Daniel K. Simmons, M.S., SHRM-CP
Daniel Simmons joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County as the executive director in July 2015. Upon the merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Eastern Piedmont, Daniel became the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina in October 2016. The organization currently serves well over 1,000 children per year in Lee and Chatham Counties. As of April 2018, plans are underway to open a Boys & Girls Club program in Harnett County.
“My heart is with the children in our communities who need us the most: those who are food insecure; those who suffer from physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and abandonment; and those who live with a single parent. I am keen on our organization being a significant part of the support system for children in our communities for nourishment, character and emotional development, and career development. I am absolutely convinced that our program and our staff are the best resources available for our children. Period.” - Daniel
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Tonya Newell began interning for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford in August of 1997.
She began working for the organization in December of the same year. Through the years she has worked many different positions: art director, education director, health & life skills director, unit director, director of operations, grant coordinator.
She has served as the director of administration for the past 12 years.
Tonya holds two bachelor degrees. One degree is in human services and the other in biblical studies. She has been married for sixteen years and she has four children. She attends Christian Faith Ministries Church in Sanford. Her passions are God, family, church, and the children in our communities.