The Camp Kum-Ba-Yah staff is comprised of outdoor lovers, camp counselors, nature experts and educators.  We thrive on interaction with our community, and we seek out opportunities to work and play alongside our neighbors. 

 
 

Board of Directors

Emily Crowder, Board President

Patrick Haley

William Harris

Linda Irwin, Board Secretary

Michael Mayer

Amanda McGovern

Sarah Quarantotto  

Niro Rasaganayam

Jane Ruehle

L. Vincent Sawyer, Jr., Board Treasurer

Phebe Wescott

Jennifer Wills

Jessica Winn


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Margie LippardExec. Director

 

Margie Lippard

Executive Director

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Margie Lippard brings 9 years of development and management experience and 18 years of work experience in the financial services industry to her role as Executive Director of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah @ Cosby Woods. She earned a B.A. at Smith College, an M.Ed. at the Harvard School of Education, an M.A. in English at the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. at the College of William and Mary. Her development and fundraising career has included serving as Director of Development at United Way of Central Virginia,  Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at Sweet Briar College, and, most recently, Associate Director of Gift Planning at Washington and Lee University. 

Margie is thrilled and honored to join the team at the beloved Camp Kum-Ba-Yah @ Cosby Woods as the Camp enters its 70th year of providing enriching outdoor experiences in an inclusive and welcoming setting to children and families throughout Central Virginia. Margie is an avid lover of nature herself, having been a Girl Scout, hiker of the Appalachian Trail, and guide on horseback in Rocky Mountain National Park in her youth and an avid walker and gardener today. Her favorite pastime is walking with her golden retriever Nuno, who already loves CosbyWoods as much as she does!!

 

Shelly Evans

Director of Camp and
Environmental Programs

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Shelly has nearly 15 years of education experience with a varied background as a city naturalist, teacher, zookeeper, and vet assistant. She received her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from Lynchburg College, and despite getting her Master’s in Biology in Kansas, Shelly was born, raised, and lives in Campbell County. Her hobbies include genealogy, reading, and keeping her certification as a Virginia Master Naturalist. Her favorite animals are cats, snakes, and opossums. She is excited that her work at Camp-Kum-Ba-Yah @ Cosby Woods will help everyone learn to appreciate nature and therefore foster a sense of stewardship for the Earth.

 

Ty Moseley

Development Associate

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A lifetime Lynchburg, VA resident – Ty Moseley brings a love of outdoor recreation, animals, and general excitement to the Development Associate position.  Ty is a graduate of Randolph College in political science, but the chaos of Washington and politics led him to pursue his passion for the natural world in the peaceful, idyllic setting that is CosbyWoods.  When he is not at camp, Ty is almost always with his best friend (and dog) Hank; Hank and Ty’s adventures bring them to mountains, rivers, and hidden glades all over Central Virginia, and they always stop to help turtles cross the road.  With a background in photography, auto-repair, and outdoor adventure – Ty brings a diverse skillset and lots of personality to the camp office.  He is passionate about the mission of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah @ CosbyWoods and is eager to promote the organization and help it achieve a higher profile in the community!

 
 

Mike Mayer

Buildings and Grounds Superintendent

Mike is the kind of volunteer that non-profit administrators dream about. He is on campus almost daily doing any number of helpful things. From building fences and woodpecker houses to clearing brush and anything else you can imagine—we are lucky to have him.