Who We Are

For 95 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan continues to be that safe space for youth to learn and have fun, while providing them with the economic, cultural and social capital needed to become career, startup and homeowner ready.


Our Mission

To provide a world-class experience, empowering youth to reach their full potential as change agents for their life, Club and community while ensuring youth are career, startup and homeowner ready before they leave the Clubs at 18 years old.

Our Vision

Inspire, educate, and empower youth while strengthening surrounding communities.

Our Story

Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has 95 years of experience in youth development. Each decade brought new challenges and opportunities, some local, some national, and some global. From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, through a World War, a great depression, devastating riots, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has been a force for good in kids’ lives. Despite our long history, each day we continue to find new ways to learn, grow, and innovate.

Our Impact


Every year, we serve 15,000 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 to our Clubs and School-Based sites. As soon as our youth members walk through our doors, they enter an environment of stability, consistency, and physical and emotional safety. All of our Club run programs designed to be fun and engaging, while building skills and confidence for a successful future.

We’re open when kids need us most – after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. Clubs offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed.

Meet Our Professional Staff

Shawn H. Wilson

President & CEO

Alise Dixon

Chief Program Officer


Wendy Yates

Chief Financial Officer

Ellen Monterosso

Chief of Staff

Tiffany Kimbrough

Vice President of People & Culture

Chris Kyles

Vice President of Sports

Esther Kyte

Vice President of Resource Development

Greg McPherson

Vice President of Foundations & Institutional Relations


MJ Nowak

Vice President of Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Aaron Jacobs

Senior Executive Director of Operations

Dr. Tiffany Abrego

Executive Director of Behavioral Health

Sonya Draper

Executive Director of Talent and Innovation


Chris Hatleli

Executive Chef, Culinary Director



Jenee Joseph

Executive Director of Sports

Richard Miller

Director of Transportation

Tomilia Terry-Carpenter

Executive Director, Eastpointe Club

Shila Rivers

Executive Director, Dauch Club

Tiffany Sula

Director of Resource Development

Carrie Young

Executive Director, Highland Park



Executive Committee

Jennifer DeMello-Johnson
Board Chair
Regional Growth Leader | Acrisure Insurance

Roderick Hardamon
President’s Innovation Council
CEO & Chief Strategist, URGE Imprint

Jeffrey M. Henning
Board Treasurer
Partner, Global Automotive Markets Leader | Ernst & Young

Thomas Callan
Facilities & Safety Committee Chair
Great Lakes Regional Managing Director, UHY Advisors

Letty Azar
VP Community and Government Relations
Penske Corporation

Bill Koefoed
Chair of RD Committee
Chief Financial Officer, OneStream Software, LLC

Board of Directors

Tonya Adair
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Chief People, Equity & Engagement Officer

Hon. Alisha Bell
Chair of the Wayne County Commission,
District 7

Joe Haney
Sterling Insurance Group
President & Founder

Steve Huprich, PhD,
University of Detroit Mercy
Professor of Psychology

David Jacob
Honigman Law
Real Estate Department

Hon. Angelique Peterson-Mayberry
Detroit Public Schools Community District
Board President

Greg Crabb
President and CEO

David C. Dauch
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
Chairman & CEO

Anthony LaVerde
Emagine Entertainment

Jacqueline Howard
Ally Financial
Senior Director of Financial Health and Wellness

Erika Swilley
Detroit Pistons
Vice President, Community & Social Responsibility

Alexis Butler
2022 BGCSM Youth of the Year

Darrell E. Middleton
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Brandon Holmes
2022 BGSCM Youth of the Year

James Pastor
New Flyer
Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement

Phil Nussel
Automotive News
Editor – Online

Rajoielle Register
Vice President, Marketing

Derric Scott
J29:7 Planning & Development Corp.
Principal & CEO

Directors Emeriti

Sandra J. Dauch
Trustee | Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch Family Foundation

Peter A. Dow
Vice Chair & COO, Retired | Campbell Ewald

Morton E. Harris
Co-Founder | American Axle &Manufacturing, Inc.

Thomas Hoeg
President & CEO | Agency Business Solutions, LLC

Nicholas Martin, Jr.
President | Martin Land & Investments

Sam P. Ventimiglia, CLU, RHU
President | Great Lakes Wealth Planning, Inc.

James W. McLernon
Chairman, Retired | American Axle & Manufacturing

Catherine M. O’Malley
Retail Consultant

Hiram E. Jackson
Real Times Media
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