Leadership Team

Drew Glassford

Chief Executive Officer

Drew was born in Northwest Indiana, grew up in Winter Park, Florida and now resides in Campton Hills with his wife and son. He was formerly a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Team Leader for the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation, where he facilitated the recruitment and support of their sixty-member National STEM Advisory Committee, raising over $30M for program support. Drew led the development of key national partnerships for the BSA, including Code.org, Maker Media/Maker Faire, NASA, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Cognizant Innovation/Maker programs, Tata Consultancy Services goIT Digital Fluency, Magnitude.io Micro Satellite, Parametric Studios Virtual Design, and Dell/Lockheed Martin Virtual Reality experiences. Drew served as a facilitator, panelist or contributor for many national workforce development initiatives, including the National Academy of Sciences Advanced Manufacturing Task Force, STEMconnector Digital Fluency and STEM 2.0 studies, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, and National Science Foundation Engineering Centers.

Prior to the BSA, Drew served as the CEO of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in Naperville, leading the development, operations, and management of multi-site campuses for children and adults with autism to provide educational, vocational, recreational and residential opportunities. He led the development of vocational training partnerships with Walgreens and Office Max, including employee volunteer engagement, annual financial support, and the construction of mock training spaces at the school.

Drew is a passionate volunteer, having served as an Executive Committee member of Cantata Adult Life Services (formerly The British Home), Tribal Wisdom Foundation, Strategy Advisor/Facilitator to Play Africa Children’s Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Autism Society of Illinois; and currently serves as a Mentor/Leader in the First Congregational Church of Dundee High School Youth program and the Boy Scouts of America.

Mobile: 331.457.3079

Office: 847.551.4309 x 205

Email: [email protected]

Mike Berger

Chief Operating Officer

Mike has been working with youth since he graduated from Spring Arbor University in 1994 with a degree in Recreation Management. He has been with the organization since it opened in January of 1997. “It has been great to see the club, and the kids grow through the years.” Mike has been in his current role as Vice President of Operations since 2008, where some of his duties include oversight of the unit directors, volunteer recruitment, grant management, staff development, and outcome measurement. “This is my dream job, and the best thing about working with the organization is being able to offer opportunities to youth who need us the most.”

Mobile: 847.764.3656

Office: 847.551.4309

Email: [email protected]

Coral Colin

Area Director (Golfview, Parkview, Sunny Hill Club sites)

Coral Colin is the Area Director over the Golfview, Parkview and Sunny Hill Club sites. She has worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township for 11 years.  Coral grew up in Carpentersville and is an Alumni of BGCDT. Her journey with Club started in Middle School. Growing up as a member has allowed her to see and personally experience the impact that the BGCDT has on our children and the community. Because of the opportunities that the Club provided for her, she was able to discover her passion in the youth development field.  She also enjoys volunteering her time as a soccer coach for our summer soccer program. Coral now has her son, who also attends Club and is very proud to see how much he has grown with the help of BGCDT.

Phone: 224.345.1740

Email: [email protected]

Isaiah De La Cruz

Area Director (Meadowdale, CMS, Lakewood Club sites)

Isaiah De La Cruz is a United States Army Veteran, He earned his degree in Business from Southern New Hampshire University, and has been with our organization for over 5 years. Isaiah began at our Meadowdale Elementary School site, where he served as the Site Director. During his time at Meadowdale, he implemented programs such as the Color Guard, Flag Tossing team, STEM, and Valley of the Voices. During Isaiah’s tenure as Director of our Meadowdale Site, The Club grew both in size and academically. Isaiah has worked closely with community partners to provide our clubs with specialty programs like Toys 4 Teeth, which provided all our members with free dental screenings and holiday presents. Isaiah is a Chicago Bears superfan, active at his local church, and a world traveler. 

Phone: 847.915.0145

Email: [email protected]

Jenne Lennon

Development Director

Jenne is excited to join the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township as the new Director of Development. Having a strong background in nonprofit development and working with at-risk youth through Scouts BSA, Chicago Arts Fund and more; Jenne brings her unique talents for public speaking, foreign language and community engagement to the team.

Phone: 773.791.1700

Email: [email protected]

Mark Manser

Area Director (Impact Center, Perry Club sites)

Mark is a graduate of Arizona State University with a B.S. in Human and Family Development. He joined the Boys & Girls Club movement prior to the 2015-16 school year. Mark has a strong background in working with students in an after school environment from his past experience working in School District U-46.

At the Impact Center, he enjoys building positive relationships with club members and being a role model for students to help encourage them to set and achieve their goals. Outside of club, Mark enjoys watching all sports, especially Chicago Cubs baseball.

Phone: 847.471.1424

Email: [email protected]

Maria Ramirez

Director of Club & Program Services

Maria’s passion for children started when she was attending college for Early Childhood Education during her time in high school, through the Tech Prep Program. This lead her to Club through our Jr. Staff Program. Maria has been involved with the movement for over 15 years. As an Alumni, it has been a pleasure for her to see members grow within our organization as she did.

As Director of Program & Staff Development, she works first hand with our staff, from recruitment and interviews, to orientations and program training. She is able to impact our members and families in our community. She helps staff members practice our mission: Nourish Character | Inspire Potential, the moment they are hired. Maria provides the resources our professionals need to succeed in providing the optimal Club experience.

Maria was born on the West Side of Chicago and grew up in Carpentersville attending D300. She has been on staff since she was a member herself. This gave her a different perspective on why this movement is so important. We often hear the success stories of our Staff impacting Members, but forget the impact Club Members actually can have on Staff.

Phone: 847.909.7445

Email: [email protected]

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