Administrative 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 the 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.

Michele Clark

Chief Operating Officer

Michele brings a diverse and successful background of corporate, entrepreneurial, and youth development experience, most recently serving as the CEO of The Goddard School in Lake-in-the-Hills for eleven years. Michele successfully grew the school’s operations with a full-time staff of 30, including two Directors, to provide daily services for over 500 families, and becoming the only preschool in McHenry County to receive both NAC Accreditation and Illinois State Excelerate Gold ratings. Michele received her BS from Miami University, she and her family are long-time residents of northern Kane County, having served with the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Heartland Bank & Trust in Huntley, and Digital Media Manager for the First Congregational Church of Dundee.

Michele is managing operations of the BGCDT programs and staff, with an emphasis on further developing and improving our 21st Century Learning Center school district partnerships and outcomes by focusing on staff development and improving academic and social emotional supports for our members. 

Cindy Erwin

Chief Advancement Officer

Cindy is an accomplished development professional, previously serving as Director of Alumni Membership at Alpha Phi International Fraternity and most recently as Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Operations at Fenwick High School. Cindy is well-experienced in donor relationship development and annual giving strategies. Under her leadership, her her team developed and implemented objectives, timelines, and evaluation metrics; generated plans for new, existing, and lapsed donor acquisition with concrete data analysis; and investigated and implemented innovative ideas and technology to engage, broaden the donor base, and steward donors to achieve a $3M annual development goal. Cindy received her BS and Master of Education from the University of Southern California, serves as Chapter Recruitment Advisor for Chi Omega Fraternity at Northwestern University, has two children, and resides in Westchester. 

In her new role, Cindy will be leading all private funding resource development strategies for BGCDT, including relationships with our Board of Directors, donors, corporations, private foundations, as well as donor appreciation and recognition. She will be co-leading our 25th Anniversary Capital, Endowment and Planned Giving Campaign with Drew Glassford.

Tammy Kerr

Chief Operating Officer

Tammy has spent her career caring for children and youth in a variety of capacities. For more than  20 years, she has driven revenue and enrollment growth for youth-focused organizations by leading and supporting teams in managing the overall operations of multiple locations. Most recently, Tammy served as the General Manager for Canlan Sports Centers in Lake Barrington and Libertyville, where she earned Top Performer honors for five consecutive years, and oversaw all youth sports programs, camps and activities, including partnerships with local venues leading to increased enrollments for summer camp programs. She launched a successful afterschool program for students at Barrington Community School District 220 and opened an in-house virtual learning program in 2020 to support the communities need for childcare and learning support. Tammy also brings a very successful background in large scale multi-site management of youth development programs, including leading a team of five district managers serving 60 childcare locations with over 850 employees as Midwest Regional Director and Vice President for Learning Care Group.

Tammy’s expertise also includes supporting operations for Language Stars, providing foreign language immersion learning for children and Sylvan Learning, Inc. which provides personalized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, homework support, and test preparation for college entrance and state exams.  She is a passionate advocate for youth sports. In addition to creating opportunities professionally, she has advocated for all children learning to swim and the immeasurable benefits of team swimming. She volunteered as a board member of the Barrington Swim Club, and led neighborhood swim teams in Barrington and Silver Spring, Maryland.  A native of Canada, Tammy and her family are long-time residents of Barrington.

Karen Kay

Chief Advancement Officer

Karen is a highly accomplished development and management professional in the Chicago market, previously serving as Executive Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Illinois and the Friendship Senior Options Foundation, as well as Vice President of Revenue Development at Cara Collective and Acting President and Director of Development at the Gateway for Cancer Research. Karen has had extensive local market experience, serving in development leadership roles at CASA Kane County, the Elgin Symphony, and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. She is well experienced in team management, donor relationship development, campaign management, high level events, endowment growth strategies, national partnerships and annual giving. Karen will be directing all aspects of BGCDT’s advancement objectives, including managing and growing our resource development team and consultants as we deepen our relationships and areas of support in our current communities, as well as our future expansion into new markets in the northwest suburbs. Karen will be leading all private funding resource development strategies, including relationships with our Board of Directors, donors, corporations, and private foundations, as well as donor appreciation and recognition. Karen and her husband have three children and reside in Gilberts.

Mike Berger

Director of Strategic Initiatives & Safety

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.” 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.”

Marcus Taylor


Marcus is an experienced leader in fiscal and grant finance management, having served professionally as a Tax Specialist, Staff Accountant, Controller, and President of Small Business Bookkeeping Services, Inc. in Aurora. Marcus earned his BS in Accounting from DeVry University and his MBA in Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management. In his new role, Marcus will be leading our Finance and Grant Fiscal Reporting systems, protocols, and strategies, with an emphasis on strengthening and streamlining our organization’s procedures and processes and further developing and improving our grant and cost control efficiencies, staff roles, training, and outcomes. Marcus is extraordinarily passionate about our mission and is a great fit for our team. 

Allie Appel

Sr. Director of Programs & Project Based Learning

Coral Colin

Director of Quality & Outcomes

Kayla started her career here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township in 2017, as a Youth Development Professional at Golfview Elementary. In 2019, Kayla became the Program Coordinator at our previous Teen Center. She is a long-time resident of Algonquin and studied Elementary Education at Northern Illinois University. Her love for teaching brought her to BGCDT to help give the youth access to different experiences and opportunities. In 2019, Kayla was named the Youth Development Professional of the Year, in the Midwest, by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Kayla is excited to begin her new role as the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, where she will be responsible for recruiting and retaining volunteers by actively engaging with the community.

Denise Haugk

Resource Development Manager

Denise is very committed to community volunteering and has played key roles in establishing and maintaining fun and popular community events in northern Illinois that bring people together for fun, networking and fundraising.

Denise is focused on helping to ensure the success of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township’s exciting special events, meaningful donor experiences, and annual campaigns.  With a background in public relations, enjoyment of networking, passion for working with kids, and history of successful event planning, she is excited to be a part of the dynamic team at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township.

Diana Colin

Area Director

Yuliza Leyva

Area Director

Mark Manser

Area Director of Secondary Schools

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.

Mallory Namoff

Director of Social Emotional Learning

Mallory recently made the move to Carpentersville from Chicago, Illinois. She is excited to begin working with the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township as the Social Emotional Learning Specialist. Mallory began her career as a teacher in 2016 upon graduation from Columbia College Chicago. While teaching for six years in Chicago Public Schools, she began to identify where her true passion lay: social work. Mallory believes that supporting children and families’ social and emotional health is an essential part of her work in the mental health profession. Mallory is excited to bring her skillset and passion to BGCDT.


Jon Nawrocki

Area Director of Secondary Schools

Maria Ramirez

Director of HR & Leadership Development

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 leads 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 Leadership 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.

Mike Sein

Director of Digital Experience

Mike Sein serves as the Director of Digital Experience at BGCDT, a position that seamlessly blends his extensive expertise in marketing and IT. His journey with the Club began in 2014, initially as a program specialist, where he honed his skills in technology programs. This role laid the groundwork for his subsequent ascension to a leadership position in Marketing and IT. Mike’s rich professional background encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, alongside a passion for the creative arts, notably in video production, photography, and graphic design. As a devoted father of three, Mike infuses his work with a deep sense of personal dedication and a commitment to family values. His unique mix of professional skills and personal insights has been a driving force behind innovative initiatives and consistent excellence in his role at BGCDT. 

Mike’s favorite aspect of his job is highlighting the amazing work done at BGCDT, showcasing the impact and achievements of the Club through his digital expertise. He often lightens the mood with his signature phrase, “Have you tried turning it off and back on?” – a humorous yet essential piece of IT wisdom.

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