After serving on the organization's Board of Directors for four years, Christina stepped into the role of CEO in April of 2019. She's a passionate servant leader, youth advocate and fierce champion for human equity. Christina brings nearly 15 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, serving in roles related to Performance Improvement and Human Resources. She also trained and volunteered in the Kenosha juvenile court system, advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected foster-care children. Christina ensures the Boys & Girls Club mission remains the center of focus at all levels of the organization.
"Every decision, big or small, is ultimately guided by one question: what is best for our kids? We have a responsibility to the children of our community. We do the most good when we're working together with their needs as our priority."
Gwen has worked with the Boys & Girls Club and the youth of Sheboygan County since 2006. During this time, she’s held leadership roles at several sites, including the Sheboygan Falls youth and teen clubs and the Ralph and Alice Stayer Club in Sheboygan. In her current role, Gwen drives the impact the organization has on youth and teens.
“The Boys & Girls Club provides opportunities for kids to learn and grow. Whether it is a friendly 'hello,' a listening ear, or a helping hand, Club staff make the difference in kids’ lives.”
It’s the opportunity to be part of this difference that motivates Gwen to come to the Club with the same passion and commitment as the first day she started.
Katie graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from UW Madison in May 2021. In college, she volunteered with multiple youth serving organizations and found her passion for non-profit work, leading her to the Boys & Girls Club. Katie works hard each day on the administrative team to facilitate opportunities for youth to discover their own passions and grow into caring community members.
“Our role as youth advocates is more important now than ever before. Our youth are the future of our community and deserve caring spaces and relationships to help them find success – whatever that means for each individual.”
Michelle earned her bachelor’s in Fine Arts from UW Oshkosh, and is passionate about bringing quality programming to our members in Sheboygan Falls. She believes kids thrive when they unplug and interact with supportive staff and with each other. She also teaches youth the importance of giving back to their community.
“When we offer kids caring adult relationships and spark their creativity, amazing things happen - for them, and our community.”
After years of working as a mentor to teens, Andrew joined our team of Unit Directors in 2018. He specializes in creating safe spaces where youth learn to trust others and understand the importance of community. He is devoted to the health and wellbeing of teens at our Club at the Y location.
“Every youth needs at least one supportive adult that will stick with them through good times and bad. They need someone to show them how much they matter.”
Amanda joined the Boys & Girls Club team as a Youth Development Professional in 2013. Since then, she’s held several roles that prepared her to be a Unit Director and a leader. Amanda launched the Cooper site in 2019 and works hard to build lasting relationships with the kids she sees each day.
“Consistency is so important. It takes time to build relationships that allow us to really encourage, challenge and support our youth.”
Paige has been employed in the field of youth development for nearly ten years, work she finds incredibly rewarding and motivating. With a degree in Early Childhood Education, Paige joined our team in 2019. She’s since formed a strong bond with our members and families at Longfellow Elementary.
“We put the needs of our kids at the forefront of decision-making. We help them grow during that vulnerable time when they’re still figuring out who they want to be.”
Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in the Spring of 2018 from Wartburg College, and has since worked with youth of all ages. She brings a passion for providing resources to families in the community, and strives to build positive relationships with members.
“The impact we have on youth provides them the stepping stones to a successful future. I will instill a sense of belonging and safety to assist each Club member in reaching their full potential.”
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