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 19 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 more than two decades. He has been a part-time teacher at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the past 16 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.
Lauren Psota Camp Director, is in the final stages of completing her B.A. in K-12 Physical Education and 7-12 Health Education at The University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is currently involved in several leadership positions in the field of Physical Education including Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) of Nebraska and SHAPE America. Lauren has worked as a Counselor for Camp Abilities Nebraska 2013 and Camp Director for Camp Abilities Nebraska 2014.
Timothy Busch M.A., earned his master’s degree in Adapted Physical Education at the College of Brockport State University of New York after the receipt of his B.A in Physical Education. He has worked at Camp Abilities Brockport for five years, and has served as a Sports Specialist at Camp Abilities Texas and Saratoga Springs. For the past two years, he has provided his expertise at Camp Abilities Nebraska.