Board of Directors

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) are supported by a dedicated Board of Directors who are committed to upholding and supporting the mission of BGCMB. Their varied backgrounds have collectively helped to guide and grow the organization to best serve our members and their families.


Robert Brando
Current Chair, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
Senior Vice President, Sr. Relationship, Bank of America

Robert has been a board member with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore since 2009, and brings his 20 years of finance experience to the board. He has been employed with Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2007, and has assisted BGCMB with the implementation of the financial processes and has overseen the audit. He previously held the position of Board Treasurer.

In addition to his time with the board, Robert volunteers with several organizations including, Boy Scouts of America, Maryland Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and is a certified credit counselor assisting individuals with understanding their credit reports. Additionally, Robert has taught elementary students through Operation HOPE’s Banking on our Future Program, and worked as a Financial Coach for the Baltimore CASH Campaign assisting individuals with Financial Education.


Brett S. Lininger
Past Chair, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
Principal, Semmes, Bowen, & Semmes


Brett Lininger is a principal in the law firm of Semmes, Bowen, and Semmes. He is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Business Practice Group and his practice focuses on Lobbying & Government Relations and Regulatory/Transactional Matters.

Brett has been a Board Member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore since 2008.


Daniel Thrailkill
Treasurer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
Principal - Tax, Ellin & Tucker

Dan joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore in 2014. He grew up in Bel Air, Maryland and currently resides in Baltimore County with his wife and two young children. When he is not working, Dan enjoys playing soccer, golfing, and taking trips to the beach.


Christopher J. Walsh
Chair of Resource Development Committee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
President & CEO, Taco Bell, Inc. / Taco Bell Franchise

Christopher Walsh has served on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore Board since 2009 and is currently the Resource Development Chairperson. As a Taco Bell franchisee in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, Christopher has been supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs locally and nationally in participation with Taco Bell Corporation and other Taco Bell franchisees through the Taco Bell Foundation.

Christopher also has Taco Bell restaurants in California and Long John Silvers restaurants in Pennsylvania and remains active in those communities supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs. The Taco Bell Foundation’s sole focus is to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs putting programs in place to ensure teens graduate from high school.


Mark Lubin
Director of Operations, Aarsand and Company
A Franchisee of Taco Bell

Mark Lubin joined the Board in January 2014. He is chair of the Individual Giving Campaign, is a part of the Resource Development team, and serves on the Gala Sub-Committee in charge of the Silent Auction.

Mark has been with the Taco Bell brand for 20 years in various roles starting off as a restaurant level manager. He is now Director of Operations for a local Franchise Company with restaurants in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. He has been involved with the Boys & Girls Club Movement for years, working in multiple clubs throughout the country as a part of Taco Bell’s Foundation program, and continues to work to make a positive impact on the Clubs in Baltimore City. 

Mark currently resides in Baltimore County with his wife and two sons.


Damion L. Tucker
Senior Community Relations Administrator, Toyota Financial Services

Damion Tucker currently holds the position of Senior Community Relations Administrator in Toyota Financial Services Corporate office. His main responsibility is to oversee the national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and to support their community ambassadors in Toyota offices across the country. Damion is a certified Kaizen coach and achieved this accomplishment by completing a Kaizen project that saved the company over $8.5 million. 

Damion graduated from Morgan State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications. He volunteers with community organizations including, Maryland Special Olympics, Reading is Fundamental, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore, and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. Additionally, he's a school basketball official for the Baltimore Board of Women’s Sports. 

Damion has been a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore Board of Directors since 2009.


Sam Walters
Vice President & Assistant Treasurer

Sam Walters currently works as a consultant.  He previously worked as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisers. In this position, he was responsible for directing the domestic and international treasury activities for the company, as well as its financial services and cash management. Sam joined Choice in 1998 as manager of the credit department. Since then he held positions of increasing responsibility, including director of credit and senior director of credit and receivables. He was promoted to this position in 2007. During his tenure with Choice, he has also led multiple projects with respect to process re-engineering focused on automation, process efficiency, cost reductions and value added activities.

Prior to joining Choice, he held related positions with Caterpillar Financial Services, Orix Credit Alliance and Associates Commercial Corporation. Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1999 from the University of Baltimore. He also holds the designation of (CTP) Certified Treasury Professional.


 Dr. Sharon D. Jones-Eversley
 Chair, Programming Committee, Boys & Girls Clubs of  Metropolitan Baltimore
 Assistant Professor, Towson University

 Dr. Jones-Eversley has served on the Boys & Girls Clubs of  Metropolitan  Baltimore Board since 2010. She is a tenured-track  Assistant Professor at Towson University in the Family Studies and  Community Development Department.

Dr. Jones-Eversley earned a doctorate degree in Public Health from Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy. She obtained her B. A. from Morgan State University and her M. A. from University of Baltimore. She is a proud product of Baltimore City Public Schools. Dr. Jones-Eversley is a member of the following national professional organizations: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), Association of Nonprofit Educators (ANE), American Public Health Association (APHA) and National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).She serves as the Vice Chair the Volunteers of America Chesapeake (MD, DC & VA) and Founding Board Member of the L2 Family Foundation. She is a member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and an active member of New Psalmist Baptist Church.


 Tammy Mitchell
 Previous Chairman, Boys & Girls Clubs Metropolitan Baltimore
 Chair, Maryland Council, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
 Records Management Leader, T. Rowe Price

Tammy has served on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore Board since 2009 and currently works on the Resource Development Committee. As a Board members, she has served as Chair of the Program Committee, and as the Board's Chairman from 2011-2013. Additionally, she serves as the Chair for the Maryland Area Council for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which works to bridge the gap between the Clubs throughout Maryland, with discussions on program trends, common challenges, and best practices.

Currently, Tammy works for T. Rowe Price where she manages the Records Management Program. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Tammy spent 11.5 years with Toyota Financial Services as the Charitable Committee Co-Chair.

Tammy lives in Baltimore County where she spends her spare time with family, as well as coaching and referring basketball.


 Jeff Breslin
 Senior Manger, Global Philanthropy, Under Armour

Prior to joining Under Armour, Jeff spend 10 years working Boys  & Girls Clubs throughout the country in his role with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. In addition to his community impact  work with Under Armour, Jeff is a Board member for the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Jeff resides in Baltimore City with his wife, Rebecca.


 John Evans
 Recruiter, Finance & Accounting, Randstad

John is a Baltimore native who grew up in Perry Hall, MD and attended Towson University.  For over 14 years, John has been a permanent placement recruiter for the Baltimore metro area. 

An active advocate of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society(2013 Man/Woman of the Year Candidate), United Way (ELU Former Ambassador),  and proud to sit on the Board for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore.


 Matt Justus
 Community Relations Manager, Johns Hopkins HealthCare

A Boys & Girls Club veteran, Matt joined the Board in February 2017 after being employed first by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore and then by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.  At BGCAA, Matt worked as Director of Operations before starting his career with Johns Hopkins HealthCare.  Matt has been involved in the community throughout his entire career, and oversees all volunteer opportunities for Johns Hopkins HealthCare.

Matt attended Wilmington University and currently resides in Abingdon, MD.


 Rosie Trout
 Chief Administrative Officer, Baltimore Water Taxi

Rosie joined the Board in early 2017.  A Towson University alumni, she graduated with a B.A. in English and went on to receive a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland.  She has worked for the Baltimore Water Taxi since 2001, when she began working on the boats during the summers.  Since graduating college, her role and responsibilities with the company have increased and turned into a career in the tourism industry that she loves.

Rosie is very involved with Reading Partners Baltimore, as a reading tutor as well as a Tutor Ambassador.  As a Tutor Ambassador, she is an advocate for the program to help spread the word, recruit new tutors, and secure book donations for their reading center.  Additionally, Rosie serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Tourism Association.

She currently resides with her husband and two tuxedo kittens in Pasadena, MD.


 Ken Tsui
 US Commercial Controller - Global Tools & Storage, Stanley Black & Decker

Ken joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore board in February 2017 six months after a work relocation from Connecticut where he was the Field Controller for a $93M brand.  Now in commercial accounting, his team manages all US promotions for the largest tool company in the world ($3.7B in US sales).  He is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and is currently an MBA candidate at The University of Hartford.  Ken graduated from The College of New Jersey with dual degrees in Accountancy and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Ken has a passion for children's initiatives in all of the communities where he has lived.  He is currently the Vice Chairperson of Danbury Youth Services where he has been a board member since 2015.  He has also been a mentor for over 10 years developing relationships with children, college students, and coworkers in Connecticut and New Jersey.

Ken resides in Canton (Baltimore City) where he loves practicing yoga, playing basketball, exploring Baltimore's food and art scene, and visiting his favorite place in Baltimore - The O'Donnell Heights Boys & Girls Club.

Mission Statement

"To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."

We accomplish our mission by providing a safe place for youth to learn and grow, fostering genuine and ongoing relationships between our youth and caring adult professionals, sponsoring positive, life-enhancing programs, and by promoting character development, hope, and opportunity.