Meet Our Leadership Team


Talia Derman

Originally from Minneapolis, Talia is a former Camp Ramah in Wisconsin camper (Nivo 2000), Program Coordinator, and a current Ramah Day Camp parent. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harrington College of Design with degrees in Psychology and Interior Design, respectively. During her five summers on staff at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin and for the last thirteen years in the workforce, Talia has worked to deliver beloved products to customers in the most supportive and efficient ways possible, a skillset that has prepared her and on which she will build as Ramah Day Camp Director. Talia, her husband Ari (Nivo 2000), and their three children live in Deerfield, Illinois.

Assistant Director

Dina Greenberg

Reach out to me for: General Camp Info, Camper Care

Dina is a former Camp Ramah in Wisconsin camper (Nivo 2013) and staff member. In 2021, she worked as the Ramah Day Camp Site Director of Camper Care. Dina is a graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education and has worked most recently as a special education teacher in the Chicagoland suburbs. Dina is excited to continue to bring her love of Ramah and passion for education and child development to the Assistant Director role. This summer Dina can be found on the kikar, dancing, playing with campers and enjoying Friday pizza and ice cream!

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Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Ilisa Brown

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Ilisa is looking forward to her 16th summer working in the Ramah Day Camp office! During the year she serves as the bookkeeper for Ramah Wisconsin and Ramah Day Camp. Ilisa attended Camp Ramah in Wisconsin both as a camper (Nivo 1981) and on staff. She currently lives in Deerfield with her husband Mike and has three fabulous (grown) children, Ari, Mason and Shira. All three of her children attended Ramah Day Camp and Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. Ilisa’s favorite camp activity is shira (singing) and during the summer, she can be found in her favorite place in camp: her desk in the office which overlooks the beautiful camp pools!

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Enrollment Associate

Margalit Segal

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Margalit received a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis. She has worked as an investment analyst, as well as a legal and executive recruiter. Margalit and her husband have three children, two at the overnight camp and one at Ramah Day Camp in Chicago.

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Office Support

Wendy Frank

Reach out to me for: General Camp Info, Absences and Schedule Changes, Lost & Found

Wendy is celebrating her 7th summer at Ramah Day Camp. Wendy is instrumental in insuring that our office and camp days run smoothly. When attendance has been confirmed for the day, Wendy enjoys helping with organization, logistics, and finding creative solutions to everyday camp questions. Wendy grew up in California and taught elementary school before moving to New York, and then Chicago, with her husband, Ben. Wendy lives in Buffalo Grove and has three children, all of whom attended Ramah Day Camp. Wendy’s favorite place in camp is near the campfire and enjoys laughing with staff and campers whether it be from a good pun, joke or fun activity!

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Transportation Coordinator

Laura Baruch Sherman

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Originally from Milwaukee, Laura spends the school year teaching in Buffalo Grove and is excited to start spending her summers at Ramah Day Camp! As the former Director of Membership and Programming at Anshe Emet Synagogue, Laura had an array of responsibilities that prepared her to organize and transport our campers to and from camp this summer.  Laura is the proud parent of a Ramah Day camper alum as well as a current Ramah Day camper. Laura and her husband Charlie (Nivo 1991) and their three children live in Buffalo Grove.  

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