Meet Cody’s Directors

Philip & Sheri Ross
Camp Directors

Philip Ross has been at Cody for more than thirty years and oversees most areas of the camp operation. His dedication and enthusiasm for providing children with opportunities to learn and grow have helped make Cody the exciting camp that it is today.

Sheri is Philip’s wife, and she joined the Cody administrative team in 2001. Among Sheri’s many responsibilities is to oversee Cody’s camper registrations and she has a close and ongoing connection with every family at camp. During the summer, Sheri takes on the role of one of Cody’s “Camp Moms” adding great parental experience and an extra set of eyes-and-ears for campers in our youngest age group.

Jess Starkman:
Program Director

Jess Starkman works year-round as the Program Director where she develops and plans the activities and programs. Jess joined Cody after spending years working as a counselor, Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director. She graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan with her Masters in Childhood Education. Jess then spent 3 years teaching Middle School in Florida. She spent 9 years as a camper at a resident camp in New York.

Jess’ favorite aspect of Cody is the type of people that work and attend. She is thrilled to be working with such a kind-hearted, genuine team of people and loves the diversity of the campers that attend Cody each summer. Jess hopes to continue to use her knowledge and experience to positively impact the lives of the campers.