Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan provides high quality youth development programs for children ages 6-18 in our community. With 8 Clubs located throughout our region, chances are there’s a Club near you!


Our Mission

To provide a world-class experience, empowering youth to reach their full potential as change agents for their life, Club, and communities.

Our Vision

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

Our Story

Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has 93 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, and devastating riots, 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


Youth Served




Days Open

Every year, we welcome nearly 13,000 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

Shawn H. Wilson

President & CEO

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Gavin McGuire

Gavin McGuire

Chief Operations Officer

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Tiffany Brightwell

Tiffany Brightwell

Vice President of People & Culture

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Cortnie Squirewell

Cortnie Squirewell

Executive Director of Innovation & Stakeholder Engagement

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Arda Kafafian

Arda Kafafian

Senior Director of Marketing

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Jill Covell

Jill Covell

Area Club Director, Romulus Club

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Chris Kyles

Chris Kyles

Area Club Director, Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus

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Jarvis-LaRue Brown

Jarvis-LaRue Brown

Club Director, Matilda R. Wilson Club

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Patrice Dickens

Patrice Dickens

Club Director, Lloyd H. Diehl Club

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Jeanette Kwiatkowski

Jeanette Kwiatkowski

Club Director, Fauver-Martin Club

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Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Club Director, Bloomer-Munger Club

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Tiffany Sula

Tiffany Sula

Club Director, Richard & Patricia Donahey Club

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Tomilia Terry

Tomilia Terry

Club Director, Trix Academy Club

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Carrie Young

Carrie Young

Club Director

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Jennifer Trussell

Jennifer Trussell

Marketing & Events Manager

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Aaron Kuhn

Aaron Kuhn

Executive Operations Coordinator

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Jennifer Wakenell

Jennifer Wakenell

Development Associate

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Christine Greco

Christine Greco

Finance Assistant

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Join our Team

Working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan gives you the chance to be part of a dynamic and passionate movement that is out to change the world — starting right here in our community.

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Board of Directors

As a nonprofit organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan are governed by a volunteer board of community leaders. The following individuals are contributing their passions, expertise, time and personal support as members of our 2018 Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

Hiram E. Jackson
Chair of the Board
CEO | Real Times Media
Jeffrey M. Henning
CPA Treasurer
Partner, Global Automotive Markets Leader | Ernst & Young
Andra M. Rush
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Midwest Trustee
President | Detroit Manufacturing Systems
Edd G. Snyder
First Vice Chair & Marketing Chair
President, CEO | Future Solutions
Derick W. Adams
Human Resources Chair
Vice President, Human Resources Henry Ford Health System
Greg Crabb
President & CEO | Amerisure Insurance Company
Frank Migliazzo
Second Vice Chair & Investment Chair
Managing Director, Investments | Merrill Lynch
Mitchell R. Harris
Programs Chair
Manager, Human Resources, Retired | AkzoNobel Coatings
John A. James
Past Chair & Member-at-Large
Chairman & CEO | James Group International
John H. Norris, Esq.
Third Vice Chair & Secretary
Member | Dickinson Wright PLLC
Larry E. Knox
Properties Chair
CEO | Knox Consulting Group

Board of Directors

Sam Abrams
Club Advisory Council Chair
President & CEO | Nine Values 42
John Fikany
Executive Consultant | The Fikany Group
Lolita Nunn
Huron Valley Club Advisory Council Chair
Small Business Consultant
Peter Brown
Editor & Publisher, Retired
Crain Communications Automotive News
Gerald Hanley
Wilson Club Advisory Council Chair
Principal, Retired | Avondale Schools
Hon. David M. Parrott
Donahey Club Advisory Council Chair
Judge | State of Michigan 34th District Court
John Buck
Special Agent
State of Michigan Attorney General’s Office
Burt Jordan
Vice President Global Vehicle Purchasing
Ford Motor Company
James Pastor
Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement | New Flyer
LeRoy D. Burcroff
Romulus Club Advisory Council Chair
Mayor | City of Romulus
Scott Lesher
President/Executive Producer
Creative Productions Inc.
George E. Reich, CPA
Partner | MRPR Group
Thomas Callan
Partner | UHY LLP
Chris Markey
Vice President
Allstate Independent Agencies Sales
Allstate Insurance Company
Leon Richardson
President/CEO | The Chemico Group, LLC.
Renee Collins
Vice President of Service Sales
North America, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Kirk N. Martin
Vice President | Martin Land & Investments
Mark Schrauben
Account Executive, Banking and Capital Markets DXC Technology
Thea Collins
Wertz Club Advisory Council Chair
Agency Owner | Collins Insurance Agency LLC
Allstate Insurance Co.
Valerie Messiah
Holden Club Advisory Council Chair
CEO & Founder | Women of God B.A. Ladi, Inc.
Michael P. Solan
Realtor | Max Broock Realtors
David C. Dauch
Chairman & CEO | American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
Darrell E. Middleton
Executive Vice President, Operations & Business Performance
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Sam P. Ventimiglia, CLU, RHU
President | Great Lakes Wealth Planning, Inc.
Daniel N. Deighton, CPCU
Senior Vice President | Marsh USA, Inc.
Elizabeth Moore
Women’s Association Co-Chair
Principal Designer | MEM Design Group
Leven Weiss, Esq.
Retired | Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Jennifer DeMello-Johnson
Vice President, Agency Services
Amerisure Insurance Companies
Sue Nine
Women’s Association Co-Chair
Community Volunteer

Board of Advisors

Tony K. Brown
Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Retired
Ford Motor Company
Edward Deeb
Founder & Chairman
Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation
D. Scott Sandefur
VP of Labor Relations | General Motors
Julius J. Cius
Executive Insurance Consultant
Thomas A. Goss
Chairman | Goss LLC
Brian Schubot
President | Schubot Jewellers
William E. Clark, Jr., Esq.
President, Retired | Clark & Knight, PC
Dorothy Hennessy
Director of Labor Relations
SPO World Headquarters
Donald S. Sitarski
Core Buyer, Global Body & Exterior Commodity Management, Retired Ford Motor Company
Rosalind Lullove Cooperman
CEO/Executive Strategist
Roz Cooperman Vision Catalyst
Doug Kinnan
Chief Financial Officer, Retired
Amerisure Mutual Holdings, Inc.
Gregory W. Ulferts, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Business Administration | University of Detroit Mercy
Darrell Davis
Chairman, Retired
Chrysler Financial
Lawrence N. Parrott
Vice President of Innovation, Retired
Compuware Corporation

Directors Emeriti

Sandra J. Dauch
Trustee | Richard E. and
Sandra J. Dauch Family Foundation
Nicholas Martin, Jr.
President| Martin Land & Investments
Peter A. Dow
Vice Chair & COO, Retired
Campbell Ewald
James W. McLernon
Chairman, Retired
American Axle & Manufacturing
Catherine M. O’Malley
Past Chair of the Board
Retail Consultant
Morton E. Harris
Co-Founder | American Axle &
Manufacturing, Inc.
Thomas Hoeg
Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO | Agency Business Solutions, LLC