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BGCCA Great Futures Gala - Board of Directors

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.


Christine Tramontano, 
Malkin & Ross

Vice Presidents

Howie Architzel, Broadview Federal Credit Union
Mark Bobb-Semple, 
Global Partners


Alicia Suarez, Suarez Physical Therapy
Brandye Rivera,
Power's Inn & Pub



Howie Architzel, Broadview Federal Credit Union


Of Counsel

Charlie Gottlieb, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna

Board Members

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

April Backus, Siena College

Eric Beaulac, M&T Bank

Jim Callister, Achievements

Jeffrey Collins, Community Member

Christopher Dawson, Bruce Tanski Construction & Development

Chiquita D’Arbaeu, Albany Housing Authority
Alexandria Girimonte, Albany County Public Defenders Office
Peter Gonzalez, Kasselman Solar
Kyle Hall, M&T Bank

Zach Hasselbarth, Sikorsky Credit Union

Daniel Henley, Wolff's Biergarten

Fabian Johnston, Quick Response

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

Molly-Kate Kelly, TD Bank

Stan J. Koniszewski III, Business Agent Teamsters Local 294 
Mike Lyons, Business Agent IUOE 158

Mike Mastropietro, Business Agent IBEW 236 Electrical Workers
Caitlin Messier, KPMG

Ed Nadeau, Business Agent UA Local 7 Plumbers & Steamfitters

Justin Naef, CDPHP

Ge'Net Ninstant, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Thomas Quackenbush, Teamsters Local 294
Ricja Rice, New York State Unified Court System – Albany City Court

Matthew Smith, Consultant

Andrea Smyth, Mayor's Office City of Troy

Lindsey Speach, Wojeski & Company

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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