Meet Our Staff
Lana Taylor has been the State Alliance Director for the Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs (IABGC) since 2006. She has a Masters degree in School Psychology and Counseling from Butler University. At IABGC, she is responsible for grant writing, grant management, and grant reporting, as well as, overall alliance operations.
Deputy Executive Director
Jessica McKinley has been working with IABGC since 2011. She worked for Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County for 2 years before joining IABGC. She has a General Studies degree with a focus in Human and Social Services. She currently assists the Director with program management and development.
Camille Locke has been working with the Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs since 2015. She has an Associates degree in Health Services from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and is currently working on her Bachelors. Her responsibilities include data management and analysis.
Meet Our Board Members
President - Lance Eberle
Lance Eberle has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Purdue University and a Masters in Business Administration from Butler University. He has been a two term president at Bloomington Boys & Girls Club, current Treasurer of Lake Lemon Conservancy District, and current Rotary Assistant District Governor.
Vice President - Richard Peterson
Richard Peterson has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. He has served as President of the Board of Directors at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County and has chaired or served on multiple local committees. He was a board member on the Indiana Area Council from 2009-2014 and served as President in 2011-2012.
Secretary - Ray Black
Ray Black has been the Lide White Boys & Girls Club Executive Director for the past 32 years. During his time, the Club has grown from 555 boys to over 2000 youth, both boys and girls. In 2001, Ray was awarded the Boys & Girls Club of America's (BGCA) National Professional Service Award and the BGCA's Man & Youth Award.
Treasurer - Tim Fretz
Tim Fretz has been the Chief Executive officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Zionsville since 2008. He has a Bachelors degree in Youth Agency Administration from the University of Indianapolis and is a four year graduate of the American Humanics program. He is also a graduate of the BGCA Management Program and a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program at Clemson University.
Meet Our Boys & Girls Clubs of America Representatives
Jeff Amy is Director of Organizational Development, Major Metro Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is responsible for initiating and providing consultation and support services to Major Metro organizations; working in partnership with local organizations to build and grow their capacity to have the greatest mission impact; implementing consultation services which expand the Boys & Girls Club Movement; and interpreting the goals and objectives of Boys & Girls Clubs of America to member organizations.
Eric Bonley has worked with six state alliances across the Midwest region on developing legislative strategies to drive resources to state-wide intiatives. Eric currently helps local Clubs across the country provide healthy meals and snacks to members every day with support from USDA funded programs. He also worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities for 11 years prior to joining BGCA, including positions in fundraising, government relations, and teen programming.
Mark Branch has served as an Executive Director in rural, mid-size, and major metro organizations. He has served as a Director of Organizational Development with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the Midwest from 2006-2013. He has been part of the Club Advancement Services Unit for the past 3 years. He brings 32 years of experience in the Boys & Girls Club Movement working in clubs as a program staff, then as an Executive Director across two regions, and finally as a staff member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Brian Manderfield is a Senior Director, Government Relations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2002. He is responsible for securing state funding to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America's mission. His leadership in securing funding from state's legislative and executive branch has resulted in nearly $200 million dollars being directed to Boys & Girls Clubs on the local level. He has worked on the Boys & Girls Club Movement for 28 years with 7 years working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
Jami Pettway joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2014 as the Senior Director, Educational Foundations Program, Training & Youth Development Services. Jami is responsible for implementing and managing the comprehensive educational strategy including its summer and year-round project-based learning approach. She has 12 years in youth development and education experience as an instructional facilitator and school administrator.