A Camping Experience for Stroke Survivors & Their Caregivers
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Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp Board of Directors John & Marylee Nunley-John and Marylee are the founders of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp. John, who is a stroke survivor since 2001, worked as a computer programmer at a Top Fortune 100 Company. Even though he can't read or write, John has overcome his aphasia enough to do public speaking about Stroke Camp. Marylee is the Executive Director of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp. Marylee's professional experience includes over 30 years managing different aspects of small business. In 2005 she was named one of the 25 Women in Leadership in Central Illinois.

Larry Schaer-As Associate Director of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp, Larry identifies and secures Stroke Camp and stroke education sponsors. He also serves as Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director at many of the Stroke Camps. Larry has 40 years experience in employee relations, organizational development, and business consulting.

Jan Jahnel, RN, CNRN-Jan is the Stroke Coordinator for the INI Stroke Center and INI Stroke Network at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. Jan has 18 years of neuroscience nursing experience with the last 9 years as the Stroke Coordinator, focusing on stroke processes and care. Her commitment and dedication to stroke prevention, treatment and life after stroke has been an important part of Stroke Camp.

Chuck Jones is a retired Database Administration Project Leader from Caterpillar Inc. with 32 years in their Information Services department. He has experience with multiple computer programming languages, IBM mainframe computers, distributed processing servers, and personal computers. He has been volunteering his time and talents to the camp since its inception in 2004.

Lauren Kramer-Lauren is a part-time employee of United Stroke Alliance while attending nursing school. She received her Bachelor's from Illinois State University in Music Therapy and her Master's from University of Illinois at Springfield in Human Services with a Concentration in Gerontology. She has been involved in Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp since 2009 and is passionate about the camps and educating the public about the warning signs and symptoms of stroke. She volunteers her time as director of the Chime Strokers, a chimes choir in the Peoria area made up of stroke survivors and caregivers.

Georgia Morris-founding participant with her late husband Larry who was an 18 year caregiver. Georgia is a dedicated volunteer traveling the country to numerous Stroke Camps per year.

Paul Adekoya--Paul is a former Marine who joined Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp by way of assisting them with their computer/phone/electronics needs. As he learned more about the organization, he took an available position on the Advisory Board. Paul is the owner/operator of Koya Communications.

Boyd Schenck-Boyd is an Assistant Vice President and Senior Branch Manager for Associated Bank. Boyd has made his career in financing for 21 years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Management from Illinois State University. He has participated in both leadership and in service for many faith-based organizations in the Peoria area, and is a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement.

Anne Grawey--Anne is a retired RN who has volunteered at Stroke Camps and in the office for many years. Anne's passion for helping others is apparent in her volunteerism.

Anne Horowitz--Anne is an Occupational Therapist with OSF INI's outpatient services. Anne is also co-leader for the community stroke support group located in Peoria, IL.

Audrey Wylie--Audrey is an RN who serves patients at OSF's Illinois Neurological Institute through it's stroke clinic. Audrey has participated in fundraisers for several years before joining the Advisory Board.