Club Support Team
As experts in non-profit leadership and champions for Austin-area youth, the Club Support Team of BGCAA moves the needle forward on the most pressing issues that face our community.
Zenae brings to BGCAA over 20 years of experience in youth-centric non-profits and a passion for working with kids of all ages. Zenae is a fellow member of the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement and joins us from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, where she served as the Vice President, Programs and Club Operations – a role she held for 10 years.
Before joining the Movement, Zenae held various administrative roles in Sacramento Unified School District, Sacramento County Child Protective Services, and the Anti-Defamation League of Sacramento. In these positions some of her core responsibilities were managing multi-million-dollar budgets, instituting district-wide summer learning initiatives, developing and executing strategies to reduce inequities in child welfare.
Zenae earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California. Additionally, Zenae has a Certificate of Leadership from Harvard Business School.
Zenae’s professional focus is serving and strengthening communities. Outside of that, Zenae resides with her husband Julius and their two children who also attend the Club.
Randy Robinson has over 20 years of experience both in human resources and recruiting. Throughout his career, he has focused on agencies that provided support to both families and children. His love for healthcare and education quickly led him to be an adjunct faculty member at Howard College in San Angelo in their healthcare programs, during this time he was the President of the Pulmonary support group of W. Texas and President of the Texas Society for Respiratory Care.
Randy transitioned his career into Human Resources after finding that he had a knack for recruiting and helping candidates with their career paths and professional goals. While his industry remained in healthcare, this gave him a unique opportunity to work with candidates and ensure that high-quality staff were secured to treat patients, ensuring that families and children are receiving the best of their care and guidance.
He believes that employees are one of our most valuable assets of any employer and works with employees to ensure they have the tools, guidance and support they need to be successful. He has also mentored high school programs designed to expose students to the healthcare field as well as work with under/unemployed citizens to guide them into a career in healthcare.
“I am very blessed to have this opportunity to work with the Boys and Girls Club of Austin. On my first day here, a little girl was on the playground – waving and smiling at me through my office window……I knew I was where I belonged.”
Wendi Brockwell has over 20 years of experience in accounting and financial leadership. Throughout her career, Wendi has focused on helping businesses achieve financial stability, sustainability, and implementation of technology in order to operate efficiently. Wendi has both an MBA and a Master of Science in Accounting with a Controllership specialization from Strayer University.
Wendi worked at a large regional accounting firm in Colonial Heights, Virginia. In this role, she was involved in financial statements, tax preparation, and consulting for several small and medium non-public entities in a variety of industries. Some of the industries in which she has experience include construction, realtors, developers, health care professionals, manufacturing/distribution, and transportation among others. In many instances, she worked with clients on the implementation of new technology or training on current technology in order to provide more accurate day to day information for the clients.
Wendi also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at a Virginia community college for 10 years. During this time, she was responsible for the preparation and instruction of classes for both degree-seeking and continuing education students.
Wendi subsequently took a position as Comptroller with a non-profit association in Florida. In this capacity, she was charged with managing the entire accounting team as well as reporting on financials to the Board of Directors. She was also charged with managing the relationship with the external accounting firm and the financial management of other entities created for additional business purposes. During her tenure, the association experienced tremendous growth.
Most recently, Wendi has provided CFO services to businesses in the Orlando area. These small to medium sized businesses may not have the budgets or the need for a full-time CFO, however, they flourish with the support of an outsourced CFO. “I truly enjoy working with privately owned businesses and non-profit organizations. My goal is to ensure businesses are receiving accurate and timely financial information so that the CEOs can make the best decisions for these entities.”
Wendi is thrilled to be joining the team at the Boys & Girls Club of Austin. “Everyone that I have spoken with at all levels of the organization has truly led me to believe this is where I need to be. The family environment and commitment of both the staff and the Board members show what a truly special team Misti Potter has created.”
Wendi has a passion for sports and fitness and is a Peloton cycling addict. She also enjoys working with youth through sports and feels that some of life’s greatest lessons can be learned through sports and the adversities faced in competition. Wendi has one adult son, Bradley, who lives in Florida with his labrador retriever, Bailey.
With a solid foundation in Business-to-Business sales, Sunny launched her career at Enterprise Rent a Car. Her ability to forge strong connections and dedication to providing exceptional service laid the groundwork for her future successes.
Recognizing her desire to make a difference on a larger scale, Sunny transitioned to the non-profit sector, joining the American Red Cross as a Major Gifts Officer. In this role, she skillfully engaged with philanthropic individuals and organizations, matching their generosity with the Red Cross’s mission to alleviate human suffering.
Sunny’s commitment and results led her to ascend within the American Red Cross to the position of Chief Development Officer. In this capacity, she played a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s fundraising strategies, overseeing multi-faceted campaigns, and spearheading initiatives that enabled the Red Cross to expand its humanitarian efforts.
Sunny also enjoys camping, amateur photography, and travel. Always tagging along is her miniature dachshund, Winne Bago.
Joe Thompson is the Chief Outcomes and Training Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA). Joe is responsible for creating a training program that is effective and accessible for all employees. He manages the implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement cycles across the organization, including the coordination of data collection, analysis, and effective data-driven decision making.
Joe graduated from the University of Leeds with a Master’s Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (International). For several years during this time, Joe worked at a summer camp in Texas where he gained experience and a passion for implementing and managing youth programs.
Joe was an Asset Management Consultant in England and Scotland working closely with some of the UK’s largest asset owners to develop Decision Support Tools, assisting the client to align their expenditure and strategic goals by prioritizing investment options.
Joe then moved to Thailand and taught as an ESL Science Teacher at an Elementary School. In addition to implementing a K-6th STEM Program across the school, he also created a series of professional development sessions for staff and worked with the leadership team that improved organizational outcomes.
Joe joined BGCAA as the Director of STEM Education; he then transitioned to the Director of Organizational Performance and Training and was named the Chief Outcomes and Training Officer.
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