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Meg Reilly, interim Executive Director

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Meg has been volunteering with Camp AmeriKids since 2004 as a Wellness Counselor. In 2015, she was named the Wellness Director, leading a staff of four to five professionals who serve the psychosocial needs of campers and counselors. She has an MS in Counseling, and in her private practice she helps her clients to live mindfully and create their life with compassion for themselves and others. For five years, Meg has written a weekly blog on making intentional, compassionate choices to improve personal growth, development, and peace. With over 30 years of marketing and editorial experience in business to business communications, she combines an ability to see the big picture with a keen attention to detail.



Di Masters, Director of Development

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Di brings more than twenty years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, programming, development, fundraising, and organization to The ELM Project team. Her combined experience in the financial sector — Morgan Stanley, Phillips & Drew, International, and Crosby Securities, and the non-profit sector — as a 24-year elected municipal official and a certified emergency response volunteer, enable Di to bring an impressive combination of operational and management expertise and a real commitment to people. Her non-profit work has included Executive Director of the Ridgefield Community Center at historic Lounsbury House, Program Director of Domestic Violence Prevention Programs, and a consultant with Solutions & Services.


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.