David Miller to Join Global Camps Africa's Board of Directors

David Miller with Camp Sizanani Director, Kabelo Malefane, in South Africa

David Miller with Camp Sizanani Director, Kabelo Malefane, in South Africa

Reston, VA. -February 8, 2018  Global Camps Africa (GCA), a non-profit organization based in Reston, has added David Miller to its Board of Directors.  For the past 20 years, David and his  wife, Allison have been the Owners/Directors of Camp Starlight, a private summer camp located in Starlight, Pennsylvania. David truly believes that camp friends are forever and the opportunity to change and impact the lives of campers and counselors is a lifelong dream.  Global Camps Africa uses camp programs to equip South Africa’s vulnerable youth with the tools to lead healthy, empowered lives and make positive impacts on their communities.

David with his daughter, Hayley, who also works at Camp Starlight,  volunteered as a counselor at Camp Sizanani in 2017.  GCA’s President and Founder, Philip Lilienthal, recalls, “David came to camp and instinctively knew what was needed. He is an experienced camp director and knew he wanted to bring his talents to South Africa.”

David says, “The experience of volunteering with my daughter, as a Vochelli at Camp Sizanani in March of 2017 was life-changing.”  After David returned to the US, he wanted to continue to assist Camp Sizanani’s South African camp director, Kabelo, in honing his skills.  David paid for Kabelo to come to the US and visit Camp Starlight and two others American camps, where Kabelo gained experience and knowledge that help him at Camp Sizanani in South Africa.

David is a respected member of a Wayne County Camp Alliance (PA) camp directors group and is a frequent presenter at the Tri-State Camp Conference. He will be joining 13 other Board Members in furthering Global Camps Africa mission to help at-risk children.

About Global Camps Africa

Since 2003, GCA has changed the lives of over 8,500 orphans and vulnerable children through the power of camp.  Camp Sizanani, GCA’s flagship program in South Africa,  provides a safe space for interactive and experiential learning, reflection, and skills-acquisition in a joyful setting. Some examples include:

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention: Safe sex, reproductive rights, safe relationships, testing opportunities and referrals to partner agencies.

  • Self-sufficiency: Financial literacy, entrepreneurship, microfinance, and live-market field test days for alumni and youth-club participants.

  • Healthy Habits: Learning to swim, understanding nutrition, exercise and yoga/meditation practices.


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Welcome Barbara Krimgold to Our Board



Ms. Krimgold has worked in health policy and international health and economic development for many years, including stints with the United States Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and The Center for Advancing. She is a graduate of Harvard College and won a National Defense Education Act postgraduate fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She has lived and worked in France, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Gaza Strip, Egypt, and Ghana. Since 2001, Barbara has served as director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s postdoctoral Kellogg Health Scholars Program and of the Multidisciplinary-Disparities track for that program. She also directs the doctoral Kellogg Fellows in Health Policy Research Program. She lives in McClean, Virginia, with her husband Fred, and has five grown daughters.

David J. Nathan

David J. Nathan, New York, NY, is a partner at the law firm of Levin & Glasser, PC. He is currently the president of Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. He has previously served as a trustee of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and as a fellow of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. David lives with his wife, Rebecca, in New York, where they raised four children. David first met Phil Lilienthal in 1974, when he worked as a counselor at Camp Winnebago.

Maribeth Carroll

Maribeth CarrollMaribeth Carroll, Hoboken, NJ, has more than 15 years experience in Human Resources within the financial services industry, across a broad range of HR disciplines including employee relations, talent and performance management, compensation, recruiting, organizational change and integration.  She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a B.A. in Journalism and concentration in Public Relations.  She joined the board of Global Camps Africa in 2011 after serving as a counselor at Camp Sizanani in 2010.  Maribeth has supported a number of philanthropic organizations, which serve the needs of underprivileged women and children both in the local and global community.  Maribeth is also a member of the Board of Trustees of WomenRising, Inc, formerly the YWCA of Hudson County, NJ since 2006.

Philip Lilienthal



Founder and President- Global Camps Africa was founded by Reston attorney Phillip Lilienthal, who, for 30 years, was the owner and director of Camp Winnebago in Maine. Mr. Lilienthal, who joined the Peace Corp following law school, had started Ethiopia’s first residential summer camps in 1967 and 1968. He then moved back to the U.S. to start his law practice and raise a family.