BGCNR Leadership Changes Position Organization for Future Growth in Size and Scope

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 1, 2022) – The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (BGCNR) has announced the recent addition of three new members to its board of directors – Rinku Bhattacharya, Joseph Bodden, and Gina Summa Egan. These accomplished individuals, who have achieved professional success and actively supported the local community, will enhance the board’s ability to guide BGCNR in scaling its youth development services and positive impact in New Rochelle and beyond.

For nearly 100 years, Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle has provided opportunities for local youth and their families by focusing on academic success, character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles, and effectively bridging the gaps that exist among our neighbors and creating a level playing field for all.

Bhattacharya has more than 25 years of financial and administrative experience in the areas of financial management, information technology, strategy, and infrastructure building with a specialty in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in various areas within the nonprofit sector, managing budgets ranging from $5 to $75 million, and currently serving as the CFO for the Lutheran Social Services of New York. Bhattacharya also is an adjunct professor of accounting at Manhattanville College and serves on the global board of the Institute of Management Accountants, and on the boards of City Living, NY and the First Lego League of Hudson Valley. She holds a doctoral degree in accounting from Pace University, an MBA in finance from the University of Bridgeport, and an MS in nonprofit management from The New School.

Bodden-Godoy is a vice president at Peduto Construction Corp., responsible for the firm’s daily operations and winning bid work ranging from $5 to $10 million per year. Born in Honduras, Joe and his family undertook a long journey to the U.S. when he was eight, after Hurricane Mitch destroyed their home. They traveled through Belize, then Mexico, and continued north until eventually settling in Bronx, New York. Soon after beginning elementary school, Bodden-Godoy joined the local Boys & Girls Club, which provided help with homework and access to sports, allowing him to “stay healthy and out of trouble.” Excelling both in academics and sports, he went on to attend Lehman College and City Tech simultaneously, majoring in construction management. Joe also holds a master’s degree in the same discipline from New York University.

Understanding that his journey may serve as an example to others facing similar challenges, he continually works to make positive contributions in his community. As someone who has seen his share of destruction during his lifetime, Bodden-Godoy is driven by a strong desire to rebuild and nurture growth, whether it’s supporting the development of new pedestrian bridges in New Rochelle, keeping his company’s employees working, or expanding local youth development opportunities as BGCNR’s newest board member.

Gina Summa Egan was born, raised, and resides in New Rochelle with her husband Joseph, and two children Matthew and Mikayla. She was an active member of Boys & Girls Club as a child; she and her sisters were introduced to the organization through her father, Michael Summa, who attended programs and participated in sports at the Mascaro Clubhouse in his youth. Her father considered BGCNR a second home and was committed to give back to his community, and Egan has continued his unwavering support for local youth.

Now serving as a strong advocate for all children, she currently works as an elementary school teacher in the City School District of New Rochelle and recently was inducted into the Child Care Council of Westchester’s Early Education Hall of Heroes. Gina also served as president of the New Rochelle Special Education Parent-Teacher Association for four years and was recognized by Westchester County Executive George Latimer with a Certificate of Recognition of Service in 2020. Egan holds a master’s degree in TESOL from The College of New Rochelle and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/elementary education from Manhattanville College, and is a certified Reiki practitioner.

These individuals join an organization poised for immediate growth and increased impact in the New Rochelle community via a variety of initiatives:

  • Construction on its Remington Clubhouse, a transformative project that will anchor the Lincoln Park community;
  • Significant renovations to its Mascaro Clubhouse;
  • Expanded enrichment/academic/SEL programming in New Rochelle schools via a $4.5 million 21st Century Grant;
  • Increased focus on social and emotional learning/mental wellness and college/career readiness programming; and
  • Expanded STEM/STEAM offerings via partnerships with organizations such as the STEM Alliance.

The additions to the BGCNR leadership team follow the appointment of Becky Mazzanobile to BGCNR CEO in September 2020. With 25 years of management experience and a passion for helping young people succeed, she has fostered a transparent, people-first culture by motivating staff to embrace change and a customer-first focus, while instilling social responsibility.

A significant portion of Mazzanobile’s career has focused on ensuring all children have access to an excellent education and supporting educators and young people in high poverty, low income, diverse communities. She has held leadership positions in Fortune 500, privately held, and start-up organizations, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The McGraw-Hill Companies, The College Board, EdisonLearning, Generation Ready, and Standard & Poor’s. She has deep expertise in catalyzing and executing strategic “future vision,” while effectively managing daily business operations. Her skills include strategic planning and implementation, change management, transformation, and strategic marketing and communications. Mazzanobile holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a BA in international relations from the University of Michigan.

About Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

Founded in 1930, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle has been an integral part of the New Rochelle community, offering its youth safe and achievement-driven programming focused on the whole child that encompasses academics, mental wellness, fitness, leadership, and civics. Today, it serves nearly 3,000 youth and 1,000 members each year, at various school sites and two clubhouse locations, offering them a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.