Focus 2018: Workshop Session V Presenters

Using the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory (WCFI) To Access Capacity
Presenter: TC Cassidy, Director of Organizational Advancement, National Safe Place Network

TC Cassidy holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University. She is currently completing a second Master’s Degree in Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary. She has extensive experience in the youth services field and has worked in both direct care and supervisory positions in basic center, transitional living, and street outreach programs. Cassidy is a talented facilitator and has provided training and technical assistance for more than 12 years to runaway and homeless youth providers, first as a representative of a major agency in the Southeastern Network and most recently for NRCYS, as a Senior Program Development Specialist. She is already well known to RHY providers across the country and she will continue to lead the technical assistance team.

Special Topic of Interest
Presenters: Bridget Anderson and Becca Byers, YMCA Camp Piomingo

Bridget Anderson is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native who found her passion for camping during her college years when she became involved with Camp Shawnee through the Christian Appalachian Project, a nonprofit organization in Eastern Kentucky. Prior to Piomingo, Anderson worked as the Program Director for ESF Dream Camp in Philadelphia. She worked with inner city youth in a year round after school and summer day camp program for four years. Anderson and her husband Mark have expanded their family to include their dog, Little Foot, and, most recently, their son Quinn.

Bridget has been with Camp Piomingo now for four summers and has loved every part of camp life! She is excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead in keeping Camp Piomingo the magical place so many campers, guests, staff, and alumni come back to visit and call home for another 80 years!

Becca Byers is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University. She grew up going to YMCA camp and has five summers of staff experience including YMCA Camp Potawotami and YMCA Camp Weona. Living in Indiana for most of her life, she is enthusiastic to continue helping kids grow and learn at camp, this time south of the river.