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Board of Directors

The importance of Boys & Girls Club leadership, the Board of Directors, cannot be overstated. Volunteer leaders represent the strength and diversity of the Club's Board.


The board is a reflection of the community in which they live and work. Their depth of understanding about the local club is crucial to their power as advocates and to preserving young lives. The Board of Directors serves three primary roles: Trusteeship, Planning and Resource Development.


Information about serving on the board is listed below. Find our Staff list here.


April Backus, Siena College Research Institute


Vice Presidents

Howie Architzel, SEFCU

Christine Tramantano, Malkin & Ross


Micaela Townsend, City School District of Albany


Daniel Henley, Dawn Homes Management


Of Counsel

Charlie Gottlieb, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna

Board Members

Owusu Anane, City of Albany, Common Council 10th Ward

Brett Baxt, Howard Group 

Liz Benjamin, Marathon Strategies

Mark Bobb-Semple, Global Partners

Jim Callister, Achievements

Christopher Dawson, Pyramid Management Group, LLC

Brandye Ferro, 99 Restaurants

David Frank, State Education Dept, Charter Schools

Rachele Genhofer, Little Dog Advertising, Pearls Bagels & Bakery
Zach Hasselbarth, Sikorsky Credit Union

Helena Heath, Retired Albany City Court Judge

Ben Houck, Mazzone Hospitality

John Kearney, Retired

Kristen Koenig, Harbor Networks

Nora McDowell, NYS Homes & Community Renewal
Brian Mulvey, MVP Healthcare

Ge'Net Ninstant, BST & Company

David Ocasio Ross, Sunmark Credit Union

Tony Potenza, Retired

Nick Riley, City of Albany

Lindsey Speach, Death Wish Coffee

James Tardy, Department of Health
Elyse Zima, The Inn at Erlowest

Become a Board Member

Becoming a Board Member is a highly rewarding and meaningful way to give back to your community. Come explore how your experience and expertise can help the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area have a more profound impact on the Capital Region's youth and the community at large.  Join our team of highly skilled and talented professionals! Please note mandatory criminal background checks are required for every staff and board member at BGCCA.


If you are interested in joining our board or a fundraising committee, please contact:


Justin Reuter

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (518) 462-5528 Ext. 1001

Email: jreuter@bgccapitalarea.org