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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


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

Christopher Dawson, Pyramid Management Group, LLC

David Frank, State Education Dept, Charter Schools

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

Helena Heath, Retired Albany City Court Judge

Ben Houck, Mazzone Hospitality

Hebert Joseph
John Kearney, Retired

Kristen Koenig, The Dogscape 

Mike Mastropietro, IBEW 236 Electrical Workers
Nora McDowell, NYS Homes & Community Renewal
Brian Mulvey, MVP Healthcare

Justin Naef

Ge'Net Ninstant, FAZ CPA's

Brandye Rivera, 99 Restaurants
David Ocasio Ross, AmeriCU Credit Union

Lindsey Speach, Death Wish Coffee

Alicia Suarez

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

(518) 462-5528 ext. 1001 or email