2017 Staff & Instructors

Kathy Larson, RN
On-Site Nurse

Kathy Larson lives in Fargo, North Dakota. She has done homecare nursing for almost thirty years. She also has experience with hospital and camp nursing. Kathy earned her diploma in nursing from Ancker School of Nursing, and she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Moorhead State College.

Kathy has TS and is the second oldest of thirteen children, six girls and seven boys. Her youngest sister, Anne, also has TS and is married with four (adopted) children. Kathy is married and has no children.

Camille Gaddis, RN
On-Site Nurse

Camille Gaddis lives in Wichita, KS and currently works at HealthCore Clinic as a Registered Nurse. In 2014, Camille graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a minor degree in Spanish. She was the on-site nurse for BITSS 2016, and was thrilled to be back!

Camille was diagnosed with Turner syndrome at two weeks old. She has made independence and educating herself about Turner syndrome a lifelong goal. She attended a Turner syndrome summer camp for the first time in 2005 in Colorado. There, she met other girls her own age with TS for the first time and made lifelong friends. In the summer of 2012, she was a group counselor at Kansas Diabetes Day Camp and enjoyed educating the youth about health.

Camille is a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and she is an active volunteer in the community. In her spare time, Camille enjoys biking, traveling, and participating in online Turner syndrome discussion groups.

Josefina Jimenez
Special Needs Coordinator

Josefina Jimenez, 33, lives in Rhode Island and has worked as an elementary school paraeducator for the past two years. She also works in the after school program. Josefina has a degree in social work and worked in the field for eight years. However, she decided to follow her passion and changed careers two years ago. Josefina has worked with individuals with disabilities as both a social worker and an educator.

Josefina was born in the Dominican Republic. She was diagnosed with TS when she was nine years old. She came to the United States at the age of 10 and speaks both English and Spanish.

Wendy Coates
Theater Instructor

Wendy Coates is thrilled to return to BITSS! She has been singing since the age of 5, which has led to an extensive musical theatre background. Most prominently, Wendy was part of the cast of The Wizard of Oz in a national tour starring Mickey Rooney as the Wizard and Eartha Kitt as the Wicked Witch of the West. The tour traveled to major cities across the US and Canada in 1998 and 1999. She can be heard on the cast album, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Wendy produced and performed two solo cabaret acts in New York City. Her second show, Journeys, was recorded as an album.

Wendy was diagnosed with Turner syndrome in 1967 at the age of 11. After the diagnosis, her mom sat next to her and explained what it all meant. The most important thing she said was not to let anyone treat you as younger than you actually are. Now that Wendy has heard other TS women’s stories, she is even more grateful for the love, care, and grace her parents demonstrated during that time.

Guest Instructors

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 this summer!

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!

Becky Beit-Aharon
Art Instructor

Becky Beit-Aharon has a Master's Degree in Art Therapy. She trained as a painting instructor for Pinot's Palette and has years of experience leading art groups for people of all ages. She is excited to be instructing you as you create your own painting for a night. Second to painting, Becky's favorite thing to do in the summer is swim. Her artwork is now appearing at Kolbo Fine Art and Judaica in Brookline, MA.