Joe Jordan | President and CEO
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Joe is a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana with more than over 25 years experience at the executive management level with the primary focus is youth and family development. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana Institute of Technology and a Masters of Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a Boys & Girl Clubs of America Advanced Executive Leadership Graduate, a Graduate of Leadership Fort Wayne and, in 2017, he was named the state of Indiana Professional of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In the same year he was the recipient of both the prestigious Herman Prescott and Horizon Award for the Midwest region of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
“I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work for such an awesome organization and be part of this tremendous movement. I am excited because of the relevance and the impact we are having on thousands of lives. Each day we walk through the doors of the Boys & Girls Clubs, we have an opportunity to impact a life. Everything we do is about the children.”
Deb Stellwagen | Director of Community Relations
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Debby joined the Boys & Girls Clubs in early 2016. A graduate of Concordia University in Chicago, she brought over 25 years experience as an Executive Assistant and Event Manager prior to becoming the Director of Community Relations. Debby has extensive experience in media relations, event planning and execution and developing new programming ideas to benefit our members. She is co-chair of the Blue Bucket Brigade, a collaboration with the Fraternal Order of Police to build bridges and open doors to a better understanding between at risk youth and law enforcement.
“It is so energizing to combine my love of children, passion for helping the less fortunate and the skills I have developed over the last quarter century to make a significant impact on the future of these young men and women.“
Diana Swayze | Director of Programs and Operations
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Diana joined the Boys & Girls Clubs in June of 2013. She has worked over 25 years helping children and families in need reach their full potential. Diana graduated from Oakland City University in 1991 with a Bachelors of Science and the desire to teach and coach. Her lengthy experience in the implementation of non-traditional teaching and coaching has and will continue to fulfill her lifelong desire and make her dream come true.
“The opportunity to work with the children and parents has been a highlight of my career. BGCFW’s mission exemplifies my personal and professional pursuit to offer everyone he opportunity to be respected and to reach their full potential. No matter what their circumstances are, I learn so much from these wonderful and talented children that we serve.”
Ron Hadsall | Director of Human Resources
Ron has worked in Human Resources for more than thirty years; including over twenty-five years in various corporate management positions. He co-owned a Human Resource consulting business for eleven years, and is a professional trainer. He has worked with large corporations as well as small local businesses. He brings to the Club a broad range of experience and skills to contribute to the continued development of the club and accomplishment of its mission.
“I appreciate being able to support the positive development of children and youth by working at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.”
Valerie Magana | Director of Resource Development
Valerie joined the Boys & Girls Clubs in early 2017. A graduate of Indiana University, she developed a career in hospitality management as well as the nonprofit sector. She has been in the nonprofit arena for over 13 years with March of Dimes and Easter Seals Arc. She also has coached 5-8 grade volleyball for 7 years.
“I am so fortunate to be part of a wonderful organization that teaches and inspires our youth.”
Louise Misegades | Office Manager
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Louise Misegades is a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Before coming to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, she worked 20 years as the Department Secretary to the Consumer & Family Sciences Department at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. She has done extensive traveling all over the United States and Canada as well as Australia, Tahiti and Fiji. She enjoys quilting and teaching quilting to beginners. She has two adult daughters, Katherine of Fort Wayne and Christine of Monroeville, PA, and son-in-law and two adult grandchildren.
“The privilege to work with the children at our club is a gift. To see them grow by learning new skills, making new friends and having experiences they would not have otherwise is wonderful. Of course the many hugs one gets while walking through the club level does not hurt. We are here to make a difference in their lives and I think that sometimes it is the other way around.”