Join the Young Professional Board

The Mission of the Camp Encourage Young Professional Board is to promote Camp Encourage’s vision to a wider audience of fresh volunteers outside the autism community.

The Young Professional Board (YPB) was founded and currently led by Brie Hussey, President and Vince Rosqueta, Vice President. The group of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 40, meet every other month (and are presently meeting virtually through Zoom). 


My name is Brie and I am a NICU nurse here in Kansas City at The University of Kansas Medical Center. I have been involved in volunteering at Camp Encourage for eight years now.

I have acted in many different roles over the years and wanted to get even more involved. Being involved in other local nonprofits, I saw how much a Young Professional Board can bring in new ideas and new people. The moment you become involved with Camp Encourage, you immediately feel immense love and the “magic.” It is my happy place and I want to be a part of its growth and bring others in to this wonderful community.

My name is Vince and I am an Intensive Care Nurse at Menorah Medical Center. I became involved with Camp Encourage in 2020 by helping with their videographer needs. Brie reached out to me to help start this board so we can grow this camp community and reach young working professionals who want to be more involved but don’t know where to start. 

If you would like to join their efforts, click the button to access the interest survey. For more information about volunteering on the YPB board, email or visit THIS WEBPAGE. It’s a wonderful way to support a meaningful cause while also connecting to other good hearted individuals!


“I decided to join the Young Professionals Board for Camp Encourage as a way to stay connected with camp as I transition into my career field. In joining, I have been able to meet professionals in a variety of career fields while also having the opportunity to continue to contribute to Camp Encourage as opportunities arise. I am so excited to continue to watch Camp Encourage grow alongside individuals who are just as passionate about the campers and their camp experiences!” -Taylor Janota

Camp Encourage is my happy place. It is the place where everyone, including the volunteers are challenged to step outside their comfort zone. That is where the magic happens. I joined the Young Professional Board because I want to be a part of continuing to make this place amazing, and hoping to show others to their happy place.” -Lauren Jadlowski

“I wanted to have a more meaningful, direct impact in my community. As a special education teacher, I was excited to learn about Camp Encourage and be provided the opportunity to learn more about how I can serve through YPB.” –Micaela Patterson


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