Mission • Staff • LEADERSHIPPArtners



Chloe Ettari, Executive Director


Chloe has been volunteering at Camp AmeriKids since 2009, first as a cabin counselor then as both group leader and working on the wellness staff. She is a Licensed Social Worker and received her B.A. in Psychology from Penn State University, a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and a Masters in Public Health from New York University. Previously she was a social worker serving young adults in NYC who were working towards their GEDs or high school diplomas and then switched careers to Global Public Health. Most recently she worked at Americares focusing on general health programming and disaster recovery in Asia. She served on The ELM Project’s Board of Directors for nearly two years and is thrilled to take on the role of Executive Director, as this organization has been the inspiration and motivation for her career path.


Nyeka Desther, Community Engagement Coordinator


Nyeka has a BSW from the New York Institute of Technology. Since graduating college, Nyeka has been dedicated to working with families in the non-profit sector. She has several years of experience working as a case worker in a foster care prevention program at the Harlem Children’s Zone in NYC, and as a Family Advocate at the Norwalk Housing Authority – Early Learning Academy. Nyeka remains dedicated to serving underserved populations. Nyeka is responsible for camper recruitment and building/maintaining relationships with families and community partners.