For 95 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan continues to be that safe space for youth to learn and have fun, while providing them with the economic, cultural and social capital needed to become career, startup and homeowner ready.

Our Story


Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has 95 years of experience in youth development. Each decade brought new challenges and opportunities, some local, some national, and some global. From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, through a World War, a great depression, devastating riots, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has been a force for good in kids’ lives. Despite our long history, each day we continue to find new ways to learn, grow, and innovate.


Our Impact



Every year, we serve 15,000 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 to our Clubs and School-Based sites. As soon as our youth members walk through our doors, they enter an environment of stability, consistency, and physical and emotional safety. All of our Club run programs designed to be fun and engaging, while building skills and confidence for a successful future.

We’re open when kids need us most – after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. Clubs offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed.

Meet Our Professional Staff

Shawn H. Wilson

President & CEO

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Shon Dorsey

Chief Operations Officer

Alise Dixon

Chief Program Officer


Esther Kyte

Vice President of Resource Management

Wendy Yates

Chief Financial Officer

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Tiffany Kimbrough

Vice President of People & Culture

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Sonya Draper

Program Director, Data Science & Risk Management Industry Clubs

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Brandon Scott

Executive Director of Sports Ecosystem

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Chris Kyles

Executive Area Director

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Michael Bradley

Youth Sports Director of Operations

Keisha Powell-Young

Human Resources Business Partner

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Tiffany Sula

Director of Resource Development

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Terrence Taylor

Club Director – Wilson Club

Jenee Graham

Club Director, Dauch Club

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Richard Miller

Director of Facilities

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Gregory Wilson

Athletic Director

Tomilia Terry-Carpenter

Club Director, Diehl Club

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Carrie Young

Club Director, Fauver-Martin Club

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Jennifer Wakenell

Development Associate

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Dr. Tiffany Abrego



Kiera McIntyre

Club Director – Munger Club

Executive Committee

Jennifer DeMello-Johnson

Board Chair

Regional Growth Leader | Acrisure Insurance

Roderick Hardamon

President’s Innovation Council

CEO & Chief Strategist, URGE Imprint

Jeffrey M. Henning

Board Treasurer

Partner, Global Automotive Markets Leader | Ernst & Young

Thomas Callan

Facilities & Safety Committee Chair

Great Lakes Regional Managing Director, UHY Advisors

Letty Azar

VP Community and Government Relations

Penske Corporation

Bill Koefoed

Chair of RD Committee

Chief Financial Officer, OneStream Software, LLC

Board of Directors

Tonya Adair

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Chief People, Equity & Engagement Officer

Hon. Alisha Bell

Chair of the Wayne County Commission, District 7

Joe Haney

Sterling Insurance Group

President & Founder

Steve Huprich, PhD,

University of Detroit Mercy

Professor of Psychology

David Jacob

Honigman Law

Real Estate Department

Hon. Angelique Peterson-Mayberry

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Board President

Greg Crabb


President and CEO

David C. Dauch

American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

Chairman & CEO

Anthony LaVerde

Emagine Entertainment


Jacqueline Howard

Ally Financial

Senior Director of Financial Health and Wellness

Erika Swilley

Detroit Pistons

Vice President, Community & Social Responsibility

Alexis Butler

2022 BGCSM Youth of the Year

Darrell E. Middleton

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


Brandon Holmes

2022 BGSCM Youth of the Year

James Pastor

New Flyer

Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement

Phil Nussel

Automotive News

Editor – Online

Rajoielle Register 


VP, Marketing

Derric Scott

J29:7 Planning & Development Corp.

Principal & CEO

Directors Emeriti

Sandra J. Dauch

Trustee | Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch Family Foundation

Peter A. Dow

Vice Chair & COO, Retired | Campbell Ewald

Morton E. Harris

Co-Founder | American Axle &Manufacturing, Inc.


Thomas Hoeg

President & CEO | Agency Business Solutions, LLC

Nicholas Martin, Jr.

President | Martin Land & Investments

Sam P. Ventimiglia, CLU, RHU

President | Great Lakes Wealth Planning, Inc.


James W. McLernon

Chairman, Retired | American Axle & Manufacturing

Catherine M. O’Malley

Retail Consultant