Kristal Platt M.S., is the Vision Program Coordinator and Genetic Counselor at Boys Town National Research Hospital. From personal experience of growing up with a visual impairment, she knows firsthand that children who have visual impairments often do not have the same opportunities to participate in sports as their sighted peers. Her personal and professional knowledge has allowed her to be instrumental in creating programs to benefit families who have children with visual impairments.
Michael Messerole Ph.D., is the Assistant Director and an Associate Professor for the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He has been training physical education teachers for 18 years and specializes in adapted physical education. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Physical Education Pedagogy.
Glen Wragge M.S., has taught Adaptive Physical Education in the Millard Public Schools in Nebraska for the past 22 years. He has been a part-time teacher at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the past 15 years. From 1983 to 1990 he was a teacher of secondary special education students with severe to profound disabilities in Westside Community Schools in Omaha. He earned a Master’s in physical education with a specialization in adaptive physical education.
Stacy Gibbins B.A., earned her B.S. in Physical Education with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education from The College at Brockport State University of New York. She will earn a MSed in Athletic Administration from the College at Brockport in May 2014. She currently works for the College of Brockport’s Camp Abilities Program as a graduate assistant and has worked with Camp Abilities since 2009. Stacey served as the Assistant Camp Director for Camp Abilities Nebraska 2013.
Timothy Busch B.A., earned a degree in Physical Education with a concentration in adapted physical education at The College at Brockport State University of New York. Currently he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Adapted Physical Education at Brockport. This will be Timothy's fourth summer with Camp Abilities. He worked as a specialist and a consultant for Camp Abilities Nebraska 2013.