YMCA of the Pines is led by a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees.

The Board is charged with ensuring we are financially healthy, mission oriented, and strategically driven.

Joe Michiels

Chief Volunteer Officer

Joe Michiels became a board member in the Fall of 2017, is currently the Chief Volunteer Officer and has been assisting with the finalization and progression of the Facility Master Plan, as well as being on the Executive Committee, Governance, Strategic Planning, Finance, Financial Development and the Annual Campaign Committees.

“I joined the board to help promote YMCA of the Pines, and facilitate the design, permitting and implementation of the master plan for future improvements – in an effort to enhance current, future and returning camper and visitor experiences,” Joe said.

Joe is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and Senior Project Manager with BL Companies in New Jersey. A 2003 graduate of Rowan University, Joe has worked throughout South Jersey and the North East on various construction projects, while promoting sustainability through design. In 2009, Joe started working as the Camp Civil Engineer and has been performing design, inspection and permitting for any construction projects that have occurred since. He has also been performing regular inspections, maintenance recommendations and upgrades to both the Stockwell and Andy Daley Dams.

“I have a love of nature, hiking and camping and I try to use that care and knowledge when planning future projects that will enhance the grounds of YMCA of the Pines, and make it so that future campers can enjoy the grounds and learn about sustainability.” he added.

Joe said he was particularly inspired to become involved on the board, because of the benefits provided to the surrounding community through the use of the YMCA of the Pines property and outreach programs. “As a board member, I’ve learned about the many benefits that YMCA of the Pines provides to the public – things that I had been unaware of,” he said. “Learning about the impact of these programs really opened my eyes as to how critical YMCA of the Pines is to the local community. Furthermore, working on the upgrades that are currently planned makes me excited to see how camp is going to be enhanced for future generations.”

As a child growing up in Medford, Joe said he was fortunate to get to attend camp. Later, he volunteered regularly during high school and college. “The times I spent at Camp helped me grow my love of the outdoors that I have today,” he said. “I was brought back to the property while working as the Camp Engineer on a consulting basis in 2009, performing dam inspections and repair recommendations, building upgrades and improvements to the overall property. My wife has also worked with School’s Out and as a nurse at Stockwell and Matolly, my son Connor is currently a camper. I am thankful that I was given an opportunity to come back to Camp as the engineer, and further my connection here as a Board Member and be able to give back to a place that is so important to me.”

Robyn Rusinski

Board Treasurer

Robyn Rusinski is the Board Treasurer and sits on the Board’s Executive and Finance Committee’s at YMCA of the Pines.

“I joined the board because I want to use my accounting expertise to help YMCA of the Pines accomplish its mission and goals. I’m a CPA, licensed in New Jersey. I also perform audits, reviews and compilations of many non-profit entities in the area.” said Robyn.

Robyn feels that the most impactful part of camp’s mission is helping people become the best version of themselves. “I believe camp creates an environment where children can feel comfortable to be themselves without judgment and can build confidence to help grow into the best people they can be.”

“It’s exciting to be here,” she added. “The future of camp looks bright due to the passionate and dedicated staff led by Mark Dibble and the committed board members. In addition, I’m very excited about the capital expansion plan that will make the campers’ experience even better.”

Kristi Howell

Board Secretary

Kristi Howell joined the YMCA of the Pines Board of Trustees in 2016. She is the Board Secretary and sits on the Executive, Financial Development and Special Events Committee’s. When Kristi Howell joined the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC) as its president and CEO in December 2002, she became only the second executive in its 27-year history. Since then, the Chamber has grown and evolved through her focus on membership, programming, annual budgeting, and staffing. Committees now available to BCRCC members as a result of Ms. Howell’s vision include: Women in Business, the Military Relations Council, the Young Professionals Network, Employment Practices, the Hospitality & Tourism Council, and the Healthcare Issues Council.

An active member of the Burlington County community, Kristi serves on numerous other boards and committees:

  • American Cancer Society
  • BCIT Foundation Board
  • Burlington County Sheriff’s Gang-Prevention Task Force
  • Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT) District Advisory Council
  • River Route Advisory Committee (appointed by Burlington County Board of Freeholders)
  • South Jersey Tourism Corporation
  • Soul Connect Advisory Board

Kristi is a founding member of Chambers of Commerce United for Business Growth, a statewide coalition of regional and local chambers. She co-chairs the Joint Base Open House Foundation, which raises funds for its Annual Open House & Air Expo at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL). Another commitment in Kristi’s JB MDL portfolio is the Honorary Commander’s Program.

Kristi Howell is a longtime resident of Burlington County (over 30 years). She holds a Bachelor of Arts (in Government and Politics) from Widener University. Prior to joining the BCRCC, Kristi worked with NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman and Acting Governor/NJ Senate President Donald DiFrancesco at the State House in Trenton.

Chantal Capodicasa

Board of Trustee

Chantal Capodicasa joined the YMCA of the Pines Board of Trustee’s in 2020. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce, the Medford Business Association, and a member Impact South Jersey. She has previously served as a Board Member for the Mid Jersey Chamber of Commerce (now part of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce) and the United Way of Greater Mercer County. She has held various roles in different capacities for fundraising as well as chairs of fundraising events.

As a child growing up in CT, she attended a YMCA camp after school program and has wonderful memories of the friendships and the fun had while participating. Now, as a mother of two young boys, they have had fun attending YMCA of the Pines School’s Out program and Lake Stockwell day camp. “I love the beauty of the Pines and the YMCA of the Pines’ commitment to the community and to helping children thrive.”

As a financial professional in the banking industry with sales, lending, budgeting, and cash management experience, as well being a mother of young children and active in the community, Chantal can share views and insights that she hopes will contribute to the growth and sustainability of YMCA of the Pines.

“I think the most impactful part of camp’s mission is the mission to foster a caring and inclusive environment, where children can be themselves and grow and thrive in a safe, happy place building self-esteem and confidence.” she said.  “During these unusual times, we are primed for positive change. Children are learning to face adversity and manage through difficult times. What we learn from these times will help us in the future, and the recent unfortunate events have inspired and ignited a passion for us to be better and do better.”

Joe Del Rossi, Ed.D.

Board of Trustee

Joe Del Rossi, Ed.D. (aka Dr. D) joined YMCA of the Pines Board of Trustees in 2023. He serves as Financial Development Committee Co-Chair and Golf Tournament Co-Chair. Joe worked as Superintendent of the Medford Township Public School District for nearly two decades before retiring.  Before becoming superintendent, Joe worked as a teacher of special needs, crisis counselor, assistant principal, and principal, proving an extensive background in education and a passion to serve the community.

Kelley Drummond

Board of Trustee

Kelley Drummond joined the YMCA of the Pines Board of Trustees in 2020 and sits on the Financial Development and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Committees.  She has been a leader in the global healthcare business for over 25 years and volunteers her time for organizations that focus on helping kids develop into future leaders.

Kelley feels strongly that every kid deserves a chance to go to camp.  Kids who attend camp get to try new things, spend time outside, connect with other kids while building their confidence and leadership skills.  “I am thrilled to be a part of the YMCA of the Pines Board of Trustees because I get to work with a group of people who feel passionately about making sure YMCA of the Pines is here to serve kids and their families for a very long time.  Since I’m too old to spend a week at camp each summer, this is the next best thing!”

Bob Egan, Esq.

Board of Trustee

Robert T. Egan joined the YMCA of the Pines Board of Trustee’s in 2016 and sits on the Governance and Special Events Committee.

“I truly respect and admire the organization’s mission, and want to be of help as best as I can,” he said.

Bob brings a wealth of experience to the board; he’s an attorney who has for years worked with various non-profits and community service organizations in the Medford area.

“I’m particularly proud that YMCA of the Pines provides outdoor opportunities to disadvantaged children. The future of the organization looks bright  because of the solid, dedicated management team.” Bob added.

Katelyn Gillece

Board of Trustee

Katelyn is a senior Discovery Attorney at Troutman Pepper eMerge. She is primarily engaged in product liability matters with a focus on issues surrounding Data Management and Electronic Discovery. She possesses in-depth knowledge of the issues that clients face regarding electronic discovery in large scale litigations including management of review and production of technically complex structured data sets.

For the past several years, Katelyn has been a Board Member at Philadelphia VIP which provides pro bono legal services for low-income Philadelphians facing civil legal problems that threaten their basic human needs.

Katelyn’s children have attended Lake Stockwell since they moved to Medford four years ago and they absolutely love it. Her oldest son, Liam will be attending Camp Ockanickon for the first time this year! Katelyn expressed interest in joining the board to become more involved in the community and also to help raise funds so that ALL children could enjoy camp as much as her kids do!

Charles Muracco, CPA, CGMA

Board of Trustee

Charlie joined the Board of Trustee’s in 2021 when Gloucester County YMCA (where he served on the board) merged with YMCA of the Pines. He serves on the Finance Committee and Special Events Committee.

Charlie is the CEO of CLM Advisors LLC, located in Sewell NJ. CLM Advisors LLC is a business profitability consulting firm. “As an advisor, I help business owners think with the end in mind, challenging them to determine the future outcome of their business.” said Charlie. “I act as a Fiscal Management GPS, guiding them along the way to their end goals while making decisions based on the accounting data. If you are a business owner whose accounting is causing more hindrance than help, making decisions blindly, or wearing too many hats, call me, I can help!”

Erik Rebstock

Board of Trustee

Erik Rebstock joined the YMCA of the Pines Board of Trustees in 2023 and sits on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committees. Erik is the Lead Pastor at HOPE Community Church overseeing vision, mission, staff, and overall direction of a great congregation in Moorestown NJ. He is also a Councilman for the Township of Medford.  

As a professional, Erik carries a passion for seeing people of all ages develop, sharpen, and progress in life. He also has a love for organizational strategy with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master of Ministry with a concentration in leadership development.  

Erik strongly supports the investment in the children at camp. “It’s cliché, but the children really are our future, and YMCA of the Pines is an amazing place with outstanding programs and camps where we can invest and help kids build a foundation of confidence, character, and strong relationships.”  

When asked why he believes in the bright future of camp, he replied: “The YMCA of the Pines may have more big smiles per capita than anywhere else on earth, and where there are big smiles, there is joy for what you are doing, love for the people around you, and passion for why it is so important.”  

Erik and his family have been members of the Y for many years. His children learned to swim at camp and have spent many summers canoeing, fly-fishing, and mountain biking on the camp grounds. “It’s a privilege to be part of such a great organization where I can use my energy and passion to impact the community so everyone can move forward.”  

Erik recalls many fond memories with his family on camp. “Every year on the last day of summer, my wife and I would sit on Cherokee Beach with our friends and watch all of our kids swim together until the sun set. The lifeguards would count down the seconds until they had to get out of the water and summer never really ended until our time at Cherokee Beach did. We love to compare the photos of all the different years!”