Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Brandon G. Briery, Ph.D.
Chief Program Officer/Executive Camping Director
Sarah Coulombe, PHR
Chief Administrative Officer
Laura Leach, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Laura is no stranger to San Antonio. She is a 6th generation Texan and has numerous family members in the region. She lives in San Antonio with her husband David; together they have seven children and seven grandchildren.
Thomas Burney, CPA
Director of Finance
Director of Family Support
Public Relations & Development Associate
As a student, Beth concentrated on acquiring skills which would serve her as a development professional, serving three internships with local non-profits in which she gained valuable experience in research for grant writing, designing and conducting outcome based studies, and writing for targeted audiences.
Beth’s relationship with CAMP started in 2008 when her then 12 year old son Mikey attended his first session of CAMP as a Cherokee boy. The year Mikey came to CAMP his self-esteem was at an all-time low. “The child I delivered to CAMP was not the same as the child I picked up,” said Beth. “CAMP gave Mikey back his dignity and self-respect and he has never been the same!”
“I feel a great debt to CAMP for the positive impact it has had on my son,” said Beth.
John E. Southard wrote, “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” Beth feels that in joining the CAMP team she has made the first step toward getting even with CAMP for providing her son with the most wonderful experiences of his life.
Dee Evans, BSN, RN
Dee volunteered for a week or two every summer until 2013 when she became CAMP’s Head Nurse. She brings with her 25 years of nursing experience in pediatric intensive care, home health and is currently a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Dee obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1991 from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing and her Masters in Nursing Leadership in 2004 from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She is currently working on a graduate certificate program for family nurse practitioner.
Dee lives in the Corpus Christi area with her husband Matt. They have two sons and two grandsons. She is an active member in the Texas Nurses Association, the Association of Camp Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dee has found her passion in CAMP and feels that her nursing experience and being the mom of an individual with special needs allows her to offer something special to CAMP and those it serves.
FSP Administrative Support
Volunteer Services Administrative Support
Assistant Camp Director
"I'm a firm believer that the individuals in this community are the ones who will change this world. Because of CAMP I am the best version of myself and the person I want to be. CAMP is the place where I first ...[Read More]
"My training prior to CAMP had mainly focused on the use of medications or physical interventions to manage behavior of individuals who become agitated. At CAMP I witnessed well-trained volunteer counselors managing behavior mostly through proactive interaction and redirection. This ...[Read More]
—Dr. Owais Tirmizi
"When I'm at CAMP, there's not a day that goes by that I don't experience happiness both in myself and in others. A lot of people think that to be happy, something has to happen to benefit themselves, but ...[Read More]
"CAMP is a place where everybody is accepted, unconditionally, and can be themselves fully without worry of ridicule or discrimination. At CAMP, reaching maximum potential is contagious among campers, staff, and volunteers. CAMP brings out the best in everybody and ...[Read More]
"The week I spent at CAMP was life-changing. There is something special about the atmosphere CAMP has created. The system is perfectly put together, and it is magnified by the culture/community of each volunteer/staff. It creates an incredible environment for ...[Read More]
—Dr. Jordan Nordquist
"People are free to be their true selves. All judgment is left at the gate as people see each other for their individuality, not their diagnosis. True friendships are made at CAMP and people have the opportunity to develop unique ...[Read More]
"Because of CAMP, Shelby gets to be around peers that she can relate to and be herself. She has some sense of independence, and is able to enjoy things in life that, if not for CAMP, would never happen. We ...[Read More]
—Karen and Tony Ridout
"Because of CAMP my husband and I got to go on a mini vacation, relax and enjoy some much needed alone time. It was Alex's first time at camp and he had a blast!"[Read More]
"Because of CAMP, I get to realize that it is okay to let my son have the CAMP experience despite his disabilities ... and that he can do things that we never dreamed he would ever try or accomplish."[Read More]
"Because of CAMP, Janel's spent her first night away from home. That sure helped us as parents to know she has had the experience of being away from home, and was not afraid, felt safe. The volunteers during the season ...[Read More]