Paulette Kelly, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP, Nursing Director, Emeritus

Paulette is a Masters prepared advance practice Registered Nurse with board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She currently functions as the Family Nurse Practitioner for the Pediatric Sarcoma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Paulette received her BSN from the City University of New York, Lehman College, in 1986. She began her career at Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, NY. In August of 1988, she transitioned to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). At MSKCC, she advanced from a staff nurse to supervisory roles, and then to the role of Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Sarcoma practice.

After a temporary role of Nurse Manager for the inpatient pediatric unit, she assumed her present role as Nurse Leader for the MSKCC PICU. Paulette came to Happiness Is Camping in 1995 as a volunteer nurse (with her own children in tow). From 1995 through 2010, she came yearly volunteering as a camp nurse. In 2010 she assumed responsibility as Nursing Director and in 2012 joined the Board of Directors.

Paulette encourages a family commitment to HIC. Her children have followed in her footsteps. Daughter Hannah worked as an HIC counselor and now volunteers as camp nurse each summer. Her son Joshua served as a summer counselor for 5 years. Camp is a family affair and deep in all of their hearts.