Kevin R. Hattery
President & CEO
Kevin joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston in February 2013 as President & CEO. He is responsible for ensuring that Boys & Girls Clubs meets its overall strategic and operational objectives. Prior to joining BGCGH, he spent 15 years with Junior Achievement serving in multiple roles at the national headquarters and three affiliate offices in Georgia, New Mexico and most recently Southeast Texas.
He has nearly two decades of experience in the non-profit sector and his professional career has focused on community development, economic development and education development. He holds a bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Kevin is a class XXXI member of Leadership Houston.
Prentiss L. Collins, Jr.
Vice President of Operations
Prentiss joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston in June 2011 as the Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for leading and managing Club Operations for the organization. Prior to joining BGCGH, he spent five years with the City of Houston as a Division Manager and 17 years with the YMCA of Greater Houston in various capacities.
For more than 18 years, Prentiss has been engaged in non-profit management and community development. He holds an Associates in Child Development from Texas Southern University, a BBM in Management and Masters in Business Administration from LeTourneau University.
Outside of work, Prentiss enjoys spending quality time with his family and playing and watching golf and basketball. Email Prentiss
Director of Development
Yara joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston in 2009 bringing to the organization nearly ten years of Development experience. In her role, she provides the overall leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for all fundraising efforts. Prior to joining the organization, she spent almost seven years with the American Heart Association in various capacities including Marketing Director and Sr. Director of Corporate Events.
Yara graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Broadcast News. Recently married, she enjoys spending time with her husband. Email Yara
Director of Finance
Connie joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston in 1997 with more than 20 years of experience as an accountant. She is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, cash management and analysis of the organization’s financial reports.
Before joining our team, Connie worked in the oil and gas industry for Exxon and Columbia Gas Transmission. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. Email Connie
Director of Operations
Everett has been with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston for 28 years. He manages the organization’s 10 Clubs and is responsible for overseeing the facilities and Club staff.
An alumnus of the Clubs, he first attended as a boy in 1972. Realizing his love for the organization, he was employed as a summer staff member. After taking a short break for a couple of years while in school, he returned to the Clubs in 1985, making a long-standing commitment to the organization. He's held a number of positions within the organization including Athletic Director and Branch Director of several of the Clubs. Email Everett
Club Data Specialist
Cynthia joined the organization in March 2005 as Membership Coordinator. She has been a part of the operations team as the Club Data Specialist since September 2009 managing government grant reporting and training staff on the use of the organization’s member tracking system. Cynthia has helped enhance the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston’s grant reporting process.
Cynthia also serves as Children’s Church Minister and Finance Department Manager at Houston Praise and Worship Center. She has a great-grandson, three grand daughters, one daughter and a son. Cynthia enjoys watching classic TV and movies. Email Cynthia
Lisa joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston in February 2011 as Operations Coordinator, supporting the Director of Operations. She has a background in Human Resources administration and obtained her Professional HR Certification in 2010.
She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Science. Email Lisa
Development & Marketing Manager
Jessica began working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston as in intern in January 2011 and was hired follwing her internship. She assists the Director of Development in planning the organization’s charity events and works on various development grants and projects. She is responsible for meeting grant deadlines, updating website and social media content, and creating newsletters, annual reports and promotional materials for the organization.
She recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston with her B.A. in Public Relations. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, reading, and traveling. Email Jessica
Program Development Manager
Shon joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston in June 2011 with experience in non-profit management and youth development programming. He is responsible for overseeing program development, improvement and evaluation for the 10 Clubs.
Shon is an alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area where he began attending at age nine. He graduated from the University of Houston having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Masters of Social Work. When not working, he loves to watch movies and sports. Email Shon
Academic Enrichment Coordinator
Cassandra joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston in August 2011 as the Club Director of NFL YET1 at Finnigan Park. A passionate education reformer, she made a natural transition into the role of Academic Enrichment Coordinator in April 2012 focused on making academic success a reality for all of our members.
A proud alumnus of the University of Houston with a B.A. in Literary Studies, she seeks to bring innovation and fun to BGCGH Academic Success programming. In her spare time, she enjoys music, reading and spending quality time with friends and family. Email Cassandra
Pappas Restaurants Fundraiser Benefitting BGCGH
We are happy to announce the fundraiser was a success and raised more than $20,000 for our Clubs!
Thank you Pappas!