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Camp Kudzu is blessed with people who believe every child needs a chance to grow, to learn and to know that he or she deserves a healthy life.  We are year-round staff members whose work is a calling, not a job.  We are Board members, who lead because we believe that our organization meets its mission at every camp session and because we want to serve as many children as possible.  And we are volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the lives of kids even when it means losing sleep or getting messy.


Rob Shaw 
Executive Director

 Rob Shaw serves as Camp Kudzu’s Executive Director, leading its professional staff and working closely with the board on policy and planning, budgeting and finances, and on relationships with our friends, donors and other nonprofits. Rob has deep and longstanding appreciation for the needs of children living with diabetes.  He has decades of relevant professional experience for leadership, believes that that camp is a force for good in young lives, and has great zeal for taking Camp Kudzu far.

Prior to joining Camp Kudzu, Rob was Vice President of Leadership Giving and Acting Chief Development Officer for Parkinson’s Foundation. Earlier in his nonprofit career, Rob was the Executive Director of the Georgia Chapter of JDRF.  Rob’s personal interests align tightly with Camp Kudzu’s programs as he is an avid outdoorsman, loves camping and hiking, and enjoys farm life as well as competitive sports.


Sandy Yates
Director of Development

Sandra “Sandy” Yates is the Director of Development at Camp Kudzu. She works with the staff, board members, and volunteers to gain philanthropic support for the mission, programs, and activities of Camp Kudzu.  This goal is facilitated by engaging individuals, foundations, and corporations who desire to make a difference in young lives with our need to cover the expenses of first class diabetes programs.

Sandy has 27 years of nonprofit experience and 20 years of fund raising experience.  During that time she has worked at colleges, national nonprofits, and local nonprofits.

Sandy and her husband of 30 years, Rev. James A. Platt, have 6 sons, two daughter-in-laws, and two grandchildren. Sandy earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force.


Anna Albritton
Clinical Program Manager
(404) 250-1811, ext. 27

Anna will ensure that our medical operations are well-planned, the volunteer staff are trained for their roles in helping our youth with their diabetes and our diabetes care and education remains strong.   Her dedication to children living with type 1 diabetes has been evident for years.  We know her to be a professional who strives for excellence.

Anna Albritton is a registered and licensed dietitian.  Most recently, Anna was the Diabetes Education Coordinator at Diabetes Association of Atlanta.  You may know her as our former Dietary and Nutrition Coordinator at Camp Kudzu.

You’ll find Anna at camp throughout our sessions, leading our clinicians and managing the Med Lodge.  Anna will be working at Camp Kudzu’s office at all the other times!

This position marks a wonderful collaboration between Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Camp Kudzu to bring the best possible resources and programs to children living with type 1 diabetes.
Anna earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Auburn University of Alabama and her Master of Science in Health Science, Nutrition, from Georgia State University. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and enjoys following Auburn football.


Doris Pierce-Hardy
Development Manager – Events

(404) 250-1811, ext. 25

Doris is a veteran fund-raising professional with 17 years of experience in fostering long-term donor relationships in national and international non-profits and higher education.   Her expertise in planned gifts, major and annual campaigns, database management and event planning and execution with nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity International, in Americus, Georgia, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C., makes her a great asset to the Camp Kudzu’s Development Team.

Doris’ primary focus at Camp Kudzu is fund-raising events:  the Kudzu Cup Fore! Kids and the Camp Kudzu Benefit Luncheon.  She supports board and volunteer leaders with Spin for Kids and other third party events.  Doris is a key team member for communications, marketing and planning.

Doris is an Army veteran, having proudly served our country in Italy, Korea, Washington, DC, Savannah and New York.

Doris has one daughter, Paula, and one granddaughter, Laurynn.


Whitney LeHew
Outreach and Program Manager
Whitney helps Camp Kudzu reach children in need.  She identifies communities where children with diabetes live without access to specialty care.  She takes steps to ensure they know about our programs and have transportation and scholarship solutions.  Whitney coordinates our efforts with those of hospital social workers, Georgia’s departments of Health and Human Services and other agencies.  Whitney is also responsible for the evaluation of our programs’ effectiveness.  She is involved with many aspects of summer camp preparation. Whitney grew up in the panhandle of Florida, where she graduated with a degree in history before moving to North Carolina for a master’s degree. No stranger to nonprofits, she has worked for Florida’s Bay Area Food Bank, the Autism Society of North Carolina, and in various programming and administrative roles over five summers of youth camps. She lives in Marietta with her husband, Matthew, and their Pembroke Welsh corgi, named Rue, and much beloved mixed breed Bradley.


Mandy Conroy
Database Coordinator and Registrar

Mandy helps families and campers arrange to participate in our programs.  She handles registration for our programs and assists families through scholarships, payment arrangements and making sure specific needs are met (dietary, cabin requests, schedules).  She manages the camper, family and volunteer database.  Mandy’s previous positions have been with Camp Twin Lakes where she served as Partner Support and Hospital Programs Manager. Her background gives her full appreciation for the questions that families have who are new to diabetes and haven’t had their children away from home since diagnosis.  Mandy is a Georgia native, with her a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Georgia State University.  She earned her master’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations from East Carolina University.  She has a passion for working with children and families and looks forward to serving the families of Camp Kudzu.  Mandy and her family live in Tucker with her husband, son, and their two dogs.  She enjoys the outdoors and hiking with her family.


Anna Rambo
Program Coordinator

Anna is helping to keep things at Camp Kudzu running smoothly throughout registration, scholarships, and management of the camper database. She has been around Camp Kudzu for over 15 years as a camper and volunteer, and comes to us with 4 years of non-profit experience at JDRF and the American Diabetes Association. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Georgia College and State University.

As a person who has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 18 years, Anna is committed to the amazing work Camp Kudzu does teaching children with type 1 diabetes to feel supported and empowered as they grow through their personal life and diabetes care. She lives in Atlanta and loves camp and Clemson football!


Board Members

Chairman of the Board
Jennifer Odom
Bryan Cave, LLP

Richard Bartolanzo
Bennett Thrasher

David M. Evans
Regional Managing Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

Kristin Goran
Vice President, Legal
Focus Brands, Inc.

Todd Klumok
EVP, Business Development & Planning
Preferred Freezer

Scott Merlin
Attorney at Law
Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small, PC

Andrew B. Muir, M.D.

Director of Pediatric Endocrinology

Emory Children’s Center

Matt Newton
Clinical Instructor and CRNA
Wake Forest Baptist Health

W. Everette Peaden


Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

W. Scott Richards
Founder and Managing Partner
Business Partner Solutions

Tiffany Richburg
Senior Project Manager
Lexis Nexis

Joshua Rubin
Diabetes Territory Manager
Tandem Diabetes Care

Clint Smith


Atlanta Magazine Custom Media

Kathy Womack
Community Volunteer

Kevin Zgonc

Regional Treasury Sales Officer

Ameris Bank