Leadership

President and CEO – Mircea Divricean – B.S. – Business Administration in Finance

Mircea has a conviction for leading innovative partnerships to build an empowering, inclusive, sustainable, and collective social impact in our community. Mircea has been with Camp K full time since 2001, and is currently the President and CEO representing the Kostopulos Dream Foundation/Camp Kostopulos. He started at Camp K in 1998 as a Camp Counselor, and has held many different positions. Mircea oversees all aspects of Camp K, including the operational, financial, development, administrative duties, program management, fund development, marketing, community relations, and strategic thinking and planning. He received a B.S. in Business Administration, with emphasis in Finance and Management, from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. Mircea was the first Non-Profit Executive in the country to graduate from the Goldman Sachs Small Business Leadership Program. Recently, he was appointed as The Honorary Consul of Romania to Utah, by both the Romanian and USA Governments. He is also involved in several local and international nonprofit and charitable organizations, including U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (where he serves on the Advisory Board), A Child’s Way Home International (where he serves as the President), University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics – Clinical Neurosciences Center (Community Advisory Board Member), Utah Nonprofits Association (Chair of Public Policy), American Camp Association Southwest Local Council of Leaders (Chair of Membership Development), American Camp Association National Council of Leaders, Vest Pocket Small Business Association Board of Directors, Romanian Consulate General Diaspora Advisory Board, Nuzzles & Co. Board of Directors, and Inspired Yearnings Board of Directors. In 2015, was honored for his leadership in the Forty Under 40 program, by Utah Business. When not working, Mircea enjoys travel, theatre, movies and gardening.

Mike Divricean

Chief Operating Officer – Michael Divricean –  M.B.A, J.D.

As the Chief Operating Officer, Michael leads the successful development and execution of Kostopulos Dream Foundation operations and logistics strategies, comprehensive management solutions, strategic business development and the delivery of outstanding customer solutions. Michael’s main focus is to provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that Kostopulos Dream Foundation has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure all operations including programs, facilities, service groups and volunteers, IT, are operating with efficiency. Mike graduated with an M.B.A. from University of Phoenix, he received a J.D. degree from University of Bucharest, and a bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management and Military Science from “Ioan Voda” Military Academy. He has extensive experience in government relations, corporations and non-profit organization. Mike and his wife Nelly have twin boys, Andrew and Patrick. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading and traveling.

natAdministrative Manager – Natalie Norris

Natalie first joined Camp K as a Trip Camp Group Leader in 2007. She has been dedicated to providing the best service to our clients ever since. She continued assisting with programs and administration for several years, completing all summer camp registrations and administrative duties. After 11 years dedicating her career to the banking/brokerage industry, she joined the Camp K team full-time in 2014 as the Administrative Manager. Natalie manages our administrative and human resource functions as well as our Department of Services for People with Disabilities relationship, accounts payable billing, banking relationship, program registrations, participant documentation, and much more. She loves animals, enjoys travel, fishing, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

 

FStaceyinance and Grants Manager – Stacey Davis, B.S., Accounting and Business Administration

Stacey joined Camp K in 2014, and manages Finance and Grants, and helps with fundraising, newsletters, technical writing, website maintenance, and more. Stacey earned her B.S degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Southern Utah University. She worked at American Express for 25 years, and brings a lot of valuable experience with her. She is passionate about Camp K’s mission, and looks forward to helping the agency grow and develop further. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys photography, travel, and spending time in nature.

 

 

JamieProgram Manager – Jamie Blaisdell, B.S., TRS/CTRS

Jamie joined Camp K in 2015, as a Program Manager. She graduated from the University of Utah in April 2013, after studying Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy, and received her CTRS shortly after. She completed an internship with Primary Children’s Medical Center for residential therapy, and worked as a Recreational Therapist for Salt Lake Behavioral Health. Jamie also worked as a Recreation Coordinator for Marriott’s Summit Watch in Park City, Utah, before joining Camp K. In her extra time, she volunteers in the community. She is passionate about recreation and the outdoors. Some of her favorites include hiking, camping, tennis, and travel.

 

ParkerProgram Coordinator – Parker Wilkinson, B.S. Recreation Management / Youth Leadership

Helps oversee the volunteer program as well. Parker graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. Parker has worked at the Northwest School of Innovative Learning in Tumwater, Washington as the Recreation Therapist. He also worked at the Utah State Hospital as a Therapeutic Recreation Technician. Parker loves spending time with his wife, his dogs, and the rest of his family.