Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We seek to provide our members with:

  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity

In this section

Our Team

Amber Heidtke

Executive Director

Mike Whetstone

Director of Operations

Emily Heilman

Office Manager

Jasmine Meza

Membership Coordinator

Youth Development Coordinators

Jessica Perez
Damara Wright
Emily Rasmussen
Aliyah Tamayo

Marykathryn Souther - Athletic Coordinator
Rosemarie Brady - Program Coordinator
David Spanier - Education Coordinator
Jacqueline Brezinski - Youth Coordinator Gray's Meadow

Board of Directors

Joe Henderson, Board President
Chris Stier, Treasurer
Karen Rasmussen, Secretary
Bill Place, Facilities Head
Damian Gulbransen, Board Member
Kim McDonald, Board Member


1949 – Founded July 8, 1949 as Santa Rosa Boys Club
1949 – Opened first Clubhouse in 1949 at 707 Hahman Drive
1952 – Hugh Codding donated the land and built the current Central Club
1989 – The first girl became a member of the Santa Rosa Boys Club
2002 – Changed name to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa.
2005 – Adopted a strategic expansion plan to open Clubs in all affordable housing complexes.
2010 – Evert B. Person and Finley Foundation provides endowment to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa to ensure Club’s future for years to come