Meet Our Team

Hal Smith

President & CEO

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Hal Smith was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia.  He is a 1994 graduate of George Mason University with a B.S. in Public Administration. Hal has been in the Boys & Girls Club movement for a total of 20 years as both a Board member and staff. Prior to his Boys & Girls Club career, Hal spent 16 years in the residential building industry, specializing in large-scale renovations and custom home building. Now Hal is responsible for the operations, administration, and resource development of 9 Club sites, a Workforce Development Center, and a Youth Development Park.

Hal is a graduate of the Boys & Girls Club Leadership University School of Executive Leadership through the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Government Relations Advisory Committee, which provides leadership and direction for sharing the message of Boys & Girls Clubs at the federal level. As CEO of the largest Boys & Girls Club organization in Virginia, Hal serves as president of the Virginia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, which advocates for youth across the entire Commonwealth. Most recently, Hal was awarded BGCA’s Southeast Region Executive of the Year in 2023. Locally, Hal is proud to serve as a Board Member for the Newport News Police Foundation.

Rob Coleman

Chief Operating Officer

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Robert “Rob” Coleman has been a resident of Newport News for over 45 years. He attended Newport News Public Schools and graduated from Warwick High School in 1989. Rob is also a graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College at UVA, The Leadership Institute at the College of William & Mary, and the Hampton Roads Regional Criminal Justice Academy.

For 25 years, Rob was a member of the Newport News Sheriff’s Office where he made his way through the ranks and upon his retirement held the rank of Major and Operations Bureau Chief. In addition to his work heading BGCVP’s operations, Rob serves as the President of the Newport News Police Foundation.

 

Megan Shuford

Chief Administrative Officer

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Megan Shuford grew up and currently lives in Hampton. She attended Sweet Briar College, and graduated in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and minors in Business and Spanish. She worked at Camp Carysbrook as their Director of Leadership Development and St. Margaret’s School as their Admissions Communications Coordinator before spending time living and traveling in South America. She returned to Hampton Roads and worked at CIVIC Leadership Institute as their Program and Communications Manager. 

Megan joined the Boys & Girls Clubs movement in 2023 as the Director of Marketing & Special Events at BGCVP and then transitioned into the CAO role. She was recognized on the Top Forty Under 40 Class of 2022, and serves as a board member for 757Proud and Girls on the Run Hampton Roads.

Madison Owens

Chief Development Officer

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Madison Owens was born and raised in the Northern Neck area of Virginia. She attended Christopher Newport University, graduating from the Luter School of Business in 2019 with a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in marketing. She is currently pursuing a master of business administration degree from the College of William and Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. 

Madison has been a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs movement since beginning her career at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck. She transitioned to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula in January 2021, joining the team initially as the Director of Marketing & Special Events. Outside of her responsibilities as BGCVP’s Chief Development Officer, Madison is a member of Club Blue 757 and the Christopher Newport University Peninsula Alumni Chapter.

Interested in a career with Boys & Girls Clubs?

Meet our Administrative Team!

Emily Patterson
Bookkeeper
Michele Brinkley
Federal Grants Manager
Donald Johnson
Director of Operations
Tyler Simon
Community Relations Coordinator
Chanda Bowie
Director of Workforce Development
Steph Wood
Director of Marketing & Special Events
Abigail Moore
Safety Director
Noelle Mangus
Director of Programming

Meet our Club Directors!

Kenneth “Poo” Hodges
Unit Director
Aqueduct
Windsor Brabson
Interim Unit Director
Citizens
Antwane Gallashaw
Program Director
Citizens
Kenneth Ford
Unit Director
Tykeria Diggs
Program Director
Crossroads Villiage
David Claud
Unit Director
Stacey Overbey
Unit Director
York County
Richard Ruffin
Teen Coordinator
Lauren Chambers
Program Director
James City County
Ariel Hopkins
Unit Director
Pinedale Manor
Brandon Wise
Unit Director
Crossroads
Marc Lattimore
Unit Director
Peninsula
James Luck
Unit Director
Gloucester
Ashleigh Bolden
Program Director
Peninsula
Ayliaha Freeman
Program Director
York

Contact Us!

Hal Smith

President & CEO

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 100

Development

Madison Owens

Chief Development Officer

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 105

Steph Wood

Director of Marketing & Special Events

[email protected]

757-223-7204 Ext. 102 

Tyler Simon

Community Relations Coordinator

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 110

Jon Kozesky

Grants Writer

Operations and Programs

Rob Coleman

Chief Operating Officer

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 111

Donald Johnson

Director of Operations

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 108

Chanda Bowie

Director of Workforce Development

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 109

Noelle Mangus

Director of Programming

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 106

Abigail Moore

Administration

Megan Shuford

Chief Administrative Officer

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 105

Michele Brinkley

Federal Grants Manager

[email protected]

(757) 223-7204 Ext. 103

Emily Patterson

Our Clubs

that are currently operating

Aqueduct

(757) 872-7810

 

Kenneth “Poo” Hodges
Unit Director

Citizens

(757) 223-4151

Windsor Brabson
Interim Unit Director
Antwane Gallashaw
Program Director

 

Crossroads Village

(757) 223-0101

 

Brandon Wise
Unit Director
Tykeria Diggs
Program Director
 

Greater Hampton Roads

(757) 247-1364

 
Kiara Barrett
Unit Director
Richard Ruffin
Teen Coordinator

Gloucester

(804) 684-9028

 
James Luck
Unit Director
UNTITLED
Program Director

James River

(757) 525- 0005

 
Kenneth Ford
Unit Director
Lauren Chambers
Program Director

Peninsula

(757) 410-7833

 

Marc Lattimore
Unit Director
Ashleigh Bolden
Program Director

Pinedale Manor

(757) 720- 4800

 

Ariel Hopkins
Unit Director

York

(757) 243-8307

 

Stacey Overbey
Unit Director
UNTITLED
Program Director