Board of Directors
Kim, our President and Co-Founder, is the heart behind Camp LUCK. Inspired by her son Jacob, whose initials adorn our logo, Kim envisioned a camp for heart kids in the Carolinas. Jacob’s memory fuels Kim’s daily dedication to camp. Kim finds joy in the transformative experiences of campers and treasures every lasting memory. Above all, Kim hopes Jacob would be proud of the legacy she continues to build in his memory.
Bryon Mulligan dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s (along with his law firm) to make Camp LUCK the non-profit organization it is today. He’s also a Dad to a Levine Cardiac Kid, like so many others on the Board of Directors, and is its Secretary. He’s no mind reader – like he would choose if he had a superpower – but he knew just what Camp LUCK needed to get on the books and get rolling!
While his legal skills may be by the book, Byron sees himself as multifaceted. He’s just as much at home looking for creepy crawlers in the creek with campers as he is in the law library, or figuring out how to get new places on his bike instead of in his car. He truly believes Camp LUCK is the best camp anywhere!
Adrienne is a super-organizer, which is why she’s so great at fund development for Camp LUCK. She even considers organizing her superpower! She loves sharing her exceptional process-engineering skills with Camp LUCK, which to her, is both “family” and “a way of life.”
She has been with Camp LUCK since its beginning because her son Ford was born with a CHD. In fact, her favorite camp song is the Ford song! She loves to sing it, though her favorite camp memory is hearing the Doo-doo-dilly-whopper story. It sent her reeling with laughter in a way we’d rather not explain! We’re glad she uses her superpower for good!
Camp Chef and Programs
As her nickname “Chef G” implies, Gillian has done some cooking – in fact, her favorite camp memory was her first time making 750 pancakes with her husband to feed all those hungry campers. Now THAT’S cooking!
Gillian and her husband joined Camp LUCK when their son, Maximus, who had a congenital heart defect, passed away. A sad time in their lives turned into a desire to help others – like many of our heart families – and Camp LUCK became their warm and loving family.
Programs and Fundraising
Carol was an original member of the Camp LUCK Board of Directors and later served as President before stepping down and moving to Charleston in 2016. When the pandemic provided an opportunity for her to re-join the Board remotely, she jumped back in with both feet. Carol is passionate about our Camp LUCK family and proud to have witnessed the transition our heart kiddos and their siblings have made from shy first-time campers to phenomenal camp counselors, young adults, and role models.
Whitney is a mom of three dedicated to giving back to the heart community. She attended a Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids event in 2011 while pregnant with her heart child, who was born with HLHS. Meeting heart families at that event provided invaluable hope and support and she knew from that day that this was a group she was meant to be a part of.
She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going to concerts and loves being at the beach.
Luann had been a part of the Camp LUCK family for close to 10 years. She was introduced to Camp LUCK after her son Brantley was born with HLHS. Luann’s family has participated in Baby LUCK, Family Camp, Adventure Day and her two sons attend Kids Camp. In addition to Chef G’s cooking, Luann’s favorite part of Camp is Pow Wow and singing Camp songs. She is excited to give back to Camp LUCK in this capacity and continuing to share Camp LUCK’s message.