- Senior Management
- Program Services
- Clubhouse Directors
As Chief Operating Officer, Maxine is in-charge of the day-to-day operations of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. This includes overseeing the senior management team to ensure successful execution of the BGCSF mission and strategic plan. Maxine provides active oversight, while ensuring high performance and effective communication among BGCSF team members. She provides leadership and drives accountability throughout the organization.
Maxine has been active with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco for more than 14 years. She began her career with BGCSF as a Job Readiness Coordinator, and then quickly moved into Director level positions which ultimately led to her accepting the position of Vice President of Operations. In her VP role, she had a broad array of departments and/or areas of focus under her supervision, including Human Resources, IT, Outcomes Measurement, Facility Management, Risk Management, Training, Program Services and Finance. These responsibilities have given Maxine a deep understanding of nonprofit management and a strong knowledge of how our specific organization functions.
Prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Maxine worked as a social services professional for various organizations in the Houston, Chicago and Atlanta communities. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lamar University and Masters in Non-Profit Administration from the University of San Francisco.
As Vice President of Development, Denise is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Development and Marketing departments, donor relations and directing the overall fundraising strategy for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. She also works closely with President Rob Connolly and the senior team to develop strategic initiatives and partnerships for the organization. Denise’s prior professional career spanned many years in the hospitality and real estate finance industry. She currently serves as a Trustee of The Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. Denise received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from Florida State University.
“I’m passionate about ensuring that every child gets a shot at being successful in life no matter which zip code or family circumstance they are born into. BGCSF’s mission speaks directly to that and it is that which inspires and brings deep meaning to my work.”
Harold Love was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois a suburb of Chicago. Although he calls the Bay Area home, he considers himself a Midwesterner at heart. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and his Masters of Science degree in Human Services Administration from Springfield University. Harold has been working in human services for more than 25 years, with 15 years dedicated to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. As a member of BGCSF’s Senior Leadership Team, Harold manages Clubhouses in our Greater Visitatcion Valley and Western Addition communities, as well as has oversees responsibilities for BGCSF’s Sports discipline and several citywide initiatives. When he is not working at the Club, Harold enjoys spending time with his spouse, listening to audiobooks and old skool hip hop music, and playing golf.
“I work at the Club because it gives me an opportunity to shape and mold our future leaders.”
As Vice President of Finance, Heidi oversees all finance-related activities throughout the organization, including reporting, financial analysis, compliance and audit preparation. Heidi has over two decades of experience working for BGCSF. In her former role as audit manager for CPA firm Lautze & Lautze, Heidi led the outside audit of BGCSF from 1997 through 2007. After leaving the firm in 2007, Heidi built an independent CPA practice serving numerous non-profit organizations in the Bay Area, including BGCSF. Heidi has built a broad knowledge of finance and accounting challenges facing nonprofits today. Since 2013, she has been applying this expertise at BGCSF in her current role as VP of Finance.
“Making the move to BGCSF has been the most fulfilling of my career. It feels great to work to help make an impact on the lives of kids who need us!”
Joni began her career at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 1999. Her current role as Vice President of Institutional Giving has her working closely with program leadership and direct service staff to fully understand our programs, our core values, and, ultimately, our impact on disadvantaged youth. With this program understanding, she researches, compiles, authors and edits grants to private foundations and public agencies. She and the President play the lead roles in managing relationships with active and prospective grantors. As a member of BGCSF’s Executive Team, she helps set the framework for measures of agency success and strategic goals, communicating these measures to our grant partners. With grant partnerships, Joni also helps fund our agency infrastructure. She worked with local foundations, national foundations and government entities for new facility construction and renovation, helping BGCSF successfully meet Brighter Futures Capital Campaign goals. She continuously works with local institutional funders for ongoing facility maintenance, such as roofing, plumbing and heating. Her entire career has been in non-profits and prior professional experience in NYC and San Francisco includes Covenant House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Raphael House. Joni received her B.A. and a M.A. from Columbia University. She has lived in San Francisco for twenty five years and is married and with two daughters.
As a youth development professional, Carlton Eichelberger empowers and supports youth in character and leadership development, educational and career development, health and life skills, and the arts. Carlton has more than 20 years experience working with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. He currently serves as the Area Director for the Excelsior Clubhouse, San Francisco Community School, One Purpose School and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. Carlton also has extensive experience establishing relationships with key community partners and collaborating with neighborhood organizations. Carlton began his career with BGCSF in 1998 at Tenderloin Clubhouse, where he helped establish a teen program and the first Keystone Club. Carlton held several positions at the Tenderloin Clubhouse before he became Excelsior Clubhouse Director in 2005. In 2011, Carlton was promoted to Area Director. Carlton graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In his spare time, Carlton serves on the Board of an art nonprofit organization and he coaches youth basketball. Carlton feels a great sense of pride to witness young people transform their lives and achieve success with support from the Club.
“I work at BGCSF because I feel honored to work at an organization that impacts the lives of so many kids. So often we get to expose kids to their “first” experiences. I also feel that I am always learning and growing as a professional. I have been able to take on many different roles at BGCSF.”
In her current position as the Senior Director of Citywide Services, Chelsea Murdock is responsible for alignment, collaboration, and coordination of strategic youth programs across all BGCSF sites. Chelsea has more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating nonprofit programs. She has been with BGCSF since 2014, initially as the Director of Outcome Measurement. Prior to joining BGCSF, Chelsea worked for two Boys & Girls Club organizations in the Bay Area, and the Salt Lake Valley as a Program Director responsible for day-to-day youth programs at the Clubhouse. She also spent several years as an Assistant Director to oversee a division of a consulting firm specializing in program evaluation. Chelsea has a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Southern California.
Esan Looper has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and youth developer. He is a native San Franciscan and alumnus of Columbia Park Clubhouse. Esan graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1989 and then St. Michael’s College in 1993. After dedicating 10 years of his career in youth development, classroom teaching and school administration in Providence, Rhode Island, he returned to San Francisco in 2003. Esan spent three years directing after-school programs in San Francisco, at institutions such as San Francisco Community School. In that role, Excelsior Clubhouse recognized Esan as the 2004 Outstanding Community Partner. His first role with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco was serving as a Summer Generalist at Excelsior Clubhouse and later as a Program Manager at Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunter Point Clubhouse. At Willie Mays, Esan earned Program Manager of the Year and the Clubhouse earned a Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) national award in 2009. In 2011, he became Clubhouse Director for Tenderloin Clubhouse and as of 2018 he serves as the Senior Director of Club Services. Esan has been honored three times as the Clubhouse Director of the Year, and under his leadership, Tenderloin Clubhouse earned three Outstanding Clubhouse Performance awards, BGCA National Honor Award and two BGCA National Merit Awards.
“I believe that young people can do great things when given the opportunity. I seek out places that believe as I do. I saw that BGCSF put children at the center of the work, so I need to be part of an organization like that.”
Jackie Lagomarsino joined Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco in June 2016. As Senior Director of Human Resources, Jackie is responsible for implementing and managing high quality human resources program and services. Jackie has more than 20 years of progressive Human Resources experience. In addition to having a bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting, Jackie is a certified PHR (Professional in Human Resources) through the Human Resources Certification Institute and CP (Certified Professional) though the Society for Human Resources Management. In her previous role, Jackie served as Controller for many years. This experience gives her a broad understanding of Human Resources around budgets, financial responsibility and the need for collaboration between Human Resources and Finance. Specifically, Jackie knows and understands employee relations, employment law, compensation, benefits and strategic planning, to name a few. Jackie has previously partnered and assisted management through organizational development. In her role with BGCSF, she will partner with the Executive Team to develop hiring strategies while continuing to build a strong culture where managers and employees feel ownership and accountability for themselves and our teams.
Germaine Bond was raised in the Bayview-Hunters Point community on Third Street & Palou Avenue where her family owned and operated one of the most popular and authentic soul food restaurants. Germaine, who is known as Ms. Maine by our youth and parents, discovered her passion and purpose in youth development during her adolescent years. She landed her first job in the Western Addition at Operation Contact as a Youth Girls Coordinator, where she served in that position for eight years. She later returned to Bayview-Hunters Point as the Youth Director for Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. Her tenure at YMCA paved the way for her professional development in areas of fiscal management, grant writing, program development and what she values most from the founding principles of youth development: building and nurturing relationships with the children and youth she serves. She served 12 years at Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, with her last position as Senior Program Director. Germaine’s roots, commitment and professional experience led her to the opportunity to serve as Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse, where she helped children from this community, many of whom are subject to crime, poverty, hunger, low-performance learning institutions and negligible mental wellness. At Sunnydale Clubhouse, Germaine worked to create a place of safety, trust, consistency and structure. Germaine became Clubhouse Director for Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point in 2016. Germaine believes her dream in youth development has manifested by allowing her to be home in Bayview-Hunters Point and charting her passion and purpose for families in the community.
James Holley was born and raised in San Francisco, where he has been a leader in youth development for 20 years. He is a Club alumnus of the Portola Branch and Camp Mendocino. After graduating high school, James studied at San Francisco State University. James returned to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, where he has now dedicated 13 years of service to the organization. Throughout his career at BGCSF, James has served as a Program Manager at Camp Mendocino and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse. James also served as the first Clubhouse Director for Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. He spent two years in a manager role at Camp Mendocino, and he continues to support Camp by providing trainings, supporting Camp operations and volunteering his time during weekends as a Purple Kumquat. James takes pride in hosting and providing tours of our facilities for dignitaries such as Willie Mays, the late Don Fisher, Alice Waters, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Former United States Attorney Eric Holder. Outside of BGCSF, James has extensive experience working with the San Francisco Housing Authority. He has served on the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) Standards Committee and helped with the implementation of the Community Response Network, a crisis response team that supported District 10 and other San Francisco neighborhoods at that time. James is a big supporter of the San Francisco Police Department, and he often coordinates rafting trips and outdoor education with the SFPD Wilderness Adventure Youth Program and takes part in speaking with cadets at the police academy.
As Clubhouse Director for Mission Clubhouse, Jasmine Douville is able to share her expertise in art and education with the Mission District community. Jasmine was born and raised in California and enjoys the outdoors . She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, a Masters of Arts degree in Education and Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Mills College. Jasmine has dedicated more than 10 years of her career to work in the field of education with the San Francisco Unified School District and as a site director for after school programming in Oakland and San Francisco. Before committing herself to education and youth development, Jasmine taught and performed theater and dance on an international level. She enjoys the art of teaching, singing, theater and caring for her two little boys and husband.
“When I was growing up I had a person to look up to, a strong African American women that provided me with knowledge, courage and strength. She constantly let me know that I could be anything I chose to be as long as I worked hard at it. I strive everyday to be that person for other brown little girls.”
Jennifer Snyder has been Clubhouse Director for Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly five years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began 12 years ago when she served as a Youth Development Coordinator at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley in Mesa, Arizona. During 2008, Jennifer was promoted to Branch Executive of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley’s Guadalupe Branch. Prior to her career with Boys & Girls Clubs in Mesa, Jennifer was the Youth Program Director for the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and Office of Protocol. In her former role as Youth Program Director, Jennifer coordinated an international teacher’s conference, youth art competitions and an international youth exchange, to name a few. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management from Arizona State University. When she’s not working with youth at Excelsior Clubhouse, Jennifer enjoys playing dominoes, spending time at Lake Tahoe and helping to raise awareness and support for the Melanoma Research Foundation.
Matthew Henry is the Clubhouse Director at Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses. Before joining BGCSF, Matthew worked for Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) based in Santa Clara County, Alameda County and San Mateo County. At FLY, Matthew held multiple roles, ranging from program management to analytical work. Prior to moving to the Bay Area Matthew resided in Fresno, CA, where he started his career in the social service field. While attending California State University Fresno, where he graduated with his BS, Matthew worked as a Child Care Worker in group homes. After his work in the community, Matthew became a Juvenile Correctional Officer for Fresno County of Probation, and after two years he decided to stray away from punitive work, and focus on preventative work in our communities, which led him to BGCSF.
In his current role as Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse, Michael Vuong provides guidance, leadership, and overall visioning of the Tenderloin Clubhouse, while creating a safe and welcoming space for youth in the Tenderloin community. As a BGCSF alumnus, Michael was a member at the Columbia Park Clubhouse, was a founding member of the Excelsior Clubhouse, and helped to re-open Columbia Park after renovation. While at Columbia Park, Mike earned Overall Youth of the Year honors. During his 17 year-tenure at BGCSF, Michael has served several roles at multiple BGCSF Club sites. Within these roles and his current role, Michael has served as a mentor to help to support others in building their programs and Club culture. He believes that by creating a culture of strong fundamentals, it becomes easier to do the great things that our amazing youth can achieve.
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it” – Simon Sinek
Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco for almost four years. As Camp Director, Sara provides oversight of the programs and daily operations for Camp Mendocino’s 2,000-acre facility in Mendocino County. Many of her responsibilities include: Hiring and training staff; ensuring the safety and well-being of all Campers and staff; developing and overseeing Camp programs; overseeing the recruitment and registration of Campers; managing the Camp budget and rental process and ensuring that Camp continues to meet the needs of young people in our community.
Prior to joining BGCSF in 2012, Sara provided program leadership to a gang prevention grant and day camp for a Boys & Girls Club in Southern California, as well as led a residential substance abuse program in Detroit, Michigan. Sara received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.
Spencer Tolliver graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After graduation, he accepted the Bess K. Gallard Teaching Fellowship at the Branson School in California, in association with the Multi-Cultural Alliance. He continued to work at the Branson School until he became Dean of Students at Gateway High School. At Gateway High School, he served as the school’s first Dean, the first Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and ninth-grade teacher in Humanities. From 2001 to 2006, he served as the principal of Youth Chance High School, a private, alternative school for at-risk youth operated by the San Francisco YMCA. He also served as the leader of the YMCA’s Public Affairs team and was a member of the SF Workforce Investment Board’s Youth Council. During his tenure as principal, Spencer served as a Trustee for the San Francisco Friends School, and from 2006 to 2008, he served as the Associate Head of School. In his previous roles at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Spencer served as Director of Educational Services, where he lead the organization’s Education Initiative, revitalized the Power Hour program, strengthened the tutoring program, managed the scholarship program and also led Arts and Technology programs. He was also one of BGCSF’s Citywide Directors who helped design the space for the new Don Fisher Clubhouse. In 2012, Spencer was appointed to be the last Clubhouse Director of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse and the first Clubhouse Director of Don Fisher Clubhouse. Although Spencer has many recreational activities he enjoys, the one he refers to above all others is his passion for making barbeque sauce.
Dominick Anthony currently serves as Site Director for BGCSF’s school-based site at San Francisco Community School in the Excelsior District. Dominick joined BGCSF initially as the Education Director at Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. Dominick remained in his role as Education Director for about three years before transitioning into his current role as Site Director. Prior to his career with BGCSF, Dominick served a as an educator in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood as a preschool teacher and education manager. He brings more than 13 years of youth development experience to our organization. Dominick is a native of San Francisco raised in the Ingleside neighborhood. He is a former Club kid as well as Camp Mendocino alumni. He holds bachelor degrees in Early Education and Criminal Justice, as well as a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
“I grew up going to Camp Mendocino every year as a kid and even becoming staff. I went to the clubs, throughout San Francisco. When I left for college, and life took me elsewhere, I would always run into Larry Milburn, and he would always tell me ‘come back home to the club, the kids on the hill need you’. From there, I knew it was time to come back and serve at a different capacity.”
As Clubhouse Director for Gateway Public Schools, Iris collaborates with Gateway Public Schools to facilitate a strong partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every Gateway student graduates with the knowledge necessary for academic and personal success in college and beyond. As native of San Francisco, Iris has worked with youth throughout the city of San Francisco during her 10-year tenure as Director of Enrollment for Gateway Public Schools. Iris received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The City University of New York, and her Master of Science degree in organizational psychology from San Jose University.
“I have witnessed the transformational change that students experience through the support of the passionate Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco team. Everyday, this is a reminder of how our work changes lives”
Joni joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017. As Site Director for the after-school program at One Purpose School, Joni supports students’ success through literacy development, enrichment activities, recreation, and mentoring. Joni is from Texas. Before moving to California, she worked for 13 years for a nonprofit organization in Austin that provides educational support services to underserved adults seeking employment and/or GED attainment. Joni taught GED prep, Job Readiness, and computer skills classes before designing and managing the organization’s Adult Basic Education program. When Joni relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, she chose to transition into her new life in California by committing to a term of service with AmeriCorps as a Site Coordinator for Reading Partners. She managed the day-to-day operations and coached community member volunteer tutors for a Reading Partners elementary school site-based, curriculum-focused, literacy intervention program for K-4 students. Joni holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Texas State University.
Michael joins Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco with several years of mentoring and program management experience. After graduating from Willamette University with his Bachelor’s in Sociology, he spearheaded the creation of the Oregon College Mentors in Salem, Oregon. The program brought tremendous support and resources for at-risk youth in the Salem-Keizer Public School District. Thereafter, he ventured into the world of college basketball coaching, where he continued his role as a mentor for young adults. As a basketball coach, one of his greatest achievements was helping his players balance rigorous athletic schedules, academic responsibilities, and personal growth and development. In 2016, Mike took his passion for serving others a step further by obtaining his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He is excited to return to education to help make an impact for youth by providing support and guidance.
Valerie Bronaugh joined BGCSF in 2014 and has been working with underserved high school-aged youth for over 15 years. At BGCSF, she developed model programming geared towards high school students in leadership, workforce preparedness, and life skills. Her students are widely recognized as leaders amongst their peers as a result of the “student led” programming approach. BGCSF recently partnered with Gateway High School. As the new Site Director, Valerie continues to focus on expanding the life experiences of her students and helping them discover the skills necessary to close the equity gap.
Valerie continues to be most proud of the skills Club members have incorporated into their lives to observe the world through a different lens. She considers the youth that she works with to be her legacy.
When Valerie is not working with high school youth, she enjoys laughing with her husband, Matt, who is her best friend, and son, RJ, who teaches her about the world.
Brian Sauer has been involved in education leadership for two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career as an SFUSD classroom teacher, where he taught middle and high school courses in Biology and Mathematics for ten years. Prior to joining BGCSF, Brian worked at Juma Ventures where he built a program to help youth successfully transition to college. Brian joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2015. In his role as Director of Citywide Education, Brian is responsible for supporting the development and alignment of academic programs across all sites. Academic programs at BGCSF focus on four areas: Early Literacy, STEM, Homework Help/Tutoring and College Prep. He received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and California Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.
Debby Machold joined BGCSF in 2004 as the Citywide Director of Behavioral Health Services. Debby is responsible for ensuring the social and emotional health of our Club members in the city and at Camp Mendocino. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and oversees a small clinical team, who provide individual, group and family therapy to Club members along with case management services. Prior to joining BGCSF, Debby was a clinician specializing in addictions, sexual trauma, and crisis intervention. Debby also served as a Program Director and Interim Unit Director for a Boys & Girls Club on the east coast. Debby holds dual Masters degrees – a Masters of Social Work from University of South Carolina and a Masters of Science in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. In her role, Debby strives to embed support into daily programming and works to reduce the stigma associated with mental health services. By building a culture of nurturing and support, she strives to reduce the impacts of trauma and increase resilience of our Club members. Additional responsibilities include supporting overall risk management, minimizing the effects of trauma, violence prevention and intervention, supporting staff development and wellness, and infusing the developmental assets throughout BGCSF.
LaCresha McManus is an alumna of California State University, Sacramento, with seven years of experience as a youth development professional. LaCresha is a proud Boys & Girls Club alumna who credits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme for her personal and professional success. LaCresha has worked with Club teens for the past six years. Her accomplishments include: Opening an Evening Reporting Center for juvenile youth in her hometown of Oxnard, California; training Boys & Girls Club professionals across the country about teen programming, serving on national steering committees for numerous teen leadership conferences and helping to develop Service Learning curriculum. LaCresha serves on Keystone Club’s Pacific Region Advisory Council for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Most recently, LaCresha was recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the recipient of the Debra Williams Clark 2016 Spirit of Keystone Award, which acknowledges Club leaders who have the commitment to inspire and coach advisors in the Keystone movement to build a tradition of excellence.
Nate Ford grew up in the Western Addition, where he was a member of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse since the age of six. Nate attended San Francisco State University before deciding to work for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. In 1990, Nate was appointed Athletic Director of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, where he served 18 years in that role. During that time, Nate led all athletic programs for Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, including baseball, flag football, indoor soccer, volleyball, track and field and his most beloved sport: basketball. One of Nate’s proudest accomplishments is establishing the Pee Wee Basketball program and the SF Rebels Basketball program, a traveling basketball program that allows players to travel regionally and nationally to compete in tournaments, while also fulfilling academic requirements. More than 60 Rebels players have graduated from high school and gone on to play basketball in college. In 2008, Nate was named Citywide Athletics Director to oversee the entire Athletic Program for all eight Clubhouses. Throughout his career, Nate has served on many advisory boards and has garnered several community service awards.
“The reason why I chose Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as my place of employment is because I wanted to give back what was given to me as a youngster growing up at Ernest Ingold. BGCSF was my 2nd home and home away from home. It kept me off the streets! There are so many things these youngsters can get into. I want to be the one who steer them the right way weather its in sports or just being successful in life!! I get a joy out of taking kids out of state to compete. For many of them it’s their 1st time on a plane, out the city, or out state. The Club provided all those 1st for me, so why not give back?”
Patricia Zamora is the Citywide Director of Creative Arts. At BGCSF, she has been a leader for the Boeddeker Park Community Hub by supporting collective impact model planning and implementation as part of BGCSF’s role as Master Tenant for Boeddeker Park. Patricia is also a visual artist and manages the Citywide Creative Arts program for BGCSF. She is a founding member of the Tenderloin Safe Passage Project and served as President of the Advisory Board for Safe Passage. Patricia is also a member of the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Community Advisory Committee-Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership. She is the recipient of numerous community awards, such as the Chicago Council on Human Relations Unsung Heroine Award, and BGCSF 2008 Clubhouse Director of the Year. In previous roles, Pat helped create an award-winning restorative peer jury model for the Chicago Public Schools, where she advocated for the successful inclusion of restorative practices in the Chicago Public School Discipline Code.
As Citywide Director of Health & Fitness, Tavi is charged with ensuring that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is the healthiest place for youth in San Francisco. This includes working with staff and youth focused on three areas: a healthy Clubhouse environment, health education and promotion, and access to health services. In partnership with Board member Dr. Curtis Chan, Tavi co-chairs BGCSF’s Health Advisory Board, a group of diverse professionals committed to promoting the health of under-served youth in San Francisco. Tavi has been with BGCSF for more than nine years. She has served as Community Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University, and currently she supervises UCSF medical students and SFSU health education interns at BGCSF to help them learn about community health programs. Tavi was a founding member of UCSF’s University Community Partnerships Council and is active in Shape Up San Francisco and The Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Working Group. Prior to joining BGCSF, Tavi served as the Program Director of the YMCA Teen Center in East Oakland. She also has supervised the School-Based Health Center at Oakland Technical High School. Tavi earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA.
As Director of Individual Giving, Brigid Riley oversees BGCSF’s individual fundraising program, including annual giving, donor relations, and fundraising operations. Soon after joining the BGCSF team, Brigid helped to establish the NextGen Leadership Council, a group of young leaders and advocates for BGCSF, and manages the Council’s membership and fundraising efforts.
With over eight years of experience in development, Brigid began her career in Athletic Development at Boston College, followed by four years with the Advancement team at the Winsor School in Boston.
Brigid earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Hispanic Studies from Boston College. As a native of the East Coast, Brigid has enjoyed getting to know San Francisco through her work with BGCSF and our youth.
As Director of Marketing & Communication, Cailin works collaboratively across the organization to develop and implement communication and marketing strategies and promote key messaging about BGCSF’s mission, youth development strategy, programs, impact, and history.
While a new resident of San Francisco, Cailin brings six years of Boys & Girls Clubs expertise from her prior roles as Director of Marketing & Communication and Director of Communication & Resource Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa.
Cailin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Spanish from Winona State University. She also spent six months teaching English in Heredia, Costa Rica.
“As someone who has witnessed the Boys & Girls Clubs’ movement change and save lives, I’m determined to increase awareness and understanding of BGCSF, our vital mission, and the positive impact we are making for San Francisco youth.”
Deirdre is the co-founder of GiftLit, an online book-of-the-month subscription business (www.giftlit.com). Until 2002, She was a partner and Managing Director at Hall Capital Partners. Prior to joining Hall Capital she spent 15 years at JP Morgan, initially in investment banking and then in wealth management.
In addition, Deirdre serves on the Board of Catchlight, an organization dedicated to social change through photojournalism, and teaches financial literacy to Bay Area high school students. Deirdre lives in San Francisco with her husband, Chris, and their two children.
“BGCSF is like a nurturing second family for disadvantaged Bay Area youth. It knits together the SF community by engaging corporations, arts organizations, schools, volunteers, philanthropists and many others to support and enrich the lives of our neediest kids.”
Erin Gutierrez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January. Since that time, she served the organization in several capacities including Education Director, Program Manager, and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse and Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. Erin has achieved great success in providing high-quality programming at her Club sites. She won a Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Award for an all-girls group program she co-led in 2009. Under her leadership, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Sunnydale Clubhouse won National Merit Awards for Program Excellence in the areas of Education and Character and Leadership in 2010 and 2013. Erin is an active community member in the greater Visitacion Valley community, where she is raising her two daughters. Erin also has served as a Girls Scout troop leader and PTA President at Visitacion Valley Elementary from 2011 to 2015. Prior to joining BGCSF, Erin worked for nine years at Seneca Center for Children and Families. Erin has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
A native of the Bay Area and current resident of San Francisco, Jamin McVeigh joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as Director of Development in 2016. Jamin most recently served at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco as Development & Marketing Officer, helping to provide affordable housing opportunities for underserved, local families in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Starting in volunteer services and database management, Jamin was promoted to Development Officer in 2008 and Development & Marketing Officer in 2011. With more than 10 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteer engagement. Jamin earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California at San Diego. In her spare time, Jamin is an active volunteer with Girls on the Run Bay Area as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city and traveling.
Jenny Beck began working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2007. During that time, she worked closely with Club and Camp staff to identify funding needs and pursue grant funds from local private foundations and public agencies. In 2008, she became Director of Corporate Giving, working closely with Board members, local and national companies to support BGCSF through financial contributions, event sponsorship and volunteerism. Jenny left BGCSF in 2010 to be close to home and take care of her first child as a freelance grant writer. She returned to BGCSF in 2015 as Director of Institutional Giving. In this current role, Jenny seeks funding from local foundations and city, state and federal agencies that share BGCSF’s mission and support our work. Jenny received a Bachelors of Art degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Education Leadership from Bank Street College of Education. In addition to her prior experience as a classroom teacher, non-profit administrator and program director, Jenny has more than 10 years of experience in grant writing.
Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation and impact to the organization. He has defined his career by leading mission-driven organizations to understand and improve their impact through monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning. Joe’s work in youth development is informed by years of practice and a deep understanding of community development and complex systems. He also brings a lens of social investment and collective impact and has been recognized for his research and strategic thinking in nearly a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles. Joe completed a masters in community planning at University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in public health at UC Berkeley. At BGCSF, Joe is developing organizational capacity for real-time insights for quality improvement and deep-impact understanding for strategic direction. In his free time, Joe loves backpacking and bike-riding.