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Matthew Troy, Executive Director

Matthew joined Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens in October, 2015. He brings nearly a decade of nonprofit management experience with some of this city's most dynamic institutions. He is passionate about education and has dedicated his career to supporting organizations that serve youth.

Prior to joining the Club, Matthew served as the Director of Development for Kids Creative. He improved the organization's fundraising and marketing capacity in support of afterschool and summer programs that serve 1,800 NYC students.

Previously, Matthew led government and community affairs for Lincoln Center, the world's largest performing arts center, during its $1.2B redevelopment. He raised millions for the center's arts education programs and helped bring free performances to audiences citywide.   

Matthew began his career in and around City Hall including work as an advocate for nonprofit organizations. 

He is a lifelong New Yorker with family roots in Astoria that go back more than 30 years.

Andy Rodriguez, Program Director

Andy joined Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens in May 2016. He brings over fourteen years of experience in Youth Services and the non-profit sector. His experience includes advocacy for displaced families, designing and implementing dynamic youth programs, and program management and administration. He has worked in a variety of environments: schools, community centers, athletic programs and family residences.

Andy understands and appreciates the transformative power that youth programs can play in the lives of the young people and families in the neighborhoods they serve.

Mr. Rodriguez has lived in Astoria, NY for over 10 years and is excited to be a part of an organization that   serves the community.

Email: Phone: 718-728-0946   ext. 110

Erica Larson, Manager of Administration and Programming

  Erica joined Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in April of 2016.  She comes from a theatre background with an emphasis in Stage Management. Erica has been working with children and leading enrichment programs for over ten years and is thrilled to be creating and organizing new programs at the club.  
In the theatre industry, Erica has stage managed and assisted on productions with children ages 3-18.  Erica is also an experienced Pre-K and parent/child class teacher for children ages 0-5.
Erica is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

Email:  Phone: 718-728-0946   ext. 112

Angie Beteta, Operations Coordinator

Angie joined the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in October 2015. She recently graduated Brooklyn College with  a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management. Before she joined the club she worked  with kids as a freelance tutor and babysitter.


Charles Melone, Athletics Director

Charles Melone III "Coach CP" joined Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in April 2016. He brings 10 years of coaching experience along with 20 years playing. While in High School he played underneath the legendary Bob Hurley at st. Anthony's HS in Jersey City, NJ. He would go on to play for Medgar Evers college(Brooklyn, NY).

His coaching experiences include a final four appearance at the AAU Nationals and winning many other AAU tournaments at all grade levels. He has helped dozens of student-athletes achieve their ultimate goal of receiving a college education while playing basketball. His mission with Variety is to make all of our young men and woman better students, better athletes, and above all better people.  


Support Staff

Gladys Reyes Fermin, Aquatics Director - Ext. 115 -

Tony Ferruggia, Vipers Swim Team Coach - Ext 115 -

Marianne Evangelou, Chief Fiscal Officer Ext. 113 -

Shanese Peterson, Middle  School   Program Coordinator/Party Coordinator - Ext. 125 

Nu Moore, Elementary School   Program Coordinator/ Variety Vipers Step Dance Team Coach Ext. 

Contact Us

Boys & Girls Club of Queens

21-12 30th Road 
Long Island City, New York 11102

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