Meet the people behind the impact
Rod Mitchell, M.A. – Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
Rod Mitchell comes to the club with 15 years of youth development, operations and educational leadership experience. Rod is also an accomplished finance manager, human resource professional and organizational leader. Rod has made it his mission to work “for” youth and provide access to “doorway” services that helps the under-served become viable citizens. Rod has a bachelor’s degree in education and sport’s management, a master’s degree in higher education administration and multiple certifications through professional organizations. In his spare time, Rod enjoys, going to the gym, riding his bike, and watching sports at every opportunity.
Janine Stephens, MBA – Vice President of Marketing & Special Events/Chief Development Officer
Janine Stephens, Vice President of Marketing & Special Events/Chief Development Officer, joined the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County Executive Team in February 2018. However, Janine is not new to Boys & Girls Club having served as AVP of Marketing & Special Events for 7 years prior to leaving in 2016 to become the Chief Operating Officer at a local non-profit for three years before returning to Boys & Girls Club. Janine brings a wealth of experience with more than 10 years working in special events and fund development, leading and growing organizations in the Madison Community, such as Building Brave, and today Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. Janine has also served on many community committees to further the mission of many agencies to enhance educational opportunities and leadership development for young people.