OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Adrienne is a heart mom and has been an active volunteer with both Levine Cardiac Kids and Camp LUCK since their inception. She has served on both the Board of Directors and Operations Committee of each organization. Adrienne feels honored to act as President of Camp LUCK. She truly believes in the programs that it offers as her family has personally seen the benefits of being a part of this heart community.
DR. RENé HERLONG
Dr. René is the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute. He has worked at Camp Cherokee for more than 35 years, currently as Health Care Administrator and formerly as Assistant Camp Director. Dr. Herlong wanted to offer a resident camping experience to his patients and is very excited to have been able to help make this a reality at Camp LUCK.
Kim is the mother of Jacob (heart child) and McKenzie. She is a former office manager and radiologic technologist. Kim and Jacob were very passionate about raising awareness of congenital heart disease and volunteered many hours together in the congenital heart community. Jacob endured numerous heart surgeries and procedures during his lifetime, but passed away from complications of open heart surgery in December 2010. Ki
Bryon is a Special Counsel, in the Charlotte office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, specializing in complex commercial lending transactions. Bryon is the proud father of a 6 year old boy with a congenital heart defect.
Hunter Jackson is a Senior Manager with Grant Thornton LLP, and serves Camp LUCKas the Treasurer. He has two wild little boys, Gray (heart kid/transplant) and West. He is thankful for the heart family that Camp LUCK has provided and is proud to give back to such an awesome community of warriors!
Chris is the father of three girls - Sarah, Anna and Mary (heart child). He has been a Steering Committee member for Levine Cardiac Kids since its inception and thrilled to be a part of Camp LUCK!
Amy is a Principal with North Highland consulting, specializing in transformational change management. She is a CHD survivor and passionate about children and women’s heart causes. Amy served as a professional fundraiser for two non-profits in the DC area. Amy and her husband Patrick live in South Charlotte with their two young sons, Jackson and Caleb.
Irene is a REMAX realtor and mother of three children - Maria, Dimitri (HLHS) and Christina. Outside of family and work, she enjoys playing tennis and golf. She has been active in her church with youth and local missions. Irene is very excited now to be part of the Camp LUCK family – so excited that it makes her heart “skip” – for the opportunities and support Camp LUCK provides families like hers!
Deborah is the mother of three children: Dontay, Dominique and Devin (heart kid). She enjoys volunteering at church and in her community! Having a son with a heart transplant makes her even more proud to be a part of the support network that Camp LUCK provides for heart families!
Anmarie is a mother of two – daughter Winter and son David (heart kid). She actively gives back to the community by helping coordinate Police efforts to deliver food to the needy at Easter and Thanksgiving, to deliver poinsettias to the indigent elderly in nursing homes, and to deliver gifts and food to needy families during the Christmas Project. This “inside girl” loves her some Camp LUCK!
Jay "Bird" thompson
Bird is one of the founders of Camp LUCK, Inc. He has participated in over 30 years of resident camping and spent eight years as director of YMCA Camp Cherokee. Bird now runs his company Bird, LLC (birdllc.com) for art and fitness, and co-owns Baxter’s Bunch (BaxtersBunch.com) and muzzleJab (muzzleJab.com).