Madison Staff

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is comprised of an array of youth development professionals who are committed to the mission of saving and enhancing the lives of New York City youth.  Between our main administrative office and our four Clubhouses and three school sites, Madison’s dedicated team includes more than 180 members.

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Joseph Patuleia, Executive Director

Mr. Joseph Patuleia has been the Executive Director of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club since 2004. During his tenure at Madison, his efforts to both enhance and create comprehensive youth development programming have ensured that every member is equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in life. Prior to his role as Executive Director at Madison, Mr. Patuleia was an educator and administrator in Massachusetts for more than 30 years, 17 of those years as a teacher at Bedford High School.  He went on to become a principal at various high schools and was nominated in 2004 for Massachusetts Principal of the Year. Mr. Patuleia received his master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and Salem State University and a bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State University. 

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Steven A. Melton, Associate Executive Director

Steven A. Melton has spent his entire professional career ensuring that children from urban communities have a safe and enriching environment within which they can learn and grow. Starting off as a part-time group leader at the Columbus Clubhouse in 1973, Steve has since served many roles at Madison Square Boys and Girls Club. He joined the executive leadership team over 20 years ago and oversaw Madison's expansion into Brooklyn and Queens, orchestrating successful mergers with the Navy Yard and Flatbush Boys Clubs and the opening of the Carey Gardens and Far Rockaway Clubhouses. Steve is a graduate of Queens College and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College. He also received a certificate in not-for-profit management from Columbia University.

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Salina Muellich, Director of Development 

Ms. Muellich joined Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in 2004, bringing with her a litany of accomplishments in the field of sustainability, financial support and foundation relations. She is responsible for strategic counsel for the organization and direct oversight of all resource development functions to ensure long-range sustainability and fiscal stability. Prior to joining Madison’s team, Ms. Muellich held numerous positions in the Development Office at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Ms. Muellich received her bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Austin and holds a Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School.

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 

Jackie Garcia
Director of Corporate Relations
 *Temporary Press Contact

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Director of Marketing & Communications

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Director of Individual Giving

Anna Stein
Director of Special Events

Suzanne Gardella
Senior Grant Writer

Marcy Guttman
Capital Campaign Manager

Nora Hudec
Individual Giving and Database Associate

Michelle Kahn
Fundraising and Special Events Coordinator

Jennifer Bakry
Assistant to the Executive Director

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT 

Jeffrey Dold
Chief Financial Officer

Liliya Shapiro
Senior Accountant

Chandra Mahabir
Bookkeeper

PROGRAM DEPARTMENT

Antonio Fort, Jr.
Director of Clubhouse Operations

Marjorie Desir
Director of Program Services

Lois Boston-Mickey
Exec. Assistant to Assoc. Exec. Director

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

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Manager of Human Resources

Esther Kennerly
Payroll Specialist & Benefits Assistant

CLUBHOUSES

Navy Yard Clubhouse

Gregory Fox
Clubhouse Director

Taj Bey
Assistant Clubhouse Director

Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse

Stanley King
Clubhouse Director

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Assistant Clubhouse Director

Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse

Linda Sargeant
Clubhouse Director

Anthony Lopez
Assistant Clubhouse Director

Columbus Clubhouse

Yolanda Roberson
Clubhouse Director

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Assistant Clubhouse Director