OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
"To provide a safe and positive environment, quality programs, and life-long learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those who need us most."
Elise MENASHEExecutive Director
Elise first joined our organization in 2003 as Board member and soon after became the Executive Director. Under her leadership, we have grown from one Club site to six different sites serving more than 3,000 youth annually.
Kim DARRAHDirector of Finance
Kim joined our organization in 2013, bringing over twenty years of corporate/business accounting and finance experience. She also oversees our AmeriCorps program.
Jordan PFEIFERAdministrative & Financial Assistant
Jordan joined our organization in 2012 shortly after graduating from Western Washington University. She oversees payroll, the USDA Food Program and our BGC Youth Basketball League.
Kaitie SWENGELCommunications & Events Manager
Kaitie joined our organization in 2010 as an AmeriCorps member and stepped into her current role in 2011. She manages communications and our major fundraising events.
Grant & Outcomes Director
Gwen joined our organization in 2013. She oversees all grants and membership data.
Alison LAUDERDALEArea Director
Alison joined our organization in 2004 as a summer staff and worked her way through the Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse as Assistant Club Director, Club Director and most recently, Area Director. She oversees the operations of all elementary programs.
Erica NICEWONGERArea Director
Erica joined our organization in 2014 as the Gang Prevention & Intervention Manager. After establishing our Prevention & Intervention Program, she moved into the Area Director position and now oversees the operations of all teen programs.
Chele DIFFENBAUGHAdministrative Assistant
Chele joined our organization in 2015. She assists with financials and events.