Meet the Leadership

Toni Davison Levenberg – Director

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Toni joined the Interlaken team in January 2006. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she has actively been involved in camping and informal Jewish education since she was a camper at JCC Camp Arthur-Reeta. Toni has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies from the the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership. Prior to working at Camp Interlaken, Toni was the Assistant Director of House in the Wood Camp serving inner-city Chicago children, the Sales & Operations Manager of Camp CHI’s Perlstein Resort & Conference Center, and a Software Engineer with two major technology consulting firms. In 2007, Toni was selected as one of 12 resident camp directors to be a Mandel Senior Fellow in the Lekhu Lakhem program through the JCC Association’s Mandel Center for Jewish Education. Also, Toni graduation from the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s prestigious Executive Leadership Institute in 2019.  Toni has been active with the Wisconsin and Illinois sections of the American Camp Association and with the Midwest Jewish Camp Directors. She has been on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women – Milwaukee Chapter and currently serves as a member of the Women’s Philanthropy Board for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.  Toni is an avid public speaker who has delivered training and talks as a part of the Professional Development team at the JCC in Milwaukee as well as Gan Ami Early Childhood, American Camp Association, and Foundation for Jewish Camp.  Toni lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband Jonah and her children Jaron (9) and Nava (6).  Toni is looking forward to her 16th summer at Camp Interlaken.

 

Tova Blasberg – Program Director

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Tova is an Interlaken lifer, and she is so excited to be back HOME as a part of the full time team!  Tova spent 16 summers at Camp Interlaken as a camper, counselor, ozo, unit leader for almost every unit in Camp, and Mama Ozo in the summer of 2015.  Tova received a BS in Recreation, Parks and Tourism with minors in Leadership and Non-Profit Management from the University of Florida (Go Gators). Before that, Tova worked for Disney as a Disney College Program participant for one year full time and two more years seasonally.  Prior to moving back to Milwaukee, Tova was the Summer Camp and After School Director at Sun Country Sports Center in Gainesville, Florida.  Tova is looking forward to her 19th summer at Camp Interlaken.

 

Nicole Hanlon – Camping Services Coordinator


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Nicole joined the Interlaken team in 2019 as the Camping Services Coordinator. She is the first person you talk to about all things Camp. From camper registration and introducing new campers to Interlaken to summer transportation and office administration throughout the year. You can expect to see Nicole around the Milwaukee JCC as well as at bus departures and at airport arrivals. Nicole earned a BS degree from Aurora University with cum laude honors, majoring in art and minoring in sociology. She has a background in business, community outreach, youth programming, and education. Nicole was involved as a camper, counselor, and leadership at Camp WOW for 10 years. She is also an avid volunteer and is a member of our Tikkun Olam Volunteer (TOV) committee. While her first summer with camp was unforgettable in 2020, Nicole can’t wait to spend her first summer at camp actually in the Northwoods.

Michelle Lafferty, MSW – Social Worker

Michelle has been a part of the Interlaken family since 2004. Michelle has been involved in Jewish camping since she was a camper at an overnight camp in Dingmans Ferry, PA. Michelle received her MSW from California State University – Long Beach and is a licensed clinical social worker. Michelle has practiced clinical social work for many years, including work in the Los Angeles County Probation Department and as the Director of a residential facility in Miami, FL. Michelle has been involved with the JCC since she moved to Milwaukee in 2000. Michelle first became active at the JCC as a young parent. She later became the Interfaith Outreach Coordinator and Camp Social Worker. Michelle is currently Gan Ami Pre-School Social Worker at the JCC in Milwaukee. She has three children, Shelby, Logan, and Tristan who are anxiously waiting for camp to start!

 

Greg Ratliff – Facility Director

Greg has been a part of the Interlaken team since 2008. Greg previously worked at Maryville Youth camps for 11 summers. He is a native of Chicago, IL. Greg lives in nearby Three Lakes and has 4 kids, Carly, Teagan, Ian, and Dane, each of whom have attended or worked at Camp Interlaken. During his free time Greg enjoys, snowmobiling, canoeing, and kayaking. He was recently received his Certified Pool Operator certificate and is always excited for summer at Camp Interlaken!