Medical Staff

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ASHLEY WHITFIELD - CAMP NURSE

Hello! I'm Ashley Whitfield from Charlotte, North Carolina. This is my first year at Camp TAW and I'm joining as a Camp Nurse for all three sessions. I'm an avid traveler and really enjoy a scenic hike. I'm excited to meet the campers and see what this summer brings!

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CINDY "KITTY" BRYAN - CAMP NURSE

Hi! I am Cindy Bryan but most people call me Kitty. This will be my 2nd year at camp TAW and I am so excited to be returning. I am part of the infirmary team and have been a nurse for a very long time. My speciality is emergency nursing and I am currently a travel nurse. I can not wait to see everyone from last year and meet many new friends!

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MAKAYLA WILSON - CAMP NURSE

Hi ladies! My name is Makayla Wilson and I am from Asheville, North Carolina. This will be my second year working in the infirmary as a camp nurse! I graduated last year from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am currently in my first year of nursing at Duke University Hospital, where I work on a Surgical/Trauma floor. I am super excited to return to Camp TAW again this summer and see everyone!

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MERRIE JO DESAI - NURSE

Hi everyone! This will be my fourth summer at Camp Tonawandah working in the Infirmary. My daughters, Mary Garland and Serah spend all year waiting to get back to camp... and I do too! In my "other" life, I work as a Nurse Anesthetist in Columbia, SC where I live with my three children (MG and Serah have a little brother-- Prem!) and our four dogs, Denver, Waffles, Porter, and Piper! We love spending time outdoors and trying new restaurants. During these trying times, I am proud to say that working at a large academic trauma hospital has prepared me well for appropriate screenings, and any challenges that may arise. I cannot WAIT to see our friends from summers past, and welcome our new campers with socially responsible hugs and love!