MEET OUR team

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties is proud to have an
outstanding team dedicated to youth in our community!
Meet our administrative team:

Brian Ace

Executive Director

Brian Ace

Brian has been the Executive
Director of the Club since 2012,
returning after a four year absence.
Collectively, he has worked for
Boys & Girls Clubs for close to 20
years. A life-long resident of
Tri-Cities, Brian is blessed to still
call this home alongside his wife
and four kids.

Julie Adelmund

Director of Finance

Julie Adelmund

Julie brings more than 10 years
accounting experience to the Boys
& Girls Club team. Her
understanding of funding issues,
reporting requirements, and
operational challenges proves
invaluable to the Club.

Afrose Ahmed

Director of Donor Relations

Afrose Ahmed

Afrose has been serving
community organizations for
nearly 20 years. She is grateful for
the opportunity to connect all
parts of our community together
through her work with donors,
recognizing that all of us give to
Boys & Girls Club in unique and
important ways. She was raised
in Kennewick and loves to rock
climb in her spare time.

Chandra Burns

Director of Program Operations

Chandra Burns

Chandra has worked with youth
since 2000 when she was the
Youth Programs Coordinator for
the Salvation Army. While
obtaining her B.A. in Elementary
Education and minor in Early
Childhood Education, she also
worked for local school districts
and taught 2nd grade. Chandra has
been with Clubs since 2005, when
she started as a Site Coordinator.

Adrianne Deen

Director of Development

Adrianne Deen

With over 15 years of fundraising
and marketing experience,
Adrianne is dedicated to not only
helping those in need, but also
connecting individuals and
corporations to our cause and
empowering them as philanthropists.

Rachel Lockard Duvall

Director of Pasco School-Age Licensed Programs

Rachel Lockard Duvall

Rachel has been with the Club
for 11 years and has over 13
years experience working with
children. She enjoys building
connections with staff and sharing
her knowledge and passion for
youth with others. Rachel loves to
watch her Club kids smile and have
fun by being silly and dancing
with them.

Jamie Luce

Director of Early Learning

Jamie Luce

Jamie has been working with
youth of all ages for 20+ years.
She is involved in community
committees that strive to grow
strong families and prepare
children and families for success
in school and life. She is an
advocate for quality Early Learning
programs and is highly passionate
about her work at the
Boys & Girls Club.

Heather Robertson

Director of Richland School-Age Licensed Programs

Heather Robertson

Heather has been an educator
and administrator for various
child serving agencies for over
22 years. Her love for the Boys &
Girls Club began when she was a
Club kid herself partaking in art
classes at a King County Club
location. Now an employee, she
works hard to empower a new
generation of youth and provide
the same positive, fun experience
she had.

Lauren Wanamaker

Director of Community Engagement

Lauren Wanamaker

Lauren is a native of Richland, WA
and has spent the last 5 years
working in nonprofit fundraising
for various agencies in Anchorage,
AK. She enjoys connecting
people to organizations that
embody their values and
creating tangible ways for
individuals to make a lasting
impact on their community.

 
 
 
Meet our branch directors:

Chris Cisneros

Prosser Park Branch Director

Chris Cisneros

Chris has been active in the lives
of our community's youth for
the last 9 years. He started his
career with the Boys & Girls Clubs
in Prosser as the Rec Lead and
has move up in the organization.
Chris has a strong passion for youth & is always looking for ways to help youth succeed. When he's not working, Chris enjoys spending
time with his wife and two kids.

Luke Hallowell

Kennewick Club Branch Director

Luke Hallowell

Luke is a lifelong learner with
a love for trying new things.
His curiosity has led him to work
as a farmer, painter, janitor,
sports writer, job coach,
fundraiser, salesman, volunteer
coordinator and main street
manager. He's passionate about
creating a community of learners
at the Club!

Andrea Locati

Pasco Main Branch Director

Andrea Locati

Andrea has a passion for working
with youth and developing leaders
in our community. She has been in
the youth development field for
over 20 years, 11 of those with Boys
& Girls Clubs. Andrea is a strong
advocate for her Club, and is
diligent about providing quality
programs. She strives to provide a
Club culture that is open and
accepting of all youth.

Melissa Perez

Bobbie Littrell Branch Director

Melissa Perez

Melissa has worked with youth
over the last 13 years. She is
passionate about impacting the
lives of all members and guiding
them to a great future in any way
she can. She enjoys the daily
program hours when she gets to
spend time with members and
their families at Bobbie Littrell.

Josh Peterson

Music & Arts Center Director

Josh Peterson

Josh has been an active
educator and administrator for
various music and arts programs
for the past 15 years. He has
traveled the country several
times as a performer and
instructor, and has lead multiple
music ensembles to national and
worldwide recognition.