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Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Hashira Rodriguez

Director of Development

Rick Zamoida

Technology Director

Kim Kuehl

Office Manager

Jennie Pappas

Staff & Youth Professional Dev. Director

Diane Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer

JR Linden

Director of Finance

Katie Boyden

Director of Marketing & Communications

McEdward Mortimer

Facilities Maintenance Assistant

Antonio Feliciano

Director of Operations

Rebecca Moore

Director of Donor Management

Keith Moreau

Facilities Manager

Lynessa Huntley

Director of Human Resources

Program Staff

Gilbert Abel

Tween Director

Mina Alicea

Jewett Street Site Director

Jessica "Wendy" Allen

Junior Games Room Director

Brittany Battistelli

Receptionist

Ginny Bouch

Kidz Club Director

Chris Casella

Union St. Clubhouse Unit Director

Zac Clark

Teen/Tween Program Director

Keith Darling

STEM Director

Sierra Gilmore

Fine Arts Director

Rudi Koornneef

Teen Individual Services

Jovan Morse

Athletic Director

Becky Murphy

Performing Arts Director

Elizabeth Sheehan

Education Director

Caroline Tellier

Program Specialist

Nikki St. Onge

Highland Goffe's Falls Site Director

Mary Kate Russo

Family Support Specialist

Staff Quotes

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Hashira Rodriguez

Director of Development

Hashira has been involved with Boys & Girls Clubs for decades as an alumna and staff member. She takes her community relations, nonprofit management, and program development skills to dedicate herself to the youth of Manchester. Hashira is excited to show everyone the magic that the Club creates on a daily basis.

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Rick Zamoida

Technology Director

Rick started as a club member and has worked his way up into a longstanding career. He loves getting to focus on his interests and challenge his skills without fear. Rick found a family at the Boys & Girls Club and strives to give that same experience to every kid who comes through the door. 

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Kim Kuehl

Office Manager

Kim has been able to work here for so long because of how her coworkers make each day enjoyable. She loves seeing the staff’s devotion to the members and always tries to come to work with a positive attitude. 

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Jennie Pappas

Staff & Youth Professional Development Director

Jennie has been here for a while between her alumna status and her long career. She is proud to be part of a team that always supports its kids and never passes judgments on how they look, feel, or act. Jennie loves to dance and work out, which are great hobbies to have when working at a job that keeps a person on their toes. 

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Diane Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer

Diane is a dynamic leader who is passionate about serving and lifting kids and families. Diane works collaboratively with staff, the board of trustees, community members, and other organizations to overcome the challenges facing children and families in our city. Our staff, members, volunteers and beyond continue to be inspired by Diane’s innovation and leadership.

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JR Linden

Director of Finance

JR is excited about helping the Club grow so that it can impact more people. He has devoted his life to helping different communities and their children. In fact, JR started his own nonprofit that raises money for a number of other organizations that benefit children.

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Katie Boyden

Marketing & Communications Director

Katie supports the Club’s mission of inspiring kids to realize their full potential. In her role here, she gets to blend her passion for investing in the community’s children and her marketing skills. Katie loves being a part of kids’ journeys to become the leaders of tomorrow.  

McEdward Mortimer

Facilities Maintenance Assistant

McEdward loves that his job allows for him to multitask,
fix, and support the team in different ways. He always has a smile on his face, and is always glad to lend a hand!

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Antonio Feliciano

Director of Operations

Antonio has come a long way from being a member. He found a family here and just never left. It is important for Antonio to be an example of how lifesaving the Club can be and he works every day to guide kids and their families so they can have the same positive experience that he did. 

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Rebecca Moore

Director of Donor Management

Rebecca streamlines developmental work which allows the Club to spend more time forming connections in the community. They make sure tools are being used efficiently and find better ways to accomplish things. Rebecca creates smooth sailing for staff, members, and donors. 

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Keith Moreau

Facilities Manager

Keith has been making the club run smoothly for over a decade and loves getting to work with his hands. This is an important job because by making sure that everything at the Club runs smoothly, there is more time for it to be doing great work for the community. 

Lynessa Huntley

Director of Human Resources

Lynessa is a Boys & Girls Club of Boston Alumna and has a first-hand experience of how important the Club is within the community. She is excited to be part of the meaningful work we do here supporting our Club kids!

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Gilbert Abel

Tween Director

Gilbert lets everyone know that he has their back. He perfectly exemplifies being able to do whatever someone sets their mind to regardless of their background. Gilbert can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute which is super impressive to both kids and adults. 

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Wilhelmina Alicea

Jewett Street Site Director

Mina believes that every day she gets to work with children is a gift. Hearing their stories and seeing the impact that the staff has on them leaves her speechless. Being a Harry Potter fan who is passionate about make-up and nails makes Mina pretty popular with the kids. 

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Jessica “Wendy” Allen

Junior Games Room Director

Wendy was a member in her youth and grew into an important career here. She loves seeing how surprised touring volunteers are when they see all of the activities and services the Club offers. 

Brittany Battistelli

Receptionist

Brittany feels honored to be a part of Club members’ lives. She has been here long enough to see adults come through the doors who were once members. Brittany loves being surrounded by the magic that makes those alums’ eyes light up as they recall their time in the Club. 

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Ginny Bouch

Kidz Club Director

Ginny spends every day shaping the next generations as she was shaped through her time as a member here. She is passionate about giving love and guidance to our members who might need just a little more than they receive outside of the club

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Zac Clark

Teen/Tween Program Director

Zac enjoys helping members reach their full potential. He builds strong bonds with members and helps them grow as people. Zac also has a skillset for doing character impressions!

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Keith Darling

STEM Director

Keith loves showing the kids phenomena and technologies that he thinks are cool or crazy. He gets to create experiments for them based around his interests which sparks their interest in science. Keith always finds it funny when the STEAM Lab’s green frog, Tree Legs, lets out a big squeak and jumps off his rock, starling everyone nearby. 

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Sierra Gilmore

Fine Arts Director

Sierra inspires kids to express themselves freely through art. She makes sure that each child feels a sense of value from what they are creating. Sierra has been an artist since she was four and being able to share her talents with her community is beyond rewarding. 

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Rudi Koorneef

Teen Individual Services

Rudi builds relationships with members and helps them grow. Her passion is helping others discover their own passions. The best part of Rudi’s job is getting to inspire positive change that spreads beyond the Club. 

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Jovan Morse

Athletic Director

Jovan says that the Club has allowed him to be the best version of himself. As a former BGCM CYO basketball champion, Jovan uses his love of sports to create a fun and challenging atmosphere in the gym and throughout each of our athletics programs. 

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Becky Murphy

Performing Arts Director

Rebecca has the amazing ability to connect with members and give them a safe space to be themselves. Even though she’s worked in the performing arts industry her whole life, there has been nothing more rewarding than watching kids express themselves in new ways. One fond memory of Rebecca’s is the tacky tourist relay where everyone was laughing themselves silly because the kids’ oversized pants kept falling down

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Elizabeth Sheehan

Education Director

Elizabeth was a Club member in Washington and now works here, helping members through some of their worst days and celebrating with them on their best days. They make a point of being the person they needed when they were younger. Elizabeth has flown a plane before, which proves how well they perform under pressure. 

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Caroline Tellier

Program Specialist

Caroline is excited to continue her longstanding devotion to helping kids. She loves cultivating meaningful relationships with all the members in the Club’s safe environment. Caroline enjoys communicating with and working alongside others.

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Nikki St. Onge

Highland Geoff's Falls Site Director

Nikki creates a safe place where kids can come home and be themselves without fear. She comes to work every day with a smile and helps at least one person who may not be smiling. Nikki loves animals of all types, but her dream is to hop in a cage and swim with the sharks.  

Mary Kate Russo

Family Support Specialist

Mary Kate has always had a passion for helping kids of all abilities. She loves to show members even if they do things differently than the “normal” way; it doesn’t make them any less of a person. As a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Mary Kate is excited to bring her expertise to the Club to help our members and their families.