About Us

Great Futures Start Here

About Us

Great Futures Start Here

Our Locations

CHELSEA CLUB

215 N. Sovereign Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

609-437-2697

TEEN CENTER

317 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

609-342-5223

DREXEL CLUB

1010 Drexel Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

609-342-5219

The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City is for Boys & Girls

We stand by our values of being accepting of all races, religions, and ethnic cultures due to our 
view on unity positive relationships, & love for one another.

Our Team

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Stephanie Koch

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Stephanie Koch is a third-generation resident of the Atlantic City area. After honing her career with the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (now Philly Works), the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (now Pennsylvania Department of Human Services), and JEVS Human Services, Koch returned to her roots and focused her energy and innovative vision on serving the next generation of Atlantic City. In addition to her work at the BGCAC, Koch serves on the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce Board, Atlantic County Workforce Development Board, Work in Progress Foundation, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation. Koch considers it an honor and a privilege to be a part of her local community’s revitalization, creating opportunities for youth and their families to explore their creativity, fuel their ambition, and build brighter futures. She sees the Club as the scaffolding of Atlantic City, standing tall for families to climb to reach their goals and aspirations.

Brian Little

Chief Strategy Officer

Born and raised in Atlantic City, Chief Strategy Officer Brian Little kept busy year round with sports. As he got older, his passion for football turned into a college scholarship. After graduating with a BA in Business Administration and an MBA, Brian returned to his hometown to help the youth of Atlantic City find their own paths to success. “I know and understand the challenges and distractions of the community, how difficult the road may be to rise above the cycle of poverty for the 93% of youth and families attending the BGCAC. Throughout my life, career and accomplishments, there has never been a greater feeling than what I do today to make a difference in the lives of those that need us the most.” His current role at the BCAC allows him to give back to his people, community and city. For Brian, this is a dream come true.

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Chelsey Luzetsky

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer Chelsey Luzetsky graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Stockton University and hit the ground running at the BGCAC. Hailing from Sayreville, New Jersey, Chelsey now considers the staff and Club Kids her second family. Her dedication to the Club is rewarded by the smiles that she sees on Club Kids’ faces every day.

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Torrie Garvin

Chief Operations Officer

With over twenty years of experience working in human services, Chief Operating Officer Torrie Garvin has a passion for helping New Jersey residents reach their potential through programs and services that connect people to fulfilling work opportunities. His extensive knowledge of assistance programs and policies has made him an invaluable member of the BGCAC team. Now a husband and father of five, Torrie was born in Atlantic City and returned every summer to spend time with his family, some of whom served on the Atlantic City Beach Patrol. He is a frequent volunteer with local youth organizations, where he coaches both basketball and soccer and officiates youth basketball games.

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Renate Taylor

Chief Development Officer

Chief Development Officer Renate Taylor discovered her love for the Atlantic County area when she married a native. No stranger to the path less traveled, Renate graduated from Centenary College Summa Cum Laude at 34 years old — with her daughters Sadie and Sophie by her side. For the last 25 years, Renate has devoted her career to giving back, focusing on not-for-profit development in the social services, health care and community development sectors. She considers her greatest accomplishment to be raising two strong, independent women and feels blessed to be able to help Atlantic City’s children bloom as well.

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Kelley Prevard

Chief Executive Assistant

Born and raised in Atlantic City, Kelley Prevard balances her own art career with helping Club Kids discover their passions and achieve their dreams. After studying at Hampton University in Virginia, Kelley returned to her home town and joined the BGCAC as a Chief Executive Assistant and Cultural Enrichment Manager. “As a person who has grown up in this community, I believe the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City  can take our youth to the next level. I am committed to using my background in art and community engagement to uplift our next generation of leaders.

Board Members

Fran Coppola

Resource Development

Dr. Scott Fuerman

Safety & Facilities Chair

Dan Goldberg

Resource Development

Jennifer Goudy

Program Committee

Stephen Clark

Finance Chair

Rona Kaplan

Safety & Facilities, Program

Mark Lippman

Finance

Rick Lovering

Governance Chair

Tracey Triniwell

Program Chair, Governance, Safety & Facilities

Jake Perskie

Resource Development

Rene Kane

Resource Development

Sam Young

Board Chair - Ex Officio to all Comittees

Jean Pierre Blanchet

Resource Development

Cookie Till

Resource Development Chair

David Finkel

Resource Development

Maralyn Mason

Program Commitee

Chris Rippy

Resource Development

Steve Cocchi

Finance

Amber Hamlett

Governance

Nikki Balles

Resource Development

Geoff Dorsey

Safety & Facilities

Leslie DiLuigi

Finance

Janice Burg-Levi

Resource Development

Zenith Shah

Program

Diane Romero-McDade

Safety & Facilities

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