Leadership & Board
Leadership & Board
BGC Mercer Board Officers
David E. Anderson, President & CEO
BS – East Stroudsburg State College, MS – East Stroudsburg University
Dave has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management, 20 of them serving as an Executive Director. Dave joined the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton in 2003. Dave led the Boys & Girls Club to increase its annual fundraising from $600,000 to more than $4.5 million to meet the financial assistance needs of the Club’s growing membership. Dave has earned awards from YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for his leadership skills.
Zoubir Yazid, COO
BA- international relations, MA-strategic studies, MBA-organizational behavior and international management
Ph.D.- in political science.
In addition to his COO responsibilities, Zoubir oversees all educational and recreational programs at our Spruce Street Clubhouse. Previously, he worked for ETS in a variety of positions, including Managing Director of ETS global subsidiary offices, Director of Learning & Development and Director of Strategic Workforce. Zoubir also taught at the university level and wrote grants for an international program. Zoubir earned several project management certifications.
Reginald J. Coleman, Executive Director
BA – Upsala College
TCNJ – Non-Profit Management Program
Reggie began his career at the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton in 1998 as the Education Director. In 2003 he was promoted to Director of Operations, supervising the Club’s daily operations and program staff. In 2006 Reggie was voted NJ Boys & Girls Professional of the Year and is Past President of the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Professional Association. Reggie now serves as Executive Director of Operations at our Centre Street location. He has received the Level II Advanced Leadership Program Certificate from the Boys & Girls Club School of Executive Leadership. A Trenton native, Reggie is committed to building a better future for youth.
Christine Porta-Heaton, Controller
BS- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Christine has over 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant and specializes in Non-Profit accounting. For over 20 years, she has been involved with the Boys & Girls Club either as an employee, volunteer, or strong supporter. She has vast experience working in all types of accounting firms and departments, and she ran her own firm for several years. After working for the Club previously from 2001-2006, she returned in 2015 to take on the role of controller.
Patricia Lee-Hines, Senior Program Director
BA – The College of New Jersey (Education and English)
Tricia joined the Boys & Girls Club in 2006 as its first curriculum specialist. Tricia ensures that after-school and summer programs follow lesson plans and that all professional staff are trained to deliver the planned curriculum. In 2009, Tricia received the Level II Advanced Leadership Program Certification from the Boys & Girls Club School of Executive Leadership.
Christina Jones, Senior Program Director
Christina brings over 20 years of experience working with youth, and always a smile on her face. She started with BGC Mercer as a site coordinator and worked at Jefferson, Village Charter, Center Street and now Spruce Street. Her responsibilities include supervising youth programs and writing curriculum. In her spare time, she volunteers with big brother/big sisters and NAMI.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CVP Market Access & Public Affairs
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Director Strategic Engagement
Wells Fargo Bank
Felicia S. Devincenzi
Sr. Strategic Advisor, Information Technology
Educational Testing Service
General Counsel Strategies
Lee Hecht Harrison
David C. Howe – Chair
Associate VP, Global Talent Management
Merck & Company, Inc.
Senior VP Corporate Banking
Diann Petrino - Secretary
US Trust, Bank of America
Community Investment & Development Officer
Federal Home Loan Bank of NY
Jarrod Rhen - Treasurer
Dr. Jane Rohlf
VP Government Relations
Vice President of Key Accounts
Bill Straughn - Vice Chair
ITD-Business Process & Content Mgmt
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
Mike Van Wagner
Vice President Public Affairs
NJM Insurance Company
Raymond L. Williams
Attorney & Partner
DLA Piper LLP (US)
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