Join us in welcoming Cameron Baxter Lewis, CERF+’s new director of emergency relief and recovery services. Cameron, who starts on July 29, will manage CERF+’s emergency grant program and galvanize other national, regional, and local resources, while building networks and coordinating with CERF+’s numerous partners to assist artists in their time of need.
Cameron brings more than a decade of experience working in volunteer management, training and development, recruitment, and disaster preparedness and response programs. Before joining CERF+, he served as program specialist at Save the Children, where he directed their largest disaster response program, Child Friendly Spaces, which provides safety and security for children who find themselves displaced in an emergency. Cameron received his Bachelor of Arts in advertising from Appalachian State University and his Master of Arts in public administration with a concentration in emergency management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
“I’m thrilled to join CERF+,” said Lewis. “My experience with emergency management has allowed me the opportunity to strengthen and give back to my community, educate and empower others, and has fostered a lifelong passion for civic engagement. I look forward to continuing this work with the CERF+ staff and their community of supporters.”