffin Vogler
Director of Operations

Chad Warner
Facilities Manager

Nick Blair
Facilities Staff

Jan Strube
Alumni Liaison


Molly Mulcahy
Alumni and Community Relations Director

Annie D. Oliverio
Advancement Manager

Catherine Klene
Communications Manager

Ambrean Ford, LLMSW
Director of Community Life, Diversity, and Inclusion

Board of Directors

DD Danforth-Burlin, Esq.

A. Neil Sweeny

Andrea Van Cleve

Gretchen Butler Clayton

Christopher Danforth

Donald Danforth III

Glenn E. Davis, Esq.

Pat C. Jones

Katie Lemaire

Jeffrey McDonnell, CFA

Daniel Miller

Deborah Seidel

Patrick West

Kelly Tyson

Advisory & Committee Members

Advisory Members

Kay Bell

J. Patrick Mulcahy

Committee Members

Amy Campbell

Chandlee Dickey

John Drew

Shannon O’Toole

Kelly Tyson


Our Core Values

Best Self

We seek to develop excellence in people by motivating them to discover and develop their personal best.

Balanced Living

We believe that balanced living is an integral part of everyone’s life both personally and professionally. We encourage people to attain balance in mental, physical, social and religious/spiritual pursuits.


We commit to providing a safe environment in which people can take emotional and physical risks.


We seek to involve people from diverse cultures, values and perspectives, and to impart respect for others.


We strive to instill responsibility to act for the good of others and for a sustainable environment.


We recognize the interconnectedness of the world’s communities and will strive to be responsible in our use of environmental and human resources.