Bryan Wohlwend, MD
Dr. Bryan is a pediatrician in Kansas City, Missouri. He started volunteering at Camp Hope in 2000 when he was a medical student and has been every year since. He went to KU for medical school and completed his pediatric training at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He loves to travel and enjoys cheering on the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC and Jayhawks.
Gail lives in Great Bend, Kansas. She has volunteered for Camp Hope since 1998 as a house parent and has been on the committee since 2003. She is pretty much the “local connection” to Great Bend/Barton County. Gail is married to Alan and is an Aflac agent.
Renee retired in 2013 after 32 years at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. /CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions. (A Third Party Plan Administration Firm, specializing in 401(k) plans.) She spent the last twenty years in management over the finance area and the last 5 years as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to the CUNA acquisition, she served as Secretary to the Board
of Directors. Her volunteer history includes, serving on the committee, and as Chairman, of the Barton County Relay for Life, and a Board member of Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation. She is currently volunteering for Almost Home (a nonprofit that provides assisted living and Hospice Care locally), and Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She is married to her husband, Luke, and she two adult daughters. Danielle is married and has two daughters. She is a Physical Therapist at Kansas University Hospital. Sarah recently married and has one adult step-daughter and two step- sons. She is a Cosmetologist.
Dan is a Manager with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, a professional services firm in Overland Park, Kansas. He provides audit, tax, consulting, and accounting services focusing on the nonprofit industry. Dan grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin and traveled to the state of Kansas where he attended college at Kansas State University. He graduated from K-State with a Masters of Accountancy in 2009. While at K-State he met his wife, Janelle, who he married in 2016. In his free time he enjoys traveling, spending time outside, and cheering on his favorite sports teams (Packers, Wildcats, Brewers, and Royals).
Andy Bukaty, DO
Dr. Andy lives in the Kansas City area, as he has for much of his life. He has been a part of the Camp Hope family since 2008. He married his high school sweetheart in 2000 and they have one daughter, born in 2006, and one son, born in 2009, who rule their worlds. He is a family physician and is fortunate to help lead an organization called Docs Who Care that helps staff rural communities. The flexibility it affords him allows him to work in rural ERs, teach residents in training, devote time to Camp Hope Heartland, and spend a great deal of his time being a dad and husband. He also enjoys film analysis/history, cooking, American history, playing the drums, and cheering for the professional KC teams, Jayhawks and Saint Louis U. Billikens, who represent his alma mater.
Charlie and wife Kathy have 3 adult sons; Ryan, Ian and Spencer and one grandson AJ. Charlie started volunteering for Camp Hope as a house parent and later as House Parent Director in 2007. He is on the board of directors for KyMel and currently serves as Camp Director for Camp SIBSational. In retirement Charlie and Kathy travel, volunteer, spoil AJ and be a nuisance to their kids. Building their dream home is on the near future.
Eric is Chief Business Officer for Cornerstones of Care, a Kansas City-based family of not-for-profit agencies, dedicated to strengthening children, families, and the communities in which they live. As Chief Business Officer, Eric oversees Finance & Accounting, Facility Management, and Information Technology. Eric also works closely with staff leaders and boards of directors from across the family of agencies to develop and implement strategic initiatives. Eric received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, and an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University. When not working, Eric spends time with his wife Joan, roots for the Royals, and eats bacon.
Janelle Kopshinsky, LCSW
Janelle lives in Kansas City with her husband, Dan and is a Child and Family Therapist. She has been volunteering for Camp Hope since 2008. Janelle earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Kansas State University and attended graduate school at the University of Kansas where she obtained her Master’s of Social Welfare in 2012. She completed a clinical, Play Therapy certification program after graduate school and values the role of play in exploring life’s events. She loves to travel, educating and advocating about early intervention, mental health practices and unwinding at Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadium. She’s a proud Kansas Citian, K-STATE Alumni [Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat] Camp Hope Heartland member, and Auntie to two, dashing Nephews and three, darling Nieces!
Judy has been attending camp since 1991. She serves as the Vice President Mission Integration for St. Joseph Health, St. Mary. She currently lives in Victorville, CA; located ½ way between Las Vegas and Los Angeles along with her three cats. Judy is an avid Kansas State University Wildcat fan and bleeds PURPLE!!
Reed is an attorney with Spencer Fane. He specializes in healthcare law and represents hospitals, physician practices, and individual providers with respect to various regulatory, contractual, corporate governance, and management issues. Prior to joining KyMel, Reed served on the Iowa State Board of Directors for March of Dimes and helped to further their mission of fighting premature birth and preventing birth defects. Reed enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
Ad Hoc Members
Eric Lacey was born in E. Saint Louis, IL. He migrated to Kansas City, MO where he was educated and graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1988. He graduated from the University of Missouri At Kansas City with Bachelors in applied sciences. All throughout his college career, he worked for the Kansas City, public library. He was put in charge of the Option 27 Homework Help program, started by Kansas City Chief’s player Greg Hill. It was there that Eric became concerned about the serious gaps in services that affected all children. His next career move was to become a teacher at Genesis Alternative school where he was employed for 3 years. He worked diligently addressing those gaps. When his position was eliminated due to budget cuts, he saw the need for operating funds and the lack thereof that affected many nonprofits.
Eric took a job with Heart to Heart International, a global healthcare and disaster relief organization. He was tasked with raising the funds needed to operate the nonprofits programs. Among his many accomplishments were securing the funds needed to operate Heart to Heart’s mobile medical unit, Being instrumental in providing relief for the tsunami in Sri Lanka and the Hurricane relief efforts in New Orleans.
Eric then moved to Habitat for Humanity where he recruited volunteers to build affordable housing and he planned and solicited corporate sponsorships for Habitat’s signature event, Hard Hats and High Heels. Now Eric works with BASK (Brothers and Sisters Kollective) Consulting LLC in an effort to teach nonprofits how to fund raise as many lack the competency to raise the funds to sustain them. He offers them advice on how to create a strategic plan, strategic and marketing communications, how to design a program, how to keep records, event planning, board and volunteer development and many other nonprofit survival essentials
Gary is the founder and president of Heart to Heart International, a global humanitarian organization based in the Kansas City area. Dr. Morsch believes that each of us longs to make a positive difference in our world, and that every person is uniquely gifted to do so. As a frequent speaker, his passion and enthusiasm continually challenges people to commit their lives in service to others. His own life-long commitment to volunteerism has taken him literally around the world. As a physician, Dr. Morsch continues to practice family and emergency medicine through Docs Who Care, a medical staffing company he founded in 1995, serving critical access hospitals throughout the Midwest. Dr. Morsch has authored several books with his most recent titled; You’ll Never Be The Same – Transform Your Life By Serving Others. Dr. Morsch is married with four children and nine grandchildren. He and his wife Vickie enjoy living on a farm south of the Kansas City area. To learn more about Dr. Morsch, visit his website at www.garymorsch.com.
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