About Us

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale serves 20,000 plus youth at nine Club locations within Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Mesa, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Hualapai Nation. Inside our doors, youth development professionals and mentors provide guidance, support and encouragement in a safe environment to create an optimal Club experience. Our outcome-based programming assures that success is within reach for all kids and teens, no matter their circumstances.

What Makes Us Different
Our staff is comprised of dedicated career professionals trained in helping youth learn, grow and achieve. We work to make sure every program delivers a value-based experience that will have lifelong impact on the youth we serve each and every day. Our programs have helped us earn national recognition for excellence, and we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to make the impact of the Boys & Girls Club experience last a lifetime.

our leadership

Board of Governors

Executive Committee

  • Chairperson – Allen Thompson, Scarizona
  • Chairperson, Foundation – Mark Letendre, MLB
  • Vice Chairperson – Mark Bosco, Tiffany & Bosco
  • Vice Chairperson – Clark Peterson, Vonage
  • Vice Chairperson – Steve Schwanz, Franchise Capital Advisors
  • Secretary – Marianne Guenther, BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency
  • Treasurer – David Cohen, Encanta Homes
  • At Large – Rick Baker, First Fidelity Bank
  • At Large – Barry Chasse, Chasse Building Team
  • At Large – Frank Gorman, UMB
  • Human Resources Chairperson – Tom Lombardi, ADP
  • Operation/Program Chairperson – Chris Mallory, Phoenix Suns
  • Facilities/IT Chairperson – Bruce Samuels, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP
  • Governance Chairperson – David Tibbetts, Charles Schwab
  • Marketing/Development Chairperson – Janet Caldarelli, Creative Event Solutions, LLC
  • Stewardship Chairperson – Tina Duffy, Community Volunteer
  • Finance Chairperson – Todd Jones, First Tennessee

Governors

  • Linda Baer, ABcomm, Inc.
  • Paul Baker, REMAX Fine Properties
  • Steven Beeghley, SacksTierney, PA
  • Jane Blacker, Russ Lyon/Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Kevin Bollinger, Bollinger Consulting Architects
  • Dr. Bertram Feingold, Community Volunteer
  • Danielle Ford, The Surety Place
  • Donn Frye, Prestige Cleaners
  • Cyndi Giorgis, Arizona State University
  • Mark Hiegel, Community Volunteer
  • William Lichtsinn, Vestar
  • David Lorsch, DC Genius, Inc.
  • Luke Mattila, UnitedHealthCare
  • Deven Mohnsam, Mutual of Omaha Bank
  • RJ Muller, Cox Communications
  • Elaina Fay Osife, SRPMIC Environmentalist
  • Kelly Patton, Arizona Public Service (APS)
  • Traci Poulsen, UPS
  • Stacey Richman, Richman Media Group
  • Robert Rife, Broadband Dynamics
  • Jim Riggs, Platinum Advisors
  • Mike Roland, Voya Investment Management
  • Marc Schultz, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • Carol Sheehan-Mathis, Nationwide Insurance E&S
  • Saylor Sims, Grant Thorton, LLP
  • Peter Stesiak, Community Volunteer
  • Dr. Sam Swainhart, DMD MBA, Carefree Smile
  • Daniel Thompson, First Western Trust Bank
  • Robert Winter, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Executive team

  • Lisa Hurst, President & CEO
  • Curt McReynolds, Chief Operations Officer
  • Malcolm High, Interim Chief Financial Officer
  • Samuel Fowler, Chief Development Officer & Executive Director, Foundation
  • Tamara Littlesalt, Vice President, Native Services
  • Vanessa Jones, Vice President, Human Resources

Development & Marketing

  • Erin Lovell, Grants Director
  • Tina Burgoz, Director of Corporate Philanthropy
  • Rich Campana, Gift Officer & Annual Campaign Manager
  • Josh Mundy, Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Audra Holt, Creative Marketing Director
  • Carrie Ori, Gift Processing, Administrative Assistant
  • Caitlin Pigott, Creative Marketing Writer

Finance & Administration

ADMINISTRATION

  • Sandra Avila-Gamio, Strategic Liaison to the CEO & Board

FINANCE

  • Joan Segin, Controller
  • Vickie Shetterly, Accounting Coordinator

Operations

OPERATIONS

  • Kristina Chumpol, Director of Programs & Partnerships
  • Michael Darland, Facilities Director
  • Joe Jeziorski, Maintenance Supervisor

BRANCH LEADERSHIP

  • Cathy Cabezas – Director, Virginia G. Piper Branch
  • Lauren Stratton  – Director, Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch
  • Liz Byrne – Director, The Thunderbirds Branch
  • Amelia Walema – Director, Peach Springs Branch
  • Marybell Ramirez-Deeds – Director, Scottsdale Charros Branch
  • Caitlin Sageng – Director, Vestar Branch
  • Myles Harper – Director, Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch
  • John-Paul Saspe – Supervisor, Lehi Branch
  • Melissa Bronston – Supervisor, Red Mountain Branch

our beginnings

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale was established in 1954 serving 282 youth in order to keep them productive and safe during critical non-school hours. Since then, our organization has added, built and expanded Clubs, served thousands upon thousands of more children and teens, and expanded our reach to communities across the Northeast Valley and in Indian Country. Today, thousands of youth call our Greater Scottsdale community home.

In over 60 years, our commitment to providing quality opportunities for youth has never wavered.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Conn. believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. A cause was born. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million youth through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club locations throughout the country. 

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