About Us

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale serves 18,902 youth at nine Club locations within Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Fountain Hills, 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.


Board of Governors


  • Chairperson – Mark Bosco, Tiffany & Bosco
  • Chairperson, Foundation – Mark Letendre, Umpire Medical Services
  • Vice Chairperson Internal – Janet Caldarelli, Maritz Global Events
  • Vice Chairperson Resources – Marianne Guenther, BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency
  • Vice Chairperson External – Steven Beeghley, SacksTierney, PA
  • Secretary – David Cohen, Encanta Homes
  • Treasurer – Rick Baker, First Fidelity Bank


  • Michael Baer, Sunland Asphalt
  • Jonathan Baffa, Control Technology Solutions
  • Paul Baker, REMAX Fine Properties
  • Lisa Bentley, McCarthy Nordburg
  • Steve Chucri, Arizona Restaurant Association
  • Sara Donaldson, Voya Financial
  • Dr. Bertram Feingold, Community Volunteer
  • Danielle Ford, Surety Placement Services
  • Donn Frye, Prestige Cleaners
  • Frank Gorman, UMB
  • Nick Kolesar, Bank of America
  • Daniel Krause, Fender Musical Instruments
  • William Lichtsinn, De Rito Partners, Inc.
  • David Lorsch
  • Jeff Marshall, Ategrity Specialty Holdings, LLC
  • RJ Muller, Cox Communications
  • Traci Poulsen, UPS
  • Jim Riggs, Platinum Advisors
  • Robert Schreyer, Arizona Market Leader
  • Marc Schultz, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • Mike Shano, Associated Sign Company
  • Carol Sheehan-Mathis, Nationwide Insurance E&S
  • Peter Stesiak, Community Volunteer
  • Sam Swainhart, Carefree Smile
  • Allen Thompson, Scarizona
  • Daniel Thompson, First Western Trust Bank
  • David Tibbetts, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Robert Winter, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Scott Wood, Benefit Commerce

Executive team

  • Robyn Julien, President & CEO
  • John Karolzak, Chief Operating Officer
  • Karen Bisko, CFRE, Chief Development Officer
  • Audra Holt, VP Marketing & Communications
  • Gail Perry, Director of Human Resources

Development & Marketing


  • Erin Lovell, Grants Director
  • Katie Blanchard, Events Director
  • Eileen Wilson, Director of Philanthropy
  • Eric Bruce, Raiser’s Edge Data Specialist


  • Maggie DeBruin, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist

Finance & Administration


  • Joan Segin, Controller
  • Vicki Shetterly, Accounting Coordinator
  • Sheila Scott, Sports Leagues Director
  • Mary Keckhut, Program Services Coordinator


  • Sandy Cibik, Strategic Liaison to the CEO & Board

Operations and Human Resources


  • Michael Darland, Facilities Director
  • Joshua Murray, Maintenance Technician


  • Gail Perry, Director of Human Resources
  • Chelsea Shelton, Human Resources Administrator

Branch Leadership

  • Christian Sanft – Interim 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
  • Veronica DeLeon – Director, Scottsdale Charros Branch
  • Tyler Changet – Interim Director, Vestar Branch
  • Myles Harper – Director, Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch
  • Beethoven Felix – Senior Director of Teen Services, Barker Branch
  • Lyndal Pleasant – Director of Arts Programming, Barker Branch
  • John-Paul Saspe – Supervisor, Lehi Branch
  • Melissa Bronston – Supervisor, Red Mountain Branch


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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