Director/Founder of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp
Marylee Nunley, along with her husband John, founded Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp in 2004 with the mission of holding local weekend retreats for stroke
survivors and caregivers.When the need for expansion became apparent, she became Executive Director of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp in 2007 when
the organization became a non-profit and expanded the mission to serve other communities around the country.
Prior to Marylee’s work with the stroke population, she was the Vice President of Operations at a consulting firm where she directed the hiring and
retention of a staff of 20 employees.While in that position, she also designed, wrote, and presented a number of soft-skills trainings for corporate
clients and managed the office operations.
Marylee’s experience as an energetic enthusiastic executive has made the transition to her current work a perfect match. Marylee was the recipient
of the 25 Women in Leadership award in Peoria from WEEK-25 TV in 2005.That year she was also named an American Heart and Stroke Hero by the American