Success Stories!

Our Dedicated Staff

This is a nice sentiment that introduces the heart filled efforts that the staff below contributes to make Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco an amazing place for thousands of kids.

Rob Connolly

President
As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s eight traditional Clubhouses, four School...

As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s eight traditional Clubhouses, four School-Based Clubs, and Camp Mendocino, a 2,000-acre residential summer camp in the redwoods of Northern California. He oversees an operation with 177 regular staff members and an additional 147 temporary or seasonal staff members.

Rob has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs since 1998, serving two years with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Government Relations team in Washington DC prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in late 1999. He briefly served as Executive Director for the San Francisco Boys & Girls Club in 2000-2001, prior to a 2001 merger; and as Vice President of Administration and later Chief Operating Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco before becoming President in 2005. Rob served as one of two staff members, alongside five Board Members, negotiating and putting together an historic merger of two century-old Clubs.

During his tenure with BGCSF, Rob and his team have developed and implemented programs and services that measurably improve the lives of young people, including enhanced health and mental health services; youth workforce development programs and opportunities; academic programs, middle school services, outdoor education, award-winning art programs, and much more. Over this period, the total youth served by BGCSF has grown from 7,000 to 19,000 and average daily attendance (ADA) has grown from approximately 800 to over 1,850, The number of sites has grown from nine to 14.

Rob played the lead staff role in raising over $60 million through the Club’s Brighter Futures Capital Campaign and spent a significant amount of time and energy actively overseeing $50M of construction projects.

Rob currently serves as Vice President of the Board for the California Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.

Rob received his B.A. from Yale University and attended Oxford University as a Visiting Study Fellow. He is married and has two daughters.

Maxine Wilson

Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Maxine is in-charge of the day-to-day operations of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. This includes overseeing...

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.

Heidi Coffer

Vice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Heidi oversees all finance related activities throughout the...

As Vice President of Finance for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, 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 with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. In her former role as an audit manager for a regional CPA firm, 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.

Throughout the years, Heidi has built a broad knowledge of finance and accounting challenges facing nonprofits today. Since August 2013, she has been applying this expertise at BGCSF in her current role as VP of Finance for the organization.

Joni Lachman

Vice President of Institutional Giving
Joni began working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 1999. In her current role as Vice President of Institutional Giving, she works...

Joni began working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 1999. In her current role as Vice President of Institutional Giving, she works 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, writes and edits grants to private foundations and public agencies. She and the President play the lead roles in managing relationships with active grantors.

As a member of BGCSF’s Executive Team, she helps set the framework for measures of agency success, communicating these measures to funders, and allocating and aligning resources to achieve our objectives for our Club members. With grant partnerships, Joni also helps fund our agency infrastructure. Over the years, she has worked with local and national foundations, and government funders for new facility construction and renovation, helping BGCSF successfully meet capital campaign goals. She partners with local institutional funders for ongoing capital repairs such as roofing, plumbing and heating.

Prior professional non-profit experience includes development work with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Raphael House. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Psychology from Columbia University. She has lived in San Francisco for over twenty years and is married and with two daughters.

Harold Love

Vice President of Club Services
Harold Love was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. Although he calls the Bay Area in home, he considers himself a Midwesterner at heart...

Harold Love was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. 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 the BGCSF’s family, Harold is responsible for the oversight and operations of 8 clubhouses. Mission and values-driven; his goals are to ensure that each Club creates an inclusive, optimal Club experience for all members, strengthen BGCSF’s facility operations and vehicle maintenance systems, and to work collaboratively with Club staff and allies to minimize risk, develop organizational policies and procedures, and to support BGCSF’s keen focus on overall safety. When he is not working at the Club, Harold enjoys spending time with his spouse, listening to hip hop music, running, and playing golf.

“Get in good trouble” - John Lewis

Jamin McVeigh

Vice President of Development
A native of the Bay Area and current resident of San Francisco, Jamin Sartor McVeigh joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as...

A native of the Bay Area and current resident of San Francisco, Jamin Sartor McVeigh joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as Director of Development in 2016. Prior to joining BGCSF, Jamin previously 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.

With more than 16 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing, and volunteer engagement. In her current role as Vice President of Development, she is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Development department, donor relations, special events, the volunteer program, and overall fundraising strategy for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Jamin earned her bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at San Diego.  She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, two young children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city, and traveling.

Mary Kelly Persyn

Vice President of Legal Affairs
Mary Kelly joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in fall 2022. She is responsible for all aspects of Legal Affairs for the organization...

Mary Kelly joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in fall 2022. She is responsible for all aspects of Legal Affairs for the organization, both internally and externally. Mary Kelly provides advice and support on a range of matters including risk management and compliance, policies and practices, data governance, privacy, employment law, and litigation, with special attention to child safety. As a member of the Executive Team, she actively supports successful execution of the Club's mission and strategic plan.

Mary Kelly is a longtime child advocate and civil and human rights attorney. Prior to joining the nonprofit world in 2015, Mary Kelly was a college professor of English literature, associate in global corporate law firms, and judicial law clerk. As an elected member of the American Law Institute, Mary Kelly serves as chair of the amicus committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, is a member of the United Way of the Bay Area Advisory Council, and is co-chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. She speaks and writes on a range of topics related to racial and gender equity and justice and childhood toxic stress. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and twin children.

“We are greater for, and greater than, the sum of us” – Heather McGhee

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of Club Services
Carlton joined Boys & Girls Clubs in the summer of 1998 as a temporary program staff at our Tenderloin Clubhouse. He quickly fell in...

Carlton joined Boys & Girls Clubs in the summer of 1998 as a temporary program staff at our Tenderloin Clubhouse. He quickly fell in love with youth development and decided to stick around a while. Carlton moved into the Teen Director role, Program Director, and then Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. Over the years Carlton has served in a number of Clubhouse leadership roles at BGCSF including Clubhouse Director of our Excelsior Clubhouse and as an Area Director supporting our Clubhouse in Sunnydale and the Willie Mays Clubhouse in Hunters Point. He currently serves as the Senior Director of School Based Clubs overseeing all of our school based programs. Carlton also has extensive experience establishing relationships with key community partners and collaborating with neighborhood organizations.

Carlton grew up in San Francisco and 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.

Hannah Gustafson

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
As Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, Hannah Gustafson develops and oversees strategic communications and marketing for Boys & Girls

As Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, Hannah Gustafson develops and oversees strategic communications and marketing for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Hannah is responsible for the organization’s brand and reputation management as well as public relations engagement and media relations.

Hannah has 15 years of experience leading communications, marketing and engagement programs both in-house and as an independent consultant, throughout non-profit, corporate and government sectors. She has served in the communications departments of The U.S. Department of Energy, Cleantech Group, Bloom Energy, United Airlines, and numerous San Francisco based civic and membership organizations.

Hannah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Media Studies from Macalester College. She grew up in London and Connecticut and lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.


Erin Gutierrez

Senior Director of Programs & Advancement
Erin Gutierrez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January, 2008. Since that time, she served the organization in several capacities...

Erin Gutiérrez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January, 2008. Since that time, she served the organization in several capacities including Education Director, Program Manager, Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses, and currently as the Senior Director of Programs & Advancement. Under her leadership, her Clubs have won three Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Erin is a mother of two students in San Francisco Unified District schools. She has served as a Girls Scout troop leader and PTA President at Visitacion Valley Elementary from 2011 to 2015.

Erin is also a doctoral candidate at the University of San Francisco pursuing her Ed.D in Organizational Leadership and Development. She has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in History of the Americas from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

“I stand at the edge where earth touches ocean / where the two overlap / a gentle coming together / at other times and places a violent clash” -Gloria Anzaldúa from Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Chaka Young

Senior Director of Human Resources
Chaka joined BGCSF in April of 2022. She began her HR career with AAA as the Lead HR Generalist, and then after five years...

Chaka joined BGCSF in April of 2022. She began her HR career with AAA as the Lead HR Generalist, and then after five years, quickly moved into an HR Business Partner and Talent Acquisition Leader for Oakland Unified School District for 5 additional years. Additional work as the Senior Generalist for Tides, Non-Profit ultimately led to her accepting the position of Director of HR, Payroll and Benefits for a Start-Up reporting directly to the CEO. In her last Senior Management role at Ross Stores, before working at BGCSF, she had three critical departments that supported all of the United States. All departments required vast knowledge of employee relations, DE&I, HRIS systems, and project management. As Senior Director of Human Resources, Chaka is charged with oversight of two departments, the human resources and learning and development teams. Chaka's leadership is directly responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the HR functions which include:  recruitment, employee relations, employee benefits, retention, compliance, and workplace safety. For the Learning and Development Resources, these functions include: training, professional development, career pathing, career advancement and performance management.

Chaka is also a Club kid! When she was able to, she would attend the West Oakland Boys & Girls Club with her older brothers.  She is still very close with the Clubhouse Director and her family is still a pillar in the West Oakland community.  Chaka first attended Cal State East Bay and later received her BA and MBA from the University of Phoenix. Chaka is a candidate for receiving her DBA (Doctorate of Business Administration) from the University of Southern California.  Chaka has three beautiful children, two boys, and one daughter.

Lisa Rosete

Executive Assistant to Rob Connolly
Lisa joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2011. As the Executive Assistant to the organization’s President, Rob Connolly, Lisa works...

Lisa joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2011. As the Executive Assistant to the organization’s President, Rob Connolly, Lisa works closely with BGCSF’s leadership team and Board of Governors. She believes strongly in the value of community-based organizations and their role in providing safe and caring environments for youth to learn, grow, and thrive.

Lisa earned a B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley. Originally from Los Angeles, Lisa has lived in San Francisco for more than a decade. She has a deep love for the city and all its people, neighborhoods, parks, architecture, food, art, and music. Lisa’s favorite social-distancing activities include exploring Golden Gate Park, taking virtual dance classes, and listening to vinyl while working on jigsaw puzzles.

Jontonette "Star" Clark

Greater Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Director
Star has been with BGCSF for many years and has held a variety of positions including Site Director of the Sunnydale Clubhouse and Middle...

Star has been with BGCSF for many years and has held a variety of positions including Site Director of the Sunnydale Clubhouse and Middle School Director at the Excelsior Clubhouse.  In both roles, she created exceptional programming, as well as assisted with the coordination and execution of all Citywide events and meetings.

 

In her current role as Greater Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Director, Star utilizes both her programming expertise along with her leadership and administrative experience to help staff create the optimal Club experience for young people across Greater Visitacion Valley. 

Nikki Franklin

Willie Mays Clubhouse Director
Nikki moved to the Bay Area from Tucson, Arizona where she studied education at the University of Arizona.

Nikki moved to the Bay Area from Tucson, Arizona where she studied education at the University of Arizona. In Arizona, she was a 5th-grade teacher for 8 years. Passionate about kids, sports, and community, the move to work in the Bay Area with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco was a natural fit. 


In her free time, Nikki loves to play and watch basketball, especially the Chicago Bulls. She also enjoys the outdoors whether it be hiking or camping with her dogs Bentley and Hercules. Nikki is grateful for an amazing opportunity to work with a wonderful community of parents and kids here in Bay View.

Sara Richardson

Camp Director
Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs for almost four years. Prior to joining...

Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs for almost four years. Prior to joining BGCSF in 2012, Sara provided leadership to a gang prevention grant and summer day camp programs for a Boys & Girls Club in Oxnard, California. She has also worked with teen girls in a residential substance abuse program in Detroit, Michigan. Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.

As Camp Director, Sara provides oversight of the programs and daily operations for Camp Mendocino’s 2,000-acre facility in Mendocino County. Some of her responsibilities include hiring and training over 100 seasonal staff; overseeing the programming, administrative and operational aspects of Camp; ensuring the safety and well-being of all campers and staff; and ensuring that Camp continues to meet the needs of young people in our community.

Jennifer Snyder

Excelsior Clubhouse Director
Jennifer Snyder has been Clubhouse Director for Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly nine years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began in...

Jennifer Snyder has been the Clubhouse Director at Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly nine years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began in 2004 when she served as a Youth Development Director at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley in Arizona. In 2008, Jennifer was promoted to Branch Executive of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley’s Guadalupe Branch. At the Excelsior Clubhouse, Jennifer coaches a team of 11 dedicated staff and manages the largest youth serving building in District 11.

Prior to her career with Boys & Girls Clubs, Jennifer was the Youth Program Director for the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and Office of Protocol. In her former role, Jennifer coordinated an international teachers conference, youth art competitions and an international youth exchange, to name a few responsibilities. 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 helping to raise awareness and support for the Melanoma Research Foundation.

“It’s not what we say that is important, it is what we decide to do and that we finish what we decide to do.” - Bruce Snyder 1987

Spencer Tolliver

Don Fisher Clubhouse Director
Spencer Tolliver graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After graduation, he accepted the Bess K...

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.

Michael Vuong

Tenderloin Clubhouse Director
In his current role as Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse, Michael Vuong provides guidance and leadership around policy...

In his current role as Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse, Michael Vuong provides guidance and leadership around policy building, program scheduling, and overall visioning of the Tenderloin Clubhouse, while creating a safe and welcoming space for youth.

As a BGCSF alumnus, Michael joined Columbia Park Clubhouse at 12 years old and became a founding member at Excelsior Clubhouse and later became a founding member of the newly-renovated Columbia Park Clubhouse. During his time as a Club member, Michael was heavily involved with BGCSF leadership programs such as Keystone Club, which helped earn him the award of Youth of the Year for Columbia Park.

During his near 20 year-tenure in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement, 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, while establishing strong basics around programming as important factors in the work we do at BGCSF. He believes that by creating a culture of strong fundamentals and community building, it becomes easier to do the great things that our amazing youth can achieve.  He has also supported several neighborhood efforts to ensure that youth and families are supported no matter where they are and feel safe accessing that support and resources.

"The comeback is always greater than the setback." - Unknown

Solomon "Sol" Abrams

Site Director, Gateway Middle School
Solomon (Sol) was born and raised in San Francisco and is a Club alumnus of the Enerst Ingold Clubhouse and Camp Mendocino.

Solomon (Sol) was born and raised in San Francisco and is a Club alumnus of the Enerst Ingold Clubhouse and Camp Mendocino. Since that time, he has served on the Board of the Head Start program in San Francisco and created non-profits for students with disabilities.


In his current role as Site Director at Gateway Middle School, he is able to bring a plethora of knowledge, youth development, and leadership skills to strengthen our School-Based Clubs partnerships.


Sol is the father of two students who found opportunities, fun, and safety at the Don Fisher Clubhouse. He has served with the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, and PTA at Dr. William Cobb Elementary in San Francisco.


Sol is currently a doctoral student at the University of San Francisco (USF) pursuing his Ed.D in Organization and Leadership. He has a master's degree in Organization and Leadership from USF and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.


When Sol is not at the Clubhouse, you can find him playing and coaching basketball, working out, fixing stuff, and raising awareness for people with disabilities.


"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." – Malcolm X



Nick Barrett

Site Director, Gateway High School
Nicholas "Nick" Barrett was raised in London England but can find his roots in Mid-West Brazil. He first started his journey with Boys and...

Nicholas "Nick" Barrett was raised in London England but can find his roots in Mid-West Brazil. He first started his journey with Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco on a summer visa program working with Camp Mendocino as a counselor in 2018. At Camp, he fell in love with the mission of BGCSF and moved out to San Francisco to be a part of the team.

 

In his role as Gateway High School Club Site Director, he hopes to bring energy and passion into his work and be a positive role model for youth. As well as be able to work closely with teachers and staff and leave a lasting impact on the present and future students at Gateway High School Club. 

 

“Strength does not make one capable of rule; it makes one capable of service.” -Brandon Sanderson

Sara Reyna

Site Director, Malcolm X Academy Elementary School

Kevin Wilson

Site Director, BGCSF Beacon at Carver Elementary School
Kevin was born and raised in San Francisco. As a BGCSF alumnus, he joined the Columbia Park Clubhouse at the age of eight ...

Kevin was born and raised in San Francisco. As a BGCSF alumnus, he joined the Columbia Park Clubhouse at the age of eight where he attended daily and participated in almost every community service project available. Inspired by the staff and Club values, he later joined Torch Club and began his career goals in youth development and social justice advocacy as a Teen Staff, Social Recreation Coordinator, and Athletics Director.

During Kevin’s time away, he worked to support youth in Bayview Hunter’s Point as an After School Director for seven years and directed a Family Resource Center in Potrero Hill for three years. After a 15 year hiatus, Kevin returned to BGCSF as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Excelsior Clubhouse where he focused on youth development and advocacy work.  As the current Program Manager for the Beacon program at Dr. George Washington Carver, Kevin continues this work with the goal to one day become a Clubhouse Director.  

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - Dr. Geroge Washington Carver

Mia Amor Vega

Site Director, San Francisco Community School. Club
Mia Amor Vega joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in June 2021 as the Site Director for the San Francisco Community School Club.

Mia Amor Vega joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in June 2021 as the Site Director for the San Francisco Community School Club. She has been working with young people for 11 years. 


Her journey in youth development started in 2010 when she got her first job working with kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, where she discovered that working with youth was her passion, and that one day she would like to run her own Club. 


Since then she has worked for the City of Redwood City, running their REACH (recreation, enrichment, academic, community and health) program, and the San Carlos School District running the SMART-E after school programs. 


Mia was born and raised in San Francisco until she was four years old, when she and her siblings were placed into foster care. Growing up in the foster care system gave Mia the drive to give back and the aspiration to work with kids going through similar situations. Along with working for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Mia also volunteers in the San Francisco community and is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for foster children and justice involved youth in San Francisco.


Mia is excited to bring her passion and commitment for making a difference to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.


Kelsey Hood Cattaneo

Director of Evaluation and Impact
Kelsey was born and raised in Ventura, California, where she completed her Bachelors in Liberal Studies focusing on Youth Activism.

Kelsey was born and raised in Ventura, California, where she completed her Bachelors in Liberal Studies focusing on Youth Activism. Since 2007, she has worked in international organizations focused primarily on youth and community development across the globe. After completing her Master’s Degree in Urban Public Policy with a focus on Education Policy, she started a Doctoral program looking at the effectiveness of "evidence-based policymaking" in international education programs.


As Director of Evaluation and Impact, Kelsey oversees the outcomes team of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Her goal is to drive learning in the organization to improve the quality of services and achieve intended outcomes through a systematized and evidence-based approach.


Kelsey is excited for the opportunity to return home and bring her experience and passion to BGCSF after many years abroad.

Madison Holland

Director of Advocacy and Government Relations
Madison was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelors in Psychology and Political Science.

Madison was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelors in Psychology and Political Science where she focused on childhood development and social justice studies. She later went on to obtain her Masters from the University of San Francisco in Urban and Public Affairs where she focused on education reform and alternatives to youth incarceration. She wrote her thesis on San Francisco’s legislation to close its juvenile hall and the learnings that could be used to support other cities looking to engage in similar work.


Madison has worked with children for over ten years through various positions in child-care, schools, and community centers. She is passionate about building better support systems for families, investing in prevention programs, and creating more equitable opportunities for all young people.


She joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2018 when she moved to the Bay Area. As the Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, she is responsible for driving the development and implementation of BGCSF’s advocacy and engagement strategy with critical government partners. She is also responsible for writing grants and managing the organization's government funding. In addition to her administrative duties, she works closely with the District 10 Clubhouses providing direct service to youth including program support and mentorship.


Frankie Massioni

Director of Learning and Development
Frankie Massioni joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as the Director of Learning and Development in December 2021. Frankie is a...

Frankie Massioni joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as the Director of Learning and Development in December 2021. Frankie is a San Francisco native and started working in youth development as a summer camp counselor at fifteen. He spent many years working with the YMCA empowering youth and driving positive change in the community. Since then, he has had a passion for supporting others by providing space and opportunities for learning and growth. He brings that passion to his role by providing support for BGCSF staff as they create safe, engaging, and impactful experiences for the youth they serve. 


Frankie has a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Education from UC Irvine where he focused on small to large group dynamics and childhood development. In more recent years, Frankie has spent time living and learning abroad in both Europe and Southeast Asia. While there, he continued to grow his passion for leadership development as he immersed himself in new cultures, ways of life, and delicious food. When Frankie is not at the Club, you can find him reading, playing/watching sports, or venturing through Golden Gate Park with his dog.


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”  - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Steven Reder

Facilities Director
Steven joined BGCSF in September 2017 bringing over 15 years of experience in operations management...

Steven joined BGCSF in September 2017 bringing over 15 years of experience in operations management, working within the non-profit performing arts community of the Bay Area. After over a decade of production management in the film and television industry, Steven moved to San Francisco where he settled into the position of Operations & IT Manager for the California Film Institute/Mill Valley Film Festival. Steven brought the organization into a new era by spearheading the relocation to new state-of-the-art offices. Each year he was tasked with the hiring and training of staff, plus securing venues for the fall film festival itself. 

Later, Steven worked with ODC in the Mission District of San Francisco where he managed a two-building campus that includes eight studios, three performance venues, and several office suites. Steven brings with him his commitment to providing BGCSF with the finest, top of the line, and safety-driven facilities to the members throughout our twelve clubhouse and school-based locations.

“It is an honor to work for an organization with over 130 years of commitment to serving the youth of our community. Each time I witness how engaged the members are, and hear the stories of their accomplishments long after they move on, I am so happy that I got to play even a little part in this for them.”

Alejandro Sutphen

Director of Institutional Giving
Alejandro joined BGCSF in 2022 in order to serve the children, families, and neighborhoods of San Francisco. Adopted as an infant from...

Alejandro joined BGCSF in 2022 in order to serve the children, families, and neighborhoods of San Francisco. Adopted as an infant from Guatemala, Alejandro’s passion for youth grew. His first paid position at ten years old was taking care of neighbor kids after school until their guardian came home. Between high school and college, he worked at a daycare facility in Salta, Argentina, serving children living in a slum. On his own initiative, he raised funds for better training for the low-income women who staffed this critical service. In his role as Director of Institutional Giving, Alejandro brings together youth, staff, and community stakeholders to build understanding and connections that meaningfully impact the lives of young people.

Before joining BGCSF, Alejandro worked as a fundraiser at Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national research and technical assistance organization that supports BIPOC- and woman-owned small businesses from under-resourced communities to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents. Prior to this, Alejandro managed fundraising at Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, a historic Puerto Rican CDC in Boston's South End district serving more than 400 units of affordable housing with programs for children, youth, adults, and seniors to increase their quality of life.

In his life and his career to date, Alejandro has been a bridge between those with resources and those who need them.

Alejandro is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut, and Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. 

Jake Babick

Citywide Director of Sports, Fitness, and Play
Youth Development has always been a passion for Jake. During his 12+ years of coaching he has been able to teach our youth many vital social...

Youth Development has always been a passion for Jake. During his 12+ years of coaching he has been able to teach our youth many vital social skills through athletics. Making a positive impact on the youth of San Francisco is important to him and he is grateful to have been given the opportunity to watch our members grow up to be caring and responsible citizens.

When asked what he loves about working at BGCSF, Jake said, “There is nothing better to go to a graduation and watching members that I have mentored or coached walk across a stage and receive their High School Diploma. These are the moments that will forever be etched in my memory and drive me to help our youth succeed.”

Earl Declet

Citywide Director of Teen Services
As Citywide Director of High School Services, Earl is responsible for the oversight of the High School Services programs across BGCSF’s...

As Citywide Director of High School Services, Earl is responsible for the oversight of the High School Services programs across BGCSF’s Clubhouses and School-Based-Clubs. Earl provides support and resources for High School Services Directors, Clubhouse leadership, teens, and their families through multiple resource streams and programs. Whether it’s college, trade school, or entering the workforce, Earl aims to ensure that BGCSF members leave the Club “ready for life” at 18.

Earl began his career with BGCSF in 2016 as the High School Services Director at the Excelsior Clubhouse where he developed programs that focused on youth workforce development and teen leadership. During that time, Earl placed teens in over 200 jobs and was awarded over $14,000 in grant funding to support teen programs. In 2019, Earl transitioned to serve as the Site Director at the Gateway High School Club. In his short stint as Site Director, Earl was able to strengthen the partnership between Gateway High School and BGCSF and increase average daily attendance from 35 students to 90+ students.  

Earl received his B.A. in Philosophy with minors in Asian American Studies & Sports Management from UC Santa Barbara in 2010 and his M.A. in Sports Management from California State University, Long Beach in 2015.  Earl is the commissioner of his dynasty fantasy football league with high school buddies, is an avid bowler, and loves traveling on food adventures with his wife, Berna.

Debby Machold

Citywide Director of Behavioral Health Services
Debby Machold joined BGCSF in 2004 as the Citywide Director of Behavioral Health Services. Debby is responsible for ensuring the social and...

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 the 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. "My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."- Reverend Desmond Tutu

Brian Sauer

Citywide Director of Education
Brian Sauer has been involved in education leadership for over two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career as...

Brian Sauer has been involved in educational leadership for over two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career as an SFUSD classroom teacher, where he taught middle and high school mathematics and science. After teaching, Brian continued working with college-age youth at Juma Ventures. He joined BGCSF five years ago as the Citywide Director of Education, a role that has really allowed him to develop skills and grow as an educator. Over the years, Brian has worked to strengthen academic support, literacy, STEM, and College Prep programs across the BGCSF organization. He has helped develop partnerships and resources to support the academic development of all members.

Brian is married to a talented SFUSD middle school teacher-librarian and has three boys - all active members of BGCSF.  A native of Montana, Brian received a degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and California State Teaching credential from San Francisco State University.

Lysa Fabian

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Tenderloin Clubhouse
Lysa is the Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse.

Lysa is the Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. Lysa first started her Boys & Girls Clubs career as the Registrar for Camp Mendocino in 2011. She then spent the next ten years as the Education Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. During her time as the Education Director, she supported hundreds of youth and families in academics, socioemotional wellness, and creative programming to help grow the next generation of successful, caring adults. One of her favorite parts of the role was watching youth grow up from elementary school and seeing them come back with their high school diplomas and college degrees.


Teaching and learning has always been one of Lysa’s passions. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Child and Adolescent Development and earned her teaching credentials in Special Education and General Education. Previously, Lysa worked within the San Francisco public school system in elementary classrooms, but found her true love was in non-profit community work. As the Assistant Clubhouse Director, she is excited to continue to combine her interests and serve the Tenderloin community.


Lysa is a proud, third-generation San Franciscan and enjoys walking her daughter and dog to get coffee in the Excelsior neighborhood. 


Sara Harris

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Visitacion Valley
Sara received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology of Education from Yale University and her Master's degree in Urban Education from Loyola...

Sara received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology of Education from Yale University and her Master's degree in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University.  Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, she worked as a middle school science and social studies teacher in Bayview Hunters Point. She has also worked in outdoor education, college access programming, and youth social and emotional development.

Sara supports the academic development of members at the Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses. She emphasizes a holistic approach to academic success and works to bring families, teachers, Club staff together to ensure members are able to meet their academic goals. Sara works with all staff in the Clubhouse to ensure that academics are integrated in fun ways throughout the day. 

What Sara loves most about the Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale Clubhouses is the tight-knit community. Sara approaches her work with an asset-based mindset and focuses on leveraging member's own unique strengths to help them continue to learn and grow. 

“I always prioritize checking in with teachers when I pick our kids up after school. This allows me to hear directly about individual members’ needs, create an aligned support plan at the Club, and communicate that to parents. This way, youth are consistently supported from school to the Club and to home.” 

Julia Meier

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Don Fisher Clubhouse
Julia has been with BGCSF for three years, currently serving as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Don Fisher Clubhouse. In her previous

Julia has been with BGCSF for three years, currently serving as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Don Fisher Clubhouse. In her previous role as Education Liaison at the Don Fisher Clubhouse she developed programs that enriched and supplemented the academic development and experience for Club youth.

Prior to working at BGCSF, Julia has worked across national and international contexts in different institutions and initiatives, including governments, non-governmental organizations, higher education institutions, private organizations, community organizations, as well as with families, and social movements. She has been fueled to create social change through her experiences bringing together interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to examine education policy and practices. Her areas of expertise include program design, curriculum development, capacity building, and program monitoring and evaluation.

Julia received her Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education from New York University, and has a BA in Elementary Education with an ESL certification from the University of Northern Colorado. Originally from Colorado, she now calls Oakland home. 

Joshlyn Norman

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Willie Mays Clubhouse
Joshlyn Norman is the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Willie Mays Clubhouse. She is a native of San Francisco,

Joshlyn Norman is the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Willie Mays Clubhouse. She is a native of San Francisco, the Bayview District, specifically.  Over the course of her career, Joshlyn has worked in youth development for 17 years.  In her 5 plus years at BGCSF, she has worked for both school based and traditional clubhouses in various roles. She started as a program leader for elementary school members at San Francisco Community School, before becoming that site’s Admin Assistant, she then transitioned into traditional clubhouses by becoming the admin assistant at Colombia Park clubhouse, before becoming the High School Services Director there. As an Assistant Clubhouse Director, Joshlyn is responsible for the daily programming at Willie Mays  and ensuring that the members are having the optimal club experience. Joshlyn is looking forward to continuing to serve her community and working in the neighborhood she grew up in.

LeeAnn Quintero

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Columbia Park Clubhouse
LeeAnn was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She studied Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San Francisco with the goal...

LeeAnn was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She studied Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San Francisco with the goal of wanting to help lower-income communities find the resources they need to succeed. LeeAnn’s major was focused on using our history to create better outcomes for our future. During her time at Columbia Park Clubhouse, LeeAnn created an English Learning program for Spanish-speaking members of the Clubhouse. One accomplishment LeeAnn is very proud of is raising awareness throughout the clubhouse of each culture and identity that is represented by our members.

In her role as Assistant Clubhouse Director, LeeAnn hopes to create a community within the Clubhouse that focuses on the diverse identities that are shared by the members of Columbia Park. Her goal is to be a role model and advocate for the members of the Clubhouse that relates to them based on their backgrounds and identity. As a first-generation college student and second-generation citizen, LeeAnn hopes to use her own experiences to be a resource for the youth and parents that she works with at the Clubhouse. Her passion is to ensure that the youth of her clubhouse are given every opportunity possible to have a successful future they may not have known existed.

When LeeAnn is not at the Clubhouse, you can find her doing different forms of art, fostering rescue dogs, exploring Bay Area restaurants, or driving back to LA to visit her family and Dodger Stadium. After living in San Francisco for more than seven years, LeeAnn has come to call both Los Angeles and San Francisco her homes.


“Do work that matters. Vale la pena”

― Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Ashley Simmons

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Excelsior Clubhouse
Ashley has been serving San Francisco youth in out of school programs for 15 years. Prior to BGCSF, she facilitated life story writing...

Ashley has been serving San Francisco youth in out of school programs for 15 years. Prior to BGCSF, she facilitated life story writing workshops throughout San Francisco with the literacy non-profit Streetside Stories as a teaching artist and teacher coach. In 2015, she was thrilled to come to the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco as the Excelsior Clubhouse Education Director. In the past four years, she has trained with Techbridge Girls to build a homegrown sitewide STEM program at Excelsior while continuing her work with youth creating literacy portfolios, coordinating multiple summer's sitewide literacy and STEM events. She also facilitated girls specific STEM groups both in the Clubhouse and at partner schools, advancing her passion for empowering young women through education.

Ashley is especially proud of the creative enrichment programs she has developed at Excelsior, such as the 4th grade Star Stories literacy, astronomy, and cultural education program that culminated in a podcast displayed at the California Academy Sciences. Ashley has co-created and implemented the teen cooking competition league: Chopped, in an effort to teach life skills, healthy living, and combat food waste. Ashley is excited for the opportunity to step into leadership as the Assistant Clubhouse Director at Excelsior.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Monterey Bay in an Integrated Studies Special Major: Theater as Social Activism. When she's not at the Excelsior Clubhouse, Ashley can be found with her two dogs and husband on adventures in nature or trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

Anttwan Stanberry

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Mission Clubhouse
Born and raised in the Mission District, Anttwan developed his love for youth development while attending Columbia Park Clubhouse from 1997...

Born and raised in the Mission District, Anttwan developed his love for youth development while attending Columbia Park Clubhouse from 1997-2007 where he won BGCSF’s Citywide Youth of the Year in 2007. After graduating from high school, Anttwan worked for Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley while going to school. He also worked for YMCA of San Francisco, The Jewish Community Center, and Loco Bloco in San Francisco before returning back to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2014 where he worked at the Mission Clubhouse and served as the Middle School Director, and later transitioned to High School Services Director.

Now as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for Mission Boys & Girls Clubs, Anttwan is excited to not only return to the community that has helped shape him into the young man that he is today, Anttwan is excited to bring in some new ideas, reconnect with families & the mission community, and give back to our members the way his mentors at BGCSF has given back to him.

Rob Connolly

President
As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s eight traditional Clubhouses, four School...

As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s eight traditional Clubhouses, four School-Based Clubs, and Camp Mendocino, a 2,000-acre residential summer camp in the redwoods of Northern California. He oversees an operation with 177 regular staff members and an additional 147 temporary or seasonal staff members.

Rob has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs since 1998, serving two years with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Government Relations team in Washington DC prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in late 1999. He briefly served as Executive Director for the San Francisco Boys & Girls Club in 2000-2001, prior to a 2001 merger; and as Vice President of Administration and later Chief Operating Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco before becoming President in 2005. Rob served as one of two staff members, alongside five Board Members, negotiating and putting together an historic merger of two century-old Clubs.

During his tenure with BGCSF, Rob and his team have developed and implemented programs and services that measurably improve the lives of young people, including enhanced health and mental health services; youth workforce development programs and opportunities; academic programs, middle school services, outdoor education, award-winning art programs, and much more. Over this period, the total youth served by BGCSF has grown from 7,000 to 19,000 and average daily attendance (ADA) has grown from approximately 800 to over 1,850, The number of sites has grown from nine to 14.

Rob played the lead staff role in raising over $60 million through the Club’s Brighter Futures Capital Campaign and spent a significant amount of time and energy actively overseeing $50M of construction projects.

Rob currently serves as Vice President of the Board for the California Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.

Rob received his B.A. from Yale University and attended Oxford University as a Visiting Study Fellow. He is married and has two daughters.

Maxine Wilson

Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Maxine is in-charge of the day-to-day operations of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. This includes overseeing...

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.

Heidi Coffer

Vice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Heidi oversees all finance related activities throughout the...

As Vice President of Finance for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, 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 with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. In her former role as an audit manager for a regional CPA firm, 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.

Throughout the years, Heidi has built a broad knowledge of finance and accounting challenges facing nonprofits today. Since August 2013, she has been applying this expertise at BGCSF in her current role as VP of Finance for the organization.

Joni Lachman

Vice President of Institutional Giving
Joni began working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 1999. In her current role as Vice President of Institutional Giving, she works...

Joni began working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 1999. In her current role as Vice President of Institutional Giving, she works 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, writes and edits grants to private foundations and public agencies. She and the President play the lead roles in managing relationships with active grantors.

As a member of BGCSF’s Executive Team, she helps set the framework for measures of agency success, communicating these measures to funders, and allocating and aligning resources to achieve our objectives for our Club members. With grant partnerships, Joni also helps fund our agency infrastructure. Over the years, she has worked with local and national foundations, and government funders for new facility construction and renovation, helping BGCSF successfully meet capital campaign goals. She partners with local institutional funders for ongoing capital repairs such as roofing, plumbing and heating.

Prior professional non-profit experience includes development work with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Raphael House. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Psychology from Columbia University. She has lived in San Francisco for over twenty years and is married and with two daughters.

Harold Love

Vice President of Club Services
Harold Love was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. Although he calls the Bay Area in home, he considers himself a Midwesterner at heart...

Harold Love was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. 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 the BGCSF’s family, Harold is responsible for the oversight and operations of 8 clubhouses. Mission and values-driven; his goals are to ensure that each Club creates an inclusive, optimal Club experience for all members, strengthen BGCSF’s facility operations and vehicle maintenance systems, and to work collaboratively with Club staff and allies to minimize risk, develop organizational policies and procedures, and to support BGCSF’s keen focus on overall safety. When he is not working at the Club, Harold enjoys spending time with his spouse, listening to hip hop music, running, and playing golf.

“Get in good trouble” - John Lewis

Jamin McVeigh

Vice President of Development
A native of the Bay Area and current resident of San Francisco, Jamin Sartor McVeigh joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as...

A native of the Bay Area and current resident of San Francisco, Jamin Sartor McVeigh joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as Director of Development in 2016. Prior to joining BGCSF, Jamin previously 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.

With more than 16 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing, and volunteer engagement. In her current role as Vice President of Development, she is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Development department, donor relations, special events, the volunteer program, and overall fundraising strategy for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Jamin earned her bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at San Diego.  She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, two young children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city, and traveling.

Mary Kelly Persyn

Vice President of Legal Affairs
Mary Kelly joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in fall 2022. She is responsible for all aspects of Legal Affairs for the organization...

Mary Kelly joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in fall 2022. She is responsible for all aspects of Legal Affairs for the organization, both internally and externally. Mary Kelly provides advice and support on a range of matters including risk management and compliance, policies and practices, data governance, privacy, employment law, and litigation, with special attention to child safety. As a member of the Executive Team, she actively supports successful execution of the Club's mission and strategic plan.

Mary Kelly is a longtime child advocate and civil and human rights attorney. Prior to joining the nonprofit world in 2015, Mary Kelly was a college professor of English literature, associate in global corporate law firms, and judicial law clerk. As an elected member of the American Law Institute, Mary Kelly serves as chair of the amicus committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, is a member of the United Way of the Bay Area Advisory Council, and is co-chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. She speaks and writes on a range of topics related to racial and gender equity and justice and childhood toxic stress. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and twin children.

“We are greater for, and greater than, the sum of us” – Heather McGhee

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of Club Services
Carlton joined Boys & Girls Clubs in the summer of 1998 as a temporary program staff at our Tenderloin Clubhouse. He quickly fell in...

Carlton joined Boys & Girls Clubs in the summer of 1998 as a temporary program staff at our Tenderloin Clubhouse. He quickly fell in love with youth development and decided to stick around a while. Carlton moved into the Teen Director role, Program Director, and then Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. Over the years Carlton has served in a number of Clubhouse leadership roles at BGCSF including Clubhouse Director of our Excelsior Clubhouse and as an Area Director supporting our Clubhouse in Sunnydale and the Willie Mays Clubhouse in Hunters Point. He currently serves as the Senior Director of School Based Clubs overseeing all of our school based programs. Carlton also has extensive experience establishing relationships with key community partners and collaborating with neighborhood organizations.

Carlton grew up in San Francisco and 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.

Hannah Gustafson

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
As Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, Hannah Gustafson develops and oversees strategic communications and marketing for Boys & Girls

As Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, Hannah Gustafson develops and oversees strategic communications and marketing for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Hannah is responsible for the organization’s brand and reputation management as well as public relations engagement and media relations.

Hannah has 15 years of experience leading communications, marketing and engagement programs both in-house and as an independent consultant, throughout non-profit, corporate and government sectors. She has served in the communications departments of The U.S. Department of Energy, Cleantech Group, Bloom Energy, United Airlines, and numerous San Francisco based civic and membership organizations.

Hannah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Media Studies from Macalester College. She grew up in London and Connecticut and lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.


Erin Gutierrez

Senior Director of Programs & Advancement
Erin Gutierrez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January, 2008. Since that time, she served the organization in several capacities...

Erin Gutiérrez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January, 2008. Since that time, she served the organization in several capacities including Education Director, Program Manager, Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses, and currently as the Senior Director of Programs & Advancement. Under her leadership, her Clubs have won three Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Erin is a mother of two students in San Francisco Unified District schools. She has served as a Girls Scout troop leader and PTA President at Visitacion Valley Elementary from 2011 to 2015.

Erin is also a doctoral candidate at the University of San Francisco pursuing her Ed.D in Organizational Leadership and Development. She has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in History of the Americas from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

“I stand at the edge where earth touches ocean / where the two overlap / a gentle coming together / at other times and places a violent clash” -Gloria Anzaldúa from Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Chaka Young

Senior Director of Human Resources
Chaka joined BGCSF in April of 2022. She began her HR career with AAA as the Lead HR Generalist, and then after five years...

Chaka joined BGCSF in April of 2022. She began her HR career with AAA as the Lead HR Generalist, and then after five years, quickly moved into an HR Business Partner and Talent Acquisition Leader for Oakland Unified School District for 5 additional years. Additional work as the Senior Generalist for Tides, Non-Profit ultimately led to her accepting the position of Director of HR, Payroll and Benefits for a Start-Up reporting directly to the CEO. In her last Senior Management role at Ross Stores, before working at BGCSF, she had three critical departments that supported all of the United States. All departments required vast knowledge of employee relations, DE&I, HRIS systems, and project management. As Senior Director of Human Resources, Chaka is charged with oversight of two departments, the human resources and learning and development teams. Chaka's leadership is directly responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the HR functions which include:  recruitment, employee relations, employee benefits, retention, compliance, and workplace safety. For the Learning and Development Resources, these functions include: training, professional development, career pathing, career advancement and performance management.

Chaka is also a Club kid! When she was able to, she would attend the West Oakland Boys & Girls Club with her older brothers.  She is still very close with the Clubhouse Director and her family is still a pillar in the West Oakland community.  Chaka first attended Cal State East Bay and later received her BA and MBA from the University of Phoenix. Chaka is a candidate for receiving her DBA (Doctorate of Business Administration) from the University of Southern California.  Chaka has three beautiful children, two boys, and one daughter.

Harold Love

Vice President of Club Services
Harold Love was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. Although he calls the Bay Area in home, he considers himself a Midwesterner at heart...

Harold Love was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. 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 the BGCSF’s family, Harold is responsible for the oversight and operations of 8 clubhouses. Mission and values-driven; his goals are to ensure that each Club creates an inclusive, optimal Club experience for all members, strengthen BGCSF’s facility operations and vehicle maintenance systems, and to work collaboratively with Club staff and allies to minimize risk, develop organizational policies and procedures, and to support BGCSF’s keen focus on overall safety. When he is not working at the Club, Harold enjoys spending time with his spouse, listening to hip hop music, running, and playing golf.

“Get in good trouble” - John Lewis

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of Club Services
Carlton joined Boys & Girls Clubs in the summer of 1998 as a temporary program staff at our Tenderloin Clubhouse. He quickly fell in...

Carlton joined Boys & Girls Clubs in the summer of 1998 as a temporary program staff at our Tenderloin Clubhouse. He quickly fell in love with youth development and decided to stick around a while. Carlton moved into the Teen Director role, Program Director, and then Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. Over the years Carlton has served in a number of Clubhouse leadership roles at BGCSF including Clubhouse Director of our Excelsior Clubhouse and as an Area Director supporting our Clubhouse in Sunnydale and the Willie Mays Clubhouse in Hunters Point. He currently serves as the Senior Director of School Based Clubs overseeing all of our school based programs. Carlton also has extensive experience establishing relationships with key community partners and collaborating with neighborhood organizations.

Carlton grew up in San Francisco and 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.

Erin Gutierrez

Senior Director of Programs & Advancement
Erin Gutierrez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January, 2008. Since that time, she served the organization in several capacities...

Erin Gutiérrez joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January, 2008. Since that time, she served the organization in several capacities including Education Director, Program Manager, Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses, and currently as the Senior Director of Programs & Advancement. Under her leadership, her Clubs have won three Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Erin is a mother of two students in San Francisco Unified District schools. She has served as a Girls Scout troop leader and PTA President at Visitacion Valley Elementary from 2011 to 2015.

Erin is also a doctoral candidate at the University of San Francisco pursuing her Ed.D in Organizational Leadership and Development. She has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in History of the Americas from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

“I stand at the edge where earth touches ocean / where the two overlap / a gentle coming together / at other times and places a violent clash” -Gloria Anzaldúa from Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Jake Babick

Citywide Director of Sports, Fitness, and Play
Youth Development has always been a passion for Jake. During his 12+ years of coaching he has been able to teach our youth many vital social...

Youth Development has always been a passion for Jake. During his 12+ years of coaching he has been able to teach our youth many vital social skills through athletics. Making a positive impact on the youth of San Francisco is important to him and he is grateful to have been given the opportunity to watch our members grow up to be caring and responsible citizens.

When asked what he loves about working at BGCSF, Jake said, “There is nothing better to go to a graduation and watching members that I have mentored or coached walk across a stage and receive their High School Diploma. These are the moments that will forever be etched in my memory and drive me to help our youth succeed.”

Earl Declet

Citywide Director of Teen Services
As Citywide Director of High School Services, Earl is responsible for the oversight of the High School Services programs across BGCSF’s...

As Citywide Director of High School Services, Earl is responsible for the oversight of the High School Services programs across BGCSF’s Clubhouses and School-Based-Clubs. Earl provides support and resources for High School Services Directors, Clubhouse leadership, teens, and their families through multiple resource streams and programs. Whether it’s college, trade school, or entering the workforce, Earl aims to ensure that BGCSF members leave the Club “ready for life” at 18.

Earl began his career with BGCSF in 2016 as the High School Services Director at the Excelsior Clubhouse where he developed programs that focused on youth workforce development and teen leadership. During that time, Earl placed teens in over 200 jobs and was awarded over $14,000 in grant funding to support teen programs. In 2019, Earl transitioned to serve as the Site Director at the Gateway High School Club. In his short stint as Site Director, Earl was able to strengthen the partnership between Gateway High School and BGCSF and increase average daily attendance from 35 students to 90+ students.  

Earl received his B.A. in Philosophy with minors in Asian American Studies & Sports Management from UC Santa Barbara in 2010 and his M.A. in Sports Management from California State University, Long Beach in 2015.  Earl is the commissioner of his dynasty fantasy football league with high school buddies, is an avid bowler, and loves traveling on food adventures with his wife, Berna.

Debby Machold

Citywide Director of Behavioral Health Services
Debby Machold joined BGCSF in 2004 as the Citywide Director of Behavioral Health Services. Debby is responsible for ensuring the social and...

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 the 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. "My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."- Reverend Desmond Tutu

Brian Sauer

Citywide Director of Education
Brian Sauer has been involved in education leadership for over two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career as...

Brian Sauer has been involved in educational leadership for over two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career as an SFUSD classroom teacher, where he taught middle and high school mathematics and science. After teaching, Brian continued working with college-age youth at Juma Ventures. He joined BGCSF five years ago as the Citywide Director of Education, a role that has really allowed him to develop skills and grow as an educator. Over the years, Brian has worked to strengthen academic support, literacy, STEM, and College Prep programs across the BGCSF organization. He has helped develop partnerships and resources to support the academic development of all members.

Brian is married to a talented SFUSD middle school teacher-librarian and has three boys - all active members of BGCSF.  A native of Montana, Brian received a degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and California State Teaching credential from San Francisco State University.

Jontonette "Star" Clark

Greater Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Director
Star has been with BGCSF for many years and has held a variety of positions including Site Director of the Sunnydale Clubhouse and Middle...

Star has been with BGCSF for many years and has held a variety of positions including Site Director of the Sunnydale Clubhouse and Middle School Director at the Excelsior Clubhouse.  In both roles, she created exceptional programming, as well as assisted with the coordination and execution of all Citywide events and meetings.

 

In her current role as Greater Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Director, Star utilizes both her programming expertise along with her leadership and administrative experience to help staff create the optimal Club experience for young people across Greater Visitacion Valley. 

Nikki Franklin

Willie Mays Clubhouse Director
Nikki moved to the Bay Area from Tucson, Arizona where she studied education at the University of Arizona.

Nikki moved to the Bay Area from Tucson, Arizona where she studied education at the University of Arizona. In Arizona, she was a 5th-grade teacher for 8 years. Passionate about kids, sports, and community, the move to work in the Bay Area with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco was a natural fit. 


In her free time, Nikki loves to play and watch basketball, especially the Chicago Bulls. She also enjoys the outdoors whether it be hiking or camping with her dogs Bentley and Hercules. Nikki is grateful for an amazing opportunity to work with a wonderful community of parents and kids here in Bay View.

Sara Richardson

Camp Director
Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs for almost four years. Prior to joining...

Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs for almost four years. Prior to joining BGCSF in 2012, Sara provided leadership to a gang prevention grant and summer day camp programs for a Boys & Girls Club in Oxnard, California. She has also worked with teen girls in a residential substance abuse program in Detroit, Michigan. Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.

As Camp Director, Sara provides oversight of the programs and daily operations for Camp Mendocino’s 2,000-acre facility in Mendocino County. Some of her responsibilities include hiring and training over 100 seasonal staff; overseeing the programming, administrative and operational aspects of Camp; ensuring the safety and well-being of all campers and staff; and ensuring that Camp continues to meet the needs of young people in our community.

Jennifer Snyder

Excelsior Clubhouse Director
Jennifer Snyder has been Clubhouse Director for Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly nine years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began in...

Jennifer Snyder has been the Clubhouse Director at Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly nine years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began in 2004 when she served as a Youth Development Director at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley in Arizona. In 2008, Jennifer was promoted to Branch Executive of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley’s Guadalupe Branch. At the Excelsior Clubhouse, Jennifer coaches a team of 11 dedicated staff and manages the largest youth serving building in District 11.

Prior to her career with Boys & Girls Clubs, Jennifer was the Youth Program Director for the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and Office of Protocol. In her former role, Jennifer coordinated an international teachers conference, youth art competitions and an international youth exchange, to name a few responsibilities. 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 helping to raise awareness and support for the Melanoma Research Foundation.

“It’s not what we say that is important, it is what we decide to do and that we finish what we decide to do.” - Bruce Snyder 1987

Spencer Tolliver

Don Fisher Clubhouse Director
Spencer Tolliver graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After graduation, he accepted the Bess K...

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.

Michael Vuong

Tenderloin Clubhouse Director
In his current role as Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse, Michael Vuong provides guidance and leadership around policy...

In his current role as Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse, Michael Vuong provides guidance and leadership around policy building, program scheduling, and overall visioning of the Tenderloin Clubhouse, while creating a safe and welcoming space for youth.

As a BGCSF alumnus, Michael joined Columbia Park Clubhouse at 12 years old and became a founding member at Excelsior Clubhouse and later became a founding member of the newly-renovated Columbia Park Clubhouse. During his time as a Club member, Michael was heavily involved with BGCSF leadership programs such as Keystone Club, which helped earn him the award of Youth of the Year for Columbia Park.

During his near 20 year-tenure in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement, 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, while establishing strong basics around programming as important factors in the work we do at BGCSF. He believes that by creating a culture of strong fundamentals and community building, it becomes easier to do the great things that our amazing youth can achieve.  He has also supported several neighborhood efforts to ensure that youth and families are supported no matter where they are and feel safe accessing that support and resources.

"The comeback is always greater than the setback." - Unknown

Solomon "Sol" Abrams

Site Director, Gateway Middle School
Solomon (Sol) was born and raised in San Francisco and is a Club alumnus of the Enerst Ingold Clubhouse and Camp Mendocino.

Solomon (Sol) was born and raised in San Francisco and is a Club alumnus of the Enerst Ingold Clubhouse and Camp Mendocino. Since that time, he has served on the Board of the Head Start program in San Francisco and created non-profits for students with disabilities.


In his current role as Site Director at Gateway Middle School, he is able to bring a plethora of knowledge, youth development, and leadership skills to strengthen our School-Based Clubs partnerships.


Sol is the father of two students who found opportunities, fun, and safety at the Don Fisher Clubhouse. He has served with the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, and PTA at Dr. William Cobb Elementary in San Francisco.


Sol is currently a doctoral student at the University of San Francisco (USF) pursuing his Ed.D in Organization and Leadership. He has a master's degree in Organization and Leadership from USF and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.


When Sol is not at the Clubhouse, you can find him playing and coaching basketball, working out, fixing stuff, and raising awareness for people with disabilities.


"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." – Malcolm X



Nick Barrett

Site Director, Gateway High School
Nicholas "Nick" Barrett was raised in London England but can find his roots in Mid-West Brazil. He first started his journey with Boys and...

Nicholas "Nick" Barrett was raised in London England but can find his roots in Mid-West Brazil. He first started his journey with Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco on a summer visa program working with Camp Mendocino as a counselor in 2018. At Camp, he fell in love with the mission of BGCSF and moved out to San Francisco to be a part of the team.

 

In his role as Gateway High School Club Site Director, he hopes to bring energy and passion into his work and be a positive role model for youth. As well as be able to work closely with teachers and staff and leave a lasting impact on the present and future students at Gateway High School Club. 

 

“Strength does not make one capable of rule; it makes one capable of service.” -Brandon Sanderson

Sara Reyna

Site Director, Malcolm X Academy Elementary School

Kevin Wilson

Site Director, BGCSF Beacon at Carver Elementary School
Kevin was born and raised in San Francisco. As a BGCSF alumnus, he joined the Columbia Park Clubhouse at the age of eight ...

Kevin was born and raised in San Francisco. As a BGCSF alumnus, he joined the Columbia Park Clubhouse at the age of eight where he attended daily and participated in almost every community service project available. Inspired by the staff and Club values, he later joined Torch Club and began his career goals in youth development and social justice advocacy as a Teen Staff, Social Recreation Coordinator, and Athletics Director.

During Kevin’s time away, he worked to support youth in Bayview Hunter’s Point as an After School Director for seven years and directed a Family Resource Center in Potrero Hill for three years. After a 15 year hiatus, Kevin returned to BGCSF as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Excelsior Clubhouse where he focused on youth development and advocacy work.  As the current Program Manager for the Beacon program at Dr. George Washington Carver, Kevin continues this work with the goal to one day become a Clubhouse Director.  

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - Dr. Geroge Washington Carver

Mia Amor Vega

Site Director, San Francisco Community School. Club
Mia Amor Vega joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in June 2021 as the Site Director for the San Francisco Community School Club.

Mia Amor Vega joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in June 2021 as the Site Director for the San Francisco Community School Club. She has been working with young people for 11 years. 


Her journey in youth development started in 2010 when she got her first job working with kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, where she discovered that working with youth was her passion, and that one day she would like to run her own Club. 


Since then she has worked for the City of Redwood City, running their REACH (recreation, enrichment, academic, community and health) program, and the San Carlos School District running the SMART-E after school programs. 


Mia was born and raised in San Francisco until she was four years old, when she and her siblings were placed into foster care. Growing up in the foster care system gave Mia the drive to give back and the aspiration to work with kids going through similar situations. Along with working for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Mia also volunteers in the San Francisco community and is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for foster children and justice involved youth in San Francisco.


Mia is excited to bring her passion and commitment for making a difference to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.


Lysa Fabian

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Tenderloin Clubhouse
Lysa is the Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse.

Lysa is the Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. Lysa first started her Boys & Girls Clubs career as the Registrar for Camp Mendocino in 2011. She then spent the next ten years as the Education Director at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. During her time as the Education Director, she supported hundreds of youth and families in academics, socioemotional wellness, and creative programming to help grow the next generation of successful, caring adults. One of her favorite parts of the role was watching youth grow up from elementary school and seeing them come back with their high school diplomas and college degrees.


Teaching and learning has always been one of Lysa’s passions. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Child and Adolescent Development and earned her teaching credentials in Special Education and General Education. Previously, Lysa worked within the San Francisco public school system in elementary classrooms, but found her true love was in non-profit community work. As the Assistant Clubhouse Director, she is excited to continue to combine her interests and serve the Tenderloin community.


Lysa is a proud, third-generation San Franciscan and enjoys walking her daughter and dog to get coffee in the Excelsior neighborhood. 


Sara Harris

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Visitacion Valley
Sara received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology of Education from Yale University and her Master's degree in Urban Education from Loyola...

Sara received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology of Education from Yale University and her Master's degree in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University.  Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, she worked as a middle school science and social studies teacher in Bayview Hunters Point. She has also worked in outdoor education, college access programming, and youth social and emotional development.

Sara supports the academic development of members at the Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses. She emphasizes a holistic approach to academic success and works to bring families, teachers, Club staff together to ensure members are able to meet their academic goals. Sara works with all staff in the Clubhouse to ensure that academics are integrated in fun ways throughout the day. 

What Sara loves most about the Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale Clubhouses is the tight-knit community. Sara approaches her work with an asset-based mindset and focuses on leveraging member's own unique strengths to help them continue to learn and grow. 

“I always prioritize checking in with teachers when I pick our kids up after school. This allows me to hear directly about individual members’ needs, create an aligned support plan at the Club, and communicate that to parents. This way, youth are consistently supported from school to the Club and to home.” 

Julia Meier

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Don Fisher Clubhouse
Julia has been with BGCSF for three years, currently serving as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Don Fisher Clubhouse. In her previous

Julia has been with BGCSF for three years, currently serving as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Don Fisher Clubhouse. In her previous role as Education Liaison at the Don Fisher Clubhouse she developed programs that enriched and supplemented the academic development and experience for Club youth.

Prior to working at BGCSF, Julia has worked across national and international contexts in different institutions and initiatives, including governments, non-governmental organizations, higher education institutions, private organizations, community organizations, as well as with families, and social movements. She has been fueled to create social change through her experiences bringing together interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to examine education policy and practices. Her areas of expertise include program design, curriculum development, capacity building, and program monitoring and evaluation.

Julia received her Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education from New York University, and has a BA in Elementary Education with an ESL certification from the University of Northern Colorado. Originally from Colorado, she now calls Oakland home. 

Joshlyn Norman

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Willie Mays Clubhouse
Joshlyn Norman is the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Willie Mays Clubhouse. She is a native of San Francisco,

Joshlyn Norman is the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Willie Mays Clubhouse. She is a native of San Francisco, the Bayview District, specifically.  Over the course of her career, Joshlyn has worked in youth development for 17 years.  In her 5 plus years at BGCSF, she has worked for both school based and traditional clubhouses in various roles. She started as a program leader for elementary school members at San Francisco Community School, before becoming that site’s Admin Assistant, she then transitioned into traditional clubhouses by becoming the admin assistant at Colombia Park clubhouse, before becoming the High School Services Director there. As an Assistant Clubhouse Director, Joshlyn is responsible for the daily programming at Willie Mays  and ensuring that the members are having the optimal club experience. Joshlyn is looking forward to continuing to serve her community and working in the neighborhood she grew up in.

LeeAnn Quintero

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Columbia Park Clubhouse
LeeAnn was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She studied Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San Francisco with the goal...

LeeAnn was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She studied Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San Francisco with the goal of wanting to help lower-income communities find the resources they need to succeed. LeeAnn’s major was focused on using our history to create better outcomes for our future. During her time at Columbia Park Clubhouse, LeeAnn created an English Learning program for Spanish-speaking members of the Clubhouse. One accomplishment LeeAnn is very proud of is raising awareness throughout the clubhouse of each culture and identity that is represented by our members.

In her role as Assistant Clubhouse Director, LeeAnn hopes to create a community within the Clubhouse that focuses on the diverse identities that are shared by the members of Columbia Park. Her goal is to be a role model and advocate for the members of the Clubhouse that relates to them based on their backgrounds and identity. As a first-generation college student and second-generation citizen, LeeAnn hopes to use her own experiences to be a resource for the youth and parents that she works with at the Clubhouse. Her passion is to ensure that the youth of her clubhouse are given every opportunity possible to have a successful future they may not have known existed.

When LeeAnn is not at the Clubhouse, you can find her doing different forms of art, fostering rescue dogs, exploring Bay Area restaurants, or driving back to LA to visit her family and Dodger Stadium. After living in San Francisco for more than seven years, LeeAnn has come to call both Los Angeles and San Francisco her homes.


“Do work that matters. Vale la pena”

― Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Ashley Simmons

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Excelsior Clubhouse
Ashley has been serving San Francisco youth in out of school programs for 15 years. Prior to BGCSF, she facilitated life story writing...

Ashley has been serving San Francisco youth in out of school programs for 15 years. Prior to BGCSF, she facilitated life story writing workshops throughout San Francisco with the literacy non-profit Streetside Stories as a teaching artist and teacher coach. In 2015, she was thrilled to come to the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco as the Excelsior Clubhouse Education Director. In the past four years, she has trained with Techbridge Girls to build a homegrown sitewide STEM program at Excelsior while continuing her work with youth creating literacy portfolios, coordinating multiple summer's sitewide literacy and STEM events. She also facilitated girls specific STEM groups both in the Clubhouse and at partner schools, advancing her passion for empowering young women through education.

Ashley is especially proud of the creative enrichment programs she has developed at Excelsior, such as the 4th grade Star Stories literacy, astronomy, and cultural education program that culminated in a podcast displayed at the California Academy Sciences. Ashley has co-created and implemented the teen cooking competition league: Chopped, in an effort to teach life skills, healthy living, and combat food waste. Ashley is excited for the opportunity to step into leadership as the Assistant Clubhouse Director at Excelsior.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Monterey Bay in an Integrated Studies Special Major: Theater as Social Activism. When she's not at the Excelsior Clubhouse, Ashley can be found with her two dogs and husband on adventures in nature or trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

Anttwan Stanberry

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Mission Clubhouse
Born and raised in the Mission District, Anttwan developed his love for youth development while attending Columbia Park Clubhouse from 1997...

Born and raised in the Mission District, Anttwan developed his love for youth development while attending Columbia Park Clubhouse from 1997-2007 where he won BGCSF’s Citywide Youth of the Year in 2007. After graduating from high school, Anttwan worked for Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley while going to school. He also worked for YMCA of San Francisco, The Jewish Community Center, and Loco Bloco in San Francisco before returning back to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2014 where he worked at the Mission Clubhouse and served as the Middle School Director, and later transitioned to High School Services Director.

Now as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for Mission Boys & Girls Clubs, Anttwan is excited to not only return to the community that has helped shape him into the young man that he is today, Anttwan is excited to bring in some new ideas, reconnect with families & the mission community, and give back to our members the way his mentors at BGCSF has given back to him.


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Lisa Rosete

Executive Assistant to Rob Connolly
Lisa joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2011. As the Executive Assistant to the organization’s President, Rob Connolly, Lisa works...

Lisa joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2011. As the Executive Assistant to the organization’s President, Rob Connolly, Lisa works closely with BGCSF’s leadership team and Board of Governors. She believes strongly in the value of community-based organizations and their role in providing safe and caring environments for youth to learn, grow, and thrive.

Lisa earned a B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley. Originally from Los Angeles, Lisa has lived in San Francisco for more than a decade. She has a deep love for the city and all its people, neighborhoods, parks, architecture, food, art, and music. Lisa’s favorite social-distancing activities include exploring Golden Gate Park, taking virtual dance classes, and listening to vinyl while working on jigsaw puzzles.

Madison Holland

Director of Advocacy and Government Relations
Madison was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelors in Psychology and Political Science.

Madison was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelors in Psychology and Political Science where she focused on childhood development and social justice studies. She later went on to obtain her Masters from the University of San Francisco in Urban and Public Affairs where she focused on education reform and alternatives to youth incarceration. She wrote her thesis on San Francisco’s legislation to close its juvenile hall and the learnings that could be used to support other cities looking to engage in similar work.


Madison has worked with children for over ten years through various positions in child-care, schools, and community centers. She is passionate about building better support systems for families, investing in prevention programs, and creating more equitable opportunities for all young people.


She joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2018 when she moved to the Bay Area. As the Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, she is responsible for driving the development and implementation of BGCSF’s advocacy and engagement strategy with critical government partners. She is also responsible for writing grants and managing the organization's government funding. In addition to her administrative duties, she works closely with the District 10 Clubhouses providing direct service to youth including program support and mentorship.


Steven Reder

Facilities Director
Steven joined BGCSF in September 2017 bringing over 15 years of experience in operations management...

Steven joined BGCSF in September 2017 bringing over 15 years of experience in operations management, working within the non-profit performing arts community of the Bay Area. After over a decade of production management in the film and television industry, Steven moved to San Francisco where he settled into the position of Operations & IT Manager for the California Film Institute/Mill Valley Film Festival. Steven brought the organization into a new era by spearheading the relocation to new state-of-the-art offices. Each year he was tasked with the hiring and training of staff, plus securing venues for the fall film festival itself. 

Later, Steven worked with ODC in the Mission District of San Francisco where he managed a two-building campus that includes eight studios, three performance venues, and several office suites. Steven brings with him his commitment to providing BGCSF with the finest, top of the line, and safety-driven facilities to the members throughout our twelve clubhouse and school-based locations.

“It is an honor to work for an organization with over 130 years of commitment to serving the youth of our community. Each time I witness how engaged the members are, and hear the stories of their accomplishments long after they move on, I am so happy that I got to play even a little part in this for them.”