Our Leadership

Dr. Tyfahra Singleton

Dr. Tyfahra “Wakanda” Milele

Executive Director

Tyfahra got her first taste of outdoor adventure on her Extra-Day Trips while attending the Thacher School, in Ojai California. There she fumbled asthmatically though switchbacks, bugs and even moderate hypothermia eagerly waiting to get back to civilization. It took a lot of practice to get comfortable backpacking in the outdoors when she had grown up in South Central, Los Angeles and had never been camping before. It wasn’t until her month long trip with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) that Tyfahra found her stride in the backcountry. She attended Oberlin College and the graduate program in Comparative Literature at University of California, Berkeley. While at Cal, Tyfahra discovered her love of teaching as an award-winning instructor and lecturer in undergraduate literature and composition courses for eight years.


Mike "Coach" Calhoun

Director of Programs & Operations

A native of Oakland, Mike comes to Camp Phoenix with more than 25 years of experience engaging and empowering youth. Mike’s career began early at the Boys & Girls Club, where he served as a teen member of the club’s junior staff and later as the Social Recreation Director. After attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Mike returned home to continue his pursuit to help engage, inspire, and motivate young people. He served as the site director for the after-school program at West Oakland Middle School and as both a program director and camp director at the YMCA. When not “on-duty,” Mike can be found spending time with his daughter Brooklyn, fully immersed in a graphic design project, or watching horrible yet entertaining reality TV. He’s also an avid fan of WWE (Triple H is king), the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the New York Yankees.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Camp Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that relies on our Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and support throughout the year so all our programs remain top-notch. The Board also runs our committees, which include dedicated volunteers and help us tackle challenging and exciting tasks year-round to keep us growing strong. The Board meets frequently from January to July to make sure our organization stays full of joy, love and opportunity. 

Sarah Schuppisser

Sarah "She-Ra" Schuppisser

Board Chair

Jacqueline Soohoo

Jacqueline "Mulan" Soohoo

Director of Programs & Partnerships, Mindful Life Project

Allison Slater

Allison "A-Slay" Slater

Director of People Development, TripActions

Adriana Guerrero

Adriana Guerrero

Associate Director, Brown Girls Surf
Board Secretary

Galen Wilson

Galen "Buffalo" Wilson

VP of Public and Infrastructure Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

Maria Antonia Hernandez

Maria Antonia "Lucuma" Hernandez

Lead PM of Consumer IoT Strategy Group, Target

Anayvette Hernandez

Anayvette "Sprinkles" Hernandez

Cofounder, Radical Monarchs

Judith Kulich

Judith "Wolf" Kulich

Managing Partner, ZS

Kathleen Harris

Kathleen Harris

Development Director, San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation

Rhea Muñoz

Rhea "Cricket" Muñoz

Sr. Program Manager & Process Trainer, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Our Advisory Board 

James Paek

James "Rafiki" Paek

Head of People, Next Insurance

Ellen Bozzo

Ellen "Roar" Bozzo

Independent Financial Consultant

Roger Tsai

Roger "Mr. Hat" Tsai

Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy, Bank of America