Meet The Team
Co-Founder & Executive Director
JodiLyn Solomon (she/her)
Jodilyn is very proud of the Camp Lilac team as we move into our seventh 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 & Director of Health Services
Ann Williams (she/her)
Ann Williams, RN, is the Director of Health Services for Camp Lilac. 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. Along with Jodi Solomon, she is one of the original co-founders of Camp Lilac.
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 Operations and Accessibility
AJ Eisen (they/them/theirs)
AJ Eisen (they/them/theirs) is a career disability advocate and trans activist who is affectionately known as the Camp Lilac Chaos Coordinator. They are in the process of finishing their graduate degree in Art Therapy, specializing in neurodivergence and gender diversity. AJ is committed to embodying values of equity and active accountability, and they endeavor to bring this ethos to their work with Camp Lilac.
Senior Director of Staffing
Kent Stanziano (he/they)
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 Mahon (he/they)
Connor Mahon has volunteered with Camp Lilac since 2020, and are currently a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh studying Speech-Language Pathology, with an interest in gender affirming voice and communication. A Cleveland native, Connor has previously served as office manager of the Cleveland State University LGBTQ+ Student Services Center, volunteered with Equality Ohio, and written for The Buckeye Flame. They are also the president of a national nonprofit, the LGBTQ+ Communication Sciences & Disorders Student Association.
Director of Finances and
Director of Mental Health Services
Kasey Aitken (she/her/hers)
Kasey Aitken 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.
Administrative Assistant and
Program Coordinator: Staff in Training
Maddy Eisen (they/them/theirs and (xe/xem/xyrs)
Maddy Eisen has been a part of the team in various capacities since 2017, and they’re so delighted to see how this organization is growing. Maddy is also a bookseller, future librarian, and big fan of their two cats.
Jocelyn Harper (she/her)
Jocelyn is Camp Lilac’s Development Co-Manager. Much of her work is behind the scenes and includes managing the development team along with Co-Manager Lavender, spearheading grant writing efforts and overseeing all things Etsy. She lives in Northeast Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
Lavender Rose (she/they)
Lavender joined the Camp Lilac team at the end of 2022 as a Development Co-Manager and is so excited to be a part of such a wonderful community! She is Autistic and has ADHD and is proud of her neurodivergence. Lavender graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with their degree in Psychology. They are planning to attend graduate school and earn their Master's in Counseling with intentions to become a licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is currently also beginning her journey as an ADHD Coach and is in the process of getting certified by the International Coaching Federation. In their free time, they're probably reading or talking about neurodivergence or playing games: Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing on their switch, Minecraft on PC, or Dungeons and Dragons and other TTRPGs with their friends!
Social Media Manager
Robin Perry (they/them)
Robin joined Camp Lilac in 2022 and is a career communications enthusiast and has brought that enthusiasm to Camp Lilac’s Social Media team. They are currently completing a Master of Public Health Degree concentrating in Maternal and Child Health. As part of that degree, they are in the process of completing a Capstone that will result in a communications toolkit for public health professionals and medical practitioners to help them make all their communications and care gender-affirming and facilitate bringing “trans joy” into their practice. Robin is committed to bringing joy to Camp Lilac’s social media communications, so that all trans and gender-diverse youth feel supported and affirmed in all Camp Lilac spaces online.
In their free time, Robin can be found playing cozy video games with their partner Lily and untangling a massive yarn collection they use to make punch needle rugs!
Camp Experience Coordinator
Rosemarie Blake (she/her)
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.
Chief Staff Assistant and Bathroom Sign Artist
William started in 2021 as a staff assistant. They love getting to spend time with "their people" and giving support to all who need it. In their spare time they love to work on art, read, and play video games.
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!