CLUB LEADERSHIP

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Matt Jameson

Chief Executive Officer

mattj@bgclub.com

As the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area, Matt works with the Board of Directors and professional staff to ensure quality and consistency throughout the organization, and provides leadership to the execution of the Club’s mission and strategic plan. Matt graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in education. He spent 10 years as a non-profit professional before embarking on a 13-year manufacturing career as the president of a NE Wisconsin metal fabrication company. Matt served seven years on the Board of Directors of a Boys & Girls Club including two years as board president.  Matt has three grown children and is an avid runner who has completed numerous events including the Chicago and San Francisco Marathons.

What do you love most about your job?
The impact we have on the lives of young people. On any given day, other than a school building, the place you will find the greatest number of young people gathered is a Boys & Girls Club. I especially enjoy helping investors connect their priorities and passions to meet a specific need that helps kids succeed.

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Kim Larsen

Chief Operating Officer

kiml@bgclub.com

Kim Larsen began her career at the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area in 2001. Kim graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is currently responsible for Club operations, staff support & development and community partnerships.

What do you love most about your job?

I love that the Boys & Girls Club, with the support of our community, provides opportunities to change the lives of kids and adults.

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Stephanie Lewandowski

Business Director

stephaniel@bgclub.com

Stephanie became the Club's Business Director in April of 2017. Prior to joining the staff at the Club, she worked for Wausau Paper in Kronenwetter.  Stephanie earned an associates degree in accounting from Northcentral Technical College in 1993; and met her husband there as well. She went back to school a few years ago where she obtained her Bachelors degree in accounting at Rasmussen. With a passion for helping others, Stephanie has experience volunteering with other non-profit agencies such as Peyton’s Promise, and organizing events for area high schools such as the post-grad parties, and the basketball booster club. Stephanie lives with her husband in Rib Mountain, has three grown children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends and most recently musky fishing. She loves sports, is a huge fan of our state teams, and Mickey Mouse.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the Club's mission, I love that children receive great meals while they are here, and that we get to make a difference in children’s lives every day.

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Cassandra Ambrosius

Communications Director

cassandraa@bgclub.com

Cassandra was born and raised in Northern Virginia, but has called Central Wisconsin home for the last nine years. In 2011, she moved to the area to work as a reporter at WAOW TV 9. After moving through multiple positions within the company, she worked for Eastbay in the marketing department before returning to WAOW as the Content Manager. Cassandra joined the Boys & Girls Club team in July 2019 as the Communications Director. 

What do you love most about your job
Getting to tell the stories of Boys & Girls Club Members on multiple platforms and share their passion for learning and adventure!

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Carol Pond

Grants & Outcomes Director

carolp@bgclub.com

Carol joined our team as the Grants & Outcomes Director after spending 12 years in the Wausau School District as the Career Center Coordinator. In that role, she provided post-secondary guidance to high school students, staff and community members. Prior to joining the school district, she held positions at university and technical college campuses in admissions, financial aid, student activities, student employment, and residence life.

Carol earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from UW-Stevens Point and a Master of Science in Education in College Student Development and Administration from UW-La Crosse.

Why I'm excited to work at the Club

I am excited to be able to continue to strengthen partnerships with educators and business professionals and provide opportunities for Club youth to explore the numerous college and career options they have after high school.

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Rochelle Alger

Club Services Director

rochellea@bgclub.com

Rochelle joined the Boys & Girls Club team as the Club Services Director in 2021. Rochelle most recently served as the Program Manager for the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes where she gave leadership to a number of direct reports across a wide geographic area. Prior to her experience with the Girl Scouts she served as a Case Manager for North Central Health Care and Northwest Journey Day Treatment, focusing on the mental health needs of clients and families.

Rochelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and has earned multiple professional certifications from, among others, Fox Valley Technical College and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Why I'm excited to work at the Club

I have a passion for helping others become the best version of themselves, and this organization does that by helping the Members grow leadership skills and become successful people within our community. I am proud of what the Boys and Girls Club stands for and allows the youth to shine their brightest. 

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Alexis Radloff

Program Director

alexisr@bgclub.com​

Alexis joined the Boys & Girls Club of Wausau in June 2019.  Originally from Illinois, Alexis moved up to Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  At UWSP, she received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language while playing volleyball for the Pointers.  The first three years of her career, she worked as an elementary teacher in the D.C. Everest Area and Wausau School Districts. Alexis loves spending time with her husband Shawn and dog Oakley, especially outdoors.


What do you love most about your job

You really get to know the members and help guide them in shaping their futures.  You get to watch them shine and also grow from their mistakes in everything they do.  Supporting and mentoring our members is one of the most rewarding feelings and what makes this job amazing. Each day is a new and exciting adventure!

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Mao Thao

Engagement Director

maot@bgclub.com

Mao began her career with the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area in 2012 shortly after graduating from UW-Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in human services. She was drawn to the Club’s by its mission and her desire to make a difference in the community. Mao has served the organization in several capacities and is currently responsible for engaging with youth Members and adult volunteers to connect them with the Club and its wide array of services and opportunities. Addressing the overall wellness of Members is a vital part of her role.

What do you love most about your job

I enjoy being able to help kids and share her passion with them. 

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Beege Xiong

Administrative Services Coordinator

beegex@bgclub.com

Beege Xiong started working at the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area in the summer of 2019. She worked for the Wausau School District as the ESL Secretary in 2000 and moved to Green Bay and worked for a research center (FRIENDS Center) funded by Texas A & M University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The study was about PCB’s (Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls) and Methyl-Mercury in the surrounding area waters and fish population, and the effects on children of women who consumed fish from the area. 

 

Beege is originally from Wausau but moved away before returning to the area in 2013. Prior to the Boys & Girls Club – Beege worked at EO Johnson.

 

What I love most about the club

I love it that I’m working towards something positive… We provide a safe place for Members to relax and have fun!  That is very fulfilling makes me proud to be able to contribute.  Our children are the future!