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.


April Backus, Siena Research Institute


Vice Presidents

Howie Architzel, SEFCU

Eamonn Greeran, Lowe's Glenmont Store


Jim Callister, Achievements

Micaela Townsend, City School District of Albany


Daniel Henley, Dawn Homes Management


Of Counsel

Charlie Gottlieb, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna

Board Members

Ben Houck, Mazzone Hospitality

Brandye Ferro, 99 Restaurants

Brett Baxt, Howard Group

Christine Tramontano, Malkin & Ross

Christopher Dawson, Regional Advertising Sales Pyramid Management Group, LLC

Dan Sauer, CDPHP

David Frank, State Education Dept, Charter Schools

David Ocasio Ross, Member Relationship Manager for Sunmark- Clifton Park Branch

Elyse Zima, Tri City Valley Cats

Emma Steckman, City School District of Albany

Ge'Net Ninstant, BST & Company
Helena Heath, Albany City Court Judge

James Tardy, Department of Health

John Kearney, Retired

Kevin Brown II, Chevrolet, District Manager

Kristen Koenig, Harbor Networks

Lindsey Speach, Death Wish Coffee

Liz Benjamin, Marathon Strategies

Mark Bobb-Semple, Global Partners

Nick Riley, City of Albany

Nora McDowell, NYS Homes & Community Renewal

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

Rachele Genhofer, Little Dog Advertising

Rob Scrivens, Charter Oak Financial
Tony Potenza, Retired

Tony Rivera, Shaker High School, Counselor

Zach Hasselbarth, Sikorsky Credit Union

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!


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