Meet Team Shelanu!

Year-round Staff

Jack Reitz, Director of Engagement and Camp Shelanu or 919-354-4948
Since graduating from UNC's School of Education in 2011, he has taught in schools across the Triangle as well as in New York City. For seven years, Jack toured the world as part of a program that uses comedy to address issues of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses. Most recently, Jack has been working on the leadership team of a sleep-away camp for young people who stutter.
Mary Neese, Youth and Camp Manager or 919-354-4977
After one summer as Camp Shelanu’s nature specialist, Mary is ready to take on the role of Camp Manager. Mary oversees camp scheduling and daily camp life.
Nikki Michaelson, Community Midrasha and Teen Program Manager and Camp Assistant Manager or 919-354-4953
At camp, Nikki supervises the camp staff and helps make sure camp is running smoothly. During the school year, Nikki runs teen programming at the J. Originally from Ohio, Nikki was once a JCC camper herself!
Madeline Seltman, MSW, Chief Programs Officer or 919-354-4938
Madeline has worked at the JCC since 2010 and oversees kids and adults programming, family programs and events, childcare, and programs for people with special needs. She has two kiddos, one camper and one future camper. Madeline is the main contact for inclusion program year round.
Danielle Curley, Camper Care Coordinator
Danielle is back for her second year and coordinates the inclusion program and other camper needs.
Anna James, Communications and Administrative Associate
Anna is a Camp Shelanu graduate and a student at NC State!

Seasonal Staff

We can’t wait for you to meet our incredible counselors, inclusion interns, specialists, and Israeli staff!