Our Team

Meet Our Team


Deanna Slade

Camp Director - Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island & Regional Director, NY Camps - Sunrise Association

Dan Silver

Assistant Camp Director/Year-Round Program Coordinator

Dan Silver has lived and breathed Sunrise for the majority of his adult life. Having never gone to "real camp" growing up, Dan excitedly joined the Sunrise team as a counselor in the Summer of 2009 after his freshman year at the University of Michigan. After rising through the ranks during his college years as an assistant unit head, unit head, and sports director, Dan graduated from Michigan with a Bachelors of Engineering and a Masters in Accounting. After a year and a half as a tax and technology consultant in corporate America, Dan happily traded in his work suit for his bathing suit and rejoined the Sunrise team as the assistant camp director in 2014. ​

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Dr. Mark Atlas

Sunrise Association Medical Director
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Brielle Brook

Registrar/Admin. Coordinator - Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island & Manager of Registration, Sunrise Association

Brielle joined the Sunrise Day Camp team in 2017 as the Camp Registrar and Administrative Coordinator. She now also oversees camper registration for the Sunrise Association and is a senior supervisor on the ground at camp. Brielle loves working closely with our families, staff, and hospital personnel to bring the magic of Sunrise into the lives of children with cancer and their siblings. Brielle earned a BA in History from Vassar College.


Michelle Taplin

Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Michelle started at Sunrise Day Camp in 2017 as the Drama Specialist. She had the most amazing summer and knew right away that this was just the beginning for ‘Drama Michelle’. After graduating from Muhlenberg College with a BA in Business Administration and Theatre, she happily returned to camp, but this time as the Specialist/Program Coordinator overseeing the specialists and the different activities that happen at camp. After a summer filled with flash mobs, costumes, and skits, her second summer turned into a third. Following that summer she was ecstatic to join her favorite people on their year round team. ​


Brian Fadde

Transportation Coordinator (seasonal)

Kristina Curatolo

Development Director, Sunrise Association

Lizzie Mancini

Regional Director, SunriseWALKS Long Island