Camp SMILE Leadership Team

Matrisza Alvarez, Director

Mrs. Alvarez has been involved with Camp SMILE for over 15 years.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy and has worked with United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile for 5 years.

Catherine Bryars, Assistant Director, CTRS

Ms. Bryars graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy. She also is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and began working with United Cerebral Palsy this year.

Camp SMILE has an amazing leadership team comprised of nurses, paramedics, special education teachers, therapists and camp activity leaders. Each has been carefully chosen and trained for his or her role at camp. Many of the staff actually started as high school volunteers, pursued a career in special education or a related field and returned to Camp SMILE as professionals.