Camp SMILE Leadership Team

Matrisza Alvarez, Director

Mrs. Alvarez 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 7 years.


Lilia Melikechi, Assistant Director

Lilia worked as a camp counselor at Easter Seals' Camp Fairlee Manor for two years.  She is the author of "A Camp for Everyone: A Guide to Including Children of All Abilities in Summer Camp Programs," which she wrote for United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Delaware.