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Who We Are


Our Mission

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens and leaders.


Our Vision

Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Boys & Girls Clubs is authentically a place for children to not only have a safe space, it’s a place where they can feel comfortable. Our Club staff are really there for them day to day for our kids and children need that in their lives.

Jenae Matthews

Board of Directors President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties

Our Core Beliefs

  • A Safe Place to Learn & Grow
  • Ongoing Relationships
  • Caring Adult Professionals
  • Life-Enhancing Programs
  • Character Development Experiences
  • Hope & Opportunity

By championing excellence and growth, our programs create lasting positive impacts on members, families, and the wider community. Your support fuels academic success, health initiatives, and vital preventive programs addressing opioid, alcohol, and tobacco use. Your donation transforms lives, providing improved opportunities for young individuals and fostering a safer, healthier community. Your contribution to our after-school and summer programs enables parents and caregivers to pursue their careers confidently, knowing their children are thriving in a secure and enriching environment.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties

Senior Staff Leadership

Joe Sullivan

Chief Professional Officer


Lisa Ryals

Chief Operating Officer


Stephanie Ecklin

Director of Development


Lori Folsom

Director of Administration


Karen Lamb



Mike Medford

Area Director


Chance McElveen

Area Director


Sandy Pickus

Data Coordinator


Executive Committee

Jenae Matthews, President
Jaime Bracero, President Elect
Colleen Conklin, VP Flagler
Linda Webster, VP Halifax
Jason Larkin, VP Southeast Volusia
Patty D’Alessandro, VP West Volusia
Vinny Sagrani, VP Operations
Chris Perkins, VP Operations
Michelle Mariano, VP Community Relations
Molly Wainscott, VP Community Relations
Linda Byrne, VP Resource Development

Victors Ramos, VP Resource Development
Vernon Burton, VP Government Relations
Barb Girtman, VP Government Relations

Janet Martinez, VP Planned Giving
Chris Tolland, VP Planned Giving
Ron Nowviskie, Treasurer
Brian Bowler, Vice Treasurer

Board of Directors

Laurie Asbury
Maritza Avila-Vazquez
Carmen Balgobin
Amber Barrero
Dave Brannon
Steve Cameron
Krissy Chalk
Sheriff Mike Chitwood
Bryan Collyer
Lonnie Groot
Rachel Hazel
Porter McEver
Debi McNabb
Christine Power
Matt Reinhart
Will Rossmeyer
Sheriff Rick Staly
Lisa Viccaro
Tom Wilt

Board of Trustees

Joie Alexander
Stuart Arp
Kevin Bowler
Bob Coleman
Jim Callender
John DiCesare
Theresa Doan
John Doctor
Randy Dye
Gene Gizzi
Luke Haber
Ben Johnson
Candace Lankford
Gale Lemerand
Pat Northey
David Wiggins

Trustees Emeritus

Oretha Bell
Sabrina Brees
Carl Brinkley
Ed Lacey
Philip Rhodes
Bruce Rossmeyer
Tom Staed
Bruce Teeters

Give them a place to go as they grow.

Help us in our mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens and leaders.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties

101 N Woodland Blvd., Suite 400, DeLand, FL 32720

(386) 734-0555

M-F: 9am-5pm, S-S: Closed

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.