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Meet Our Staff

 

​​​​​​​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 25 years and he specializes in adapted physical education. He has been an integral part of Camp Abilities Nebraska from the beginning. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Physical Education Pedagogy.

Glen Wragge M.S., is an instructor for the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska Omaha, after teaching there part-time for the past 20 years. Concurrently, he taught Adaptive Physical Education in the Millard Public Schools in Nebraska for 25 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 has been involved with Camp Abilities Nebraska since its inception. He earned his Master's in physical education with a specialization in adaptive physical education.​