Meet the Directors
Director of Camp Harbor View
Cara’s family ran a summer camp in Hingham, MA when she was growing up. Her memories are centered around the people she met there and the experiences that she would not have had otherwise. At Camp Harbor View her goal is to create a community of kinship, where youth from all over the city can come together and share in new experiences. She hopes that the memories they form in these years will last them a lifetime.
Cara has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Boston College. Her passion is in working with young people and helping them to navigate the challenges they face in their lives. She is excited about the expansion of the off-season programming so that the impact of the camp can continue to grow through the school year
Cara Gould is the Director of Camp Harbor View. She has been at the camp since its inception in 2007. Cara has 14 years experience working with high-risk adolescents in both Boston and Los Angeles. Her work in Boston includes four years at the Justice Resource Center in Boston where she worked as a Clinician and Assistant Unit Director. Her work continued in Los Angeles with Homeboy Industries and Jobs for a Future, the largest gang intervention program in California. Homeboy Industries and Jobs for a Future assist at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education. As the Operations Director, she oversaw day-to-day operations of Jobs for a Future, which provided job placement, counseling, tattoo removal, mental health counseling and other services and Homeboy Industries, and six businesses run as job training programs where enemy gang members work side by side.
Director of Operations and Social Worker
Greg has an enthusiastic belief in Rule Number One of Camp Harbor View, which is “Have Fun.” He believes that all kids should have an opportunity for a safe, engaging, and exciting summer that leaves memories that will last a lifetime. He is thrilled to be a part of creating a program where we treat young people like people rather than like problems.
During the off-season, he works with Camp Harbor View families as they struggle through difficult times. He provides support on their terms, and helps them work together to solve problems that are affecting the family.
He has an MSW from Simmons School of Social Work. In addition to his work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and Camp Harbor View, he has a variety of experience, from Emergency Room Psychiatry Clinician to Wilderness Program Coordinator. He enjoys the challenge and variety that working with young people provides, and is honored to be invited into CHV families’ lives as they confront tough issues.
He feels lucky to have found the best job in the world.
Greg Stoddard is the Director of Operations and Social Worker for Camp Harbor View. He has been with Camp Harbor View since its beginning, and has been working with young people since 1996. He comes to CHV through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, where he was the social worker at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury for 6 years.
Director of the Leader in Training Program
Ronald Carroll is the Director of the Leaders in Training Program. He has been with Camp Harbor View since 2009. Ronald has 5 years of experience working with teens at the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club of Roxbury/Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Through his extensive work in the clubs and CHV he has mentored many teens, led numerous trips both home and abroad, and finds extreme joy in motivating young people to be the best human beings they can possibly be.
Ronald has always had a passion for working with the community, especially young people. He first encountered that incredible feeling teaching tennis at the age of 17; providing an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, a place where safety is the priority, and fun is rule number one. He feels blessed to have found a place in Camp Harbor View that believes in the very same notion.
Ronald holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Afro-American studies with a Minor in Political Science from Howard University in Washington DC. Born and raised in the Commonwealth, it was at Howard that he figured out he wanted to come back and serve young people where it all started for him. He would tell you a creed he lives by and what keeps him motivated is “I want to leave this world a better place than I found it”.