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Message from the Chief Volunteer Officer

As we move forward in the coming year we need to continue to build on our successes over the past 60 years. The partnerships we have built with the Garden Grove Unified School District, Garden Grove Police Department and City of Garden Grove gives us an advantage in reaching those who truly need our help. Our school age and family support programs, along with our core BGCA (Boys & Girls Clubs of America) programs help to ensure our goal that every family in Garden Grove has access to the resources they need to be safe and healthy.

As board members we play a very key role in ensuring that the Club continues to grow and remains a positive place for kids. Key points that the board has the responsibility to provide the Club are:

  • Trusteeship:  Responsible for all Club actions, from protecting the mission to ensuring public accountability.
  • Planning:  In partnership with the chief professional officer (CPO), participate in setting direction for the future.
  • Policy and Evaluation:  Policies that govern the Club’s daily operations, from programs to human resources.
  • Resource Development:  Exercise fiduciary oversight AND assist in raising and contributing money for the Club.

As President I encourage every Board member to play an active part in supporting the Club and fulfilling its mission "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."

I look forward to working together with you and our amazing staff to fulfilling the mission. Thank you for your commitment and willingness to help kids BE GREAT.


Our Board



 Executive Board                        
  Occupation   Business
President - Steve Sanders Retired Lieutenant Garden Grove Police Department
President-Elect - John Reynolds Sergeant Garden Grove Police Department
Vice President - Don Schlensker CEO DSI General Contactor
Treasurer - Gerry Newkirk Retired Engineering Manager Boeing - Huntington Beach
Recording Secretary - Lollie Beachamp Retired Community Volunteer Garden Grove Hospital
Corresponding Secretary - Eimi Garcia Director, K-12 Educational Services Garden Grove Unified School District
Area Council Rep - Ric Collett Retired General Manager Republic Service
 Board Members    
Gus Castellanos Communications Director OCEA
Greg Georgantas Project Logistics Manager Disneyland Resort
Kim Kroyer Principal Garden Grove Unified School District
Dawn Miller Optometrist Dr. Dawn Miller & Associates
Carla Poulin Program Director Anthem/CareMore
Lorena Sanchez Executive Director, K-12 Educational Services Garden Grove Unified School District
Janet Scott Tyler Director of Human Resources  
Sonya Sell Executive Officer
Goldenwest Cities Federal Credit Union
Mike Silva CEO Great Reunions
Jeff Spargur Division Chief, Operations Garden Grove Fire Department
Sara Wescott Assistant Superintendent Garden Grove Unified School District

If you would like more information on how to join our board, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Senior Director of Resource Development & Marketing.

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