The Club's Professionals

ADMINISTRATION


Robert Marcus, President & CEO

Robert was the founding director of the STAR Clubhouse, and he has worked with Boys & Girls Club since July 2010. Prior to his tenure with BGCMP, Robert held the position of Program Specialist with the City of San Leandro's Department of Recreation and Human Services. In this position Robert was directly responsible for overseeing after-school programs, NFL Flag Football, Jr. Warriors Basketball, and the Summer Adventures day camp. Robert attended California State University, East Bay, graduating cum laude with a Bachelors of Science Degree.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Robert provided a wealth of program management experience and expertise to all of our Clubhouses. He now serves as President & CEO.

Alana Capozzi, Director of Development and Communications

Alana Capozzi is a long time Bay Area resident, raised in Larkspur. She has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations that support both global and local community programs. Some of her work includes, serving as a founding Board member of the Marin FC youth soccer program; and Regional President for an International Youth Human Rights Group, serving orphans and people with disabilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Alana comes to the Boys and Girls Club after serving as the Director of Administration and Communications at Marin Economic Forum supporting Economic and Business Development in Marin County. For over 10 years she has served the small business and entrepreneurial community through her productivity and efficiency consulting services.

She holds a BA degree in Industrial Design (SFSU); AA degree in Merchandising (FIDM-SF); and Graphic/Web Design Certification (BAVC).

Juliet LaMariana, Director of Operations

Juliet's past experience includes a position as Program Coordinator at McKinley Clubhouse as well as Program Coordinator for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County. Juliet was a Program Supervisor, for the "Kids Club" Summer Program through the City of Petaluma's Parks and Recreation Department. Juliet has also been an active volunteer for the past ten years for the Old Adobe Union School District's 6th Grade outdoor education program, and is currently one of two directors for the program. As a college student at San Jose State University, Juliet worked as a Resident Advisor and was active in developing programs that enhanced residential life on campus. A number of the programs that Juliet developed won national awards. Juliet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Erica Briceno, Director of Housing Site Programs

Erica, a Petaluma native, joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties in 2007, as the Downtown River Program Coordinator. Erica stepped into the Clubhouse leadership role shortly thereafter. Passionate about connecting the Clubhouse to the community, Erica is adept at offering Members real world learning experiences such as visiting the fire department, area museums, and the ever-bustling downtown area to learn about Petaluma history.

Nick Huelga, Petaluma Branch Director

Nick has been working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties since the fall of 2012. He began his Club career as the Lead Program Coordinator at the Luchessi Park Clubhouse in Petaluma. He was quickly appointed as the Club's Education Coordinator where he was responsible for developing and enhancing the educational components of the entire organization. In the winter of 2010 he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Geography from Sonoma State University. During his college career, Nick worked as the Summer Camp Director for 3 years of Super Kids Camp, which was run through SSU. Currently, Nick is the Director of School Site Programs in Petaluma where he oversees the McDowell, McKinley, and Cinnabar Clubhouses. Nick has over 7 years of experience working with the youth ranging from athletics, academics to community outreach. Nick has also been an active volunteer in our local church community helping with youth programs and other various events.
Margana Suendermann, Director of Marin Programs

Margana started working for BGCMP in 2012 after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Community Recreation from California State University, Chico. She has held the positions of Program Coordinator at the Davidson Clubhouse in San Rafael, Site Coordinator at the STAR Clubhouse at Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, and Program Director for the Cove School Clubhouse, which she helped open in 2014 in Corte Madera. Margana has always had a passion for working with youth in recreational settings. She has volunteered for Marin County 4-H Camp the last 10 years and has also worked for various summer camps in Davis, South Lake Tahoe, and Germany.

Danny Alvarez, Director of Athletics

Danny Alvarez is a Petaluma native who has a passion for culminating confidence, passion, and fun in children through athletic programs. Upon graduating from Petaluma High School he went on to Sonoma State University where he majored in Sociology and minored in Environmental Studies and Planning. During his time at Sonoma State, he worked with the Campus Recreation Department as the Student Sport Club Coordinator, serving as an advisor to all non-NCAA campus sport teams. After graduating from SSU he became the Recreation Sports Coordinator for the City of Calistoga where he led all youth and adult sports programs. When he heard about the opportunity to serve the youth in his home town with the Boys and Girls Club he couldn't pass it up! Outside of work, Danny trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys snowboarding and rooting on the Giants, Warriors, 49ers, and Sharks.