Co-Founder, National Board Member, Advisory Board Member
Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp
8000 N. University St. Peoria, IL 61615
Marylee Nunley, started Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp in 2004 three years after her husband, John suffered an ischemic stroke in 2001. John, was a computer programmer for a Fortune 100 company and while he can no longer read or write, has overcome his aphasia enough to do public speaking about his post-stroke journey. Marylee’s professional experience includes more than 30 years managing different aspects of small business which prepared her for the start of her own non-profit in 2007. Because of the success of Stroke Camps and other programs, in 2016 an Umbrella organization was created and now Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp is a division on United Stroke Alliance. Marylee is the recipient of the 25 Women in Leadership awarded in 2005 and in 2009. Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp was the winner of the National Stroke Association’s Raise Award for the Outstanding Group for service to stroke survivors and their caregivers. She resides in Peoria, IL with her husband John and enjoys spending time with her family and especially her hour grandchildren.