Our Leadership

Our Staff

Elizabeth Colebrook

Resource Development & Marketing Director
Born and raised in Sanford, Elizabeth joined the Boys & Girls Clubs movement in 2018. Bringing with her over a decade of experience working for and with local nonprofits including United Way, Stevens Center, Rotary, local Chambers of Commerce and the homelessness task force in both Lee and Harnett Counties. Elizabeth spends much of her free time serving the needs of the local community and fully believes in the mission of the Club to help children and teens find success, work towards achievements in school, make healthy choices and become engaged members of their community.

Amber England

Director of Outcomes and Club Impact
Amber England is the Director of Outcomes and Club Impact at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina. In this role, Amber directs the organization-wide effort to ensure that each Club is having an optimal impact on the youth they serve. Before joining the Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina, Amber served children and families as an Operations Executive in a variety of settings, focused on using a quality improvement mindset to increase efficiency, making room for organizational growth.

Brandon Kivett

Chief Operations Officer
Alumni of the Sanford Clubs at Jonesboro School, and later O.T. Sloan Park Club, Brandon first joined the B&GC as a Junior staff in 2001 and worked for the Lee County Clubs for the next five years. After six years working for the Moore County clubs and two years in the private sector, he returned to Lee County as the O.T. Sloan Park Unit Director in November 2014. Having worked almost every position at the Club, Brandon understands the teamwork required to provide today’s youth with the tools needed to take the next step in life.

Dyan Lofgren

Executive Director, Robin Paige Club
Dyan Lofgren started her career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina in
January of 2021. During that time, she worked as a Program Leader with our K-
2nd grade members and in 2022 was promoted to Club Executive Director. Dyan has played a major role in recruiting mentors and volunteers within the Harnett community and is responsible for the daily programming at the Club. Dyan is married and has two children. When she is not busy with Club
activities, you can find her cheering on her beloved Chicago Bears.

Traci Newby

Executive Director, Pittsboro Club
Traci Newby joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina since 2018 and is a Club alumnus. Born and raised in Chatham County, Traci is a product of the Chatham County School system and a 2019 graduate of Arizona State University, with a degree in Family & Human Development. He stands by the statement made by Rita Pierson that “Every child deserves a CHAMPION. An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be,” and is dedicated to providing that to every club member.

Tonya Newell

Director of Administration
Tonya started her B&GC career in August 1997, when she served as an intern in the Sanford Clubs and began working for the organization in December of the same year. Through the years she has worked in many different positions including art director, education director, health and life skills director, unit director, director of operations and grant coordinator and has served as the director of administration for the past 12 years. Her degrees in human services and biblical studies reflect her passions: God, family, church and the children in our communities.

Christina Patterson

Assistant Director OT Sloan Park Club
Christina Patterson started as the Art Director for the OT Sloan Park Club in 2016. Since May 2021, she has been the Assistant Unit Director for the OT Sloan Park club. Where she helps to lead and bring a creative flare to all events at the club.

In May 2022, Christina graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  She is married and has 1 son. Her passions include God, art, books, community, family, and helping all children strive to be the best they can possibly be. 

Joy Roberts

Executive Director, Wren Family Club
Joy Roberts began working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, in the Art and Education rooms, in October of 2016. Since then, she has worked on recruiting mentors and volunteers, managed daily programming and ensured national programs run each week. Joy is also responsible for chairing special events that take place in the club such as the annual Thanksgiving dinner and annual science fair, to name a few. She attends Christian Faith Ministries Church in Sanford, where she is a member of the adult flag team and is one of the leaders of the youth flag ministry.

Darla Shoults

Resource Development & Marketing Director
Darla holds a B.S in Crisis Counseling. Her children attend the O.T Sloan Park Boys & Girls Club where she served on the Lee County Council of Advisors in 2021. She has served on the Executive Board of Directors for The Sanford Area Habitat for Humanity and S3’s Services Committee. Darla is a proud Rotarian and is passionate about serving marginalized communities and educating her community about the effects of trauma on people in crisis.

Daniel Simmons, M.S., SHRM-CP

Chief Executive Officer
Since taking the CEO role in July 2015, Daniel has led the successful merge of BGC of Sanford/Lee County and BGC of Eastern Piedmont into what is now known as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina. Daniel’s passion for business, human resources and community service are evident in his commitments which include serving as an adjunct HR instructor at Central Carolina Community College, a national trainer for Mental Health First Aid USA, a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for children, a Paul Harris Fellow for Sanford Rotary and a board member for the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce the Sanford Area Growth Alliance.

Jaslyn Walker

Director, Central Carolina YouthForce
Jaslyn Walker started her journey with the Boys & Girls Clubs in the spring of 2013. She has served in many areas including volunteer, membership manager, program leader, education director and club director, and has recently taken the role of YouthForce Director. Jaslyn’s focus is to help our youth achieve on-time grade promotion and graduation, secure local job and internship placements for club teens and help our teens explore post-secondary education and/or military service opportunities. Jaslyn has a master’s degree in biblical studies with a minor in Christian counseling. When she is not working she enjoys traveling, reading, and writing.

Our Corporate Board of Directors

  • Mark Akinosho
  • Robert (Bob) Bridwell- Secretary
  • Halie Conners- Treasurer
  • Brian Davis, Chair- Board Development & Past President
  • Sasha Duncan
  • Chris Fensterle
  • Robert “Bob” Finch
  • Samuel Gaskins
  • Jamey Laudate
  • Valerie Harris
  • Kaitlyn Hockaday
  • Joe Langley- President
  • Jamie Laudate
  • Duncan McCormick
  • Jeremy Pedley
  • Kyle Shipp- Vice President
  • Margaret de St. Aubin
  • Ed Strickland
  • Munsey Wheby
  • George Womble

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina Foundation Board

  • Brian Davis
  • Joe Langley
  • Mary Jo Parks
  • Barber Holmes
  • Steve Wicker
  • Kirk Bradley

Club Advisory Councils

Club Advisory Councils serve as ambassadors for the club, providing input and insight on the needs and strengths of each club and helping establish and refine the clubs’ systems, methods, and activities.

O.T. Sloan Park Boys & Girls Club (Sanford, NC)

  • Robert (Bob) Bridwell
  • Grant Brown
  • Jennifer Byerly
  • Halie Conners
  • Brian Davis
  • Robert (Bob) Finch
  • Linda Foushee
  • Kaitlyn Hockaday *Chair
  • Carson Lanier
  • Murphy Paderick
  • Reginald Peace
  • Chad Stinson
  • Jamie Thomas
  • Tomitha Zimmerman
  • Yesi DeSantiago

Wren Family Center Boys & Girls Club (Siler City, NC)

  • Albert Alston
  • Margaret de St. Aubin *Chair
  • Valerie Harris
  • Lydia Hartung
  • Nikia Jefferies
  • Annette Kelley
  • Barbara LaDew
  • Richard LaDew
  • Sallie Milholen
  • Brad Parker
  • Shauna Pearsall
  • William Sabiston
  • Ed Spence
  • Becky Spence
  • Jean Watkins
  • Cecil Wilson
  • John Zaremba

Robin Paige Boys & Girls Club (Lillington, NC)

  • Donna Aldredge
  • Janice Arnold
  • Xavier Ellis
  • Kristie Harrington
  • Rob Jones
  • Joe Langley
  • Elsie Lee
  • Sara Morrison
  • Jan Norris
  • Daniel Selman
  • Jeffrey Walker
  • Munsey Wheby
  • Bobby Womble
  • G. Badgett Womble
  • George Womble *Chair
  • Rebecca Womble
  • Laura Yarbrough

The Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club (Pittsboro, NC)

  • Kyle Shipp, Chair
  • Gina Bacheler
  • Bob Bullock
  • Abigail Cheek
  • Zack Chutz
  • Amanda Hartness
  • Laura Herman
  • Shorty Johnson
  • Chris Kenndey
  • Samuel Lassiter
  • KT Leary
  • Corey Little
  • Chevon Moore
  • Mary Nettles
  • Bryan Thompson