Club Support Team

Mimi LeClair, President and CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago CEO Mimi LeClair

Mimi LeClair is President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago where she oversees 23 clubs serving 18,000 youths each year. Since joining BGCC in April 2016, Mimi has been focused on increasing the impact of the organization and the number of children helped through BGCC’s critical after-school programs, while improving operational efficiency and taking an entrepreneurial approach to diversifying revenue streams.

Mimi has over three decades of experience in managing nonprofits. Prior to coming to BGCC, she 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.

Katie Rutkowski, Chief of Staff


Holly Allen, Vice President of External Affairs

Matthew Blatchford, Gift Officer

Freddy Esquivel, Marketing and Communications Manager

Madeline Schimeck, Board and Events Coordinator

Brittany Stolzenberg, Senior Board and Events Coordinator

Jason Vasquez, Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Ellen Winter, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Program Evaluation

J.B. Mantz, Senior Director, Program Evaluation and Growth


Susan Poole, Director of Accounting

Human Resources

Michelle Daniels, Vice President of Human Resources

Valencia Hill, Human Resources Coordinator

Information Technology

Harvey Ortega, Director of Information Technology

Club Operations

Hermilo Hinojosa, Vice President of Youth Development

Jason Godinez, Director of Club Operations

Katie Huckaby, Club Support Services Manager

Janet Soto, Club Operations Grants Manager