Medical Committee

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Meet our Medical Committee

The CSS Medical Committee has been handpicked based on their expertise and credentials. The medical committee’s top priority is to help ensure a safe and successful camp season. The group is charged with supporting Schechter staff during the summer, evaluating WA state guidance, creating the CSS Covid-19 playbook, and establishing proper health and safety policies and procedures for our camp community. We’d like to thank all of our committee members for their time, expertise, guidance, and care. Todah rabah (thank you) for keeping our kehilla (community) healthy!

Audrey L. Covner, JD, BSN, RN

Audrey L. Covner has spent her career working in the healthcare industry combining both her education as an attorney and as a registered nurse.  In addition to teaching health care related topics at several universities, including both Stanford University Law School and University of Santa Clara School of Law, she has worked in administrative positions at several hospitals leading various types of training programs, designing and implementing medical records software programs, and managing various quality and medical/legal projects.  Currently, Ms. Covner is a second-year Doctorate of Nursing Practice student at the University of Washington in the Population Health and Leadership program. In the last year, Ms. Covner has participated in several Covid related projects and task forces.  Audrey has been a volunteer her entire life for various entities;  since moving to Puget Sound almost 20 years ago, she has focused on the Jewish community including serving as a past president of Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation.  She is a strong advocate for Jewish summer camps, has volunteered at Camp Solomon Schechter on numerous occasions including serving as camp nurse, and is excited to participate on this important committee to ensure young people can safely enjoy their time at camp this summer.

Naomi Busch, MD

Naomi Busch, MD long time camper, and her kids continue her legacy.  She has been a camp doctor since 2013 and revamped the medical team.  Currently,  she owns her own private practice in Greenlake (Seattle,WA) and serves as an attending physician for several eating disorder (mental health) residential treatment centers. 

Avital O’Glasser, MD, FACP, FHM

Avital O’Glasser, MD, FACP, FHM is an internal medicine physician, associate professor of medicine, and the medical director at the Preoperative Medicine Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  She has spearheaded her clinic’s responses to COVID including developing a robust telehealth program and coordinating pre-operative COVID screenings.  She has also had roles on multiple OHSU COVID-related committees.

Dale Norma Oller, MD 

My connection to CSS is long-term, since the Whidbey Island days as a camper. I am a native Portlander, with two adult children and 4 grandchildren all living in Portland. Professionally, I have practiced psychiatry for nearly 30 years, and am delighted to be part of the Medical Committee, offering Mental Health ideas for the campers, staff, and parents.  

In my spare time, I do volunteerism in organizations with Human Rights themes, including Amnesty International, Never Again Coalition, iActivism, and have helped my synagogue in areas of Bikor Cholim, Chevra Kaddisha, and panels relating to grief and mourning. A recently published book is called Yad b’Yad: Holding the Hands of Jewish Mourners in Comfort.

Sam Stampfer, MD, PhD

Sam Stampfer is a physician-scientist in his final year of infectious diseases fellowship at Emory University. He completed his MD/PhD at Tufts in 2015 where he studied how herpes viruses infect cells and has continued doing basic science research at Emory where he develops vaccines for potential pandemics, including Ebola and coronaviruses. He works as a consultant in the hospital helping other doctors treat complicated infections and also works at a specialized clinic for patients with HIV.


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