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Susan Leckey
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Nita Singh Named Vice President of Camp Heartland's
Board of Directors

New role to provide key contribution as non-profit enters transition period

Minneapolis - February 5, 2004 - Camp Heartland, a national non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS today announced that Nita Singh has been elevated to the role of Vice President of the organization's Board of Directors. Camp Heartland having just celebrated its 10-year anniversary is now focused on building on it's successful programming and plans to create a long term plan and vision that will allow the organization to continue to be relevant as the HIV/AIDS crisis matures.

"Camp Heartland recognizes Nita Singh's long time support, and her most recent efforts in participating as a member of our board," said Board of Directors President, Coral Popowitz. "Her strong business skill set has been apparent in her contributions towards our organizational effectiveness and building relationships which will be instrumental as we look to the future."

Singh is expected to provide leadership on transition issues in supporting Popowitz and the organization as they move towards development of a next generation strategic plan. She will be play a key role in the creation of a Camp Heartland Council which will help set the course for one of the nation's leading advocate organization addressing the needs of children who have been and will continue to be impacted by HIV/AIDS.

"I am excited to be contributing towards extending the initial vision and wonderful efforts and results that Neil Willenson, the Camp Heartland staff and the many volunteers to Camp Heartland have accomplished over the past 10 years," said Singh. "Camp Heartland has made a tremendous impact in addressing the needs of HIV infected children and reducing the social stigma that so often was associated with this disease. While the world has come a long way in recognizing the HIV/AIDS crisis, we cannot be complacent, as our efforts are still very much needed in supporting the children who still fight a battle they had no role in bringing on."

Singh is founder and President of American Business Communication, (ABC), an independent telecommunications management firm based in Maple Grove, Minnesota. She began her involvement with Camp Heartland by spearheading all the telecommunications support for a national fundraiser benefiting Camp Heartland and was named to the Camp's Board of Directors in 2002.

Camp Heartland impacts the lives of children forever affected by the isolation and tragedy of HIV/AIDS by providing them the opportunity to experience - sometimes for the first time - the pure joys of being a kid. At the same time, these experiences provide confidence, hope, pride, life skills, and powerful memories that give them strength when times are tough.

About Camp Heartland
Camp Heartland is a national non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS through year-round support, advocacy, recreational programs and community AIDS awareness efforts. Founded in 1993 by Neil Willenson, the mission of the camp is to provide children impacted by HIV/AIDS with "the best week of their lives". Camp Heartland serves nearly 600 children throughout the year free of charge at their beautiful 80-acre site in Willow River, MN. To learn more about Camp Heartland, visit www.campheartland.org.

 

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