Ann Arbor’s North Star Reach Names Mitch Rosenwasser Executive Director

Courtesy of North Star Reach
Courtesy of North Star Reach

North Star Reach, a nonprofit organization providing free programs and camps to children with serious illnesses and their families based in Ann Arbor, announced Mitch Rosenwasser as its executive director.

In this role, he will oversee day‐to‐day operations, as well as manage fundraising activities, internal and external communications, and human resources. Rosenwasser joins North Star Reach with more than 30 years of camp administration and leadership experience.

“Mitch brings decades of experience managing people‐focused operations,” says Dr. Matthew Denenberg, co-chair at North Star Reach and chief of pediatrics for Beaumont Hospital. “His enthusiasm and passion for helping others fit perfectly with our mission of creating life‐changing experiences for children and their families as they cope with serious medical issues.”

Since 2002, he has served as executive director at Camp Michigania in northern Michigan, which provides recreational and educational experiences to University of Michigan Alumni Association members and their families.

“I am honored to lead an organization dedicated to providing transformative camp experiences for children living with life‐threatening illnesses and their family members,” says Rosenwasser. “This truly is the opportunity of a lifetime to carry on the inspirational work happening at North Star Reach.”

Rosenwasser arrives as North Star Reach prepares to welcome campers back to in-person camp after programs were held virtually for two years during the pandemic. The upcoming season will host children with a primary diagnosis of congenital heart disease, epilepsy, sickle cell anemia, and brain cancer, as well as kids who have received an organ transplant. Summer camps are scheduled for June and July, while family retreat weekends will be held in the spring and fall.