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

Community Engagement

Michael Crowley, Chief of Staff

Rodolfo De Jesus, Associate Director of Community Engagement

Ahmad Qadafi, Research & Evaluation Specialist


Holly Allen, Chief Advancement Officer

Rebecca Armatis-Furr, Grants Specialist 

Taylor Barnett, Coordinator of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Freddy Esquivel, Director of Marketing
Todd Gerth, Database Specialist
Samantha Kiesel, Marketing Content Specialist
Ruthann Neumeier, Director of Advancement
Emily Steepleton, Manager of Corporate & Foundations Relations 

Jason Vasquez, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations


Shereen Anthony, Senior Grants & Finance Manager

Sylvia Mendez, Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Larisa Morrison, Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Tavarez, Grants & Contracts Accountant

Matt Tomczak, Senior Director of Accounting/Controller

Human Resources

Manuel Batres, Director of Safety & Risk Management

Megan Bliss, HR Generalist

Michelle Daniels, Chief People Officer

Thalia Navarro, HR Generalist

Darrell Cruse, Receptionist

Club Operations/Programs

Cynthia Bedolla, Aquatics Director

Luis Bermudez, Director of Specialty Programs

Mellisa Bogard, Grants Manager

Marco DeLaRosa, 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 Support Operations

Keana Ingram, Area Club Manager

Andrew Leon, Club Services Manager

Carmela Myles, College & Career Readiness Manager

Kortnee Quiza, Arts Program Coordinator

Angel Rivera, VP of Youth Development

Jonathon Rodriguez, STEM Program Manager

Juan Roman, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Club Facilities

Miguel Aguilar, Facilities Manager

Tom Krueger, Facilities Director

Wendell Phillips, Facilities Manager

Information Technology

Richard Jiang, Computer Systems Analyst