The Club will be closed for a private event on Saturday, December 3rd.

Staff

 

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Mechilia Salazar
President & CEO

Contact Me:
(413) 583 2072 ext: 113

 

Mechilia Salazar has nearly two decades of management and leadership experience spanning the corporate and nonprofit sectors.  Prior to joining the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club, Mechilia served as The BASE's Chief Development Officer where she was responsible for the strategy and execution of a $2.5M annual fundraising plan while building out a $10M+ strategy to expand to new markets. Mechilia more than doubled The BASE's annual budget in just three years and brought The BASE's signature event from $500K to become a million-dollar event in just one year. 

Mechilia started her career in corporate sales and marketing after graduating from Colby-Sawyer College with a degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. She went on to combine both experiences to lead the Middlesex County Boys & Girls Clubs as their executive director. During her tenure, she rebuilt the organization at every level. Her bold leadership of clubs spanned across 3 cities and led to an expansion into a 4th city and the creation of one of Boys & Girls Clubs' first teen-only clubs in the country. She is an alumnus of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and has served on faculty as a Senior Fellow as well as a mentor.    

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Katie Mitus
Director of Programs & Administration

Contact:
413-583-2072, ext. 104

About Me:
I have worked for the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club since 1996. From 1996 to 2000 I worked as The Program Director overseeing many of the youth athletic and aquatics programs. I became The School Age Childcare Director in 2000 and oversaw The Before-School, After-School, and Summer Camp programs. In 2011 I took on the position as Director of Program Development. I have Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Providence College and Master of Education Degree from The University of Massachusetts.

Job Description:
In my current position I oversee the administration of The School Age Childcare Programs, Preschool, Athletics, as well as Community and Special Events. I also work in collaboration with all programs to implement and conduct Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s programs and activities that are impactful in three priority areas: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character and Citizenship.

Fun Fact:
I was the coach of The Ludlow Sea Lions Swim Team in 1996, the first year they were a part of The Pioneer Valley Swim League.

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Debbie Roque
Accountant Manager

Contact:
(413) 583-2072 ext. 105

About Me:

I am a single mother with 3 beautiful children. I moved to Massachusetts in 2000 from Puerto Rico. I have a bachelor's degree in Accounting with 2 minors in Finance and Administrative Management. I like the teamwork. I'm open minded. I adjust to changes with ease. I believe that a person should work on developing their professional skills and learn new things all the time. Learning NEVER hurts!

Job Description:

Managing financial accounts, classifying/recording payroll and analyzing the budget are some of my responsibilities as an Accountant Manager. In addition I also manage account payables and account receivables and make cash flow forecasts. Every year I prepare the financial audits of the Club following proper accounting procedures to meet financial goals. In general, I monitor and analyze financial accounting data creating financial reports based on data analysis that allow me to make recommendations to the CEO/President, financial committed, and board members.

Fun Fact:

I love to travel and try different foods from the places I visit - although later I complain about the extra pounds! :)

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Cristina Jardine
Special Events / Relationships Coordinator 

Contact:
(413) 583-2072 ext. 103

About Me:
I started in October 2016.

Job Description:
I work with the Development Team to raise vital funds for the Club’s diverse programs. Specifically, I’ll be helping to strengthen relationships with individual donors and business sponsors while finding new ways to increase the visibility of the Club in the Ludlow community.

Fun Fact:
My two favorite television shows are The Golden Girls and Columbo. Yes, really!

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Matt Thompson
Athletics and Social Rec Director

Contact:
(413) 583-2072 ext. 123

About Me:

I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport and Recreation Management from Springfield College. I have worked in a variety of settings from high school athletics all the way to semi professional sports. I also was a camp counselor at the club for 5 years!

Job Description:

My main responsibility is to plan and deliver sport programs and activities to youth participants by promoting, organizing, and overseeing seasonal sports leagues for all age groups and gender.

Fun Fact:

Outside of athletics, I am fitness fanatic, music enthusiast, and a hardcore fan of MMA and the UFC!

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Jodie Lambeau

Director of Health, Wellness, and Community Impact

Contact:

(413) 583-2072 ext. 126

About Me:

Hello! As of 2021, I’m new to the Ludlow BGC and to Western Massachusetts and I'm excited to get to know the community. Before moving out this way from my hometown of New Bedford, MA, I directed youth and adult physical education and care programs for folks with special needs. I really enjoy participating in sports, recreational fitness, and coaching. I graduated from Lasell University some years back with a BS in Exercise Science and will soon hold my MS in Sport Management. I’m passionate about serving the community and fostering a fun and equitable health-centric culture.

Job Description:

I’m here to support and oversee many of our youth and adult programs in Athletics, Aquatics, Fitness, and Membership. I will also be organizing and collaborating on community programs and events for all ages.

Fun Fact:

My favorite athletic involvement is coaching roller derby!

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Sheri Santos
Director of School Age Childcare

Contact:
(413) 583-2072 ext 125


About Me:
Other positions I’ve held: Aquatics Director, Kindergarten aid, Camp Counselor, and Preschool Aid.

Job Description:
As the he School Age Childcare Director I provide supervision to the After School, Vacation days, Special days, and Summer Camp.

 
Fun Fact:
I like to mix peanut butter and marshmallow together and eat it in a cup.

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Barbara Glanville
Preschool Director

Contact:
(413) 583-2072 ext. 117

About Me:
I started working at the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys and Girls Club on August 1, 2016.  This is my first experience as an employee of the Club. However my husband and his siblings were all members of the club and have fond memories of the Mack Donnelly days. My three children all played for the Boys and Girls Club basketball teams throughout their childhood. Most recently my grandson enjoyed coming to the afterschool program and plays basketball for the Club as well.

Job Description:
In my role as Preschool Director it is my responsibility to oversee the daily operations of the preschool. This includes insuring the safety and well being of all the children enrolled, guiding the curriculum, accurate record keeping, adherence to Dept. of Early Education and Care and NAEYC regulations, providing materials and supplies and staff support.

Fun Fact:
I have a knack for telling funny stories. In fact my girl friend had a video made of me telling some of my funniest stories so she could view it while she was in labor with her first child.

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Bri Lewicki

School Age Site Coordinator & Development Associate 

Contact:

413-583-2072 ext. 128

About me:

I was a Club kid for five years. I then became a Before and After School counselor while attending Bay Path University for Child Psychology. Once I graduated, the site coordinator position opened up, and I have loved this position ever since! Around the same time, I joined the Development team as a Development Associate. I currently split my time between School Age and Development. 

Job Description: 

As the School Age Site Coordinator, I am responsible for the supervision and the overall operations of the Before School Program. I also help out in the After School Program in assisting the School Age Director with management to the After School, Vacation days, and Summer Camp. I help with the different activities that we offer for our After School Program. 

As a development associate, I help the Special Events / Relationship Coordinator in organizing donations as well as assisting in developing our fundraising events.

 

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Erin Thibault
Preschool Lead Teacher

Contact:
(413) 583-2072

About Me:
I worked in the afterschool program for a few months, and then substituted in the preschool program. I was hired full time in October 2008. This is my first experience within a Boys & Girls Club.

Job Description:
As a teacher I am responsible for the safety and education of the children. I implement a curriculum that is enriching and fun. I was a science major in college, so I especially enjoy teaching this area of curriculum.

Fun Fact:
I love to garden and care for animals, so I work to engage our children in natural science, and they have a blast! We started a preschool garden, and I also teach embryology with all three classrooms. I also love to do crazy-fun things with the kids. Friday is “Aloha Friday” in our classroom and we do a conga line around the class!

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Colleen Tryba
Preschool Lead Teacher

Contact:
(413) 583-2072

Job Description:
To create a welcoming and nurturing environment for children to explore, learn, play, and grow.

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Makayla Manuel

Preschool Lead Teacher

Contact:

413-583-2072 ext. 114

About Me:

I have worked for the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club since 2018. I started as a Membership Clerk at our off site BMS After-School Program. I then transitioned to a Senior Counselor, which then I was offered a position in our Preschool Program. I gladly accepted and have worked my way up to the Lead Preschool Teacher position in Classroom C. I currently have an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education from STCC and working towards completing my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the UMASS Isenberg School of Management.

Job Description: 

As a Lead Preschool Teacher there are a great deal of responsibilities that we have to maintain on a daily basis but our main goal is to create a welcoming and nurturing classroom for children to explore, learn, play and grow. We help guide the children to develop the skills and foundation needed for success in Kindergarten. We achieve these goals by creating detailed lesson plans used on a weekly basis. These provide them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. We also observe, document and monitor the child’s developmental progress along with delays and/or problems that may seem to be concerning.

Fun Fact: 

I love all kinds of puzzles: suduko, crosswords, word searches and your typical board puzzles. I find it very relaxing!

Mark Gehring

Aquatics Director

Contact:

413-583-2072 

About Me:

I have been working at the Boys & Girls Club since July of 2021. I also coach and manage the Yankee Clippers Swim Team, a USA Swimming team for youth ages 5-18. I have been coaching swimming of various levels of swimming since 2015.

Job Description: 

 

Fun Fact: 

When I'm not at the Club, I'm probably at swim practice! 

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Meghan Adams

Membership & Data Specialist

Contact:

413-583-2072 ext. 102

About Me:

I've been working at the Club since 2016 for the School Age programs until 2021 when I started working for Membership. 

Job Description: 

I greet everyone that comes into the building and make sure all of the Club's attendance and data is tracked properly and correctly. 

Fun Fact: 

I love to play video games and know soo many songs!