Board & Staff

Our Team

American Youth Foundation Team

Anna Kay Vorsteg

Liz Marshall
Vice President

Andy Mulcahy
Senior Director of Infrastructure

Romuald Dugue
Information Technology Manager

Carrie Hargreaves Smith
Lead Health Officer

Ambrean Ford
Director of Community Life, Diversity, and Inclusion

Nancy Wittkamp
Finance Director

Dawn Hammersley
Finance Manager



Amy Simmons
Director of Operations

Steph Dasman
Director of Camp Programs

Dayna Vuksinick
Director of Community and School Programs

Jamie O’Hagin
Client Relations Manager

Nicky Gerome
Program Design and Staffing Manager

Julie Stengele
Office Coordinator

Adam Smetana
Facilities Infrastructure Manager

Patrick O’Hagin
Facilities Manager

Kim Novotny
Food Program Manager

Jamie Sweetser
Food Program Coordinator


Griffin Vogler
Director of Operations

Michael Harter
Conferences, Community and School Programs Director

Paul Kerchberger
Boys Camp Director

Bethany Wise
Girls Camp Director

Regan Gibson Wiesler
Four Trails and Staffing Manager

Jessica Cheney
Client Relations Manager

Mike Jones
Facilities Infrastructure Manager

Chad Warner
Facilities Manager

Nick Blair
Facilities Staff

John Linke
Facilities Assistant

Judi Luptak
Office Coordinator

Erin O’Brien
National Leadership Conference Co-Director

Beth Wilson
National Leadership Conference Co-Director

Jan Strube
Alumni Liaison


Jessa Glick
Director of Development

Annie D. Oliverio
Advancement Manager

Alice Volkov
Advancement Manager and Board Liaison

Molly Mulcahy
Advancement Coordinator

Catherine Klene
Communications Manager

Holley Young
Adult Programs Lead


Board of Directors

DD Danforth-Burlin, Esq.

Patrick West

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

Kelly Tyson

Board Advisory Committee Members

Directors Emeritus

Kay Bell

J. Patrick Mulcahy

A. Neil Sweeny

Advisory Committee

Chandlee Dickey

John Drew

Shannon O’Toole

Astrid Wielens


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.