Staff & Board of Directors

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Leadership Team

Our team of staff and volunteers impact the lives of more than 4,700 plus kids and teens throughout Central Georgia each year. We are committed to providing a positive environment and creating corridors to opportunities for those who need us most.

Some of them have spent their entire careers in the Boys & Girls Clubs movement, while others have brought valuable perspectives from other organizations. Meet the dynamic team leading the BGCCG’s efforts to ensure every young person in Central Georgia has the great future they deserve.

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Phillip Bryant
President & CEO

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia (BGCCG) welcomed Phillip as its President and CEO in September of 2014.  He joined BGCCG after serving as Southeast Regional Director of Field Services for the American Kidney Fund (AKF) in Atlanta, Georgia from 2012 to 2014. In his role with AKF, he worked with a dedicated regional team to provide comprehensive programs of kidney health awareness, education, prevention, and resource development.

Phillip has 27 years as a Youth Development professional, having served in several leadership roles with the YMCA, including CEO with the J. Smith Young YMCA in North Carolina, as well as Vice President, Branch Executive Director and Branch Program Director with YMCA’s in Jacksonville, FL, Cincinnati, OH and Montgomery, AL. He also previously served for five-years in leadership roles (District Executive, Camp Director & District Director) with the Boys Scouts of America.

He has led volunteer boards and staff teams that have resulted in significant organizational growth in membership, philanthropy, partnerships, and community impact. In his time with BGCCG, his accomplishments have included expanding the organization’s service footprints throughout Central Georgia from 3 to 6 club sites, financial growth from $1.0M to more than $2M and serving greater than 1,400 members per year.

Phillip has a deep passion and commitment to inclusion, community service and youth development locally and regionally. He is actively involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs Georgia State Alliance, Local Girls Coordinating Council, Rotary, and the Masonic Lodge.

Phillip earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Georgia Southwestern State University (formally Georgia Southwestern College).

Joseph Matchett
Vice President of Youth Development & Chief Operation Officer
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Rachelle Wilson
Vice President Mission Advancement & Chief Development Officer
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Esther Suarez
Federal Grants Finance Administrator & Chief Financial Officer
Donna Simpson
Vice President of Administration & Executive Assistance to the CEO
Katrina Williams
Program Compliance & Teen Leadership Development Director
Rhonda Simmons
Food Service & Central Kitchen Manager
Marques Cheeks
Athletic & Wellness Director
Sandy Colwell
TRIO Program Director (Griffin-Spalding County
Nancy Abarca
Communication & Resource Development Associate
DeMarcus Beckham
Special Events Coordinator
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Jeff Battcher
Board Chair

Public Relations and Communications Battcher Communications, LLC

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Renee' Bumpus
Vice Chair
The Bumpi Group LLC
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Francis Quinn Rolfes
AVP & Business Banker - Capital City Bank
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James Frenthenway
Immediate Past Chairman
Atrium - Navicent Health
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Justin Bradley
AVP-Commercial Banker - Cadence Bank
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Verda Colvin
Supreme Court Justice, State of Georgia - Bibb County
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Emanuel Frazier
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Bibb County School District
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Sam Henderson
Project Manger, Central Georgia Technical College
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Brandon Raphael
President - Macon Bacon
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Matt Shoemaker
Attorney, Jones Cork, LLC