West Valley Boys and Girls Club Great Futures Start Here

Tim Blaylock
Vice President
Kelsy Maruyama
Director of Development
Shani Grafman
Director of Administration
Catherine Mendoza
College Bound Director
Liliana Lozano
Teen Director
Lupe Herrera
Branch/Operations Manager
Ruben Rodriguez
Site Coordinator, Hale Charter Academy
Bernadette Lopez
Site Coordinator, Blythe Elementary
Faviola Guiterrez
Site Coordinator, Reseda Elementary
Juan Carlos Diaz
  Site Coordinator, Our Lady of Peace
Pareli Mehrabian
Site Coordinator, Canoga Park High School
Briana Juarez
Theater Arts Coordinator
Everett Essex
Digital Arts Coordinator
Joseph Belzberg

Triple Play Coordinator
Cesar Chavez
Program Coordinator, Main Site
Jeremy Vargas
Education Coordinator
Joseph Borrayo
Teen Coordinator, Main Site
Janneth Ruiz
Middle School Life Skills Coordinator
Christian Rodriguez
College Bound High School Coordinator,
Chatsworth and Canoga Park High Schools

Fatima Gutierrez
College Bound High School Coordinator,
Cleveland High School

Elaine Robles
Membership Coordinator
Natalie Mendoza
Development Assistant
Erin Fink


Congratulations to Club Staff Graduating from College
Congratulations to those of our wonderful Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley staff who graduated college this month!

Briana Juarez has been with the Club for six years and is currently our Site Coordinator at Canoga Park High School. 
Briana earned her Bachelor's degree in Management and Business Honors with a minor in Apparel Merchandising. During her time at CSUN, Briana earned a spot in the Business Honors Program and the Business Honors Association; she received Cum Laude honors, completed the general honors program, and was on the Dean's List multiple semesters. 

So what's next for this recent graduate? Briana is passionate about fashion and aspires to work in that industry. She is currently applying to the FIDM Fashion Institute for next fall under the Product Development Professional Certificate one-year program.

Faviola Gutierrez is our Site Coordinator at Blythe Elementary and has been on staff for four months; she previously worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles.

A member of CSUN's Educational Opportunity Program, Faviola earned her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Chicano Studies. Next year, Faviola will be applying for a master's program and plans to continue working with children in a school setting, possibly as a school counselor or administrator.

Employee of the Month 
Christian Rodriguez

This month’s employee of the month is Christian Rodriguez, STEM tutor and Youth Development Professional. Christian has been working at the Club for more than a year and was previously a Club member, beginning during his freshman year in high school where he participated at the Canoga Park High School site.

Christian Rodriguez decided to join the Club because of his interest in tutoring students. Previously as a Club member and now a staff member, he has always loved what the Club does for its members. Christian is inspired by the Club’s willingness to assist students, and therefore wants to do the same to all his students. 

As a staff member, Christian has created a strong bond with all staff and considers it to be his favorite part about working at the Club. He sees that staff members have a passion for helping the Club members, just like he does.  Christian goes to work every day with the opportunity to change someone’s life and have a positive impact on the members.
“Students, the Club is here for you, embrace it because one day someone else will also need a shoulder to lean on and you will be that person to make a difference. Staff, keep doing what you’re doing because whatever it is, is working, and one day you will see the fruits of your efforts as you witness the amazing people the students have become,” expressed Christian Rodriguez.


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