Shelley Burtt

Before joining Camphill Foundation as executive director in 2010, Shelley served on the Camphill Foundation board for six years, continuing a family tradition begun in 1995, when Shelley’s husband, Donald Meltzer, joined the board, serving as board President from 2000-2005. A political philosopher by trade and a second degree black belt by training, with a BA and Ph.D. from Harvard University, Shelley has published a book on 18C political theory and numerous scholarly articles, as well as the 2009 New York Times Magazine article, “Saying Yes to Ryan.” Her family’s passionate connection to Camphill began with the birth of their third child, Declan, who was born with Down syndrome and who passed away in 1996. Shelley and Donald now live in Greenwich, CT with their two youngest children.