Club Support Team

Michael Crowley is President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC), overseeing 20+ Clubs serving thousands of children each year. Michael joined BGCC in 2021 as Chief of Staff before being appointed to his current role in 2023.  


As President and CEO, Michael leads BGCC’s mission to offer mentorship, academic support, career development, and health and wellness initiatives to all of Chicago’s children. Michael is deeply committed to strengthening community ties, prioritizing equity and ensuring that all Clubs are welcoming and inclusive spaces where young people can discover their best selves. Through targeted collaboration with local schools, businesses, institutions, and community organizations, Michael is focused on expanding the reach and deepening the impact of BGCC, ensuring that every young person in Chicago has access to the tools and resources they need to thrive. 

To the role, Michael brings more than 15 years of experience in advocacy, community engagement, public policy and youth development. Before joining BGCC, Michael served as Communications Director for the Office of Chicago’s Mayor, responsible for communicating city initiatives and priorities, and building bridges between the office and communities throughout Chicago. Before that, Michael served for nearly a decade – ultimately as Chief of Staff – at After School Matters (ASM), a high school-focused youth development organization in Chicago. As a member of ASM’s senior leadership team, Michael was responsible for executing organizational priorities, cultivating partnerships, and building advocacy and engagement strategies to deliver high-quality programming in communities across Chicago.  

Michael serves on multiple advocacy, policy, and communications committees, including OUT at the Chicago History Museum, and the Alumni Council for the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies. Michael is also the Vice Chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group, ‘Movement Proud.’ 
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. 


Katie Rutkowski, Director of Executive Operations

Impact and Evaluation

Rodolfo De Jesus, Associate Director of Community Engagement

Rebecca Armatis-Furr, Director of Impact


Holly Allen, Chief Advancement Officer

Freddy Esquivel, Director of Marketing and Communications
Todd Gerth, Database Specialist
Samantha Kiesel, Marketing Content Manager

Gabriella Lothamer, Communications Manager

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

Tonantzin Gamboa, Director of School-Based Clubs

Katie Huckaby, Senior Director of Club Operations

Keana Ingram, 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, Technology 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