1050 Jeanette Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Union Club/Corporate Office
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Russell Triolo has 49 years executive level experience in the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement and is recognized throughout Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) movement as a visionary leader. Russ has been our Chief Executive Officer for the last 39 years. He is member of the National BGCA President’s Advisory Committee and was a prestigious member of the BGCA “GREAT FUTURES” National Commission that developed the worldwide direction of BGCA and it’s 4000+ local Clubs through 2025.
Chief Operating Officer
Carlos Calisto’s non-profit career spans over 25 years, the last 20 with Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. Carlos started his Boys & Girls Club Career in 1996.
Marketing & Development
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Assistant to the CEO
Assistant Aquatics Director
Union Community Center Director
Patricia De Castro
Union Office Manager
Patricia has been with Boys & Girls Club of Union County since 2011. She worked at Union Club’s Front Desk for several years focusing primarily on membership retention and recruitment.
Elizabeth Club Director
Elizabeth Education & Teen Services
DeAndre M. Hollingsworth
Plainfield Club Director
Plainfield Youth Development Coordinator
Melissa has been a member of our staff for the past two years, and was recently promoted to her current position. Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Club staff, she was employed as Executive Team Leader with Target Corporation where she led 25+ team members and was responsible for transitioning departments to drive profitable sales. Melissa has previous Boys & Girls Club experience having volunteered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County in Jersey City as an afterschool classroom assistant
Union Associate Club Director
Board of Directors
The guidance and commitment of our Board of Directors is truly the lifeblood of our organization. Comprised of local business and civic leaders, these volunteers lend their substantial expertise, commitment and support in leading Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.
Brenda Williams - Butts
Vice Chair Financial Services
Vice Chair Resource Development
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
Francis J. Purdue
Vice Chair Support Services
Vice Chair Operations
Lisa Gingeleski Esq.
Asisco Auto, Inc.
Joi M. Stanley
Buzz It Forward
Corporate Advisory Board
The Corporate Advisory Board is a vital link in the Clubs' mission to connect with the local business community in the Union County area.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader"
- John Quincy Adams
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County appreciates everything our staff and volunteers have done, are doing, and will do to ensure that we continue to make a difference around our community and in the lives of young people.