Chief Executive Officer
Emily Ausbrook joined the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica as Chief Executive Officer in October of 2018. Emily has over 20 years of experience at the intersection of education, human services and partnership building with companies, foundations and leaders who want to improve outcomes for youth.
Previously, Emily served as EVP of Development and Chief Marketing Officer for national afterschool organization, After-School All-Stars driving brand strategy and forging strategic partnerships with brands, foundations, individuals and influencers. As a member of Operation HOPE’s senior management team, Emily operated their youth financial education program through both national and international growth. As Managing Partner for PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), Emily oversaw personnel, government contracts and PATH’s community mobilization efforts throughout greater Los Angeles county. She ran programing for Junior Achievement of the Bay Area and marketed a language-based, educational software product called Fast Forward at the Scientific Learning Corporation. And she began her career as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Oakland Unified School District teaching elementary English language arts and drama.
Emily Ausbrook holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Kansas and resides in Los Angeles, CA with her family.
Chief Operations Officer
Ian Keiller, acting Chief Operations Officer has 17 years of experience leading leaders in the field of youth development. In July 2019, Ian joined the 75 year old, Santa Monica Boys & Girls Clubs (SMBGC) to help drive the future of their legacy.
His experience with school districts, corporate partners and various state and local leaders informs his strategic focus on creating efficient, effective teams that produce impactful results, transforming organizations, and positively advancing the field of youth development.
Ian came to Los Angeles to serve as Executive Director for a non-profit start-up, The Jason Allison Family Foundation, benefiting foster and adoptive children in Los Angeles. Afterwards Ian served as Program Director at A World Fit For Kids! a nationally recognized team improving health equity and wellness for young people in downtown Los Angeles.
Ian is an immigrant originally from the Toronto area, in Canada, and attained his BA with Honors from York University complimented with a Coaching Certificate. He lives in Redondo beach with his daughter and wife. He still plays hockey and his team says he talks funny, but only sometimes, eh!?
VP of Resource Development
Katherine Moe is our VP of Resource Development.
With two decades of development, marketing and event production experience, Katie is adept at building relationships and experiences that tie donors more closely together with the organization and mission they are supporting. She has worked for small, mid-size and national non-profits.
Katie earned her B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and is a member of St. Monica Catholic Community. In her time away from the office she enjoys collecting stamps in her passport, walking her dog Twix through the Venice Canals (and anywhere really), adding books to her Amazon cart and unwinding with yoga.
VP of Finance
Rocio Saucedo currently serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica. Rocio has over 22 years of professional experience in not-for-profit management, finance and operations.
Prior to joining SMBGC, Rocio was the Director of Finance and Operations at The Oaks School. She managed the finance, accounting, operations, and human resources responsibilities for the school. She re-built the administrative teams and ‘professionalized’ the school’s operations. Rocio ensured that the School had the financial and administrative infrastructure and resources necessary to achieve its vision.
Rocio is a seasoned operations and financial professional with decades of experience in not-for-profit operations and accounting. She has led several operational teams through business process redesigns, financial system implementations, business planning, budgeting and designing financial measurements.
Rocio earned her degree in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s University. She prides herself on efficiency and has implemented strategies in her previous positions to streamline operations, accounting processes and build financial metrics to support business strategy. She is a thoughtful, empathic and visionary leader with a deep love and knowledge of non-profit organizations and best practices.
Head of HR
Susan Levi oversees our Human Resources Department, providing support in employee relations, workplace training and development, leave of absences, compliance, and other HR related matters.
Susan received her B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and she received her M.A. degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. After completing her M.A., Susan spent time working in the behavioral health field as an Executive Director, overseeing all organizational needs including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, employee development, payroll, state and federal law compliance, budgeting, payroll, and program development.
After working in behavioral health, Susan returned to school and received her PsyD in Organizational Management and Consulting from Phillips Graduate University, launching her into a career in Human Resources. Susan also holds her SPHR and PHR certifications from HR Certification Institute.
Susan is honored to be a part of the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Clubs team and to have the opportunity to support our staff, Club and community.
Vice President of Programs and Impact
Main Branch Director
Director of Wellness & Athletics
Director of Executive & Program Operations
Mar Vista Gardens Branch Manager
Lincoln MS Site Coordinator
John Adams Middle School Site Coordinator
Susan Gabriel Potter
Pablo De La Rosa
The Goldfeder Family
Richard C. Vasak
We are a team of mission-driven individuals with a passion for creating great futures for America’s youth. Our collaborative culture fosters an inclusive and diverse environment.
We will prioritize filling these positions with qualified candidates who reflect our youth through lived experience as someone from a marginalized community or with diverse and intersecting identities including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, and more.