1050 Jeanette Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Who We Are
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.
Russell Triolo Clubhouse - Union Club
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 52 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 43 years. He was 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. In 2021 the Board of Directors re-named the Union Club the “Russell Triolo Clubhouse”.
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.
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Quality Improvement Impact Manager
DeAndre M. Hollingsworth
Director of Fundraising and Community Resources
Assistant Aquatics Director
Union Community Center Director
Elizabeth Club Director
Elizabeth Club Education & Teen Services
Youth Development Staff
Plainfield Club Director
Plainfield Club Youth Development Coordinator
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.
Union Club Director of Programs
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.
Stephanie Schwartz, FACHE
Buzz It Forward
"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.