Board of Directors

For 64 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove has been serving the children of Central Orange County. Thanks to our incredible partnerships with the Garden Grove Unified School District, Garden Grove Police Department, and the City of Garden Grove, we have been able to grow and thrive and become one of the leading youth-serving organizations, not just in Garden Grove, but in the world.

Our success is in large part due to our "whole child" approach. Our school-age and family support programs, along with our core BGCA (Boys & Girls Clubs of America) programs help to ensure our goal that every family we serve has access to the resources they need to be safe, healthy, and happy.

As board members, we play a very key role in ensuring that the Club continues to grow and remains a positive place for kids. With the burden of Trusteeship, Planning, Policy, and Evaluation, and Resource Development we ensure our incredible staff can complete our mission "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."

Our Board, staff, volunteers, community partners, and supporters work together for each of the more than 5,000 children we serve daily and 31,773 individuals annually. Our promise to you:

  • Offer safe, enriching activities with professional, caring adults in a positive environment
  • Make achievement in school a priority and reality
  • Focus on the development of the whole child through family foundations and community partnerships.

Each child has the opportunity to be a successful and productive member of the community. We are that catalyst of change to point them in the right direction, often changing their entire situation, giving them strength, offering help, providing purpose, and sometimes even saving their life. Join us in Unlocking the Potential of the kids we serve and create a better future not only for them but also for our community and world.

Jeff Spargur
Board Chair

Executive Board

Board Chair – Jeff Spargur

Retired, Garden Grove Fire Department

Vice President – Sonya Sell

Credit Union of SoCal

Treasurer – Steve Sanders

Retired, Garden Grove Police Department

Corresponding Secretary – Carla Poulin

Director, MeridianLink

Recording Secretary – Lollie Beauchamp

Retired, Garden Grove Hospital

Gus Castellanos


Mike Silva

CR&R Environmental

Don Nielsen

Golden West College


Board of Directors

Kim Kroyer

Garden Grove Unified School District

Tan Luong

Gail Jewelers

Dr. Dawn Miller, O.D.

Dr. Dawn Miller O.D. & Associates

Sheena Shimizu


Connie Van Luit

Retired, Garden Grove School District

Janet Scott Tyler

Retired, Human Resources


Associate Council

Julie Bower

Lincoln Financial Advisors

John Clark

Prudential Overall Supply

Kenia Cueto

North Orange County ROP

Derek Link

Garden Grove Police Department

John Nishimoto

Marshall B. Ketchum University

Chris Nommensen

Camel Financial, Inc.

Mark Parades

Blue Shield of California

Melissa Sais

Garden Grove Unified School District

Genevieve Walser-Jolly

Severson & Werson

Greg Tamanaha

Gallagher Benefit Services


Advisory Members

Chief Tom DaRe`

Garden Grove Police Department

Scott Stiles

City of Garden Grove

Stephanie Klopfenstein

Garden Grove City Council


Board Volunteer Application