2018 Staff & Instructors

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 undergraduates 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

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.

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!

Becky thumbnail 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.