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).

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Rachelle Wilson
Vice President Mission Advancement & Chief Development Officer
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Jacquelyn Webb-Simmons
Executive Administrator to CEO & Director of Business Operations
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Esther Suarez
Director, Finance
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Katrina Williams
Program Manager
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Joseph Whidby
Manager, Nutrition & Food Services
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Rhonda Simmons
Nutrition & Central Kitchen Assistant Manager
Nancy Abarca
Resource Development & Marketing Associate
Marques Cheeks
Athletic & Wellness Director
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James Frentheway
Board Chair

Originally from southwestern Michigan, Jim graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Religion. He began his career as a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, then as Executive Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters for two counties in Michigan.

​He began working for General Motors Corp. in operations and then Organizational Development. After 14 years at GM, he left to work with automotive suppliers as a manager and director of Human resources. He was particularly active in “start-up” operations of new plants, starting up three with one company and two with other companies.

​In 2011, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Luther Rice Seminary.

​In 2014, he was the first American hired by Kumho Tire of Georgia to assist with the start-up of their new plant in Macon GA, helping to build a 1 million sq. ft. tire manufacturing plant and hiring 400 employees.

​He worked as V.P. Human Resources, for HPPE (High Performance Product Engineering) in Columbus, GA. He is now the Managing Partner of HRBeginnings, a Human Resources consulting operation. Jim is happily married to Aida, and lives with her in Kathleen, GA where they are members of Second Baptist Church of Warner Robins

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Jeff Battcher
Vice Chairman
Public Relations and Communications Battcher Communications, LLC
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Francis Quinn Rolfes
AVP & Business Banker - Capital City Bank
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Jacquelyn Webb-Simmons
Director Business Operations & Executive Assistant to the CEO - Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia
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Justin Bradley
AVP-Commercial Banker - Cadence Bank
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Renee Bumpus
CEO - The Bumpi Group, LLC
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Henderson “Mike" Carswell
Colonel, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office
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Verda Colvin
Superior Court Judge, 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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Robert Matthew Shoemaker
Attorney, Jones Cork, LLC