Co-Founder & Executive Director
Jodilyn is very proud of the Camp Lilac team as we move into our eighth year! She is amazed and humbled by the growth and support! In addition to being a co-founder of camp with Ann Williams, and Executive Director of GenderSphere, Camp Lilac’s parent organization, Jodilyn is a librarian, teacher, and outdoor enthusiast. Parent of two wonderful trans people, and camp mom to many more, Jodilyn understands the need for a space for folks to feel safe being themselves and doing regular camp stuff. Jodilyn loves meeting all the new campers and staff, and getting to know what people are passionate about! Jodilyn loves to listen to each person’s story.
Co-Founder & Camp Grandma
Ann is a co-founder of Camp Lilac, and served as Director of Health Services from 2017-2023. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing and a PhD in Psychology. Her interest in the health concerns of transgender youth was sparked when one of her grandchildren came out as transgender in 2014.
Ann’s earlier nursing work focused on health promotion for underserved people. Ann has worked both in community care and also as a researcher. She is a member of the American Camp Nurses’ Association and is active in several support networks for transgender people and their families.
Senior Director of Staffing
Kent has been with Camp Lilac since 2018 as a cabin counselor, assistant director, co-director, and all around problem solver. Kent holds a degree in Film Production, with additional coursework in psychology and recreational therapy. When not working on camp stuff, Kent is playing Stardew Valley and hanging out with their cats.
Senior Director of Youth Services
Connor has volunteered with Camp Lilac since 2020, and is currently a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh studying Speech-Language Pathology. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of speech-language pathology and LGBTQ+ healthcare, including gender affirming voice and communication.
A Cleveland native, Connor previously served as office manager of the Cleveland State University LGBTQ+ Student Services Center, and co-founded a national nonprofit, the LGBTQ+ Communication Sciences & Disorders Student Association.
Director of Finances and
Director of Mental Health Services
Kasey started volunteering for camp in 2019 and has been enjoying giving support to campers and staff. A licensed social worker in the state of Ohio, Kasey specializes in working with the LGBTQIA population, grief/bereavement, and trauma processing. Outside of camp, she serves on the board for GenderSphere and volunteers with TransOhio and the NAACP. In her spare time she loves playing board games, watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with her family.
Director of Health Services
Bio Coming Soon.
Danny has been with camp since 2019 and was originally a cabin counselor. He is a PhD student at the University of Akron studying Adult Development and Aging with a focus on expanding our understanding of transgender and gender diverse older adults. This means he works with the oldest and youngest of the trans population! His current research is investigating trans preparedness and anxiety for older age, as well as levels of ageism amongst the trans community. Outside of school and work, he loves learning new art mediums and spending time with friends.
Camp Experience Coordinator
Rosemarie originally joined the Camp Lilac team in early 2022. She is a lifelong camp-goer, first attending sleepaway camp as a nine-year-old, before starting her first job at 16 as a summer camp counselor. She worked seasonally for three summers before moving into a year-round position with them for two years. After transitioning, she was ecstatic to find a welcoming camp home at Camp Lilac. She is currently a student of Sculpture with a practice based in site-construction, architecture, and axiomatic structure. She is also the chair of ComCil (Community Council) at Antioch College. She has published two books and co-directed a feature-length documentary on the transgender and gender-diverse experience of young adults in rural Ohio, titled PANSY which premiered to a sold-out house at the Yellow Springs Little Art Theater in November of 2022.
Volunteer with us!
We are currently accepting applications for several seasonal opportunities. If you are someone who is passionate about supporting trans rights youth and feel you might be a good fit, submit an application!