Staff

MEET OUR STAFF


Caring, well-trained staff, are the foundation for all we do in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. There is a strong bond of love, trust and friendship that has been forged between the kids and the staff who guide them.
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RUSSELL TRIOLO

Chief Executive Officer
Russell Triolo has over 40 years executive level experience and is recognized throughout the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement as a visionary leader.

SAL DOVI

Chief Operating Officer
Sal Dovi has worked in the non profit sector for over 35 years at the executive level. He has served as Chief Operating Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County (BGCUC) since 1992.

CARLOS CALISTO

Comptroller
Carlos Calisto’s non-profit career spans over 25 years, the last 20 with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. Carlos started his Boys & Girls Club Career in 1996.
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LISA SEPETJIAN

Marketing & Development
Lisa comes to Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County with a background in Sales & Marketing in the corporate sector. She brings over 15 years of experience working with key accounts to develop special programs.

PEGGY WOODWARD

Corporate Administrative Assistant
Peggy has been with the agency for over 25 years. Her responsibilities include but not limited to: human resource administration, personal records administration, payroll, and financial systems management.

JOESEPH DEMAIO

Assistant to the CEO
Joseph DeMaio began his career at  Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County in 1990 as a part-time camp counselor. He now works closely with our CEO on special projects and events for the organization.
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YEFIM SHOYKHET

Aquatics Director
Yefim Shoykhet been involved with swimming for more than 40 years now and has successfully worked with a variety of age groups, developing swimmers from novice to Olympics. Yefim has coached over 15 National Junior & Senior qualifiers from the former USSR .

LUCERO CANO

Assistant Aquatics Director
Lucero Cano has been a staff member at our Union Club for 17 years. Lucero has been an asset to our Aquatic programs and has been instrumental in the implementation of our swim lessons providing excellent instruction to our youth members and families in our community.

GEMMA SAMPER

Bingo Director
Gemma Samper has been a Director of our Bingo operations for over 20 years.

JENNIFER CERQUEIRA

Hillside 
Club Director
Jennifer has been an employee of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County since 2000. She is now the Office Manager for the Union Club and the Hillside Club Director, overseeing 5 site locations and about 200 kids on a daily basis. 

LITA THOMAS

Elizabeth & Roselle
Club Director
Lita is responsible for administration of the Elizabeth and Roselle Clubs. Before she became our Elizabeth & Roselle Club Director, Lita was employed as the Director of the AmeriCorp program for the International Youth Organization.

CANDACE BARNES

Elizabeth
Education & Teen Services
Candace Barnes has been apart of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County since 1998. Through the years, she has been an AmeriCorps volunteer and Youth Advisor for the Elizabeth Club. She is the Teen Services Director for the Elizabeth Club.

ERIN
DUFFY

Plainfield 
Club Director
Erin Duffy has been part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County since 2001. Her current responsibilites include Director of the Plainfield Club, Website Content Manager and IT technician for the Club.

DEANDRE HOLLINGSWORTH

Plainfield
Associate Club Director
DeAndre Hollingsworth’s career with Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County began in 2009 at the Elizabeth Club as the Computer Lab Instructor. He is now Associate Club Director in Plainfield.

RONALD
BRANGMAN

Union
Associate Club Director
Ron Brangman has been a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County since 2004, as the Director of Teen Service & Education. He currently serves as the Union Club's Associate Club Director.

JURVANY
DAMAS

Union
Education & Teen Services
Jurvany Damas has been with the Union Club for over 15 years, first as a member, then as a part-time staff member for many years. She now oversees the Education and Teen Programs.
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