Executive Board

JR Clark

JR Clark


Since his first year as counselor in 1999, JR Clark's love for the campers has driven him to seek more opportunities to provide recreational excellence to the special needs community.  Mr. Clark was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 and has served since, the last 5 years as President of the Board.  

During his tenor as President, Camp Dream has experienced explosive growth by: Increased number of camping sessions, increased geographical reach, improved quality of service to the campers, increased notoriety/ public exposure and a 5-fold increase in number of campers served annually.

Mr. Clark uses his more than 40 years experience as a business owner to provide leadership, business acumen and resolve to continue the growth of Camp Dream into the future.  While JR is a testament to the strength of the Camp Dream Foundation's Board, he never takes himself too seriously, at Camp he is known as the 'goose pooper scooper'.  During his free time, JR is an avid Nascar Racing fan and is active in both the Georgia JCI Senate and the GA Jaycees Rebel Corps.


Venus Vaughn

Venus Vaughn


Venus Taylor Vaughn joined the Executive Board of Directors in the Fall of 2014.  Venus  is responsible for Camp Dream's consistent achievement of its financial objectives.  Some of her responsibilities include: managing the finances of the organization, providing monthly statements/ annual budget to the board for review, and maintaining financial policies and procedures.  

Ms. Vaughn is a Financial Analyst with 15 years of increasing experience in finance and accounting with a specific concentration in budget development, booking journal entries and grant administration.  Having spent many years working privately for local governmental agencies, Venus infuses a blend of corporate experience with real world knowledge.  Venus has worked with numerous charities and nonprofit organizations.  

Pictured here is Venus, with her 'twin' daughter Vanessa.  Venus loves giving back to her community wherever she is at, if not in Atlanta she's likely traveling the world to exotic destinations.   


Valarie Dunn

Valarie Dunn


Valarie Dunn has worked with the Camp Dream Foundation for the past few years, spearheading the annual Poker Run and organizing motorcycle groups to attend Camp Dream.  Valarie also volunteers her time snapping pictures at Camp and auxiliary events as Camp Photographer.  Valarie began serving as Secretary on the Executive Board in January 2014.  She is a fresh face to the Board and says, "I look forward to helping the Camp Dream Foundation take it to the next level!"

Mrs. Dunn is a mother and wife, residing in the Dallas, GA community.  Valarie also volunteers with Children's Restoration Network and Bikers Battling Breast Cancer.  She enjoys catching a Braves game with her family when she's not on the open road riding Harley's with her husband Jim.