Camp O-AT-KA is led by a dedicated group of volunteer Board of Directors that utilize their passion for camp, professional expertise, and personal experiences to govern this non-profit 503c organization.
Chris Bond – President
Chris has had a long career as a global executive with a proven track record within the loyalty, electronic payments, technology services, travel and insurance sectors. His background includes significant board and C-suite level experience. He is the CEO/ Founder of Bond Partners since 2005 and retired from MasterCard Worldwide in 2017. Chris is a board member at JB Brown & Sons – a leading real estate development and management company in Portland, Maine.
Chris first came to O-AT-KA in the early 70’s in the Middle Unit and spent more than a decade as a camper and counselor. Though career and family eventually prevented his annual return, the lessons and memories of growing up at O-AT-KA were never far away. In 2018 and 2019, Chris returned to camp as the head of the Junior Unit. A father of five, and grandfather to two, his three sons have all attended O-AT-KA, and his father did too.
Chris and his wife Stephanie currently reside in Alpharetta, GA and have a home on Frye Island in Maine. Stephanie and Chris continue to serve as camp volunteers during the camp season.
Chris also served on the O-AT-KA Capital Campaign Cabinet as the Treasurer.
John Chapman – Vice President
John’s O-AT-KA experience started as a camper in the mid-70s, into the 80s, and then as a Junior Counselor and Counselor. His twin brother, Drew, also attended O-AT-KA the same years and currently sits on the Corporation. John’s son Alec is enjoying his 6th year at camp and is a CIT (Counselor in Training) this summer.
John serves as the Undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCABR is made up of five agencies that include the Division of Insurance, Division of Banking, Department of Telecommunications and Cable, Division of Professional Licensure and the Division of Standards. John is responsible for implementing Governor Charlie Baker’s agenda on consumer protection and business regulation policies.
John started his career in the Reagan White House, in the Office of the Counsel to the President and continued in that office during the George H.W. Bush Administration. From there John went on to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he led investigations into Wall Street corruption and financial fraud. He previously served in state government, as an Agency Commissioner and Undersecretary of Economic Development under Governor Romney.
John has held private sector positions as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Tucker Anthony Incorporated, a financial services firm, and as a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP, where he advised corporate clients on enforcement and compliance issues, corporate governance and regulatory matters. Also, he served in the non-profit sector as General Counsel for the Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where he provided general and legal advice to the CEO/President, the governing boards, leadership and staff of Joslin.
Before his recent post in the Baker Administration, John was the Republican nominee and candidate for U.S. Congress in the 9th Congressional District.
John graduated with a B.A. in political science from Kenyon College and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Lisa Gorman – Secretary
Lisa’s connection with camp began when her family was living in Michigan and she and her husband wanted their children to experience the outdoors in Maine where Lisa grew up. Both Jake and Doug started as juniors and continued to return to camp each summer even during the family’s relocation to Australia and London. During these summers, Lisa spent time volunteering in the camp office where she enjoyed greeting new campers and families, doling out candy during candy line, reading to juniors and making sure no contraband existed in camp packages. Jake and Doug spent many summers at camp, proudly earning their five year jackets and and returning as CIT’s, camp counselors and Dennen Week volunteers.
During Lisa’s professional life, she specialized in real estate development and corporate law as an attorney in Detroit, Michigan and was a partner in the firm Timmis and Inman and later “of council” at Abbott Nicholson. In Lisa’s volunteer capacity, she has served as a trustee at the University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan where she headed up the Annual Fund campaign and was a former director of High Resolves, an Australian nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults become better global citizens. Additionally, Lisa is currently a member of the Tufts Athletics Council and President’s Advisory Committee at Tufts University.
Lisa graduated from Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine (where she and her husband now live) as well as Tufts University and Boston College Law School. She and her husband Tom are now living in Maine and finally getting to do the activities their boys did while at camp – fishing and hiking – as well as skiing and golf. Lisa and Tom would like to add that they are proud to support the mission of O-AT-KA and preserve the beauty of camp for future generations.
Terry Graves – Treasurer
Terry found O-AT-KA through his Weston High School friend Kim McMullin. He was at camp for four years in cabins Sulgrave, Sterling and Berwick.
Terry’s son Steve also attended O-AT-KA for four years, as did Steven’s son Nathan. Terry has three more grandsons that he hopes will continue the family legacy.
Currently living on Cape Cod, Terry is the President and founder of Capital Realty Services, that specializes in commercial real estate finance. He is a graduate of Ripon College in Wisconsin and has an MBA from Babson College. Terry holds the rank of Captain (retired) from the United States Army Reserves.
Dana Allara is a coach. She works with parents and other leaders to clarify and achieve personal and professional goals, develop needed skills and build stronger relationships.
Dana has been a leader in a variety of volunteer community and educational organizations. She currently serves as the grants chairperson for the Hamilton Wenham Educational Fund. This charitable fund provides over $90,000 in grants annually to local teachers and administrators striving to create innovative change.
Dana and her husband Mark have raised two boys (Mike and Dan) who both attended Camp O-AT-KA for many years and both earning their five-year jackets. Camp has been a powerful influence in their lives and both boys have been counselors in recent years.
Mary is the wife of Steve Anderson, who was a camper in the 1950s. Mary joined the Corporation in 2017 and was elected to the Board of Directors in March. The Andersons are honored to jointly serve as Chairs of the Advanced Gifts Division for The Campaign for Camp O-AT-KA.
Mary was raised in New Jersey and attended day camps there as a child. However, both of the Anderson daughters spent numerous full summers at the Wohelo Camps on Sebago Lake. Two granddaughters are currently enthusiastic and loyal second generation members of the Little Wohelo and Sebago Wohelo camp families.
Mary attended Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and prior to starting a family, she worked in the news department of the Concord Daily Monitor in Concord and Franklin, New Hampshire. For the past four decades, she has led an active volunteer life and has focused most of her efforts on the needs and welfare of children in both education and social justice.
Mary is looking forward to working alongside of the people who are so dedicated to the Mission and future of Camp O-AT-KA and the limitless opportunities it offers to boys as they mature and grow into caring and responsible young men.
Matt has been affiliated with Camp for his entire life; as the grandson of Rt. Reverend Archie Crowley and son of Rev. Daniel Crowley.
Matt spend his summers at O-AT-KA as a camper starting in 1979 through the 1980’s. He has returned to work at Camp in a couple different capacities; as a Middle Unit Head, and Head of Commons.
Matt and his wife Andrea live in Lexington, MA; and have 3 kids; Emma, Tucker (former camper), and Drew (former camper). When not at Camp, Matt has worked in public education – as a teacher, principal, and now Superintendent of the Woburn Public Schools.
Nina is an O-AT-KA parent to two boys, Zeno and Hugo Marquis, who thankfully landed on the O-AT-KA shores in 2014 as campers and are now both counselors. Since then, she has been incredibly appreciative of the ways their camp experiences have furthered their independence, confidence, leadership skills, and knowledge of the outdoors.
Nina is a practicing physician focusing on nutrition, wellness, and pathology; author, speaker, mind-body expert and has been an active volunteer at a number of educational institutions. Nina and her three children live in Concord, MA.
Matt is the Head of School at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT. A lifelong learner and educator, Matt previously served for many years in Quaker schools. Along the way he also directed a summer program at Cambridge University in the U.K. and began his teaching career at Phillips Academy in Andover.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Matt spent seven wonderful summers at O-AT-KA, beginning in 1974 at age 9. He has many memories and lifelong friendships from camp.
Matt is a thought leader in education and widely published on a variety of topics. He is passionate about innovation in schools and a devotee of human centered design. Matt received a B.A. from Dartmouth College; M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and M.Ed. in Education Leadership from Arcadia University. He currently serves as a trustee of the American University of Greece and a member of the Independent School Commission of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Scott and his family have been associated with Camp O-AT-KA for generations – His father is a former camper as well as his three brothers. It is fair to say that Camp O-AT-KA has always been Scott’s stomping grounds; as he took his first steps as a child outside of the Bungalow after dropping off his older brothers.
Scott attended O-AT-KA as a camper from 1985-1992 and was part of the staff in various roles from 1993 to 2000. He was a junior counselor, counselor, head of the CIT (counselors in training) program, unit head, and program director. Scott was elected as King in 1997.
Scott joined the board in 2014 and serves on the executive team as Treasurer. He has been a Dennen week volunteer for many years and continues to fly back from the West Coast to be a part of the program. He is originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts and now lives in Redondo Beach, California where he is the Electronic Warfare Systems Finance Director for Raytheon Company. Scott started his corporate finance career fifteen years ago with Raytheon in Andover, MA and transferred to the El Segundo, CA office in 2001. Scott earned a BS in Business Administration from Babson College.
Duane has been affiliated with camp O-AT-KA since 2001 when his oldest son attended a 2 week session at the Camp. Duane became a member of the corporation in 2007 and participated in many work weekends and other camp events. In 2009 Duane was elected to the board. During his tenure he helped with the Centennial and on many committees including enrollment, strategic planning and property.
Duane’s oldest son David started attending camp in 2001 and was a counselor for 6 years. His younger son Peter has attended camp since 2008 and was a first year counselor in 2016.
Duane works for Keysight Technologies, a spinoff of Hewlett Packard, as a business development manager. He is a retired Commander in the US Navy. He and his wife Carol live in Andover, MA.
Ben Nickerson began his time at O-AT-KA attending Friends Weekend during the summer of 2000. Inspired by his grandparents’ lifelong love of Camp, Ben returned for the next 12 summers, initially as a camper and later as a counselor in the Junior and Senior Units, Dennen Week volunteer and assistant director of the CIT program. He continues a family tradition of Camp involvement that dates back to its founding and one that his brother, Andrew, and father, Tom share today.
Ben’s fondest memories at O-AT-KA include participating in the Junior Maine Guide Program and enjoying the weekly cookouts on the waterfront. Ben looks forward to helping O-AT-KA advance its mission in the years to come.
Ben is currently an attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and advises on mergers and acquisitions and financing-related matters. He grew up in Yarmouth, Maine and graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He later returned to the University of Chicago for a J.D., where he was a member of the Law Review and Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. In his free time, he is an avid runner and beginner squash player.
John Hall joined the Board of Directors in 1996 and served as Treasurer until 2014. He is a career banker and currently serves as Senior Vice President & Division Manager of the $1.3 Billion Commercial Banking Division at Salem Five Bank in Salem, MA. Prior to joining Salem Five, John had a 28-year career at Shawmut Bank in Boston, holding several executive management positions in commercial banking, private banking and retail banking. He is a graduate of Norwich University and he received an MBA degree from Babson College. He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
John attended O-AT-KA in 1959-1962 and members of his family have attended O-AT-KA for three-generations. He resides in Beverly, MA with his wife, Nancy and he has actively served many non-profit and charitable organizations in the region. He is a Past District Governor of Rotary International, Past-Chairman of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Past-President of The Salem Partnership and a Trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. In 2013, John was awarded the “Community Service Award” by the Salem Chamber of Commerce and last year he received the “Banker & Tradesman” Community Bank Hero award.