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, Boeddeker Park, 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.

Hilary Burdge

Vice President of Programs, Strategy, & Impact
Hilary has over 20 years of research, organizing, and nonprofit experience. For the last ten years, Hilary has focused her energy on working...

Hilary has over 20 years of research, organizing, and nonprofit experience. For the last ten years, Hilary has focused her energy on working for and with LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color, juvenile justice-involved youth, and other vulnerable youth populations. Her research has focused on the school-to-prison pipeline; harsh school discipline policies; and the importance of culturally relevant curriculum.

As Vice President of Program, Strategy, & Impact, Hilary oversees School-Based Clubs, Learning & Development, Behavioral Health, Evaluation & Impact, and Citywide Services. Hilary is tasked with fostering a data-driven organizational culture in an effort to effectively monitor program quality, and increase organizational learning and impact.

Hilary received her MA in Liberal Studies with a focus in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from CUNY Graduate Center. She enjoys spending time with her partner and pit-bull, supporting animal rescue organizations, painting, and hiking.

When asked what she loves about working at BGCSF, Hilary said, "In Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown writes, ‘what you pay attention to grows.’ I care deeply about creating access—access to educational attainment, access to supportive and affirming communities, access to mentors, and access to behavioral health services. All young people should have access to these resources, and BGCSF works hard to make this a reality.”

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

Denise Wang-Kline

Vice President of Development
As Vice President of Development, Denise is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Development and Marketing departments, donor...

As Vice President of Development, Denise is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Development and Marketing departments, donor relations and directing the overall fundraising strategy for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. She also works closely with President Rob Connolly and the senior team to develop strategic initiatives and partnerships for the organization.

Denise’s prior professional career spanned many years in the hospitality and real estate finance industry. She currently serves as a Trustee of The Dominican University in San Rafael, CA.

Denise received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from Florida State University.

When asked what she loves about working at BGCSF, Denise said, “I’m passionate about ensuring that every child gets a shot at being successful in life no matter which zip code or family circumstance they are born into. BGCSF’s mission speaks directly to that and it is that which inspires and brings deep meaning to my work.”

Sonya Cravines

Head of Human Resources
As Head of Human Resources, Sonya oversees the human resources team and is responsible for the department's administration and coordination...

As Head of Human Resources, Sonya oversees the human resources team and is responsible for the department's administration and coordination, including employee engagement and retention, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, onboarding/off-boarding, and compliance. Sonya’s prior professional career spanned many years in human resources working across industries including BART and Deloitte. 

Sonya was a Club kid many moons ago and has a passion for helping to improve the lives of at-risk youth. She previously taught pre-K, 1st grade, and adult students in Sunday School for many years. She has been teaching adult inmates at the East County Detention Facility in Richmond since 2007. She is also an active supporter of several causes including NAMI, the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Toys for Tots, and the Bay Area Chaplains.  

Sonya received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University, East Bay. She also attended Golden Gate University School of Law. In her spare time, she loves to travel, to dance salsa, bachata, and kizomba, and to attend her grandson’s baseball and basketball games.

Amal Aziz

Senior Director of Citywide Services
Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for...

Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for approximately 16 years. She has rooted her efforts in ensuring access and opportunity for marginalized communities through intentional and high quality expanded learning programs.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Amal began her career in youth development as a youth volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, where she later joined as an Assistant Teen Services Director. From there, Amal continued her work in the field, growing and applying her leadership in expanded learning organizations throughout Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay Area.

Amal currently serves on the California Afterschool Network Leadership Team as co-chair of the Site Coordinator Network, launching a statewide initiative to engage and empower site-level leadership in expanded learning programs. She has received her Masters in Education with a focus in Equity and Social Justice in Education from San Francisco State University, where she centered her cumulative learning on building best practice recommendations towards ensuring identity, inclusion, and access for North African and Southwest Asian immigrant populations in K-12 U.S. education systems.

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of School-Based Clubs
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.

Jamin McVeigh

Senior Director 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.

Starting in volunteer services and database management, Jamin was promoted to Development Officer in 2008 and Development & Marketing Officer in 2011. With more than 14 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteer engagement.

Jamin earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California at San Diego. In her spare time, Jamin is an active volunteer with Girls on the Run Bay Area. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and two-year-old son and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city, and traveling.

Matthew Henry

Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Director
Matthew Henry is the Clubhouse Director at Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses. Before joining BGCSF, Matthew worked for Fresh...

Matthew Henry is the Clubhouse Director at Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses. Before joining BGCSF, Matthew worked for Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) based in Santa Clara County, Alameda County and San Mateo County. At FLY, Matthew held multiple roles, ranging from program management to analytical work.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area Matthew resided in Fresno, CA, where he started his career in the social service field. While attending California State University Fresno, where he graduated with his BS, Matthew worked as a Child Care Worker in group homes.

After his work in the community, Matthew became a Juvenile Correctional Officer for Fresno County of Probation, and after two years he decided to stray away from punitive work, and focus on preventative work in our communities, which led him to BGCSF.

James Holley

Columbia Park Clubhouse Director
James Holley was born and raised in San Francisco, where he has been a leader in youth development for 20 years. He is a Club alumnus of the...

James Holley was born and raised in San Francisco, where he has been a leader in youth development for 20 years. He is a Club alumnus of the Portola Branch and Camp Mendocino. After graduating high school, James studied at San Francisco State University. James returned to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, where he has now dedicated 17 years of service to the organization.

Throughout his career at BGCSF, James has served as a Program Manager at Camp Mendocino and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse. James also served as the first Clubhouse Director for Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. During his time at Willie Mays Clubhouse James hosted and provided tours for dignitaries such as Willie Mays, the late Don Fisher, Alice Waters, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and former United States Attorney Eric Holder.

He spent two years in a manager role at Camp Mendocino, and he continues to support Camp by providing training, supporting Camp operations, and volunteering his time during weekends as a Purple Kumquat supporter.

James is currently the Clubhouse Director for the Columbia Park Clubhouse and works with Learning and Development providing training for BGCSF.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”- Frederick Douglass

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.

Sophia Rutkin

Mission Clubhouse Director
As a San Francisco native, Sophia Rutkin has proudly served the youth of San Francisco for over ten years...

As a San Francisco native, Sophia Rutkin has proudly served the youth of San Francisco for over ten years. She found her passion for youth development as a summer camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF). After graduating from Vassar College with a Bachelor's of Arts in History, she returned to the JCCSF to manage the Pre-Kindergarten camp. That fall, she joined Playworks to serve an AmeriCorps term of service at San Francisco Community School and the following year at Paul Revere Elementary School. She then spent three years as a Program Manager and Certified Trainer, where she worked with 18 schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to increase opportunities for safe and healthy play.

Throughout her youth development career, Sophia had multiple opportunities to collaborate with BGCSF programs and staff, and was continually impressed by the organizational commitment to enabling youth to reach their full potential. Sophia's passion is to make a meaningful impact in her community through exceptional programming, and she is honored to continue that work as the Mission Clubhouse Director.

When she is not at the Clubhouse, you can find Sophia on the footy field. In her free time, she plays Australian Rules Football for the San Francisco Iron Maidens, and is currently vying for a position on the USAFL National Team.

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” - Theodore Roosevelt

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

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.”

Tavi Baker

Citywide Director of Youth Leadership Programs
As Citywide Director of Youth Leadership Programs, Tavi is charged with ensuring that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is...

As Citywide Director of Youth Leadership Programs, Tavi helps develop our City's next generation of leaders. Having been with BGCSF for more than thirteen years, Tavi previously served as our Citywide Director of Health & Fitness. In her current role, Tavi leads programs like Youth of the Year and President's Advisory Council, which teach youth important life skills and how to grow their voices as leaders in our community.

Tavi received her master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA's executive program in 2009. Prior to joining BGCSF, Tavi served as the Program Director of the YMCA Teen Center in East Oakland. She has also supervised the School-Based Health Center at Oakland Technical High School.

When asked what she loves about working at BGCSF, Tavi said, "Collaborating and finding a shared purpose with youth and staff. We all have diverse perspectives from many different backgrounds, and it's both a challenge and reward to work together for a common cause."

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 sites.  Earl provides support and resources for High School Services Directors, Clubhouse leadership, and teens and their families through multiple resource streams and programs.

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. While at EX, Earl placed teens in over 200 jobs and has been awarded over $14,000 in grant funding to support his teen programs. In 2019, Earl transitioned to serve as the Site Director at Gateway High School. In his short stint as Site Director, Earl was able to strengthen the partnership between GHS 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 reigning fantasy football champion with high school buddies, 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 a small clinical team, who provide individual, group and family therapy to Club members along with case management services.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Debby was a clinician specializing in addictions, sexual trauma, and crisis intervention. Debby also served as a Program Director and Interim Unit Director for a Boys & Girls Club on the east coast.

Debby holds dual Masters degrees – a Masters of Social Work from University of South Carolina and a Masters of Science in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. In her role, Debby strives to embed support into daily programming and works to reduce the stigma associated with mental health services. By building a culture of nurturing and support, she strives to reduce the impacts of trauma and increase resilience of our Club members. Additional responsibilities include supporting overall risk management, minimizing the effects of trauma, violence prevention and intervention, supporting staff development and wellness, and infusing the developmental assets throughout BGCSF.

"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

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Sunnydale Clubhouse
Star has been with BGCSF for more than seven years and has held a variety of positions. In her previous role as the Middle School Director at...

Star has been with BGCSF for more than seven years and has held a variety of positions. In her previous role as the Middle School Director at the Excelsior Clubhouse, she created an exceptional middle school program, as well as assisted with the coordination and execution of all middle school citywide events and meetings.

In her current role as the Site Director of the Sunnydale Clubhouse, Star utilizes both her programming expertise along with her administrative experience to help staff create the optimal Club experience for our young people.

Jose Gomez

Site Director, San Francisco Community School
Jose has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco since August 2019 and brings over nine years of youth development experience...

Jose has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco since August 2019 and brings over nine years of youth development experience. Jose has worked in school-based sites over six years. He has work with Kindergarten up to 8th grade, but his passion is working with middle school students. He previously worked at Think Together as a Site Director in Daly City’s Jefferson Elementary School District.

Jose received his B.A. in Intensive Psychology with a minor in Latin America & Latino Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2011. During his spare time Jose likes to travel the world and explore different cultures.


Patrick Roddy

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Boeddeker Park
Patrick is an alumna of University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Intensive Psychology. He has ten years of experience as...

Patrick is an alumna of University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Intensive Psychology. He has ten years of experience as a youth development professional with 5 of those years in the Tenderloin. Patrick has worked with youth throughout California in group homes and transitional housing, he also served as the Prevention Coordinator at the Center for Open Recovery where he ran drug education classes and family classes with BGCSF youth.

In his role as Site Director at Boeddeker Park, Patrick helps maintain a safe space for the Tenderloin community. Surveys have shown that people feel safe at Boeddeker Park and Patrick does his best to maintain the feeling of safety and community that represents Boeddeker Park and Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco.

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.

Joni Van Reenan

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Columbia Park Clubhouse
Joni joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017. As Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Columbia Park Clubhouse, Joni...

Joni hails from Texas.  She worked for 13 years for a nonprofit organization in Austin that provides educational support services to underserved adults seeking employment and/or GED attainment. Joni taught GED prep, Job Readiness, and computer skills classes before designing and managing the organization’s Adult Basic Education program.

When Joni relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, she chose to transition into her new life in California by committing to a term of service with AmeriCorps as a Site Coordinator for Reading Partners. She managed the day-to-day operations and coached community member volunteer tutors for a Reading Partners elementary school site-based, curriculum-focused, literacy intervention program for K-4 students.

Joni joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017 as Site Director for the after-school program at OnePurpose School where she supported students’ success through literacy development, enrichment activities, recreation, and mentoring.  Joni is committed to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs and in 2019 transitioned to her current role as Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Columbia Park Clubhouse where she loves witnessing the joy, energy, and enthusiasm of its members as they take part in the club’s various and enriching programs. 

Joni holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Texas State University.


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

Erin Gutierrez

Director of Learning and Development
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 Director of Learning & Development. Under her leadership, her Clubs have won three Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

In her current role as Director of Learning & Development, she is able to apply her youth development knowledge and expertise to lead training and professional development for our program staff team across all sites.

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

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.

David Schleifer-Lee

Director of Institutional Giving
David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 10 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team...

David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 10 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team. As Director of Institutional Giving, David works closely with program staff to understand the impact of BGCSF’s programs on youth. With this knowledge, David tells the story of youth’s experiences in an equitable and strengths-based way to institutional stakeholders, including private foundations and governmental agencies, so as to build strong partnerships in the interest of closing the opportunity gap and empowering San Francisco’s underserved youth.

David ended up in the nonprofit world through his passion for working with young people in the community, first as a teen counselor at the Deer Hollow Farm outdoor summer camp and more formatively as a volunteer organizer in public K-12 schools during his college years. His other past experiences include co-founding a music mentorship nonprofit, serving as an AmeriCorps member, and fundraising for early education, arts, and youth-serving nonprofits. Outside of work and during non-pandemic times, David enjoys playing recreational soccer and traveling with his wife. To be safe and healthy during the current times, David and his wife enjoy the many beautiful local experiences of the San Francisco Bay Area, including hiking, eating at diverse restaurants, picnicking in parks, biking, and camping.

Joseph Schuchter

Director of Evaluation and Impact
Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation research, and strategy. Throughout his...

Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation, research, and strategy. Throughout his career, he has helped social mission organizations understand and increase their impact through monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning. Joe’s work in youth development is informed by a deep understanding of community development and complex systems and policy.

Joe completed a master’s in community planning at the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in public health at UC Berkeley. At BGCSF, Joe builds systems and capacity for real-time insights, quality improvement, and strategy. In his free time, Joe loves backpacking and bike-riding.

Cailin Stockdale

Director of Marketing & Communication
As Director of Marketing & Communication, Cailin works collaboratively across the organization to develop and...

Cailin has dedicated the past nine years to supporting the Boys & Girls Club Movement and its mission to empower young people and prepare them for a great future. She is passionate about the Club’s work in leveling the achievement gap by ensuring all youth have equal access to opportunities and experiences that will put them on the path to success.

Cailin joined BGCSF in 2018, bringing more than six years of Boys & Girls Clubs expertise from her prior roles in marketing and development at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa. As Director of Marketing & Communication, Cailin works collaboratively across the organization to develop and implement brand marketing strategies that promote BGCSF’s mission, youth development strategy, programs, impact, and history.

Cailin received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Spanish from Winona State University. She also spent six months teaching English in Heredia, Costa Rica.

"I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don't be afraid — you hear me, young people? Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope, never fear." —Former First Lady Michelle Obama


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, Boeddeker Park, 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.

Hilary Burdge

Vice President of Programs, Strategy, & Impact
Hilary has over 20 years of research, organizing, and nonprofit experience. For the last ten years, Hilary has focused her energy on working...

Hilary has over 20 years of research, organizing, and nonprofit experience. For the last ten years, Hilary has focused her energy on working for and with LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color, juvenile justice-involved youth, and other vulnerable youth populations. Her research has focused on the school-to-prison pipeline; harsh school discipline policies; and the importance of culturally relevant curriculum.

As Vice President of Program, Strategy, & Impact, Hilary oversees School-Based Clubs, Learning & Development, Behavioral Health, Evaluation & Impact, and Citywide Services. Hilary is tasked with fostering a data-driven organizational culture in an effort to effectively monitor program quality, and increase organizational learning and impact.

Hilary received her MA in Liberal Studies with a focus in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from CUNY Graduate Center. She enjoys spending time with her partner and pit-bull, supporting animal rescue organizations, painting, and hiking.

When asked what she loves about working at BGCSF, Hilary said, "In Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown writes, ‘what you pay attention to grows.’ I care deeply about creating access—access to educational attainment, access to supportive and affirming communities, access to mentors, and access to behavioral health services. All young people should have access to these resources, and BGCSF works hard to make this a reality.”

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

Denise Wang-Kline

Vice President of Development
As Vice President of Development, Denise is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Development and Marketing departments, donor...

As Vice President of Development, Denise is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Development and Marketing departments, donor relations and directing the overall fundraising strategy for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. She also works closely with President Rob Connolly and the senior team to develop strategic initiatives and partnerships for the organization.

Denise’s prior professional career spanned many years in the hospitality and real estate finance industry. She currently serves as a Trustee of The Dominican University in San Rafael, CA.

Denise received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from Florida State University.

When asked what she loves about working at BGCSF, Denise said, “I’m passionate about ensuring that every child gets a shot at being successful in life no matter which zip code or family circumstance they are born into. BGCSF’s mission speaks directly to that and it is that which inspires and brings deep meaning to my work.”

Sonya Cravines

Head of Human Resources
As Head of Human Resources, Sonya oversees the human resources team and is responsible for the department's administration and coordination...

As Head of Human Resources, Sonya oversees the human resources team and is responsible for the department's administration and coordination, including employee engagement and retention, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, onboarding/off-boarding, and compliance. Sonya’s prior professional career spanned many years in human resources working across industries including BART and Deloitte. 

Sonya was a Club kid many moons ago and has a passion for helping to improve the lives of at-risk youth. She previously taught pre-K, 1st grade, and adult students in Sunday School for many years. She has been teaching adult inmates at the East County Detention Facility in Richmond since 2007. She is also an active supporter of several causes including NAMI, the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Toys for Tots, and the Bay Area Chaplains.  

Sonya received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University, East Bay. She also attended Golden Gate University School of Law. In her spare time, she loves to travel, to dance salsa, bachata, and kizomba, and to attend her grandson’s baseball and basketball games.

Amal Aziz

Senior Director of Citywide Services
Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for...

Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for approximately 16 years. She has rooted her efforts in ensuring access and opportunity for marginalized communities through intentional and high quality expanded learning programs.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Amal began her career in youth development as a youth volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, where she later joined as an Assistant Teen Services Director. From there, Amal continued her work in the field, growing and applying her leadership in expanded learning organizations throughout Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay Area.

Amal currently serves on the California Afterschool Network Leadership Team as co-chair of the Site Coordinator Network, launching a statewide initiative to engage and empower site-level leadership in expanded learning programs. She has received her Masters in Education with a focus in Equity and Social Justice in Education from San Francisco State University, where she centered her cumulative learning on building best practice recommendations towards ensuring identity, inclusion, and access for North African and Southwest Asian immigrant populations in K-12 U.S. education systems.

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of School-Based Clubs
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.

Jamin McVeigh

Senior Director 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.

Starting in volunteer services and database management, Jamin was promoted to Development Officer in 2008 and Development & Marketing Officer in 2011. With more than 14 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteer engagement.

Jamin earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California at San Diego. In her spare time, Jamin is an active volunteer with Girls on the Run Bay Area. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and two-year-old son and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city, and traveling.

Hilary Burdge

Vice President of Programs, Strategy, & Impact
Hilary has over 20 years of research, organizing, and nonprofit experience. For the last ten years, Hilary has focused her energy on working...

Hilary has over 20 years of research, organizing, and nonprofit experience. For the last ten years, Hilary has focused her energy on working for and with LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color, juvenile justice-involved youth, and other vulnerable youth populations. Her research has focused on the school-to-prison pipeline; harsh school discipline policies; and the importance of culturally relevant curriculum.

As Vice President of Program, Strategy, & Impact, Hilary oversees School-Based Clubs, Learning & Development, Behavioral Health, Evaluation & Impact, and Citywide Services. Hilary is tasked with fostering a data-driven organizational culture in an effort to effectively monitor program quality, and increase organizational learning and impact.

Hilary received her MA in Liberal Studies with a focus in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from CUNY Graduate Center. She enjoys spending time with her partner and pit-bull, supporting animal rescue organizations, painting, and hiking.

When asked what she loves about working at BGCSF, Hilary said, "In Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown writes, ‘what you pay attention to grows.’ I care deeply about creating access—access to educational attainment, access to supportive and affirming communities, access to mentors, and access to behavioral health services. All young people should have access to these resources, and BGCSF works hard to make this a reality.”

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

Amal Aziz

Senior Director of Citywide Services
Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for...

Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for approximately 16 years. She has rooted her efforts in ensuring access and opportunity for marginalized communities through intentional and high quality expanded learning programs.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Amal began her career in youth development as a youth volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, where she later joined as an Assistant Teen Services Director. From there, Amal continued her work in the field, growing and applying her leadership in expanded learning organizations throughout Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay Area.

Amal currently serves on the California Afterschool Network Leadership Team as co-chair of the Site Coordinator Network, launching a statewide initiative to engage and empower site-level leadership in expanded learning programs. She has received her Masters in Education with a focus in Equity and Social Justice in Education from San Francisco State University, where she centered her cumulative learning on building best practice recommendations towards ensuring identity, inclusion, and access for North African and Southwest Asian immigrant populations in K-12 U.S. education systems.

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of School-Based Clubs
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.

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.”

Tavi Baker

Citywide Director of Youth Leadership Programs
As Citywide Director of Youth Leadership Programs, Tavi is charged with ensuring that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is...

As Citywide Director of Youth Leadership Programs, Tavi helps develop our City's next generation of leaders. Having been with BGCSF for more than thirteen years, Tavi previously served as our Citywide Director of Health & Fitness. In her current role, Tavi leads programs like Youth of the Year and President's Advisory Council, which teach youth important life skills and how to grow their voices as leaders in our community.

Tavi received her master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA's executive program in 2009. Prior to joining BGCSF, Tavi served as the Program Director of the YMCA Teen Center in East Oakland. She has also supervised the School-Based Health Center at Oakland Technical High School.

When asked what she loves about working at BGCSF, Tavi said, "Collaborating and finding a shared purpose with youth and staff. We all have diverse perspectives from many different backgrounds, and it's both a challenge and reward to work together for a common cause."

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 sites.  Earl provides support and resources for High School Services Directors, Clubhouse leadership, and teens and their families through multiple resource streams and programs.

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. While at EX, Earl placed teens in over 200 jobs and has been awarded over $14,000 in grant funding to support his teen programs. In 2019, Earl transitioned to serve as the Site Director at Gateway High School. In his short stint as Site Director, Earl was able to strengthen the partnership between GHS 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 reigning fantasy football champion with high school buddies, 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 a small clinical team, who provide individual, group and family therapy to Club members along with case management services.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Debby was a clinician specializing in addictions, sexual trauma, and crisis intervention. Debby also served as a Program Director and Interim Unit Director for a Boys & Girls Club on the east coast.

Debby holds dual Masters degrees – a Masters of Social Work from University of South Carolina and a Masters of Science in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. In her role, Debby strives to embed support into daily programming and works to reduce the stigma associated with mental health services. By building a culture of nurturing and support, she strives to reduce the impacts of trauma and increase resilience of our Club members. Additional responsibilities include supporting overall risk management, minimizing the effects of trauma, violence prevention and intervention, supporting staff development and wellness, and infusing the developmental assets throughout BGCSF.

"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.

Erin Gutierrez

Director of Learning and Development
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 Director of Learning & Development. Under her leadership, her Clubs have won three Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

In her current role as Director of Learning & Development, she is able to apply her youth development knowledge and expertise to lead training and professional development for our program staff team across all sites.

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

Joseph Schuchter

Director of Evaluation and Impact
Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation research, and strategy. Throughout his...

Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation, research, and strategy. Throughout his career, he has helped social mission organizations understand and increase their impact through monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning. Joe’s work in youth development is informed by a deep understanding of community development and complex systems and policy.

Joe completed a master’s in community planning at the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in public health at UC Berkeley. At BGCSF, Joe builds systems and capacity for real-time insights, quality improvement, and strategy. In his free time, Joe loves backpacking and bike-riding.

Matthew Henry

Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Director
Matthew Henry is the Clubhouse Director at Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses. Before joining BGCSF, Matthew worked for Fresh...

Matthew Henry is the Clubhouse Director at Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley Clubhouses. Before joining BGCSF, Matthew worked for Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) based in Santa Clara County, Alameda County and San Mateo County. At FLY, Matthew held multiple roles, ranging from program management to analytical work.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area Matthew resided in Fresno, CA, where he started his career in the social service field. While attending California State University Fresno, where he graduated with his BS, Matthew worked as a Child Care Worker in group homes.

After his work in the community, Matthew became a Juvenile Correctional Officer for Fresno County of Probation, and after two years he decided to stray away from punitive work, and focus on preventative work in our communities, which led him to BGCSF.

James Holley

Columbia Park Clubhouse Director
James Holley was born and raised in San Francisco, where he has been a leader in youth development for 20 years. He is a Club alumnus of the...

James Holley was born and raised in San Francisco, where he has been a leader in youth development for 20 years. He is a Club alumnus of the Portola Branch and Camp Mendocino. After graduating high school, James studied at San Francisco State University. James returned to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, where he has now dedicated 17 years of service to the organization.

Throughout his career at BGCSF, James has served as a Program Manager at Camp Mendocino and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse. James also served as the first Clubhouse Director for Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. During his time at Willie Mays Clubhouse James hosted and provided tours for dignitaries such as Willie Mays, the late Don Fisher, Alice Waters, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and former United States Attorney Eric Holder.

He spent two years in a manager role at Camp Mendocino, and he continues to support Camp by providing training, supporting Camp operations, and volunteering his time during weekends as a Purple Kumquat supporter.

James is currently the Clubhouse Director for the Columbia Park Clubhouse and works with Learning and Development providing training for BGCSF.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”- Frederick Douglass

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.

Sophia Rutkin

Mission Clubhouse Director
As a San Francisco native, Sophia Rutkin has proudly served the youth of San Francisco for over ten years...

As a San Francisco native, Sophia Rutkin has proudly served the youth of San Francisco for over ten years. She found her passion for youth development as a summer camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF). After graduating from Vassar College with a Bachelor's of Arts in History, she returned to the JCCSF to manage the Pre-Kindergarten camp. That fall, she joined Playworks to serve an AmeriCorps term of service at San Francisco Community School and the following year at Paul Revere Elementary School. She then spent three years as a Program Manager and Certified Trainer, where she worked with 18 schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to increase opportunities for safe and healthy play.

Throughout her youth development career, Sophia had multiple opportunities to collaborate with BGCSF programs and staff, and was continually impressed by the organizational commitment to enabling youth to reach their full potential. Sophia's passion is to make a meaningful impact in her community through exceptional programming, and she is honored to continue that work as the Mission Clubhouse Director.

When she is not at the Clubhouse, you can find Sophia on the footy field. In her free time, she plays Australian Rules Football for the San Francisco Iron Maidens, and is currently vying for a position on the USAFL National Team.

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” - Theodore Roosevelt

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

Jontonette "Star" Clark

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Sunnydale Clubhouse
Star has been with BGCSF for more than seven years and has held a variety of positions. In her previous role as the Middle School Director at...

Star has been with BGCSF for more than seven years and has held a variety of positions. In her previous role as the Middle School Director at the Excelsior Clubhouse, she created an exceptional middle school program, as well as assisted with the coordination and execution of all middle school citywide events and meetings.

In her current role as the Site Director of the Sunnydale Clubhouse, Star utilizes both her programming expertise along with her administrative experience to help staff create the optimal Club experience for our young people.

Jose Gomez

Site Director, San Francisco Community School
Jose has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco since August 2019 and brings over nine years of youth development experience...

Jose has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco since August 2019 and brings over nine years of youth development experience. Jose has worked in school-based sites over six years. He has work with Kindergarten up to 8th grade, but his passion is working with middle school students. He previously worked at Think Together as a Site Director in Daly City’s Jefferson Elementary School District.

Jose received his B.A. in Intensive Psychology with a minor in Latin America & Latino Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2011. During his spare time Jose likes to travel the world and explore different cultures.


Patrick Roddy

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Boeddeker Park
Patrick is an alumna of University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Intensive Psychology. He has ten years of experience as...

Patrick is an alumna of University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Intensive Psychology. He has ten years of experience as a youth development professional with 5 of those years in the Tenderloin. Patrick has worked with youth throughout California in group homes and transitional housing, he also served as the Prevention Coordinator at the Center for Open Recovery where he ran drug education classes and family classes with BGCSF youth.

In his role as Site Director at Boeddeker Park, Patrick helps maintain a safe space for the Tenderloin community. Surveys have shown that people feel safe at Boeddeker Park and Patrick does his best to maintain the feeling of safety and community that represents Boeddeker Park and Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco.

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.

Joni Van Reenan

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Columbia Park Clubhouse
Joni joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017. As Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Columbia Park Clubhouse, Joni...

Joni hails from Texas.  She worked for 13 years for a nonprofit organization in Austin that provides educational support services to underserved adults seeking employment and/or GED attainment. Joni taught GED prep, Job Readiness, and computer skills classes before designing and managing the organization’s Adult Basic Education program.

When Joni relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, she chose to transition into her new life in California by committing to a term of service with AmeriCorps as a Site Coordinator for Reading Partners. She managed the day-to-day operations and coached community member volunteer tutors for a Reading Partners elementary school site-based, curriculum-focused, literacy intervention program for K-4 students.

Joni joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017 as Site Director for the after-school program at OnePurpose School where she supported students’ success through literacy development, enrichment activities, recreation, and mentoring.  Joni is committed to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs and in 2019 transitioned to her current role as Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Columbia Park Clubhouse where she loves witnessing the joy, energy, and enthusiasm of its members as they take part in the club’s various and enriching programs. 

Joni holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Texas State University.


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

Jamin McVeigh

Senior Director 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.

Starting in volunteer services and database management, Jamin was promoted to Development Officer in 2008 and Development & Marketing Officer in 2011. With more than 14 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteer engagement.

Jamin earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California at San Diego. In her spare time, Jamin is an active volunteer with Girls on the Run Bay Area. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and two-year-old son and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city, and traveling.

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.

David Schleifer-Lee

Director of Institutional Giving
David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 10 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team...

David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 10 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team. As Director of Institutional Giving, David works closely with program staff to understand the impact of BGCSF’s programs on youth. With this knowledge, David tells the story of youth’s experiences in an equitable and strengths-based way to institutional stakeholders, including private foundations and governmental agencies, so as to build strong partnerships in the interest of closing the opportunity gap and empowering San Francisco’s underserved youth.

David ended up in the nonprofit world through his passion for working with young people in the community, first as a teen counselor at the Deer Hollow Farm outdoor summer camp and more formatively as a volunteer organizer in public K-12 schools during his college years. His other past experiences include co-founding a music mentorship nonprofit, serving as an AmeriCorps member, and fundraising for early education, arts, and youth-serving nonprofits. Outside of work and during non-pandemic times, David enjoys playing recreational soccer and traveling with his wife. To be safe and healthy during the current times, David and his wife enjoy the many beautiful local experiences of the San Francisco Bay Area, including hiking, eating at diverse restaurants, picnicking in parks, biking, and camping.

Cailin Stockdale

Director of Marketing & Communication
As Director of Marketing & Communication, Cailin works collaboratively across the organization to develop and...

Cailin has dedicated the past nine years to supporting the Boys & Girls Club Movement and its mission to empower young people and prepare them for a great future. She is passionate about the Club’s work in leveling the achievement gap by ensuring all youth have equal access to opportunities and experiences that will put them on the path to success.

Cailin joined BGCSF in 2018, bringing more than six years of Boys & Girls Clubs expertise from her prior roles in marketing and development at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa. As Director of Marketing & Communication, Cailin works collaboratively across the organization to develop and implement brand marketing strategies that promote BGCSF’s mission, youth development strategy, programs, impact, and history.

Cailin received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Spanish from Winona State University. She also spent six months teaching English in Heredia, Costa Rica.

"I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don't be afraid — you hear me, young people? Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope, never fear." —Former First Lady Michelle Obama