Leadership

Thomas R. McNeill
Corporate Board Chairman

Tom McNeill concentrates in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities, international and business law. He regularly counsels public companies with respect to corporate governance issues. His merger and acquisition practice includes structuring and financing acquisitions and divestitures for public and privately owned companies and involves both domestic and international operations. His international practice involves inbound and outbound transactions and structuring of international distribution systems. In the corporate finance arena, Mr. McNeill has participated in venture capital and joint venture transactions. He also provides advice in logistics issues involving supply chains, site selection and distribution issues.

Clients of Mr. McNeill include manufacturers of carpet, automotive parts and industrial products, a facilities management company, beverage companies, restaurant companies, and a passenger and cargo air carrier.

Mr. McNeill serves as a member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association through 2012. The Committee on Corporate Laws is responsible for updating and monitoring the Model Business Corporation Act and the Corporate Directors Guidebook.

Missy Dugan
President

Missy Dugan is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, where she oversees the organization to include 27 Clubs in 10 counties. Most recently, Missy was the COO for BGCMA. She joined BGCMA as VP of Marketing & Development.

Missy brings her experience of operations, fundraising and marketing awareness to the organization through years of work within the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement. Prior to her coming to Boys & Girls Clubs, she served as a Congressional Aide to two members of the US House of Representatives.

Immediately prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, she was the Vice President for DNS Associates, a for-profit organization specializing in Capital and Endowment Campaigns to non-profit organizations.

Missy holds a B.A. degree in Business from the University of West Georgia, and numerous achievement awards through her work within Boys & Girls Clubs. Missy currently sits on several boards to include the United Way of Greater Atlanta and serves as a Trustee on the University of West Georgia Foundation board.

Her husband, Senator Mike Dugan, represents the 30th District of GA and is a LTC (R) in the US Army. They are the proud parents of two children, Meghan a recent graduate of Auburn University and Beau, a current Junior and Student Athlete at the University of West Georgia where he plays tight end on the Wolves Football Team.

In her spare time, Missy enjoys hanging out with her family and running.


Senior Staff

Michael Armstrong
Vice President of Evaluation & Measurement

Michael Armstrong, PhD, is a community psychologist with over 10 years of experience in applied research, adolescent development, public health and community development. 

Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Mike has served in a range of leadership positions and conducted program evaluations across multiple domains within both the public and private sectors. With expertise in strategic planning, program evaluation, performance management and enhancement, and mixed-methods research design, Mike's work in evaluation has led to program enhancements and continuous quality improvement in Georgia's public health system and within multiple nonprofit organizations. 

He is currently the Vice President of Evaluation & Measurement for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. In this role, he has established an outcome based management system which relies on multiple assessment systems and rigorous measurement and tracking of youth outcomes.

Ken Collins
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Ken joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in August 2010 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  He is responsible for managing accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

Ken brings more than 25 years of experience serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller of private and emerging-growth manufacturing, distribution and service companies. His experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer at Southern Mills, Inc., a manufacturer of technical textile products, and ML Industries, Inc. a manufacturer of automotive airbags. Recently, he was a Partner at Tatum, LLC, a national firm that provides interim financial executives to companies in transition. Ken has served as Treasurer and board member with another Atlanta non-profit.

Ken is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Executive MBA program at Georgia State University.  He also is a CPA.  Ken and his wife, Ginger, have one son, Ken Jr. 

   

Claire Guitton
Vice President of Club Safety & Risk Management

Claire Guitton is the Vice President of Services to Clubs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. She serves as a liaison for Club staff throughout BGCMA’s 24 Clubs. BGCMA’s programs focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Character & Leadership Development. Claire provides strategic direction to Club staff to ensure our quality programming.

Claire has been with BGCMA since 1988, when she started her Boys & Girls Club career as a part-time employee. Over the years, she has held numerous positions within the organization, including running multiple Clubs. Most recently, she served as the Regional Vice President of Operations for the DeKalb, Gwinnett and West End County Clubs.

Claire says she fell in love with working with at-risk kids while working at a swimming pool in an underprivileged area. She was amazed at how eager the children were to learn and how appreciative they were of her kindness and work with them. She looked into the Boys Club at that time, began working and never looked back.

She graduated from Agnes Scott College, and she was the recipient of BGCMA’s Care Award in 2005 and Hometown Heroes award in 2006.

 

Stephanie Hodge
Vice President of Human Resources

Stephanie joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in September 2011 as Vice President of Human Resources. She is responsible for managing human resources and supporting the organization’s strategic initiatives.

Stephanie brings over 15 years of progressive HR experience in the for-profit financial services industry. Her most recent experience was as HR Director, North & South America, for PRGX, Inc., a global business analytics and information services firm.

Stephanie is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) and holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Management from Capella University. Stephanie is the proud parent of her son Malik.

Laureen Lamb
Vice President of Strategic Programs and Outcomes

Laureen Lamb assumed the position of Vice President of Strategic Programs and Outcomes in January 2010 and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of research-based youth development programming that drives educational outcomes for BGCMA members. 

Laureen brings more than 24 years of experience in the field of youth development and dependent care. Her past job experience includes work in learning facilities, helping to author state legislation for universal child care in Massachusetts, and consulting work with Fortune 500 companies in the States and in Europe on work/life policies. 

Prior to BGCMA, Laureen worked for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta as Senior Director of Education. In this position, she developed a five year strategic plan to improve the on-time graduation rates of youth in metro Atlanta. 

In addition, Laureen has developed, implemented and evaluated numerous child and youth program models across the country, and she was the principal leader in the development of a statewide afterschool network which led to the formation of the Georgia’s Afterschool Investment Council (GAIC). GAIC is now considered the premier provider of youth development professional training in the state. Laureen holds a degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts and a masters degree in Public Administration from Wheelock College. She is a proud mother of two girls, Shauna 14 and Alaina 5. 

Candice Moore
Chief Development Officer

Candice Moore joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in May 2011. In her role as Chief Development Officer, Candice leads a talented team of development and marketing professionals to secure financial resources the organization needs to continue fulfilling its crucial mission of preparing Metro Atlanta youth to achieve a great future.

Prior to BGCMA, Candice worked for The Walt Disney Company for eleven years in their corporate giving division.  She held several positions that included responsibilities in the areas of community relations, volunteer management, national non-profit partnerships, cause-marketing, special events and strategic planning.  While at Disney, Candice also served as a board volunteer at Boys & Girls Club of Burbank including two years as board president.

Following a desire to play a more direct role in supporting a cause for which she had formed a strong passion, Candice left Disney to assume a development position with Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she worked for three years securing and overseeing national corporate partnerships and national cause-marketing promotions.

Stewart D. Williams
Vice President of Operations

Stewart joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) in September 2012 as Vice President of Operations. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership, direction and strategic guidance to Club operations and facilities in support of BGCMA’s Vision 2020.

Stewart brings more than 25 years of service within the human services and youth development field. His career includes leadership experience in criminal justice, youth development, educational reform, organizational development and non-profit service.  He most recently served as Deputy Director with the Annie E. Casey Foundation at the Atlanta Civic Site where he was responsible for managing operations of a $12 million dollar leveraged investment place-based grant portfolio.

Stewart has held positions including President & CEO of the Butler Street YMCA, as well as Executive Director of the Central Florida YMCA and the YMCA of Greater New York. He also served as Director of Educational Services with the Boys Club of New York.

Stewart has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from St. Leo College and an M.A. in Counseling from Hampton University in Virginia. He has completed significant graduate work towards his MPA in Non-Profit Management and Policy from NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

Stewart is actively engaged in his community and is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2010.  He is a decorated war veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm where he served with the 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in Amphibious Operations. 

Stewart and his wife Dr. Rhonda L. Williams have three young children Camryn, Hunter and Austin.