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.
Chief Financial Officer Chelsea 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, Chelsea 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”