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 in San Francisco’s eight Clubhouses, five School-Based Clubs...

As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of Boys & Girls Clubs in San Francisco’s eight traditional Clubhouses, five School-Based Clubs, and Camp Mendocino. He oversees an operation with 153 regular staff members and an additional 161 temporary or seasonal staff members.

Mr. Connolly has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs since 1998, serving two years in Washington DC prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in late 1999. He briefly served as Executive Director for San Francisco Boys & Girls Club prior to a 2001 merger; and as Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer before becoming President in 2005.

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; supplemental educational services, outdoor education and environmental awareness; and much more. Over this period, the total youth served by BGCSF has grown from 7,000 to 19,700 and average daily attendance (ADA) has grown from approximately 800 to over 1,700, and the number of sites has grown from nine to 15.

Mr. Connolly 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 $40M of construction projects.

Mr. Connolly 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.

"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 nearly two decades of experience working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. In her former role as an audit manager for CPA firm Lautze & Lautze, Heidi led the outside audit of BGCSF in 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. She worked with local and national foundations, and government funders for new facility construction and renovation, helping BGCSF successfully meet Brighter Futures Capital Campaign goals. She continuously works with local institutional funders for ongoing facility maintenance, such as roofing, plumbing and heating.

Joni’s prior professional experience includes development work with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Raphael House, a San Francisco shelter for homeless families. Joni received her B.A. and a M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. She has lived in San Francisco for more than 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 11 years dedicated to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. As a member of BGCSF’s Executive Team, Harold has overseen operations at Sunnydale Clubhouse, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse, Ernest Ingold Clubhouse (now Don Fisher Clubhouse), Tenderloin Clubhouse, and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point, and managed Camp Mendocino for two seasons. He has also supervised program staff for Teen Services, Health & Fitness, Social Recreation, Art and Athletics, to name a few.

In 2010, Harold was promoted to Senior Director of Operations and worked closely with the Vice President of Operations to strengthen the Club’s facilities and vehicle maintenance systems, risk management protocol, policy and procedural compliance, and approach to overall safety. When he is not working at the Club, Harold enjoys spending time with his spouse, listening to hip hop music and playing golf.

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. “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.”

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 Bay Area for approximately 15 years...

Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for approximately 15 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, were she later joined as a 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 Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) populations in K-12 education systems.

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of School-Based Clubs
As a youth development professional, Carlton Eichelberger empowers and supports youth in character and leadership development...

As a youth development professional, Carlton Eichelberger empowers and supports youth in character and leadership development, educational and career development, health and life skills, and the arts. Carlton has more than 17 years experience working with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. He currently serves as the Area Director for the Excelsior District, San Francisco Community School and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. Carlton also has extensive experience establishing relationships with key community partners and collaborating with neighborhood organizations.

Carlton began his career with BGCSF in 1998 at Tenderloin Clubhouse, where he helped establish a teen program and the first Keystone Club. Carlton held several positions at the Tenderloin Clubhouse before he became Excelsior Clubhouse Director in 2005. In 2011, Carlton was promoted to Area Director.

Carlton graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In his spare time, Carlton serves on the Board of an art nonprofit organization and he coaches youth basketball. Carlton feels a great sense of pride to witness young people transform their lives and achieve success with support from the Club.

Esan Looper

Senior Director of Club Services
Esan Looper has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and youth developer. He is a native San Franciscan and alumnus of Columbia...

Esan Looper has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and youth developer. He is a native San Franciscan and alumnus of Columbia Park Clubhouse. Esan graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1989 and then St. Michael’s College in 1993.

After dedicating 10 years of his career in youth development, classroom teaching and school administration in Providence, Rhode Island, he returned to San Francisco in 2003. Esan spent three years directing after-school programs in San Francisco, at institutions such as San Francisco Community School. In that role, Excelsior Clubhouse recognized Esan as the 2004 Outstanding Community Partner.

His first role with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco was serving as a Summer Generalist at Excelsior Clubhouse and later as a Program Manager at Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunter Point Clubhouse. At Willie Mays, Esan earned Program Manager of the Year and the Clubhouse earned a Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) national award in 2009. In 2011, Esan became Clubhouse Director for Tenderloin Clubhouse.

Esan has been honored twice as the Clubhouse Director of the Year, and under his leadership, Tenderloin Clubhouse earned an Outstanding Clubhouse Performance award, BGCA National Honor Award and BGCA National Merit Award.

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 is charged with ensuring that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is the healthiest place for youth in San Francisco. This includes working with staff and youth focused on three areas: a healthy Clubhouse environment, health education and promotion, and access to health services. In partnership with Board member Dr. Curtis Chan, Tavi co-chairs BGCSF’s Health Advisory Board, a group of diverse professionals committed to promoting the health of under-served youth in San Francisco.

Tavi has been with BGCSF for more than nine years. She has served as Community Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University, and currently she supervises UCSF medical students and SFSU health education interns at BGCSF to help them learn about community health programs.

Tavi was a founding member of UCSF’s University Community Partnerships Council and is active in Shape Up San Francisco and The Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Working Group.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Tavi served as the Program Director of the YMCA Teen Center in East Oakland. She also has supervised the School-Based Health Center at Oakland Technical High School. Tavi earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA.

Nate Ford

Citywide Director of Athletics
Nate Ford grew up in the Western Addition, where he was a member of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse (now Don Fisher Clubhouse) since the age of six...

Nate Ford grew up in the Western Addition, where he was a member of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse (now Don Fisher Clubhouse) since the age of six. Nate attended San Francisco State University before deciding to work for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

In 1990, Nate was appointed Athletic Director of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, where he served 18 years in that role. During that time, Nate led all athletic programs for Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, including baseball, flag football, indoor soccer, volleyball, track and field and his most beloved sport: basketball.

One of Nate’s proudest accomplishments is establishing the Pee Wee Basketball program and the SF Rebels Basketball program, a traveling basketball program that allows players to travel regionally and nationally to compete in tournaments, while also fulfilling academic requirements. More than 60 Rebels players have graduated from high school and gone on to play basketball in college.

In 2008, Nate was named Citywide Athletics Director to oversee the entire Athletic Program for all eight Clubhouses. Throughout his career, Nate has served on many advisory boards and has garnered several community service awards.

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.

LaCresha McManus

Citywide Director of Teen Services
LaCresha McManus is an alumna of California State University, Sacramento, with seven years of experience as a youth development professional...

LaCresha McManus is an alumna of California State University, Sacramento, with seven years of experience as a youth development professional. LaCresha is a proud Boys & Girls Club alumna who credits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme for her personal and professional success.

LaCresha has worked with Club teens for the past six years. Her accomplishments include: Opening an Evening Reporting Center for juvenile youth in her hometown of Oxnard, California; training Boys & Girls Club professionals across the country about teen programming, serving on national steering committees for numerous teen leadership conferences and helping to develop Service Learning curriculum.

LaCresha serves on Keystone Club’s Pacific Region Advisory Council for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Most recently, LaCresha was recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the recipient of the Debra Williams Clark 2016 Spirit of Keystone Award, which acknowledges Club leaders who have the commitment to inspire and coach advisors in the Keystone movement to build a tradition of excellence.

Brian Sauer

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

Brian Sauer has been involved in education leadership for nearly two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career as an SFUSD classroom teacher, where he taught middle and high school courses in Biology and Mathematics.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Brian was the Program Director at Juma Ventures, A Bay Area social enterprise that provides employment, financial capability skills and academic support to first generation college students. Brian joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2015.

In his role as Director of Citywide Education, Brian is responsible for supporting the development and alignment of academic programs across all sites. He received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and California Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.

Patricia Zamora

Citywide Director of Creative Arts
Patricia Zamora is the Citywide Director of Creative Arts. At BGCSF, she has been a leader for the Boeddeker Park Community Hub by supporting...

Patricia Zamora is the Citywide Director of Creative Arts. At BGCSF, she has been a leader for the Boeddeker Park Community Hub by supporting collective impact model planning and implementation as part of BGCSF’s role as Master Tenant for Boeddeker Park.

Patricia is also a visual artist and manages the Citywide Creative Arts program for BGCSF. She is a founding member of the Tenderloin Safe Passage Project and served as President of the Advisory Board for Safe Passage. Patricia is also a member of the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Community Advisory Committee-Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership.

Patricia is the recipient of numerous community awards, such as the Chicago Council on Human Relations Unsung Heroine Award, and BGCSF 2008 Clubhouse Director of the Year. In previous roles, Pat helped create an award-winning restorative peer jury model for the Chicago Public Schools, where she advocated for the successful inclusion of restorative practices in the Chicago Public School Discipline Code.

Germaine Bond

Willie Mays Clubhouse Director
Germaine Bond was raised in the Bayview-Hunters Point community on Third Street & Palou Avenue where her family owned and operated one of the...

Germaine Bond was raised in the Bayview-Hunters Point community on Third Street & Palou Avenue where her family owned and operated one of the most popular and authentic soul food restaurants. Germaine, who is known as Ms. Maine by our youth and parents, discovered her passion and purpose in youth development during her adolescent years.

Germaine landed her first job in the Western Addition at Operation Contact as a Youth Girls Coordinator, where she served in that position for eight years. She later returned to Bayview-Hunters Point as the Youth Director for Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. Her tenure at YMCA paved the way for her professional development in areas of fiscal management, grant writing, program development and what she values most from the founding principles of youth development: building and nurturing relationships with the children and youth she serves. She served 12 years at Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, with her last position as Senior Program Director.

Germaine’s roots, commitment and professional experience led her to the opportunity to serve as Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse, where she helped children from this community, many of whom are subject to crime, poverty, hunger, low-performance learning institutions and negligible mental wellness. At Sunnydale Clubhouse, Germaine worked to create a place of safety, trust, consistency and structure.

Germaine became Clubhouse Director for Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point in 2016. Germaine believes her dream in youth development has manifested by allowing her to be home in Bayview-Hunters Point and charting her passion and purpose for families in the community.

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 13 years of service to the organization.

Throughout his career at BGCSF, James has served as a Program Manager at Camp Mendocino and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse. James also served as the first Clubhouse Director for Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. He spent two years in a manager role at Camp Mendocino, and he continues to support Camp by providing trainings, supporting Camp operations and volunteering his time during weekends as a Purple Kumquat.

James takes pride in hosting and providing tours of our facilities for dignitaries such as Willie Mays, the late Don Fisher, Alice Waters, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Former United States Attorney Eric Holder.

Outside of BGCSF, James has extensive experience working with the San Francisco Housing Authority. He has served on the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) Standards Committee and helped with the implementation of the Community Response Network, a crisis response team that supported District 10 and other San Francisco neighborhoods at that time.

James is a big supporter of the San Francisco Police Department, and he often coordinates rafting trips and outdoor education with the SFPD Wilderness Adventure Youth Program and takes part in speaking with cadets at the police academy.

Iris Phillips

Gateway Clubhouse Director
As Clubhouse Director for Gateway Public Schools, Iris collaborates with Gateway Public Schools to facilitate a strong partnership with Boys...

As Clubhouse Director for Gateway Public Schools, Iris collaborates with Gateway Public Schools to facilitate a strong partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every Gateway student graduates with the knowledge necessary for academic and personal success in college and beyond.

As native of San Francisco, Iris has worked with youth throughout the city of San Francisco during her 10-year tenure as Director of Enrollment for Gateway Public Schools.

Iris received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The City University of New York, and her Master of Science degree in organizational psychology from San Jose University.

“I have witnessed the transformational change that students experience through the support of the passionate Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco team. Everyday, this is a reminder of how our work changes lives”

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 in her first job out of high school, as a summer camp counselor at the 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 tenure with Playworks, 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.

Sara Richardson

Camp Director
Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco for...

Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco for almost four years. As Camp Director, Sara provides oversight of the programs and daily operations for Camp Mendocino’s 2,000-acre facility in Mendocino County. Many of her responsibilities include: Hiring and training staff; ensuring the safety and well-being of all Campers and staff; developing and overseeing Camp programs; overseeing the recruitment and registration of Campers; managing the Camp budget and rental process and ensuring that Camp continues to meet the needs of young people in our community.

Prior to joining BGCSF in 2012, Sara provided program leadership to a gang prevention grant and day camp for a Boys & Girls Club in Southern California, as well as led a residential substance abuse program in Detroit, Michigan. Sara received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.

Jennifer Snyder

Excelsior Clubhouse Director
Jennifer Snyder has been Clubhouse Director for Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly five years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began 12 years...

Jennifer Snyder has been the Clubhouse Director at Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly five years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began 12 years ago when she served as a Youth Development Coordinator at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley in Mesa, Arizona. 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 manages a team of 11 dedicated staff.

Prior to her career with Boys & Girls Clubs in Mesa, Jennifer was the Youth Program Director for the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and Office of Protocol. In her former role, 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.


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 in the Tenderloin community.

As a BGCSF alumnus, Michael joined Columbia Park Clubhouse at 12 years old and became a founding teen 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 Torch Club and Keystone Club, which helped earn him the award of Youth of the Year for Columbia Park Clubhouse.

During his 15 year-tenure in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement, Michael has served as a Teen Staff, Social Recreation Coordinator, Teen Services Director, Technology Coordinator and Athletics Director 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, it becomes easier to do the great things that our amazing youth can achieve.

Jake Babick

Tenderloin Site Director
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.

“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.”

Jontonette "Star" Clark

Sunnydale Site Director
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.

Shareena C. Clark Ascher

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Don Fisher Clubhouse
Shareena has been working in youth development for 20 years and started at BGCSF as an on-call generalist at the Treasure Island Clubhouse...

Shareena was born in Torrance, CA and was a club kid at Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington. She has been working in youth development for 20 years and started at BGCSF as an on-call generalist at the Treasure Island Clubhouse. Since then, she has worked at the Mission, Willie Mays, and Don Fisher Clubhouses in various roles.

Shareena has earned a BA in English from California State University San Bernardino, an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and is working toward a PhD in Anthropology and Social Change focusing on LGBTQ Affirmative Youth Development Programming at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She currently serves as the Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Don Fisher Clubhouse where she is proud to be leading the first LGBTQQA program at BGCSF. In her free time she enjoys collecting comics, sneakers, and books.

Earl Declet

Gateway High School Site Director
Earl has been with BGCSF since 2016, and brings over nine years of experience in education and youth development. Earl has worked...

Earl has been with BGCSF since 2016, and brings over nine years of experience in education and youth development.  Earl has worked with students from Kindergarten to college, but his passion is working with teens.  

During his time at BGCSF, he has placed teens in over 200 jobs and has been awarded over $14,000 in grant funding to support his teen programs.  In 2018, the Excelsior Keystone Club hosted the Excelsior STEAM Fair, a completely teen-led event which focused on getting Excelsior youth excited about the STEAM-field through interactive activities and exhibits.  Earl also designed the "Excelsior Event Planning Internship," a job-readiness program that was selected as one of two programs submitted to Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Program Excellence Awards.  

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.

Jose Gomez

San Francisco Community School Site Director

Jesse Hall

Visitacion Valley Site Director
Jesse has been with BGCSF since 2016 as the Site Director of the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. A Bay Area native, Jesse grew up in...

Jesse has been with BGCSF since 2016 as the Site Director of the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. A Bay Area native, Jesse grew up in East Side San Jose, and has lived in many different places—from metropolises like New York and London to tiny mountain towns without cell phone signal. He previously worked at YMCA Camp Campbell as a Program Director, the New York Hall of Science, and Frost Valley YMCA.

Throughout his career, he has traveled abroad, sea-kayaked along the Maine Coast, presented at national conferences, backpacked and canoed through the Adirondack Mountains, and spent countless hours listening to kids’ stories, jokes, questions, and ideas. He is passionate about working with youth of all ages, and helping them learn, grow, and better the world. He earned a BA in English and American Literature and Spanish Language from New York University.

“After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, I asked myself two big questions: How might I do the most good possible? And, if the shooter had in his life perhaps one more adult who listened to him, believed in him, taught him, challenged him, let him know someone cared about him as a person, what difference could that have made? I work for BGCSF, because I believe that it gives me the opportunity to do a lot of good, and to foster relationships that could make lifelong, meaningful impacts.”

Ashley Munro

Tenderloin Site Director
Ashley currently serves as the Site Director of the Tenderloin Clubhouse Mercy Housing site. She started with BGCSF as an art room volunteer...

Ashley currently serves as the Site Director of the Tenderloin Clubhouse Mercy Housing site. She started with BGCSF as an art room volunteer helping run a photography program. As the years went by she became deeply connected to the community and families in the Tenderloin. When a position opened up, she started working at the Club with the goal of getting members to better understand the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Ashley's dedication to the community lead her to becoming the Site Director and helping lead the amazing staff at the Tenderloin Clubhouse.

Patrick Roddy

Boeddeker Park Site Director
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 joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017. As Site Director for the after-school program at OnePurpose School, Joni supports students’ success through literacy development, enrichment activities, recreation, and mentoring. Joni is from Texas. Before moving to California, she worked for 13 years for a nonprofit organization in Austin that provides educational support services to underserved adults seeking employment and/or GED attainment. Joni taught GED prep, Job Readiness, and computer skills classes before designing and managing the organization’s Adult Basic Education program.

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

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

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 focuses on continuing his youth development and advocacy work with the goal to one day become a Clubhouse Director.

Megan Fisher

Director of Individual Giving
Megan joined BGCSF in January 2019 as the Director of Individual Giving following experience with an educational nonprofit...

Megan joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January 2019 as the Director of Individual Giving, having served most recently as the Development Manager for CollegeSpring, a nonprofit organization that provides students with SAT and ACT prep at no cost and during the school day to help increase access to higher education for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Megan's passion for youth development and increasing opportunity access for underserved populations was instilled while leading youth volunteer programs in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas. Since that time, she shifted her focus closer to home to support a number of nonprofits in fundraising and community engagement capacities.

Megan received her bachelor's in both Political Science and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Bay Area native, and in her free time volunteers with Shanti Project and PRC, community-based organizations that are centered on supporting under-resourced and at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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 Gutierrez 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, and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse and Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. Erin has achieved great success in providing high-quality programming at her Club sites. She won a Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Award for an all-girls group program she co-led in 2009.

Under her leadership, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Sunnydale Clubhouse won National Merit Awards for Program Excellence in the areas of Education and Character and Leadership in 2010 and 2013. Erin is an active community member in the greater Visitacion Valley community, where she is raising her two daughters. Erin also has served as a Girls Scout troop leader and PTA President at Visitacion Valley Elementary from 2011 to 2015.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Erin worked for nine years at Seneca Center for Children and Families. Erin has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

David Schleifer-Lee

Director of Institutional Giving
David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 9 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team...

David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 9 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team. As Director of Institutional Giving, David works closely with program leadership to fully understand recent accomplishments and impact on the youth BGCSF serves as well as future plans for program activities. With this knowledge, David crafts compelling proposal and report narratives to educate, cultivate, and solicit institutional stakeholders, including private foundations and governmental agencies.

David’s past experiences include co-founding a music mentorship nonprofit, serving as an AmeriCorps member, and fundraising for a variety of education, arts, and youth-focused nonprofits. As a member of the Notes for Notes team from 2013-16, David played a key role in building its partnership with BGCSF resulting in the opening of a state-of-the art music recording studio for youth in the Don Fisher Clubhouse in 2015. Outside of work, David enjoys playing recreational soccer and traveling with his wife.

Jamin McVeigh

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

A native of the Bay Area and current resident of San Francisco, Jamin McVeigh joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as Director of Development in 2016. Jamin most recently served at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco as Development & Marketing Officer, helping to provide affordable housing opportunities for underserved, local families in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

Starting in volunteer services and database management, Jamin was promoted to Development Officer in 2008 and Development & Marketing Officer in 2011. With more than 10 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteer engagement.

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

Lisa Rosete

Executive Assistant to Rob Connolly
Since joining BGCSF in 2011, Lisa has supported Rob Connolly as his Executive Assistant. She works closely with the senior leadership team...

Since joining BGCSF in 2011, Lisa has supported Rob Connolly as his Executive Assistant. She works closely with the senior leadership team facilitating communication, efficiency, accountability, and deadline management across departments. Lisa also provides support to BGCSF’s Board of Governors.

Originally from Southern California, Lisa has lived in the Bay Area for more than ten years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in psychology.

Joseph Schuchter

Director of Evaluation and Impact
Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation and impact to the organization..

Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation and impact to the organization. He has defined his career by leading mission-driven organizations to understand and improve their impact through monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning. Joe’s work in youth development is informed by years of practice and a deep understanding of community development and complex systems. He also brings a lens of social investment and collective impact and has been recognized for his research and strategic thinking in nearly a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles.

Joe completed a masters in community planning at University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in public health at UC Berkeley. At BGCSF, Joe is developing organizational capacity for real-time insights for quality improvement and deep-impact understanding for strategic direction. In his free time, Joe loves backpacking and bike-riding.

Cailin Stockdale

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

As Director of Marketing & Communication, Cailin works collaboratively across the organization to develop and implement communication and marketing strategies and promote key messaging about BGCSF’s mission, youth development strategy, programs, impact, and history. While a new resident of San Francisco, Cailin brings six years of Boys & Girls Clubs expertise from her prior roles as Director of Marketing & Communication and Director of Communication & Resource Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa.

Cailin received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Spanish from Winona State University. She also spent six months teaching English in Heredia, Costa Rica. “As someone who has witnessed the Boys & Girls Clubs’ movement change and save lives, I’m determined to increase awareness and understanding of BGCSF, our vital mission, and the positive impact we are making for San Francisco youth.”

Rob Connolly

President
As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of Boys & Girls Clubs in San Francisco’s eight Clubhouses, five School-Based Clubs...

As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of Boys & Girls Clubs in San Francisco’s eight traditional Clubhouses, five School-Based Clubs, and Camp Mendocino. He oversees an operation with 153 regular staff members and an additional 161 temporary or seasonal staff members.

Mr. Connolly has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs since 1998, serving two years in Washington DC prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in late 1999. He briefly served as Executive Director for San Francisco Boys & Girls Club prior to a 2001 merger; and as Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer before becoming President in 2005.

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; supplemental educational services, outdoor education and environmental awareness; and much more. Over this period, the total youth served by BGCSF has grown from 7,000 to 19,700 and average daily attendance (ADA) has grown from approximately 800 to over 1,700, and the number of sites has grown from nine to 15.

Mr. Connolly 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 $40M of construction projects.

Mr. Connolly 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.

"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 nearly two decades of experience working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. In her former role as an audit manager for CPA firm Lautze & Lautze, Heidi led the outside audit of BGCSF in 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. She worked with local and national foundations, and government funders for new facility construction and renovation, helping BGCSF successfully meet Brighter Futures Capital Campaign goals. She continuously works with local institutional funders for ongoing facility maintenance, such as roofing, plumbing and heating.

Joni’s prior professional experience includes development work with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Raphael House, a San Francisco shelter for homeless families. Joni received her B.A. and a M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. She has lived in San Francisco for more than 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 11 years dedicated to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. As a member of BGCSF’s Executive Team, Harold has overseen operations at Sunnydale Clubhouse, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse, Ernest Ingold Clubhouse (now Don Fisher Clubhouse), Tenderloin Clubhouse, and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point, and managed Camp Mendocino for two seasons. He has also supervised program staff for Teen Services, Health & Fitness, Social Recreation, Art and Athletics, to name a few.

In 2010, Harold was promoted to Senior Director of Operations and worked closely with the Vice President of Operations to strengthen the Club’s facilities and vehicle maintenance systems, risk management protocol, policy and procedural compliance, and approach to overall safety. When he is not working at the Club, Harold enjoys spending time with his spouse, listening to hip hop music and playing golf.

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. “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.”

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 Bay Area for approximately 15 years...

Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for approximately 15 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, were she later joined as a 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 Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) populations in K-12 education systems.

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of School-Based Clubs
As a youth development professional, Carlton Eichelberger empowers and supports youth in character and leadership development...

As a youth development professional, Carlton Eichelberger empowers and supports youth in character and leadership development, educational and career development, health and life skills, and the arts. Carlton has more than 17 years experience working with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. He currently serves as the Area Director for the Excelsior District, San Francisco Community School and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. Carlton also has extensive experience establishing relationships with key community partners and collaborating with neighborhood organizations.

Carlton began his career with BGCSF in 1998 at Tenderloin Clubhouse, where he helped establish a teen program and the first Keystone Club. Carlton held several positions at the Tenderloin Clubhouse before he became Excelsior Clubhouse Director in 2005. In 2011, Carlton was promoted to Area Director.

Carlton graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In his spare time, Carlton serves on the Board of an art nonprofit organization and he coaches youth basketball. Carlton feels a great sense of pride to witness young people transform their lives and achieve success with support from the Club.

Esan Looper

Senior Director of Club Services
Esan Looper has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and youth developer. He is a native San Franciscan and alumnus of Columbia...

Esan Looper has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and youth developer. He is a native San Franciscan and alumnus of Columbia Park Clubhouse. Esan graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1989 and then St. Michael’s College in 1993.

After dedicating 10 years of his career in youth development, classroom teaching and school administration in Providence, Rhode Island, he returned to San Francisco in 2003. Esan spent three years directing after-school programs in San Francisco, at institutions such as San Francisco Community School. In that role, Excelsior Clubhouse recognized Esan as the 2004 Outstanding Community Partner.

His first role with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco was serving as a Summer Generalist at Excelsior Clubhouse and later as a Program Manager at Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunter Point Clubhouse. At Willie Mays, Esan earned Program Manager of the Year and the Clubhouse earned a Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) national award in 2009. In 2011, Esan became Clubhouse Director for Tenderloin Clubhouse.

Esan has been honored twice as the Clubhouse Director of the Year, and under his leadership, Tenderloin Clubhouse earned an Outstanding Clubhouse Performance award, BGCA National Honor Award and BGCA National Merit Award.

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.

"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 11 years dedicated to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. As a member of BGCSF’s Executive Team, Harold has overseen operations at Sunnydale Clubhouse, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse, Ernest Ingold Clubhouse (now Don Fisher Clubhouse), Tenderloin Clubhouse, and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point, and managed Camp Mendocino for two seasons. He has also supervised program staff for Teen Services, Health & Fitness, Social Recreation, Art and Athletics, to name a few.

In 2010, Harold was promoted to Senior Director of Operations and worked closely with the Vice President of Operations to strengthen the Club’s facilities and vehicle maintenance systems, risk management protocol, policy and procedural compliance, and approach to overall safety. When he is not working at the Club, Harold enjoys spending time with his spouse, listening to hip hop music and playing golf.

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 Bay Area for approximately 15 years...

Amal has dedicated her work to leading and supporting programs and services for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for approximately 15 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, were she later joined as a 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 Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) populations in K-12 education systems.

Carlton Eichelberger

Senior Director of School-Based Clubs
As a youth development professional, Carlton Eichelberger empowers and supports youth in character and leadership development...

As a youth development professional, Carlton Eichelberger empowers and supports youth in character and leadership development, educational and career development, health and life skills, and the arts. Carlton has more than 17 years experience working with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. He currently serves as the Area Director for the Excelsior District, San Francisco Community School and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. Carlton also has extensive experience establishing relationships with key community partners and collaborating with neighborhood organizations.

Carlton began his career with BGCSF in 1998 at Tenderloin Clubhouse, where he helped establish a teen program and the first Keystone Club. Carlton held several positions at the Tenderloin Clubhouse before he became Excelsior Clubhouse Director in 2005. In 2011, Carlton was promoted to Area Director.

Carlton graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In his spare time, Carlton serves on the Board of an art nonprofit organization and he coaches youth basketball. Carlton feels a great sense of pride to witness young people transform their lives and achieve success with support from the Club.

Esan Looper

Senior Director of Club Services
Esan Looper has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and youth developer. He is a native San Franciscan and alumnus of Columbia...

Esan Looper has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and youth developer. He is a native San Franciscan and alumnus of Columbia Park Clubhouse. Esan graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1989 and then St. Michael’s College in 1993.

After dedicating 10 years of his career in youth development, classroom teaching and school administration in Providence, Rhode Island, he returned to San Francisco in 2003. Esan spent three years directing after-school programs in San Francisco, at institutions such as San Francisco Community School. In that role, Excelsior Clubhouse recognized Esan as the 2004 Outstanding Community Partner.

His first role with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco was serving as a Summer Generalist at Excelsior Clubhouse and later as a Program Manager at Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunter Point Clubhouse. At Willie Mays, Esan earned Program Manager of the Year and the Clubhouse earned a Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) national award in 2009. In 2011, Esan became Clubhouse Director for Tenderloin Clubhouse.

Esan has been honored twice as the Clubhouse Director of the Year, and under his leadership, Tenderloin Clubhouse earned an Outstanding Clubhouse Performance award, BGCA National Honor Award and BGCA National Merit Award.

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 is charged with ensuring that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is the healthiest place for youth in San Francisco. This includes working with staff and youth focused on three areas: a healthy Clubhouse environment, health education and promotion, and access to health services. In partnership with Board member Dr. Curtis Chan, Tavi co-chairs BGCSF’s Health Advisory Board, a group of diverse professionals committed to promoting the health of under-served youth in San Francisco.

Tavi has been with BGCSF for more than nine years. She has served as Community Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University, and currently she supervises UCSF medical students and SFSU health education interns at BGCSF to help them learn about community health programs.

Tavi was a founding member of UCSF’s University Community Partnerships Council and is active in Shape Up San Francisco and The Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Working Group.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Tavi served as the Program Director of the YMCA Teen Center in East Oakland. She also has supervised the School-Based Health Center at Oakland Technical High School. Tavi earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA.

Nate Ford

Citywide Director of Athletics
Nate Ford grew up in the Western Addition, where he was a member of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse (now Don Fisher Clubhouse) since the age of six...

Nate Ford grew up in the Western Addition, where he was a member of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse (now Don Fisher Clubhouse) since the age of six. Nate attended San Francisco State University before deciding to work for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

In 1990, Nate was appointed Athletic Director of Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, where he served 18 years in that role. During that time, Nate led all athletic programs for Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, including baseball, flag football, indoor soccer, volleyball, track and field and his most beloved sport: basketball.

One of Nate’s proudest accomplishments is establishing the Pee Wee Basketball program and the SF Rebels Basketball program, a traveling basketball program that allows players to travel regionally and nationally to compete in tournaments, while also fulfilling academic requirements. More than 60 Rebels players have graduated from high school and gone on to play basketball in college.

In 2008, Nate was named Citywide Athletics Director to oversee the entire Athletic Program for all eight Clubhouses. Throughout his career, Nate has served on many advisory boards and has garnered several community service awards.

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.

LaCresha McManus

Citywide Director of Teen Services
LaCresha McManus is an alumna of California State University, Sacramento, with seven years of experience as a youth development professional...

LaCresha McManus is an alumna of California State University, Sacramento, with seven years of experience as a youth development professional. LaCresha is a proud Boys & Girls Club alumna who credits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme for her personal and professional success.

LaCresha has worked with Club teens for the past six years. Her accomplishments include: Opening an Evening Reporting Center for juvenile youth in her hometown of Oxnard, California; training Boys & Girls Club professionals across the country about teen programming, serving on national steering committees for numerous teen leadership conferences and helping to develop Service Learning curriculum.

LaCresha serves on Keystone Club’s Pacific Region Advisory Council for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Most recently, LaCresha was recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the recipient of the Debra Williams Clark 2016 Spirit of Keystone Award, which acknowledges Club leaders who have the commitment to inspire and coach advisors in the Keystone movement to build a tradition of excellence.

Brian Sauer

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

Brian Sauer has been involved in education leadership for nearly two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career as an SFUSD classroom teacher, where he taught middle and high school courses in Biology and Mathematics.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Brian was the Program Director at Juma Ventures, A Bay Area social enterprise that provides employment, financial capability skills and academic support to first generation college students. Brian joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2015.

In his role as Director of Citywide Education, Brian is responsible for supporting the development and alignment of academic programs across all sites. He received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and California Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.

Patricia Zamora

Citywide Director of Creative Arts
Patricia Zamora is the Citywide Director of Creative Arts. At BGCSF, she has been a leader for the Boeddeker Park Community Hub by supporting...

Patricia Zamora is the Citywide Director of Creative Arts. At BGCSF, she has been a leader for the Boeddeker Park Community Hub by supporting collective impact model planning and implementation as part of BGCSF’s role as Master Tenant for Boeddeker Park.

Patricia is also a visual artist and manages the Citywide Creative Arts program for BGCSF. She is a founding member of the Tenderloin Safe Passage Project and served as President of the Advisory Board for Safe Passage. Patricia is also a member of the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Community Advisory Committee-Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership.

Patricia is the recipient of numerous community awards, such as the Chicago Council on Human Relations Unsung Heroine Award, and BGCSF 2008 Clubhouse Director of the Year. In previous roles, Pat helped create an award-winning restorative peer jury model for the Chicago Public Schools, where she advocated for the successful inclusion of restorative practices in the Chicago Public School Discipline Code.

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 Gutierrez 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, and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse and Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. Erin has achieved great success in providing high-quality programming at her Club sites. She won a Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Program Excellence Award for an all-girls group program she co-led in 2009.

Under her leadership, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Sunnydale Clubhouse won National Merit Awards for Program Excellence in the areas of Education and Character and Leadership in 2010 and 2013. Erin is an active community member in the greater Visitacion Valley community, where she is raising her two daughters. Erin also has served as a Girls Scout troop leader and PTA President at Visitacion Valley Elementary from 2011 to 2015.

Prior to joining BGCSF, Erin worked for nine years at Seneca Center for Children and Families. Erin has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Joseph Schuchter

Director of Evaluation and Impact
Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation and impact to the organization..

Joe joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in evaluation and impact to the organization. He has defined his career by leading mission-driven organizations to understand and improve their impact through monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning. Joe’s work in youth development is informed by years of practice and a deep understanding of community development and complex systems. He also brings a lens of social investment and collective impact and has been recognized for his research and strategic thinking in nearly a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles.

Joe completed a masters in community planning at University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in public health at UC Berkeley. At BGCSF, Joe is developing organizational capacity for real-time insights for quality improvement and deep-impact understanding for strategic direction. In his free time, Joe loves backpacking and bike-riding.

Germaine Bond

Willie Mays Clubhouse Director
Germaine Bond was raised in the Bayview-Hunters Point community on Third Street & Palou Avenue where her family owned and operated one of the...

Germaine Bond was raised in the Bayview-Hunters Point community on Third Street & Palou Avenue where her family owned and operated one of the most popular and authentic soul food restaurants. Germaine, who is known as Ms. Maine by our youth and parents, discovered her passion and purpose in youth development during her adolescent years.

Germaine landed her first job in the Western Addition at Operation Contact as a Youth Girls Coordinator, where she served in that position for eight years. She later returned to Bayview-Hunters Point as the Youth Director for Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. Her tenure at YMCA paved the way for her professional development in areas of fiscal management, grant writing, program development and what she values most from the founding principles of youth development: building and nurturing relationships with the children and youth she serves. She served 12 years at Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, with her last position as Senior Program Director.

Germaine’s roots, commitment and professional experience led her to the opportunity to serve as Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse, where she helped children from this community, many of whom are subject to crime, poverty, hunger, low-performance learning institutions and negligible mental wellness. At Sunnydale Clubhouse, Germaine worked to create a place of safety, trust, consistency and structure.

Germaine became Clubhouse Director for Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point in 2016. Germaine believes her dream in youth development has manifested by allowing her to be home in Bayview-Hunters Point and charting her passion and purpose for families in the community.

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 13 years of service to the organization.

Throughout his career at BGCSF, James has served as a Program Manager at Camp Mendocino and Clubhouse Director for Sunnydale Clubhouse. James also served as the first Clubhouse Director for Visitacion Valley Clubhouse and Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. He spent two years in a manager role at Camp Mendocino, and he continues to support Camp by providing trainings, supporting Camp operations and volunteering his time during weekends as a Purple Kumquat.

James takes pride in hosting and providing tours of our facilities for dignitaries such as Willie Mays, the late Don Fisher, Alice Waters, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Former United States Attorney Eric Holder.

Outside of BGCSF, James has extensive experience working with the San Francisco Housing Authority. He has served on the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) Standards Committee and helped with the implementation of the Community Response Network, a crisis response team that supported District 10 and other San Francisco neighborhoods at that time.

James is a big supporter of the San Francisco Police Department, and he often coordinates rafting trips and outdoor education with the SFPD Wilderness Adventure Youth Program and takes part in speaking with cadets at the police academy.

Iris Phillips

Gateway Clubhouse Director
As Clubhouse Director for Gateway Public Schools, Iris collaborates with Gateway Public Schools to facilitate a strong partnership with Boys...

As Clubhouse Director for Gateway Public Schools, Iris collaborates with Gateway Public Schools to facilitate a strong partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every Gateway student graduates with the knowledge necessary for academic and personal success in college and beyond.

As native of San Francisco, Iris has worked with youth throughout the city of San Francisco during her 10-year tenure as Director of Enrollment for Gateway Public Schools.

Iris received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The City University of New York, and her Master of Science degree in organizational psychology from San Jose University.

“I have witnessed the transformational change that students experience through the support of the passionate Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco team. Everyday, this is a reminder of how our work changes lives”

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 in her first job out of high school, as a summer camp counselor at the 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 tenure with Playworks, 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.

Sara Richardson

Camp Director
Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco for...

Sara Richardson became Camp Director in 2016 after serving as Assistant Camp Director for Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco for almost four years. As Camp Director, Sara provides oversight of the programs and daily operations for Camp Mendocino’s 2,000-acre facility in Mendocino County. Many of her responsibilities include: Hiring and training staff; ensuring the safety and well-being of all Campers and staff; developing and overseeing Camp programs; overseeing the recruitment and registration of Campers; managing the Camp budget and rental process and ensuring that Camp continues to meet the needs of young people in our community.

Prior to joining BGCSF in 2012, Sara provided program leadership to a gang prevention grant and day camp for a Boys & Girls Club in Southern California, as well as led a residential substance abuse program in Detroit, Michigan. Sara received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.

Jennifer Snyder

Excelsior Clubhouse Director
Jennifer Snyder has been Clubhouse Director for Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly five years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began 12 years...

Jennifer Snyder has been the Clubhouse Director at Excelsior Clubhouse for nearly five years. Her career with Boys & Girls Clubs began 12 years ago when she served as a Youth Development Coordinator at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley in Mesa, Arizona. 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 manages a team of 11 dedicated staff.

Prior to her career with Boys & Girls Clubs in Mesa, Jennifer was the Youth Program Director for the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and Office of Protocol. In her former role, 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.


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 in the Tenderloin community.

As a BGCSF alumnus, Michael joined Columbia Park Clubhouse at 12 years old and became a founding teen 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 Torch Club and Keystone Club, which helped earn him the award of Youth of the Year for Columbia Park Clubhouse.

During his 15 year-tenure in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement, Michael has served as a Teen Staff, Social Recreation Coordinator, Teen Services Director, Technology Coordinator and Athletics Director 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, it becomes easier to do the great things that our amazing youth can achieve.

Jake Babick

Tenderloin Site Director
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.

“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.”

Jontonette "Star" Clark

Sunnydale Site Director
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.

Shareena C. Clark Ascher

Assistant Clubhouse Director, Don Fisher Clubhouse
Shareena has been working in youth development for 20 years and started at BGCSF as an on-call generalist at the Treasure Island Clubhouse...

Shareena was born in Torrance, CA and was a club kid at Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington. She has been working in youth development for 20 years and started at BGCSF as an on-call generalist at the Treasure Island Clubhouse. Since then, she has worked at the Mission, Willie Mays, and Don Fisher Clubhouses in various roles.

Shareena has earned a BA in English from California State University San Bernardino, an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and is working toward a PhD in Anthropology and Social Change focusing on LGBTQ Affirmative Youth Development Programming at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She currently serves as the Assistant Clubhouse Director at the Don Fisher Clubhouse where she is proud to be leading the first LGBTQQA program at BGCSF. In her free time she enjoys collecting comics, sneakers, and books.

Earl Declet

Gateway High School Site Director
Earl has been with BGCSF since 2016, and brings over nine years of experience in education and youth development. Earl has worked...

Earl has been with BGCSF since 2016, and brings over nine years of experience in education and youth development.  Earl has worked with students from Kindergarten to college, but his passion is working with teens.  

During his time at BGCSF, he has placed teens in over 200 jobs and has been awarded over $14,000 in grant funding to support his teen programs.  In 2018, the Excelsior Keystone Club hosted the Excelsior STEAM Fair, a completely teen-led event which focused on getting Excelsior youth excited about the STEAM-field through interactive activities and exhibits.  Earl also designed the "Excelsior Event Planning Internship," a job-readiness program that was selected as one of two programs submitted to Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Program Excellence Awards.  

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.

Jose Gomez

San Francisco Community School Site Director

Jesse Hall

Visitacion Valley Site Director
Jesse has been with BGCSF since 2016 as the Site Director of the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. A Bay Area native, Jesse grew up in...

Jesse has been with BGCSF since 2016 as the Site Director of the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse. A Bay Area native, Jesse grew up in East Side San Jose, and has lived in many different places—from metropolises like New York and London to tiny mountain towns without cell phone signal. He previously worked at YMCA Camp Campbell as a Program Director, the New York Hall of Science, and Frost Valley YMCA.

Throughout his career, he has traveled abroad, sea-kayaked along the Maine Coast, presented at national conferences, backpacked and canoed through the Adirondack Mountains, and spent countless hours listening to kids’ stories, jokes, questions, and ideas. He is passionate about working with youth of all ages, and helping them learn, grow, and better the world. He earned a BA in English and American Literature and Spanish Language from New York University.

“After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, I asked myself two big questions: How might I do the most good possible? And, if the shooter had in his life perhaps one more adult who listened to him, believed in him, taught him, challenged him, let him know someone cared about him as a person, what difference could that have made? I work for BGCSF, because I believe that it gives me the opportunity to do a lot of good, and to foster relationships that could make lifelong, meaningful impacts.”

Ashley Munro

Tenderloin Site Director
Ashley currently serves as the Site Director of the Tenderloin Clubhouse Mercy Housing site. She started with BGCSF as an art room volunteer...

Ashley currently serves as the Site Director of the Tenderloin Clubhouse Mercy Housing site. She started with BGCSF as an art room volunteer helping run a photography program. As the years went by she became deeply connected to the community and families in the Tenderloin. When a position opened up, she started working at the Club with the goal of getting members to better understand the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Ashley's dedication to the community lead her to becoming the Site Director and helping lead the amazing staff at the Tenderloin Clubhouse.

Patrick Roddy

Boeddeker Park Site Director
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 joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in 2017. As Site Director for the after-school program at OnePurpose School, Joni supports students’ success through literacy development, enrichment activities, recreation, and mentoring. Joni is from Texas. Before moving to California, she worked for 13 years for a nonprofit organization in Austin that provides educational support services to underserved adults seeking employment and/or GED attainment. Joni taught GED prep, Job Readiness, and computer skills classes before designing and managing the organization’s Adult Basic Education program.

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

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

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 focuses on continuing his youth development and advocacy work with the goal to one day become a Clubhouse Director.

Megan Fisher

Director of Individual Giving
Megan joined BGCSF in January 2019 as the Director of Individual Giving following experience with an educational nonprofit...

Megan joined Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in January 2019 as the Director of Individual Giving, having served most recently as the Development Manager for CollegeSpring, a nonprofit organization that provides students with SAT and ACT prep at no cost and during the school day to help increase access to higher education for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Megan's passion for youth development and increasing opportunity access for underserved populations was instilled while leading youth volunteer programs in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas. Since that time, she shifted her focus closer to home to support a number of nonprofits in fundraising and community engagement capacities.

Megan received her bachelor's in both Political Science and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Bay Area native, and in her free time volunteers with Shanti Project and PRC, community-based organizations that are centered on supporting under-resourced and at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

David Schleifer-Lee

Director of Institutional Giving
David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 9 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team...

David joined BGCSF in January 2019 and brings over 9 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to the team. As Director of Institutional Giving, David works closely with program leadership to fully understand recent accomplishments and impact on the youth BGCSF serves as well as future plans for program activities. With this knowledge, David crafts compelling proposal and report narratives to educate, cultivate, and solicit institutional stakeholders, including private foundations and governmental agencies.

David’s past experiences include co-founding a music mentorship nonprofit, serving as an AmeriCorps member, and fundraising for a variety of education, arts, and youth-focused nonprofits. As a member of the Notes for Notes team from 2013-16, David played a key role in building its partnership with BGCSF resulting in the opening of a state-of-the art music recording studio for youth in the Don Fisher Clubhouse in 2015. Outside of work, David enjoys playing recreational soccer and traveling with his wife.

Jamin McVeigh

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

A native of the Bay Area and current resident of San Francisco, Jamin McVeigh joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco as Director of Development in 2016. Jamin most recently served at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco as Development & Marketing Officer, helping to provide affordable housing opportunities for underserved, local families in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

Starting in volunteer services and database management, Jamin was promoted to Development Officer in 2008 and Development & Marketing Officer in 2011. With more than 10 years of nonprofit experience, Jamin has a strong background and expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteer engagement.

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

Lisa Rosete

Executive Assistant to Rob Connolly
Since joining BGCSF in 2011, Lisa has supported Rob Connolly as his Executive Assistant. She works closely with the senior leadership team...

Since joining BGCSF in 2011, Lisa has supported Rob Connolly as his Executive Assistant. She works closely with the senior leadership team facilitating communication, efficiency, accountability, and deadline management across departments. Lisa also provides support to BGCSF’s Board of Governors.

Originally from Southern California, Lisa has lived in the Bay Area for more than ten years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in psychology.

Cailin Stockdale

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

As Director of Marketing & Communication, Cailin works collaboratively across the organization to develop and implement communication and marketing strategies and promote key messaging about BGCSF’s mission, youth development strategy, programs, impact, and history. While a new resident of San Francisco, Cailin brings six years of Boys & Girls Clubs expertise from her prior roles as Director of Marketing & Communication and Director of Communication & Resource Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa.

Cailin received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Spanish from Winona State University. She also spent six months teaching English in Heredia, Costa Rica. “As someone who has witnessed the Boys & Girls Clubs’ movement change and save lives, I’m determined to increase awareness and understanding of BGCSF, our vital mission, and the positive impact we are making for San Francisco youth.”