Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale serves thousands of 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 – Janet Caldarelli, Maritz Global Events
  • Chairperson, Foundation – Rick Baker, First Fidelity Bank
  • Vice Chairperson Internal – Marianne Guenther, PXG
  • Vice Chairperson External – Steven Beeghley, Sacks Tierney, PA
  • Secretary – Sara Donaldson, Voya Financial
  • Treasurer – Mark Bosco, Tiffany & Bosco


  • Skyler Badenoch, Hope for Haiti
  • Michael Baer, Sunland Asphalt
  • Jonathan Baffa, Softwrench
  • Paul Baker, RE/MAX Fine Properties
  • Lisa Bentley, McCarthy Nordburg
  • David Cohen, Encanta Homes
  • Steve Chucri, Arizona Restaurant Association
  • Dr. Bertram Feingold, Community Volunteer
  • Donn Frye, Prestige Cleaners, Inc.
  • Frank Gorman, UMB Bank
  • Nick Kolesar, Bank of America Private Bank
  • Daniel Krause, Fender Musical Instruments
  • William Lichtsinn, De Rito Partners, Inc.
  • David Lorsch, Community Volunteer
  • RJ Muller, Cox Communications
  • Traci Poulsen, UPS
  • Jim Riggs, Platinum Advisors Real Estate Development Co.
  • Robert Schreyer, Arizona Home Loan, LLC
  • Marc Schultz, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • Mike Shano, Associated Sign Co., Inc.
  • Carol Sheehan-Mathis, Nationwide Insurance / ESS Group
  • Peter Stesiak, Community Volunteer
  • Sam Swainhart, Carefree Smile
  • Daniel Thompson, First Western Trust
  • Robert Winter, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Scott Wood, Benefit Commerce Group

Executive team

  • John Karolzak, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jon Blazak, Chief Financial Officer
  • Nadia Rivera, Chief Development Officer
  • Audra Holt, VP Marketing & Communications
  • Gail Perry, VP Human Resources

Development & Marketing


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


  • Maggie DeBruin, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist

Finance & Administration


  • Joan Segin, Controller
  • Mary Keckhut, Program Services Coordinator

Operations & Human Resources


  • Beethoven Felix – Senior Director of Teen Services
  • Sheila Scott – Sports Leagues Director
  • Dr. Donna Jagielski – Director of STEAM Makerspace Programs
  • Michael Darland – Facilities Director
  • Joshua Murray – Maintenance Technician


  • Chelsea Shelton – Human Resources Administrator

Branch Leadership

  • Christian Sanft – 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
  • David DeBruin – Director, Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch
  • Myles Harper – Director, Vestar Branch
  • John-Paul Saspe – Supervisor, Lehi Branch
  • Melissa Bronston – Supervisor, Red Mountain Branch
  • Angelica Heras – Site Coordinator, Anthem Extension


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.