Who We Are

of our kids graduate high school on time

of our kids
are on grade level

of our kids support their communities

believe the BGC saved their life

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, established in 1939, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving local youth, ages 6 months to 18 years, from more than 40 Northern Westchester communities.

The Club runs high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs in five core areas:

  • Character and Leadership Development
  • Education and Career Development
  • Health and Life Skills
  • Arts and Social Recreation
  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

These programs are designed to create a rich environment that will lead to academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

As staff members at BGCNW, we continually strive to create a sense of belonging for EVERY Club kid that walks through our doors. We believe that by accepting, nurturing, teaching, supporting and challenging our kids, they will be ready to step into the world as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Board of Directors

Co-President Anne Citrin

Co-President Emily Stoddard

Vice President Torell Nugent

Treasurer Michelle Rappa

Secretary Kay O’Meara Lovig


A. Steve Alvarado, Jr.

Kevin Bannon

Skip Beitzel

John Crabtree

Muffin Dowdle

Kristoffer Durst

Marilyn Erazo

Elzbieta Grove

Michael Hess

Michael Higgins

Doug Housman

Erik Kaeyer

Lee Manning-Vogelstein

Stuart Marwell

Rick Moreau

Thomai “Amy” Natsoulis

Erin O’Donnell

Allyson Pachios

Sanaz Raczynski

Hiral Shah

David Singer

Douglas Thea

Bonnie Tisi

Johannah Townsend

Kim White

Chief Executive Officer Alyzza C. Ozer, Esq.

Seema Boesky
Leslie Cecil
Ursula Lamont
Patricia Reilly

Leadership & Staff

Alyzza C. Ozer


914-666-8069, ext. 105


Athenia Lee

Director of Programming

914-666-8069, ext. 107


Eric Mitchell

Director of Aquatics

914.666.8069, ext. 115


Zachary Hojnacki, PhD

Head Swim Team Coach

914.666.8069, ext. 115


Dennis Munson


914.666.8069, ext. 117


Bob Rishel

Bob Rishel

Assistant Aquatics Director

914.666.8069, ext. 117


John Tunas

Development Associate

914.666.8069, ext. 108


Shantae Artis

Marketing and Communications

914.666.8069, ext. 106


Theresa Clark Messer

Theresa Clark Messer

Director of Finance

914.666.8069, ext. 109


Pablo Malaver

Registration Manager

914-666-8069, ext. 136


Chris Beaudreault

Director of Teen Programs

914.666.8069, ext. 129

Jonathan Carroll

Jonathan Carroll

Director of Philanthropy

914.666.8069, ext. 111

Daniela Perez-Torres

Associate Director of Teen Programs

914.666.8069, ext. 129

Karanja Elliot

Health and Wellness Coach


White, Connor BGCNW Page (3000 × 2250 px)

Connor White

Head Age Group Coach


Miss Kyle

Kyle Cadley

Head Preschool Teacher

914.666.8069, ext. 103



Aaliyah Thompson

Preschool Lead Room Teacher



Emily Bauer

Preschool Assistant Teacher




Wilson Reyes

Preschool Assistant Teacher



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The Club Dog

Frontline Staff

Tanya Accaria – Art Instructor

Juan Aguilar – 5th Grade Fun Club Counselor

Mary Grace Agustin – 4th Grade Fun Club Counselor

Carlos Arias – Maintenance

Daniel Beaudreault – Middle School Fun Club Counselor

Oscar Boudreau – 4th Grade Fun Club Counselor

Aiden Bowers – Swim Coach

Heather Brewster – Swim Instructor

Ma’Lisa Carney – 3rd Grade Fun Club Counselor

Justique Carter – Preschool Assistant

Barbara Cutri – Fun Club Sew What?! and Garden Specialist

Ryan De La Rosa – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Jessica Deleg Guartatanga – 5th Grade Fun Club Counselor

Sydney Delfico – Swim Coach

Nethmi DeSilva – Fun Club Healthy Lifestyle Specialist

Cindy Escobar – 1st Grade Fun Club Counselor

Paige Fagan – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

William Fagan – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Ashley Feliz – Kindergarten Fun Club Counselor

Isaiah Figueroa – Fun Club STEM Specialist

Melany Giron – 1st Grade Fun Club Counselor

Catherine Herrick – Locker Room Attendant

Tyheese James – Kindergarten Fun Club Counselor

Brianna Justiniano – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Ellie Kaplowitz – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Leah Katz – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Barbara Kennedy – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Hailey Kraljevic – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Gerardo Lopez – Maintenance

Rebecca Maisel – Administration, Aquatics

Dylan Mangla – 3rd Grade Fun Club Counselor

Harold Martinez Ramirez – 2nd Grade Fun Club Counselor

Dawn McClain – 2nd Grade Fun Club Counselor

Connor McHugh – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Sarina Metsch – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Diego Montoya – Maintenance

Clare Murphy-Carr – Swim Coach

Xiomara Nieves – Preschool and Fun Club Assistant

William Olmstead – 5th Grade Fun Club Counselor

Guadalupe Perez-Torres – Fun Club Assistant

Alyssa Pierro – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Patrick Polese – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Tatiana Restrepo – Administration, Fun Club

Amanda Riolo – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Elizabeth Rivas – Middle School Fun Club Counselor

Katherine Shymonowicz – Swim Coach/Instructor

Spencer Smythe – Middle School Fun Club Counselor

Stephanie Trejo – 4th Grade Fun Club Counselor

Melba Turner – Administration, Finance

Dean Williams – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Madison Yates – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach

Sunell Zorgman – Lifeguard/Jr. Swim Coach