LeadershipGreat futures start here.
Meet the Staff
Bonnae Meshulam, Executive Director, came out of retirement in August of 2012 to head the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster. After 28 years as the President of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland and Western New York, she brought with her an expertise in the field of non-profits and a desire to aid the youth of our community. She is excited to use her skill set to enrich the lives of members of the Boys and Girls Club and effect change. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, bungee jumping (even though her husband is too scared and won’t come with her), and the occasional round of golf.Debbie Leazer, Development Director, has a background in fundraising, alumni relations, event planning and donor recognition and stewardship. After 23 years in Institutional Advancement at McDaniel College, Debbie decided to establish a consulting business that assisted MedStar Washington Hospital and The Historical Society of Carroll County. When approached by the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster to assist with their Campaign fundraising efforts to build a new Club and Gymnasium that would serve 600 children in our community, she jumped at the opportunity. Debbie is excited to share her experience in fundraising, event planning and friend-raising to establish relationships in the Community that will build volunteer and gift support for the Club.Sean Davis, Director of Operations, has been with the organization for over 7 years. Sean is a seasoned professional with particular strength in strategy, operations, p & l management, and leadership development. He enjoys building a culture/program that impacts the kids in the community he grew up in. In his spare time, he enjoys talking hoops, training, and making memories with his family – Ashli, Ty, Cru, and Rae.Erin Bishop, Marketing Director, has a background working in the sales, marketing, and human resources field. She served for 3 years as Chairman of the Community Advisory Council of Carroll County where she acted as a liaison between the Board of Education and the community to educate and inform citizens on issues critical to education within the Carroll County Public Schools System. Erin is excited to share her experience with the Boys & Girls Club by encouraging others to learn more about the Club and the wonderful opportunities it provides for kids in the Westminster community.Katie Beard, Administrative Director, is so excited to be part of this amazing team! While spending her most recent years working in publishing, she gained the needed skills to start creating and implementing processes for our growing club and beyond. Her analytical ways of thinking and know-how with process improvement, will be used to make day to day procedures run seamless so we can focus more time on our kids. Katie is anxious to watch how this club and our kids grow over the upcoming months while also participating with the run club to encourage everyone to be their best self.Emmanuel Harvey, Teen and Sport Director, has a background in Teacher Education and Sports/Recreation Management. Emmanuel was first introduced to the club as a work-study mentor while enrolled in Carroll Community Colleges education program. Prior to returning to the organization he worked for 3 years at a Charter School in West Baltimore where he taught physical education and health while also coaching the basketball and volleyball teams. He has a passion for sports and loves how they can be used as a universal language to bring people together. Even more so he has a passion for serving and impacting the youth in our community in any positive way possible.Michael, Middle School Site Director comes from a background working in recreation. He was born and raised in Westminster. Michael formally worked for the Town of Ocean City Recreation Department and the Y of Central Maryland. Michael has a wide range of experience from working summer camps to sports leagues. He is excited about the continuing growth of the middle school sites and reaching new members from all over the county who cannot easily access the Westminster Club House. In his spare time you are likely to find him golfing or fishing.Lindsay Chiavacci, Program Director, has a background in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy. She is a recent college graduate with interests in critical thinking skills and human behavior. She spends her free time taking her dog on hikes and enjoying the outdoors! Her friendly and casual personality allows her to connect with the members and build relationships on a personal level. She loves helping members work through problems both in and out of an academic setting. Her position with the Boys & Girls Club allows her to act as a mentor to the members and she hopes to help build a community of thoughtful and dynamic youth. She is excited to grow with the members and immerse herself in a tight-knit, supportive environment.
“To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”
We accomplish this mission by providing a safe place to learn and grow, develop ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, participate in life-enhancing programs, build character development experiences, hope, and opportunity. In all of our programs we utilize a time-tested youth development strategy.
Boys & Girls Club of Westminster | 410-386-0135 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 71 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 | Member of the Boys & Girls Club of America