Leadership

Leadership

John Tursi
Executive Director
319.573.0858

John became the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids in 1998. As the Executive Director, John works with the Board of Directors to implement their vision for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids. He has seen the Club through many changes over the past 18 years. 

John received his Bachelor's degree from Loras College in Teaching. Prior to working at the Club, he taught at Saint Matthew's Middle School and up until a couple of years ago he helped coach Xavier football. 
Sarah Hoeger
Marketing Director
319.551.5435

Sarah began working at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids in 2011 as the Marketing Director. As the Club's Marketing Director, Sarah oversees the day-to-day Marketing and general messaging of the Club. She is also the Club's grant writer. 

Sarah received her Bachelor's degree from Mount Mercy University in Marketing. Prior to working at the Club, Sarah worked at the U.S. Cellular Center & Paramount Theatre for 11 years starting as an intern while in college and working her way up to Marketing Manager. 
Megan Johnson
Director of Annual Giving
mjohnson@bgccr.org
319.360.4861

Megan began working at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids in 2015 and is the Club's Director of Annual Giving. As the Director of Annual Giving, Megan manages the Club's three annual events as well as the Club's Great Futures Annual Campaign.

Megan received her Bachelor's degree from Mount Mercy University in Psychology. Prior to working at the Club, she worked at Collins Community Credit Union for eight years where she was the Branch Manager and Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust for one year.
Nick Cappussi
Director of Operations
319.361.9796

Nick started working at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids in 2008 just after the Ellis building was flooded out. Nick is the Club's Director of Operations. He oversees the day to day operations of the Club. 

Prior to working at the Club, Nick was a member of the Club's Board of Directors. Nick is retired from the Federal Government and Toyota Financial Services. 
Lori Ampey
Director of Programs
319.540.4250

Lori joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids in 2000. When the South Unit opened in 2004, Lori took on the responsibility as the Unit Director and in August, 2008 she was named Director of Programs.

Before coming to the Club, Lori worked at the Jane Boyd Community House for six years and developed the Sports Department. 
Jenny Emerson
Westside Unit Director
319.310.0553

Jenny has a unique viewpoint of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids as she has experienced all levels of the organization. She started as a member and then joined the Junior Staff program in 1999. After graduating high school, she became a Part-Time Youth Assistant while attending college at the University of Northern Iowa. She then became the Education Director, then Unit Coordinator, and in the fall of 2008 she was named the Westside Unit Director.
James Nash
Hoover Unit Director
319.721.3266

James has been working in youth development for more than 15 years. He began working part time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids in 2008. During high school he worked for the City of Hiawatha as the supervisor of the City’s Summer Camp. After high school he attended Kirkwood Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. He is also on the Board of Directors and coaches the Hiawatha Kids League. This fall James was made a full time Unit Director of Hoover to facilitate the YouthPort 21st Century Learning Center grant.
Stacey Massey
Taylor Unit Director
319.310.7124

Bio coming soon!
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