Club Support Team

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago CEO Mimi LeClair

Mimi LeClair, President and CEO

Mimi LeClair is President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago where she oversees 20+ Clubs serving thousands of children each year. Mimi joined BGCC in April 2016. In her role, she is leading a strategic plan to increase the impact of the organization and the number of children helped through BGCC’s critical after-school programs, keeping a strict eye towards operational efficiency as well as an entrepreneurial approach to diversifying revenue streams.

Mimi has over three decades of experience in managing non-profits. Prior to coming to BGCC, Mimi was Vice President of Advancement at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, leading all resource development programs, providing strategic direction and overseeing board development, direct response, digital marketing, donor acquisition, communications, foundation relations, corporate sponsorships, major and planned gifts, special events, donor relations, operations and volunteer resources programs.

She is a frequent speaker and panelist at nonprofit leadership and fundraising conferences, including: National Nonprofit Federation Leadership Summit, NCDC Conference, New York Nonprofit Conference, Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference, and the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Mimi is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Direct Marketing Association, Professional Women’s Committee of Chicago and Women in the Development Profession. She serves on the St. Xavier University School of Nursing Advisory Board, and has served on the Board of Director for NCDC, and in an advisory capacity on numerous other boards, including DePaul University School of Music and Notre Dame College Prep, both in Chicago.

Additionally, Mimi provides pro bono consulting to numerous national and Chicago-based nonprofits on board development, how to start and grow fundraising programs, and nonprofit management.

Mimi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce from DePaul University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Tom.


Katie Rutkowski, Director of Executive Operations

Impact and Evaluation

Michael Crowley, Chief of Staff

Rodolfo De Jesus, Associate Director of Community Engagement

Rebecca Armatis-Furr, Director of Impact


Holly Allen, Chief Advancement Officer

Taylor Barnett, Coordinator of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Freddy Esquivel, Director of Marketing
Todd Gerth, Database Specialist
Samantha Kiesel, Marketing Content Specialist
Ruthann Neumeier, Director of Advancement

Sofia Sanchez, Club Marketing Specialist

Catherine Schultz, Advancement Assistant

Emma Spencer, Senior Advancement Coordinator
Emily Steepleton, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations 

Jason Vasquez, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Meggie Wells, Advancement Coordinator


Shereen Antony, Senior Grants and Finance Manager

Jameika Marsh, Accounting Manager

Sylvia Mendez, Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist

Larisa Morrison, Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Tavarez, Grants and Contracts Accountant

Matt Tomczak, Senior Director of Accounting/Controller

Human Resources

Manuel Batres, Director of Safety and Risk Management

Megan Bliss, HR Generalist

Darrell Cruse, Receptionist

Michelle Daniels, Chief People Officer

Thalia Navarro, HR Generalist

Club Operations/Programs

Cynthia Bedolla, Aquatics Director

Luis Bermudez, Director of Specialty Programs

Mellisa Bogard, Director of Grant Compliance

Marco De La Rosa, Chief Program Officer

Mirella Flores, Area Club Manager

Fannie Foote-Brown, Director of Great Opportunities

Edith Ford, Youth Development Manager

Tonantzin Gamboa, Director of School-Based Clubs

Katie Huckaby, Senior Director of Club Operations

Keana Ingram, Area Club Manager

Jesse Jones, Area Club Manager

Rollie Jones, Associate Director of Sports and Youth Leadership

Andrew Leon, Club Services Manager

Maya Pitts, College and Career Readiness Manager

Kortnee Quiza, Arts Program Coordinator

Angel Rivera, VP of Youth Development

Jonathon Rodriguez, STEM Program Manager

Raul Rodriguez, Director of Core Programs

Juan Roman, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Luis Cruz Santiago, Club Services Coordinator

Molly Senoer, Early Literacy Specialist

Kiersten Smith, Early Literacy Manager

Kee Stein, Early Literacy Specialist

Club Facilities

Miguel Aguilar, Facilities Manager

Tom Krueger, Facilities Director

Wendell Phillips, Facilities Manager

Information Technology

Richard Jiang, Computer Systems Analyst