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 over 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.
Mark believes everyone should get to work in an environment that’s based on trust, safety, empathy, and accountability. With more than a decade of complex nonprofit experience in growth, development, retention, and engagement, he attributes his successes to one key ingredient: establishing meaningful relationships. A former Club kid and part time employee, Mark is excited to return in the role of Director of People & Culture to make a positive impact for youth in Sheboygan County.
“Have compassion and empathy. Just like you, people are seeking happiness and learning their space in this world.”
For over ten years, Paige has been employed in the field of youth development, work she finds incredibly rewarding and motivating. She began her journey with the Club in 2019 as a Site Coordinator before advancing to Unit Director at the Longfellow Elementary Club. Paige's passion for mental wellness led her to her current role where she advocates for kids and families, works to remove service barriers, and strengthens community partnerships. Paige is trained in Trauma-Informed Care and has a degree in Early Childhood Education.
“Every day at the Club is something new. We wear many hats to do whatever it takes to meet the varying needs of the families and communities we serve. The work we do is so empowering - to build into developing brains and play a key role in helping youth navigate life and figure out who they want to be in this world!”
Brittany graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Administration and Leadership Development. During the completion of her undergraduate degree she was introduced to the Boys & Girls Club as a bilingual 3rd grade teachers aid where she used interactive activities to supplement classroom teaching and further develop interpersonal and conversational abilities. Brittany spent the early part of her career in the Corporate arena in customer service, human resources, and information technology.
“We have an opportunity to shape our community by building great futures for all kids. I want people to connect with our mission through experiences and strong emotional relationships that create lasting support for youth."
Mary has worked with children and young adults since 2001, most recently as a Special Education Paraprofessional with Sheboygan Area School District. Mary’s expertise and passion for mentoring youth was a perfect fit for the Graduation Specialist a position that was added in 2021 when Boys & Girls Clubs of Sheboygan County started the Be Great Graduate program. In this role, Mary focuses on identifying and breaking down barriers for teens struggling in school. She leverages positive adult mentorship, individualized support, and collaborative relationships to ensure each student in the program gets what they need to achieve academic success and graduate on time with a plan for college, community or career.
“All young people have the ability to be great. I love helping them discover their potential, and learn just how bright they can shine. Along the way, I learn so much from the kids I meet and consider my time with them to be a true privilege.”
Michelle earned her bachelor’s in Fine Arts from UW Oshkosh, and is passionate about bringing quality programming to our members in Sheboygan Falls and LCA. 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.”
Maddeline is a recent graduate of Lakeland University, majoring in Psychology and a minoring in Diversity Studies. She loves working with people and youth from all walks of life, and strives to help those experiencing disadvantages. Her goal every day is to make a difference for one person, no matter how small that difference may be.
“I want our Club members to feel seen, heard, and validated in our spaces. You never know when you might be the only source of safety or positivity in a young person’s life.”
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