Meet the new Sussex Riptide Area Director

posted Thu, Mar 10, 2016 by Jon Buzby

Kathy Ferber is the new Area Director for the Sussex Riptide.

Kathy Ferber assumed the role of Area Director for Special Olympics Sussex County in February. She brings to the Area a wealth of sports experience and is the mother of a Special Olympics athlete.

Meet the new Sussex Riptide Area Director, Kathy Ferber

Growing up … Kathy grew up on North Jersey where she was a three-sport athlete in high school. She went on to play volleyball and softball at Rutgers University and graduated with a degree in nursing.

Kathy has lived in Sussex Country for 30 years, recently retiring from her nursing position and eagerly accepting the part-time position of Sussex Riptide Area Director. 

Her family … Kathy has two daughters. Jeanmarie grew up playing youth sports and is now a registered nurse. Jeanmarie and her husband, Will, enjoy working out and hiking. Will also plays ice hockey.

Liz is a Special Olympics athlete whose favorite sport is basketball. She has been involved in Special Olympics since 2009 when she transitioned out of Seaford’s Parks and Recreation program.

In her new role … Kathy began as a Special Olympics volunteer when Liz started participating and says she is eagerly looking forward to her new role as Area Director: “I want to make sure that all eligible athletes in Sussex County have the opportunity to participate in the sports teams, social, educational and fun activities offered by SODE. I also want to increase community involvement to obtain newer or bigger training and competition venues for our Area and recruit more volunteers.”