TICS Leadership

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Sarah Kasper
Interim Executive Director

Sarah Kasper was a volunteer with Camp Twitch and Shout from 2013-2018. She served as a counselor, Unit Leader, and was the founder of the #Swear2Change campaign. Through her work with fundraising and marketing for Camp Twitch and Shout, she was awarded the annual Frank Lozzi Award, given to a camp volunteer who exhibits dedication to the organization outside of the camp week. She is excited to continue to help improve the lives of individuals living with Tourette Syndrome in a more formal role through the TICS Board of Directors. Sarah resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lives with her partner and their two rescue dogs. She works in marketing for a large healthcare system in the Southeast, while also freelancing in digital marketing and event planning for various industries. She is fueled by a passion for serving others. In her free time, you can (try to) find her wandering the Blue Ridge mountains.

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Seth Tucker

Seth Tucker has been a volunteer with Camp Twitch and Shout since 2010 in many different roles. He is glad to be back helping an organization and cause near and dear to his heart as TICS’ Vice President. He has been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome since he was 6 and has dedicated much of his adult life to making life better for those living with Tourettes. Seth was honored by the Tourette Association with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award in 2016 for his work with students with Tourettes as well as for training hundreds of teachers on best practices for teaching those with Tourettes. He previously served as the Vice Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Tourette Association. Seth currently works as a special educator in Maryland.

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Dr. Sherry Adesina
Vice President

Dr. Sherry Adesina joined the board of TICS in May 2018. She attended Camp Twitch & Shout that same year, getting to meet several amazing kids. In her career, Sherry studied neurologic disorders, as well as a wide range of other clinical conditions. In her spare time, Sherry is a burgeoning hiker… inexperienced, but enthusiastic. She also likes singing off-key and believes she would have been an excellent video DJ if MTV still played music.

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Cassandra Assefa
Board of Directors, Secretary

Cassandra Assefa joined the board of TICS in September of 2019. Her past volunteer and non-profit work includes: coaching high school students in their pursuit of post-secondary employment and other college alternative pathways; working in policy at an advocacy non-profit for individuals with developmental impairments; packaging meals for those who face food insecurity; and most recently volunteering in Puerto Rico rebuilding roofs after Hurricane Maria. She is excited to serve on the board and contribute to TICS’ mission and great work, including Camp Twitch & Shout.

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Hailey Burden
Board of Directors, Member

Hailey Sasine Burden was one of the founding directors of Camp Twitch & Shout in 2008. She served as Camp Director from 2008 to March 2013. She is excited to be back involved with the organization that was such a big part of her life. Hailey resides in Woodstock, Georgia with her husband, Matt, and their two children, Zander and Kaya. She is currently a special education teacher in Cherokee County for kids with low-functioning Autism. In 2019, Hailey wrote her first book called ABC’s of Tourette Syndrome. Hailey has her passion for camp because she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 11 and wanted to give other children the opportunity to meet others like themselves and see that they can do anything they put their minds to. In her free time, Hailey enjoys traveling with her husband and watching UGA football.

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Emily Braley
Board of Directors, Member

Emily Braley volunteered with Camp Twitch and Shout from 2013 to 2018, serving in various positions such as cabin leader and on the behavioral unit. She is honored to continue supporting Camp Twitch and Shout by serving on the TICS Board of Directors. Currently, Emily is working toward her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis on children and families at the University of Utah. Specifically, she is interested in helping children and families impacted by Tourette syndrome. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Andrew, where they love enjoying the outdoors. In her free time, Emily loves spending time with close friends.

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Jordan Stiede
Board of Directors, Member

Jordan Stiede volunteered with Camp Twitch and Shout in 2017 and 2018, serving as a counselor and cabin leader. He is excited to help with camp again as a member of the TICS Board of Directors. Currently, Jordan is a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Marquette University where he works as a therapist in the Tic Disorder Specialty Clinic. Once he finishes graduate school, he wants to continue working with children and families impacted by Tourette syndrome. Jordan lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and loves playing basketball, spending time at his family’s cabin, and watching the Green Bay Packers.

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Dr. Yvonne Ogbonmwan
Board of Directors, Member

Dr. Yvonne Ogbonmwan joined the TICS board in August 2020. In her career she has published research on neuropsychiatric disorders. Currently, she designs and sets up large global clinical trials to develop innovative medical treatments. Prior to joining TICS she volunteered with several local non-profit organizations: she’s worked with a non-profit consulting group that provides free strategic management solutions for charitable organizations based in Atlanta, she has raised funds for a health organization that serves clients living with HIV/AIDS, she’s worked with organizations that provide recreational events for families with children with disabilities, and most recently she participated in fundraisers that raised money for lymphoma and leukemia. When not volunteering, Yvonne enjoys going to concerts, 5Ks and brunch (although not necessarily
in that order).