President & Chief Executive Officer – Metise Moore Sr.

Metise Moore Sr. is a Denver, CO native who relocated to the Memphis Metro area in 2020. He has had a diverse and accomplished life, both in his career and in his commitment to community service. Metise’s career spans various industries, and he has been recognized for his leadership and exceptional achievements.

He began his journey as a JUCO basketball player at Foothills College in Los Altos Hills, CA, where he was among the top JUCO players in the nation. He later transitioned to play Division 1 basketball at the University of Akron in Ohio. Off the court, Metise has been happily married to his wife, Tina Moore, for 26 years, and they are proud parents of two wonderful adult children, Metise Jr. and Madison, aged 27 and 25, respectively.

Metise’s commitment to sports extends beyond his playing days. He has dedicated 24 years to coaching high school and AAU basketball, imparting essential life lessons, the value of hard work, teamwork, goal-setting, resilience, and embracing challenges to young athletes.

Apart from his passion for sports, Metise is an excellent cook, an avid fisherman, and loves to explore new places through travel.

In his professional career, Metise is a highly accomplished executive-level sales professional. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership in driving the achievement of key organizational sales goals and objectives. His expertise includes assembling and developing high-performing sales teams, implementing strategies to maximize business opportunities, and building strong, long-term relationships with strategic partners, including C-suite decision-makers.

In his most recent role as the Chief Commercial Officer at BlueConduit, Metise played a crucial role in providing executive leadership for all commercial efforts in the US market. BlueConduit is known for its groundbreaking work in addressing water quality infrastructure gaps and challenges, notably for its role in solving the Flint water tragedy in 2018.

Before his role at BlueConduit, Metise served as the U.S. Head of Smart Infrastructure Sales at Siemens Digital Grid, where he was responsible for launching and managing three Siemens Digital Grid SaaS solutions in the US markets.

Metise also has a strong commitment to non-profit leadership and advocacy for at-risk youth. He founded the Denver Hooperz Youth Organization (DHYO) in 1998, which later merged with Chauncey Billups Elite Basketball Academy (CBEBA) in 2013. Through these organizations and the medium of sports, Metise and his team provided invaluable support to disadvantaged youth in the community, achieving a remarkable 100% graduation rate while Denver Public Schools recorded a 66.1% graduation rate.

Metise Moore Sr. is a dedicated community leader and has received numerous awards both for his professional achievements and his community efforts. Notably, he was honored as the 2015 Denver Urban Magazine Honoree of the Year for “African American Making a Difference.” His career and community service reflect his unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of young people and within the communities he serves.

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Chief Financial Officer – Gary Moore

Gary W. Moore is a native Memphian and a graduate of East High School and the University of Memphis. He is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in both public and private accounting which includes experience with not for profits. Recently, he served as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Gary has been married to his wife, Lorrie, for 34 years and they have one daughter, Melodie, who is a harpist and graduate student at the University of Memphis.

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Chief Financial Officer, Gary Moore

COO & Vice President of Operations – Gwendolyn Woods

Gwendolyn Woods was born and raised in Memphis, Tn . She graduated from Central High School and later received a track scholarship to University of Memphis where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Gwendolyn also attended University of Phoenix and earned a Master’s of Business Administration and Certificate of Human Resource Management.

Growing up in the inner city of Memphis and raised by a single mom after her father passed away from leukemia when she was just four years old, Gwendolyn has faced many challenges. However, the foundation from her mother and a particular mentorship from a middle school track coach significantly impacted her life as a child and pushed her to achieve greater goals for herself.

Vice President of Operations, Gwendolyn Woods

She is passionate about attempting to do that for our kids today. Gwendolyn has been blessed with several opportunities to work with youth in different organizations and is excited about being a part of the Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs. She is ready to “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

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VP of Workforce & Career Development – James Moore

James Moore serves as Vice President for the Juice Plus+ Technical Training Center of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.  James had a successful track record as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Hatchie River Region in Covington, Tennessee. James was nationally recognized for implementing education, self-sufficiency, workforce development, and financial literacy programs for at-risk youth. He was recognized by the Memphis Business Journal “Top 40 Under 40” in 1999. He is a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College and a member of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Cordova.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, and spending time with family.  He is married and has two daughters.

James has a Professional Mission Statement: Learn to share and sell your vision. Have a missionary spirit about life and what you do so the people around you can feel your energy and passion.

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VP of Resource Development – Katie Sweeney

Katie Sweeney is originally from California where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz. As a student, she founded and co-directed her university’s chapter of Camp Kesem, a non-profit summer camp that supports children coping with a parent’s cancer. Her deep appreciation and drive to create programs that support underserved children started when she herself attended Camp Kesem growing up. This experience, and her mother’s memory, continue to inspire Katie in every facet of her life.

Katie’s dedication to youth empowerment continued in New Orleans, where she joined Teach for America as a language arts teacher and volleyball coach. She then completed her Masters in Fundraising, Cultural Philanthropy & Advancement in Madrid, Spain. During her time there, she wrote grants for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis! Katie is delighted to return to the nonprofit sector and join BGCM in their mission to help children thrive with programs that perfectly blend excellence in education and summer-camp-fun.

Database Manager & Administrative Assistant – Melodie Moore

Melodie is a native Memphian. She attended high school at Gateway Christian School, where she graduated as the female student of the year. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of Memphis, where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization, Golden Key International Honour Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, and was a recipient of the Presser Foundation Award and the UofM Young Alumni Legacy Award. While at UofM, she was also the head girl counselor for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music’s Memphis Music Camp for multiple consecutive years. She was selected as one of Memphis Woman Magazine’s “Outstanding Young Women of Memphis” in 2008 in recognition of her volunteering and outreach efforts throughout the region. She is extremely grateful to be a part of BGCM, where she is excited to continue playing an active role in providing opportunities and growth for the city’s youth.

In her free time, Melodie enjoys reading sci-fi/fantasy books, baking, hiking, and watching movies (Marvel and Star Wars, in particular).

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Melodie Moore, Database Manager & Administrative Assistant

Grants Accountant – Catrina Berryhill

Staff Accountant – Lydia Goodwin

Lydia started with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis family in May 2019. Lydia was born and raised in Arkansas, to a large family to say the least. She is number 12 of 14 children!

Lydia is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a B.S. Degree in Business Education. Lydia brings a wealth of accounting knowledge and experience with her. She was a staff accountant of Marshall Food Service LLC, which is the Burger King Franchise, and also America Works, which is a welfare to work program through the Department of Human Services.

Staff Accountant Lydia Goodwin

Lydia believes every child deserves an opportunity to be nurtured and grow into being their very best.

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Administrative & HR Director– Amy Jones

Amy Jones

Ms. Amy

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Receptionist  – Sheila Hopson

Sheila Hopson is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan.   She graduated from Union High School and attended Grand Rapids Community College.  Before relocating to Memphis, she worked in the fields of broadcasting and law.  After marrying her husband Jimmie, who is a native Memphian and relocating to Memphis she worked in the medical field for thirteen years. Sheila has been with the BGCM since 2011, and is proud to a part of such a great organization.  Sheila and her husband are the proud parents of a son and daughter.

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Receptionists, Sheila Hopson

Director of Grants & Outcome Measurement – Sam Brackens

Sam Brackens was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School and later attended the University of Memphis (go tigers!) and studied psychology and Spanish. He came on to the team here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis as our first Data Coordinator intern, aligning with his passion for data and outcome measurements. He has recently been promoted to his current role, Director of Grants & Outcome Measurement.

In his spare time, Sam enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his dog, Almond Joy. He loves a good road trip with his close friends to explore the sights of Arkansas and Tennessee.

Sam is excited to start his career at the reputable organization of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. He has a deep passion for educating the public and integrating impactful data into his work, and he finds fundraising for BGCM a great way to put that into action. He is inspired daily by both the BGCM staff’s work and what our Club members accomplish!

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Director of Special Events & Community Outreach – Robert Williams II

Robert Williams II moved to Memphis in 2020 after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with a BA in Theatre History & Performance Texts. After working for Off-Broadway and regional theatre companies in new work development and marketing, Robert joins the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Resource Development Team to assist in their fundraising efforts.

Robert is a published writer and a proud alum of the TedxBroadway Young Professionals Program. They enjoy shooting film photography and collecting vinyl records in their free time.

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Club Staff Members

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