Meet Our Staff

Hannah Wallick

Camp Director

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Jewish summer camp for Hannah was her most formative experience, where she spent time as a camper, counselor, and in various leadership roles. She pursued the rabbinate early on as a way to “be a camp counselor” for the Jewish community. Always focused on building inclusive communities, Hannah worked for Big Tent Judaism in New York and built the outreach department at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation where she served as a Vice President for a decade. Working in non-traditional, pluralist congregations, Hannah served a rural congregation in Southern Maryland, an urban congregation in Tribeca, Manhattan and a growing congregation of young adults in Long Island City, Queens. Currently, Hannah serves as the spiritual leader of the Moses Montefiore Congregation in Appleton, WI. Hannah has rabbinic ordination and a MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Hannah’s additional coursework has included UW-Madison Business School in supervision, the Nonprofit Center in New York in grant writing, Union Theological Seminary in fundraising, and Boardified at the Kellogg School at Northwestern for governance. Hannah, her two children and husband live in Milwaukee and her two adult stepchildren live in Philadelphia. Her daughter is an enthusiastic camper at CYJ Midwest.


Andrew Doemel

Maintenance Director


Andrew has been with camp since April of 2023. Andrew has breadth and depth of experience in maintenance and repairs in several settings, including most recently a florist shop and nature preserve. He lives near camp and is an integral part of keeping camp in tip top shape and ready for campers each summer.


Samantha Lamers

Director of Operations


Samantha started at CYJ as the Office Manager in the summer of 2023. The moment she entered camp, she felt the love, joy, and peace that fills CYJ Midwest. Samantha lives close to camp with her family, and has prior administrative support experience with a local school district. Samantha’s attention to detail, organizational prowess, and exceptional multitasking skills ensure that our day-to-day operations run seamlessly.