Board of Directors

Heather Ruthrauff

President of The Board of Directors

Heather Ruthrauff is the President of The Board of Directors for Camp Cranium. Heather began her participation with camp as a cabin leader. Moving forward she transitioned onto central staff and continued her involvement by joining the board in 2010.  In 2022 Heather was named president.  As a practicing Occupational Therapist for 15 years, Heather found her love of working with the pediatric brain injured population and their families. The support and growth that she saw in this patient population and their families was and continues to be awe inspiring. She has since moved on professionally to real estate and now continues to cheer on and support our families during camp and year-round. As a mother of two and a strong believer in the benefits of summer camp, one of her driving goals is to give the children at Camp Cranium the most positive, safe, and fun experience. A driving force in motivation to continue to grow and develop Camp Cranium is to allow our campers the ability to rely on their camp family throughout the school year, knowing that Camp Cranium is always there to support them.  

Scott Gay

Vice President of The Board of Directors

Born and raised in a small town north of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Scott was first exposed to, and discovered a passion for, camps for children with special needs (and healthcare in general) when he was a youth accompanying his mother during camps she would help coordinate for a local organization. Moving forward, I he continued his quest for healthcare training and became a state certified EMT at 16 years of age. And while in his undergraduate training at The Pennsylvania State University, he continued the tradition of serving children with special needs as a Sunday school instructor for that population—some of whom even attended those early camps!

When he was in medical school in West Virginia that he heard of this awe-inspiring place, Camp Cranium. The summer, after his first year at camp, he was hooked. Since then, over the course of medical school and emergency medicine residency, he planned my summers, and year, around attending camp. Serving in various roles from counselor to cabin leader and to most recently on central staff as one of the physicians, camp is part of him—Deep down, deep down down, deep down in my heart.

Scott is currently a fellow in Critical Care Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA—with an end goal of practicing both critical care and emergency medicine as an attending physician.

Robert Selko, DO

Medical Director of The Board of Directors

Dr. Bob has been involved with Camp Cranium since 2010. He started attending camp as a counselor while accompanying his brother, AJ, who was a camper. The love, positivity and growth witnessed at camp was so impactful that he continued to come back year after year, playing a pivotal role in his career trajectory as a physician. He is completing his residency at Thomas Jefferson University as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, working with people with neurologic and musculoskeletal injuries to improve their function and quality of life. As an avid snowboarder and ski patroller, he was involved with organizing the first annual Camp Cranium ski retreat. His wife, Alexa, began volunteering at camp assisting with art activities when they started dating in 2016, and now is on the programming staff. They reside in South Jersey with the love of their lives, their old pup, Pebbles.

Claudia Meyer

Treasurer of The Board of Directors

Claudia Meyer is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Camp Cranium. Claudia is a Contract Manager for Geisinger Health with 16 years of experience in healthcare finance, ten of which have focused on legal contract management. She has been a volunteer with Camp Cranium for several years, most recently as a member of the programming staff. Having cared for a family member with a brain injury for ten years, Claudia has seen firsthand the lasting impact that programs like Camp Cranium can have on individuals with brain injury. She believes that Camp Cranium has a responsibility to its supporters to make the most of their donations and is committed to ensuring the long-term availability of our programs.

Lauren Bilski

Secretary of The Board of Directors

Lauren Bilski achieved her undergraduate degree in Dance from Drexel University (2013) with a special interest in adaptive movement experiences. Lauren further pursued this interest by attaining her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University (2016) and began her career in acute rehab at Magee Rehabilitation where she gained experience and mentorship working with individuals with spinal cord injury, stroke, and brain injury. Upon moving to Seattle in August of 2019, Lauren expanded her clinical experience to include acute and intensive care settings and is currently serving as the Clinical Program Coordinator for UW and EvergreenHealth Neuro Residency Program. Lauren is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (2020), a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (2018), and completed her Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory and the APTA (2018). Lauren has garnered leadership experience at multiple levels of the American Physical Therapy Association including as district chair, committee chair, and voting delegate in Both PA and WA. Lauren is currently serving her first term as a member of the Nominating Committee in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Lauren has been attending Camp Cranium since 2010 and thrilled to be a part of building the future of the organization and creating opportunities for children with brain injury.