TICS Leadership

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Miles Rubin
Executive Director

Miles Rubin has been the Executive Director of TICS since November 2021. He has volunteered with Camp Twitch & Shout in a variety of roles (Camp Counselor, Cabin Leader, Unit Leader) since 2014. Miles is grateful to be a part of such an amazing and supportive community. He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 9 and is excited and passionate about bringing more opportunities to support and improve the lives of others with Tourette’s. Miles is certified in multiple modalities, including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy. He coaches with people and businesses who lack clarity and direction by helping them align themselves to attainable outcomes and achieve their fullest potential. He is most passionate about working with others with Tourette’s and their families. Miles resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he enjoys hiking, coffee shops and traveling.

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Seth Tucker
President

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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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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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).

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Ian Hitchcock
Board of Directors, Member

Ian Hitchcock joined the TICS Board of Directors in 2021. He is an attorney for the federal government and is passionate about group learning experiences, especially camps. His past group-learning experiences include working with a bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one and working with high school sophomores discovering leadership. Ian lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and dog. He is a nerd at heart and a passionate Ravens fan—a striking dichotomy.

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Barry Rabinowitz
Board of Directors, Member

Barry Rabinowitz is from Atlanta, Georgia, where he was born and raised, and where he and his wife raised their children, as well. Barry started his career as a CPA, and then worked in various financial roles for nearly 30 years with AT&T. His commitment to helping kids with TS comes from one of his children having Tourette’s since the age of 2 and seeing the struggles he faced and overcame. An avid biker and outdoorsman, he also understands the importance Camp Twitch and Shout as a place for kids to enjoy the great outdoors.

Ani Cheek
Board of Directors, Member

John Bold
Board of Directors, Member