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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 Directory here.


April Backus, Siena College


Vice Presidents

Howie Architzel, Broadview 

Christine Tramontano, Malkin & Ross


Brandye Rivera, Power's Inn & Pub
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

Kate Beck, Kohl's Department Stores
Mark Bobb-Semple, Global Partners

Jim Callister, Achievements

Jeffrey Collins, MVP Health Care

Christopher Dawson, Bruce Tanski Construction & Development

Mary Ann Giering, Office of the NYS Comptroller

Zach Hasselbarth, Sikorsky Credit Union

Helena Heath, Director of the SMART Office for the U.S. Department of Justice

Ben Houck, Mazzone Hospitality

Hebert Joseph, NYS Department of Public Service
John Kearney, Retired

Kristen Koenig, The Dogscape 

Mike Mastropietro, Business Agent IBEW 236 Electrical Workers
Nora McDowell, NYS Homes & Community Renewal
Brian Mulvey, The Difference Card

Ed Nadeau, Business Agent UA Local 7 Plumbers & Steamfitters

Justin Naef, CDPHP

Ge'Net Ninstant, FAZ CPA's
Matthew Smith, Consultant

Andrea Smyth, Mayor's Office City of Troy

Lindsey Speach

Alicia Suarez, Suarez Physial Therapy

Elyse Zima, UAlbany Athletics

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

(518) 462-5528 ext. 1001 or email

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