Staff & Instructors

Maud thumbnail Maud Sipe
Assistant Director

Maud is 24 and lives near Albany, NY. She is working towards being an early childhood teacher. This is her favorite time of year as she is looking forward to BITSS, where she gets to spend time with so many amazing young women. Being a part of something where she can share her experiences is truly special. One of the reasons she loves BITSS so much is that there is never a shortage of stories and adventures to be had.

BITSS is thrilled to have Maud on board in this new role. She has been with us as a mentor for two years, during which she worked closely with our veteran theater instructor, Wendy Coates. She's looking forward to seeing what lucky year number three brings!

Kristen thumbnail Kristen Kowalski, NP
On-Site Nurse

Kristen is a certified family nurse practitioner from Avon, Massachusetts. She currently works in a primary care clinic at a community health center. Kristen earned her undergraduate degree from Salve Regina University and her graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell. She is excited to be involved with BITSS for the first time this summer. When not working, she can be found working out, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling whenever the opportunity arises!

Camille thumbnail Camille Gaddis, RN
On-Site Nurse

Camille is thrilled to be back at BITSS for the third year as Camp Nurse! Diagnosed with Turners at two weeks old, being connected with the TS community has always been a big part of Camille’s life. Being an only child has made the TS women in her life the sisters she never had. From a young age Camille has made it a point to be educated about her medical care and to be a part of the decision making. She hopes to inspire young women with TS to become independent and involved with their medical decisions.

She currently lives in Wichita, KS and works at a local non profit called Positive Directions. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike along the Arkansas River and practicing her nature photography. Camille has been a Big for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas for over four years, her Little is now in 7th grade. She likes to travel every chance she gets, especially when visiting other TS butterflies!

Amanda thumbnail Amanda Watson
Special Needs Coordinator

Amanda is 33, and was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome at the age of 16. She has been married for 8 years and has a five year old son. She works with special needs children and coaches a robotics team. She loves to swim, read, play flute in her church's orchestra, and has the occasional Nerf War. This is Amanda's first year with BITSS, and she sends a big hello to all of you!

 

Guest Instructors

Sabrina thumbnail Sabrina Speranza
American Sign Language Instructor

Sabrina Speranza lives in Massachusetts and has taught in Deaf Education for five years at various schools for the deaf and mainstream programs. She has taught multiple content area classes for both middle school and high school students, and is experienced with instruction for a variety of diagnoses. She is deaf herself and a native ASL user, as she is from a Deaf family. One of her sisters was diagnosed with TS when she was 14 years old. She is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with TS girls again this summer!

Ketty thumbnail Ketty Munaf Rosenfeld
Zumba Instructor

Ketty Munaf Rosenfeld puts the "International" in BITSS, and we're thrilled to welcome her back! Ketty was born and raised in Indonesia. Her mother is Greek-Egyptian, and her father is from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Ketty moved to the USA in 1980 to attend American University in Washington, DC. She then continued her graduate degree at Boston University, where she then met her American husband from Newton, MA.

Ketty created Northeastern University's program in experiential learning and led the program for 20 years. The program enabled students to learn and grow well beyond the comfort zone of the classroom by traveling to 128 countries.

Ketty is also a Zumba Instructor for both adults and children. She loves ZUMBA Fitness because every class is a party. You don't have to know how to dance. Just move your body and enjoy the music. It's really fun, and you are guaranteed to have a blast!

Holly thumbnail Holly Tarnower
Improv Theater Instructor

Holly Tarnower is a Boston based improviser and teaching artist. She’s been doing improv since she was very young and after receiving her BA in Theater and Dance from Drew University, she trained at IO Chicago and ImprovBoston, where she also played on the Family Show for three years and then on the Main Stage Cast for three tears as well. She is also a MainStage player with Fine Line Comedy in Boston and performs at various venues across Massachusetts. She received her Masters in Drama Education from Emerson last May. Durring the day, Holly combines her love for performance and education with “Urban Improv” in Boston as well as in the Comedic Arts program at Emerson where she teaches improv and comedic scene study.

Jaime thumbnail Jaime J. Joseph
Jazz Pop Instructor

Jaime is a Dance Teacher and Choreographer from Boston, MA. She teaches all ages and all styles of dance, however her speciality is in commercial styles including Freestyle, Jazz and Sassy Hip Hop. Jaime has been dancing and performing since the age of 2 years old.

As a young tween, she would choreograph numbers on her front porch with her boombox, dancing to the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Janet Jackson, and other hits from the early 90's era. In high school, she joined MJT New Friends Through Dance, which allowed her to travel and perform at venues.

As an adult she has had the chance to choreograph musicals, teach workshops, and continue to perform with local theater groups. When Jaime isn't dancing, you can find her working on her Fashion Brand, CYPRIANA Fashion. She is truly grateful that she is able to have dual careers showcasing her talents and passions - "Fashion & Dance"!

Holly thumbnail Michelle Kisliuk
West and Central African Songs, Rhythms, and Dance Moves Instructor

Michelle Kisliuk is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, and has spent decades learning, researching, teaching, and writing about about music traditions of West and Central Africa. You can read Michelle's research in her book Seize the Dance! BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance, Oxford University Press.