Staff

Professional Staff

Lisa Lindsay-Mondoro
Chief Executive Officer
443-569-3213 / LMondoro@bgcaa.com

Lisa has worked for public school systems since 1996 and has experience teaching students ranging from grades 1 -12 in both general and special education settings. For five years she served as the On-Site Administrator for the Alternative Education Program working with suspended and expelled middle school students. She taught at the Alternative Center for Education (ACE Program) located at the Wiley H. Bates Boys & Girls Club since its inception. The ACE Program is a partnership with the Anne Arundel County School System and the Boys & Girls Club for students who have been suspended from area middle schools in the district and brought into the Boys & Girls Club where the students’ education can continue in a supervised setting. It was while teaching at this program that Lisa realized that she wanted to become a part of the Boys & Girls movement.  

Lisa graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Criminal Justice and is currently working on completing her Masters in Special Education. Since graduating college, Lisa has dedicated herself to helping children not only through education but as a counselor in a juvenile detention center for many years. Lisa has two children; Jacob and Jenna.
Franchaze Waters
Director of Club Operations

Franchaze “ Frankie” Waters has been a part of the Boys & Girls Club movement since she was five years old. As a child, Frankie saw the Club as an opportunity to socialize with friends, learn to swim and develop strong leadership skills. After graduating from high school, she attended Montgomery College- Rockville where she earned her associates degree and played basketball. At Montgomery College, she was chosen as team Captain and Most Valuable Player. One of her fondest memories at the Club was going to see the Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association. From Montgomery College- Rockville, Frankie earned an athletics and academic scholarship to attend St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC. While attending St. Andrews University Frankie earned an academic scholarship to travel abroad to Beijing, China. During her time in China, Frankie found her passion for helping those in need. In August of 2014, she was selected as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow, one of the most prestigious honors awarded to a Boys & Girls Club employee.
Jennifer Lagrotteria
Director of Resource Development and Communications
410-972-2556 Office / 301-980-5768 Mobile

Jennifer served as part-time Communications Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County since 2009 before stepping up to a full-time position as Resource Development and Communications Director. In her new role she manages the Communications, Marketing, Public Relations and Fundraising of the Club. Prior to joining BGCAA Jennifer was the Executive Director of the New Bedford Art Museum in Massachusetts.  She also spent more than a decade at Time Inc.  and ran the Event Marketing Department for FORTUNE magazine in New York City.
Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo and loves to travel. In 2004/2005 she spent a year traveling solo through SE Asia, volunteering along the way at organizations in Cambodia and Nepal. 
Gil Shifflett
Controller
410-972-2555 / GShifflett@bgcaa.com 

Gil has more than 40 years of accounting experience, working as a consultant and employee for various companies ranging in size, annual revenues and number of employees. From large hospitals to Toyota distributors, from music stores to gas stations, from medical offices to paint distributors. Gil enjoys working with people of various backgrounds and professional experiences. He enjoys working with external auditors and various local, state and federal agencies.  Gil has spent most of his career working for non-profits in Baltimore City and surrounding counties.  He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore, and received his CPA license in 1975.
Jessica Tongue
Director of Programs

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Service. She received an athletic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh for Track & Field where she competed at one of the highest levels for short sprints and hurdles. She competed at the Junior Olympic trials in 2008 and is a National Champion in the shuttle hurdle relay. She is a former Boys & Girls Club member and worked as a Summer Learning Aide at the Bates Club during the summer of 2012. She then went on to serve as the Junior Staff Career Development Coordinator before taking on the role as Program Director at the Meade Village Boys & Girls Club. Jessica's ambition then lead her to become the Club Director, first at Annapolis Gardens and then the Meade Village Clubhouse. In October, 2016, Jessica was promoted to the Director of Programs & Junior Staff overseeing programs and Junior Staff in all five Clubhouses. 
Matt Kountz
Executive Liaison

Matt has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County since March 2007. He has worked at three of our five Clubs including Bates, Meade Village, and Bywater. For five years he was the Club Director at Bywater. He enjoys traveling with his favorite spots being the beaches of North Carolina and New York City. Matt graduated from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh with a BA in Sports Communication and is a big fan of the Baltimore Orioles, New York Giants, and Maryland Basketball. He enjoys playing baseball, basketball, and golf in his free time.
 
 
CLUB DIRECTORS
Andre Everett
Club Director  - Admiral Oaks Branch

When Andre was ten years old he joined the Meade Village Boys & Girls Club where he played on the basketball team and made lots of friends.  He graduated from Meade Senior High School in 2000. In 2012 he volunteered at the Meade Village Club to give back to the community and in 2013 he started working for BGCAA as a Youth Development Professional. Thanks to his diligence, passion and hard work, he was promoted to Program Director at the Meade Village Club in 2015. In 2016, he was promoted to the Director of the Admiral Oaks Boys & Girls Club. 


Kenneth Starkes
Club Director  - Bates Branch

Kenneth joined BGCAA in September 2015, after serving the past six years for Anne Arundel County Public Schools as a Behavioral Specialist and Director of DMR Wiley H. Bates Middle School. Kenneth has coached youth sports, including football to basketball, since 1990 and coached High School football for six years at Bishop McNamara of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC). While serving at Wiley H. Bates Middle School Kenneth started a mentoring program that served more than sixty students each year. Growing up in Prince Georges County was challenging, however Kenneth was blessed with a strong family foundation as well as several mentors from the respective community centers that instilled the principle of "each one reach one". Kenneth is excited and ready for the endeavors of Club Director and to be a part of BGCAA. 


Erick Beavers
Club Director - Bywater Branch

Erick was born and raised in Annapolis. After graduating from Annapolis High School he studied Early Childhood Education at Sojourner Douglas College and Anne Arundel Community College. Erick worked for The Salvation Army as a Junior Staff before being promoted to Director from 1996 to 2003. He then worked as a Teacher's Assistant at Annapolis Middle School before an extensive career as a Comcast technician. After more than a decade with Comcast, Erick is thrilled to be back to his passion of working with kids. Erick enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles and LA Lakers. 
 
Angela White
Club Director  - Freetown Village Branch  

Angela has been with BGCAA for eight years, with a total of fourteen years working with youth development organizations. Though she wasn't a Club member as a youth she credits her time at the local Recreation Center as a catalyst for wanting to work in this sector. At the Rec Center she could express herself without being judged. It was there that she learned how to channel negative energy into positive outcomes. When she was old enough she started volunteering there and gradually worked her way to the Boys & Girls Club where she has made a huge difference in the lives of Freetown Village youth. 

Nakita Clark
Club Director  - Meade Village Branch

Nikita is from a large family of five, so going to the Bywater Boys & Girls Club as a child was a part of their lifestyle.  She is a graduate of Coppin State University in Baltimore and has a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Nikita has has been working with youth for more than seven years and sees children as our future. She is thrilled to be in a position where she can go to work every day and make a difference in someone's life. Nikita enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, and going to the movies.  
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