Board of Directors
Board of Directors
CAMP Rehoboth Board of Directors
President - Wesley Combs
Wesley Combs is the Board President at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. After the untimely passing of CAMP Rehoboth co-founder Steve Elkins in 2018, Wes was asked to serve as a community member of the search committee for CAMP’s next Executive Director. Wes was nominated to the board in July 2019 and served as CAMP’s Vice President in 2021.
Wes is an executive coach, a diversity, equity, and inclusion expert consultant, and passionate social justice advocate. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a trusted advisor working with clients who share his values of enabling equity, equality and opportunity in the workplace and the community. Wes also serves on the Board of Advisors for WAMU, Washington D.C.’s NPR station.
Wes and his husband Greg met in Rehoboth Beach in 1988 and have been coming each summer ever since. In 2021, Wes and Greg made Rehoboth Beach their primary residence.
Vice President - Leslie Ledogar
Leslie Ledogar is the Board Vice President at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. With her background in Administrative Law, and board and community service, she was asked to serve on the Governance Committee as it was in the process of updating the Community Center's bylaws. Leslie was nominated to the board in 2021 and has served as CAMP’s Vice President since January 2022.
Leslie is an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience in environmental, administrative and insurance law, working as regulatory counsel for two different state agencies in two separate states. She is well versed in social justice and civil rights advocacy and is also viewed as a leader on the Delaware political scene.
Leslie and her wife Marilyn met in the Philadelphia area in 2001 and spent summers and weekends in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area ever since. Since 2013, Leslie and Marilyn have called greater Lewes their home.
Secretary - Mike DeFlavia
Mike DeFlavia is the Board Secretary at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center and been on the board since 2017. Prior to joining the Board, Mike volunteered for various events, as far back as 2001 on the Love (July 4 weekend) Committee, and beach cleanup projects. Having carried on the longstanding tradition of house theme parties, when he went from renter to homeowner, and to fill an Independence Day weekend void, he and his partner hosted a pool party. The last 10 of the 15 pool parties became fundraisers for CAMP, raising more than $75,000.
A nonprofit fundraising consultant by trade, Mike has been with his current employer since 2008, having previously worked at a nonprofit in DC and various commercial companies in Philadelphia and the suburbs.
Mike began coming to Rehoboth Beach in the late 1990s on holidays or for weekly stays for his birthday (July 2, coincidentally the same day as CAMP Founder Steve Elkins). It was on one of those vacations in 2000 that he met his partner Tony on the dance floor of the former Cloud 9 (now Sussex Public House). As of January 2022, Mike and Tony have made Rehoboth Beach their primary residence after 20+ years in Washington, DC.
Treasurer - Jenn Harpel
Jenn Harpel assumed the role of Treasurer in January 2023. Jenn has served as a co chair for CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST and played a leadership role in the founding of CAMP Families.
Jenn Harpel has served in a variety of financial advisory roles since 2008 at Morgan Stanley. Currently Jenn is a Vice President known for her expertise as a Financial Planning Specialist, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Financial Advisor.
Prior to this, Jenn held various leadership roles within the sport of US women’s lacrosse. Jenn’s love of lacrosse and field hockey in college earned her All-America honors. Upon graduation, she was named to the United States Women’s Lacrosse Team. Since 1993, Jenn has served on the boards of US Women’s Lacrosse Association, Women’s Division US Lacrosse, Inc, and served as the first Executive Director of Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
After retiring from the sport Jenn moved to Rehoboth and soon began a career as a Financial Advisor. Jenn and her spouse Katie live in Lewes and have a son, Jason Harpel-Rickards.
Director At-Large - Pat Catanzariti
Pat Catanzariti has been a Board Member at large at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center since January 2021. Pat became involved with CAMP back in 2011 while volunteering at Sundance on the food team with her friend Jane Blue. She later became the Sundance food co-captain with Jane in 2018 and then Captain in 2019. Pat was also the Chair of the Volunteer Development Committee from 2018 through 2020. In 2021, she took the responsibility of Chair of the Development Committee which oversees Events, Grants, Membership and Technology for CAMP Rehoboth.
Prior to retiring in 2016, Pat worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Pharmaceuticals as an Executive Director overseeing a global team that reviewed and cleaned the clinical and laboratory data that was generated from patients on their clinical trials. These data were ultimately submitted to the FDA for approval. Prior to this last position, Pat ran a clinical laboratory at BMS for 17 years which ran patient samples that were enrolled in their clinical trials across the US and Canada.
Director At-Large - Jason D. White
Jason Mathis is a board member at-large at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. His first encounter with CAMP was in 2015 or 2016 at the annual block party and then he subsequently attended the World AIDS Day programs and Black History Month programs. Jason was part of the inaugural Young Professionals event in January of 2019. He and his ex-husband were also featured panelists on the Courageous Conversations virtual event discussing what it means to be black and LGBTQIA+ in Delaware. Jason was nominated to the board in January 2021 and serves on the Finance and Diversity committees and works with the Young Professionals group.
Jason is a hospitality professional who has been in the hotel industry since 2015. He has served as General Manager of two small hotels in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach since 2020. His role has expanded and he is now also the Human Resources Administrator for his company. Jason also spent almost 15 years in accounts payable in the Federal and private sectors. His ultimate career goal is to become a corporate hospitality trainer and this new role is getting him closer to fulfilling that dream! The ultimate entrepreneur, Jason is also a real estate agent, travel agent, pastor, and owns his own candle company.
Jason was born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He and his ex-husband used to take weekend trips to Rehoboth while dating and were married atop of the Atlantic Sands hotel in 2014. They relocated to Delmarva six months later and Jason has been a resident of southern Delaware since 2015.
Director At-Large - Lewis Dawley
Lewis Dawley assumed the role of Board Member at Large in January 2023. Since retiring in 2020, Lewis has focused on building a stronger connection within the area community and giving back. He has been an active volunteer with CAMP Rehoboth serving as a member of the SUNFESTIVAL committee for the past two years.
Lewis was in the hospitality industry for 40 years, 38 of which were with Marriott International where he held various leadership positions within full-service hotels and within the company’s corporate office. In his last role Lewis was responsible for leading the development of a new reservation system. This project required extensive customer research and a multi-year roadmap for deployment to thousands of hotels. Within 18 months the new booking experience generated over $25M in new revenue in a subset of hotels.
Personally, Lewis fell in love with the Delaware beach life and the LGBTQ community during a summer visit in 1993 and the following year he met his husband Greg, and they visited every summer and later year-round. In 2005, Lewis and Greg decided to reside in Rehoboth Beach full time and we both worked remotely. We enjoyed having this connection to the community and participating in community events and non-profits including CAMP Rehoboth, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (board member), DE Humane Animal Partners, and Delaware Food Bank.
Director At-Large - Lisa Evans (non-voting)
Director At-Large - David Garrett
David Garrett became a Board member in January 2021. He has served on the Grants Committee. He became involved with CAMP as a regular columnist for Letters in May 2015. His column, “Straight Talk,” focuses on LGBTQ issues from the perspective of a straight person. He is also the parent of a trans daughter.
David spent his career as an ordained pastor and in executive management for trade associations. Now retired, he works part time at the Polo Outlet Store, along with doing some volunteer work at New Life Thrift Shop. He and his wife Marti are active members of Epworth Methodist Church.
David has been coming to Rehoboth since summer, 1998. He and Marti stayed at her parents’ beach house in North Shores. When they bought a condo in Rehoboth in August 2012, they were regular weekenders from Central PA. Then in June 2015 they built their permanent home and have been full time since.
Director At-Large - Amanda Mahony Albanese
Amanda Mahony Albanese assumed the role of Board Member at Large in January 2023. Amanda has served as a community member on the Development Committee since 2021, utilizing her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from Champlain College in Burlington, V.T. along with experience in roles in fundraising, marketing and communications for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Amanda has a Master of Arts in Clinical Holistic Mental Health Counseling from Salve Regina University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. Amanda specializes in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief, and working with the LGBTQI+ population. Amanda has completed trainings in DBT, TF-CBT, Complex Trauma, Reiki I, and is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), having received her 300 hour in 2017 from Sadhana Yoga in New York and her 200 hour in 2015 from Burlington Yoga in Vermont.
Originally from New York, Amanda moved to Delaware in 2020 and is married to Alexander Albanese, a bi-lingual School Psychologist and Lacrosse Coach. In her free time, she enjoys teaching yoga, antiquing, and listening to the Grateful Dead.
Director At-Large - Teri Seaton
Teri Seaton assumed the role of Board Member at Large in January 2023. Teri served as a co-chair in the successful 2022 Women’s Fest and will be co-chairing the 2023 event as well. Teri was cop-chair of the Entertainment subcommittee for SUNFESTIVAL 2022 and is the president for CAMP Rehoboth’s Theatre productions.
Teri Seaton, a native of Washington DC, moved to Delaware in 2007. After graduating graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Teri started her career with global investment firm, KKR & Co. Inc., Retail Division where she was a Regional Operations Manager for 28 years. In this position, Teri aided in bringing several low performing companies up to standards in all aspects of retail operations to include, asset protection, training and development, risk analysis, budget management, strategic planning, labor management, and technical proficiency.
Upon retirement, Teri became a full-time caregiver for her aging parents and brother. Teri has volunteered with Rehoboth Beach Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, Clear Space, Possum Point, Epworth United Methodist food ministries, and Brandywine SPCA.