Beverly Circone, Founder and Executive Director, is the first person people call when they have good news, and also the first person they call when they have bad news, say those who benefit from Kids ’n Kamp, the organization that she founded in 1982 to support the families of children with cancer.
Nick Circone, Co-founder and Kids ‘n Kamp trustee, is today extremely active in all aspects of Kids ‘n Kamp, Nick calls himself "the head grunt." In reality, he is in charge of all the "Dad" Programs the organization offers, including Dads’ Night Out.
Kellie Cotter is the Executive Assistant of Kids ‘n Kamp and a cancer Nana. She joined the staff in September 2012 after raising 4 daughters (Erynn, Meghan, Cristin and Caitlin) as a stay-at-home mom and owning a small business.
Kellie’s first grandson, Payton, was born in 2004 and diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at 2 days old. Payton had 2 surgeries and 4 rounds of chemo before he was 6 months and is now a cancer survivor, athlete and big brother. Being a cancer patient grandparent (Nana), Kellie learned to deal with the realities of childhood cancer and supported Erynn (Payton’s mommy) while continuing to raise her 3 other daughters that were still in school. She greatly appreciates the heart that Kids ‘n Kamp has for the siblings and grandparents.
Suzanne Levering, a graduate of Ashland University, taught High School Business for 4 years before "retiring" to take care of her new family, Kathryn (patient child), Karla, Kristen, and Kelly. After Kathryn passed away, Suzanne spent several hours volunteering for Kids 'n Kamp which proved to be great grief therapy and also allowed her to give back to an organization that did so much for her and her family. Suzanne says that "Kids 'n Kamp has become an extension of her own family." With the title Director, Suzanne will learn the workings within the organization, specifically the job of Beverly, Founder/Executive Director, so that Beverly can retire after 30 years of dedication and service to her organization.