Camp SMILE Leadership Team

Matrisza Alvarez, Director

Matrisza has been involved with Camp SMILE for over 20 years.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy and has worked with United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile for 8 years.

Melissa DiCesare, Assistant Director

Melissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Melissa came to Mobile to attend the University of South Alabama (Go Jags!) in 2009 and fell in love with the Southern culture and people of the greater Mobile area. She has always hoped to help people achieve their goals in a camp setting and is looking forward to her first summer of camp in 2017!