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Meet the Team.

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President & Founder

Terri Jones

Terri is happily married to a Designer at a Civil-Engineering Firm in Oviedo, and is the proud mother of a son and a daughter. Terri’s motto is “Life is Full!” and her philosophy is, “What goes around comes around, so always be nice!” Fun Facts About Terri! - Born in Jackson, Mississippi, the 5th of five children - Graduated High School in 1975 from Jackson Central - Attended College from 1975-1976 at Jackson State University - Completed Pharmacy Technician training at the V.A. Hospital in San Francisco, CA in 1976 - Continues Education at Valencia Community College, Winter Park - Moved to Orlando in May of 1980 - Started volunteering for Leukemia Society in 1981 - Was on staff of Leukemia Society, Central Florida from ’82-’92 - Left Leukemia Society in 1992 to help found BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation with Laurie and Ben Dillard

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Program Coordinator/Intern

Rebecca Golden

Rebecca joined the BASE camp team in 2022. She is a student at the University of Central Florida studying Child Life. When Rebecca is not at BASE Camp helping Rachel with marketing and administration, she is delivering meals to our patients and families at AdventHealth Hospital for Children. She also spends time in the Child Life department at Nemours Children’s Health.

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Director of Operations

Rachel Perez

Rachel joined the BASE Camp team in 2009. If she’s not leading karaoke with the kids, you will find her in the back office working on volunteer coordination, marketing, accounting, development, and special event production.

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Parent & Program Director

Cindy Whitaker

Cindy joined the BASE Camp Team in 2005 knowing firsthand what it means to be on the cancer journey. Her son, Danny, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. Cindy got to know Terri and BASE Camp at the hospital and, knowing the value of the programs, continued on to join the staff after her son went into remission. Cindy serves as BASE Camp’s Program Director and you will find her out at the hospitals and overnight camps, delivering the programs she loves to the families we love.

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Nautical Department - Project Director

Dennis Rivera

Dennis is an Army veteran and a father of five children. His son Caled was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer) at a young age of six years. After his son’s recovery. Dennis joined Basecamp to help provide a different type of support for our kids. Dennis overseas Basecamp Nautical Department.

Board of Directors

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Chairman of the Board

Alice Weinberg

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Social Media Chair

Ted Bogert

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Vice Chairman

Jonathan J. A. Paul

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Treasurer

Erik F Jorgensen

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Past Board Chairman

Alexander Hernandez 

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