Dr. David Kieval Joining Camper Care Staff
We are excited to announce that Dr. David Kieval has joined our year-round camper care team as the Camper Support Specialist. His work will focus mainly on our overnight camp. David is working with our Director of Camper Care to develop support plans for campers to ensure that they have successful camp experiences. David’s deep experience working with young people with disabilities and mental health challenges will be a significant asset to our work supporting our campers. Get to know David better by reading his bio below:
David Kieval, PsyD, BCBA is thrilled to be joining the Ramah New England year-round team. David grew up as a camper and staff member at Camp Ramah New England, and his career as a child clinical psychologist grew directly out of his work in the Tikvah Program. As a psychologist, David has expertise supporting children with neurodevelopmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning differences, including ADHD, autism, anxiety, and trauma. He is excited to be a part of the team making Ramah a place where every camper has the appropriate support to have a successful and unforgettable summer. David has a PsyD from Rutgers University, and completed postgraduate training at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). David has conducted workshops on inclusion and equity at synagogues around the country, worked at Boston Children’s Hospital, and held a teaching appointment at Harvard Medical School. In the off-season, David lives in Northampton, Mass., with his wife Emily and three young children, who are beginning their own Ramah journeys. He also works as a therapist, clinical supervisor and trainer for a local community mental health agency. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and backpacking, playing guitar, and cheering for the Celtics.