Difference Makers

Leadership MJMichael L. Jackson Ed.D., President & CEO

As President & CEO, Dr. Jackson is responsible for all aspects of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, overseeing an operation with 80 employees and a budget of 4.0 million dollars.  He is driven by a passion for helping youth and providing opportunities for young people to succeed.

Dr. Jackson comes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County from the world of higher education.  He served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California for 18 years.  He developed strong partnerships with the deans of USC’s College and its 13 professional schools.  He spearheaded the construction and fundraising for a state of the art campus center, a new student health center, and two residential colleges. A program to support lesbian, gay, and transgendered students was established, an initiative to support veterans was created, the number of student organizations rose from 350 to over 600, and a large-scale university wide arts and culture program was established. He spearheaded fundraising in the division of student affairs which totaled over $60M raised domestically and in Asia, including a $10.5M gift to establish and endow the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity, a program designed to support students with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences.

Dr. Jackson came to USC after a 15-year career at Stanford University where he served in a number of key leadership roles, including Dean of Students, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Assistant Director of Stanford Overseas Studies Programs. Before Stanford he served as a staff associate to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he oversaw institutional multicultural academic and social support enrichment programs.

Dr. Jackson served a six-year term as a Commissioner of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WASC) and as a member of 15 university accreditation teams.  Governor Gray Davis appointed him a public member of the California Education Facilities Authority, the state body on which he served for 10 years, that approves bonds for private colleges and universities in California.


Florence Gilliam

Director of Human Resources

La Tonya Glover

Director of Salinas Clubhouse

Nikki Daly Guichet

Director of Curriculum Development & Evaluation

Ann Hasselbach


Miranda Jackson

Director of Development

Ronald Johnson

Risk Management & Compliance Director

Jose Moran

Director of Community Relations

Andrea Scott

Director of Individual Giving & Campaigns

Linda Tosetti-Gulley

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Marlene Trotter-Murray

Senior Impact Director Seaside

Andrew Vie

Director of Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

Nancy Bechtold

Data Analyst

Rhona Honda

Accounting Assistant

Beth Menon

Special Events Manager

Nanci Velasco

Human Resources Specialist

Seaside Clubhouse

Natalie Albalos

Impact Leader I- Literacy

Emma Brunson

Impact Leader II- Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Amanda Cook

Impact Specialist I – Technology

Chantel Davis

Impact Leader II – Teens

Christian De Silva

Impact Leader I- Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Benjamin Flores

Impact Specialist I- Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Evelyn Gabino

Impact Specialist II – Education

Eddie Gamboa

Impact Leader I – Education

Joseph Garcia

Impact Specialist I – Science

Evelyn Jimenez-Hernandez

Girls’ Health Girls’ Hands Intern

Raquel “Mona” Lopez

Impact Leader II – Membership Clerk

Roberto Matadamas, Sr.

Maintenance Assistant

Shari Rasmussen

Impact Specialist II – Teens

Lexi Reddy

Impact Leader I- Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Brian Sanford

Maintenance Assistant / Bus Driver

Marissa Serna

Impact Specialist II – Fine Arts

Rosario Vasquez

Impact Leader II – Nutrition

Salinas Clubhouse

Felicia Castro

Impact Leader I – Nutrition

Sharon Gardner

Impact Leader I – Nutrition

Juan Gomez

Impact Leader II – Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Darlenne Guerra

Impact Leader II- Teens

Alejandra Lopez

Impact Specialist II – Nutrition

Melissa Lozano

Bus Driver/ Courier

Jonathan Lupisan

Impact Specialist I – Art

Rigoberto Mejia

Bus Driver

Isaiah Nickerson

Impact Specialist II – Teens

Juliette Sanchez

Impact Specialist I – Membership

William Simon

Impact Leader I – Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Megan Tapiz

Impact Specialist I – Education

Jorge Velasco

Impact Specialist II – Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Asheesh Williams

Impact Leader II – Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Maribel Zavala

Impact Leader II – Membership

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