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Randy Osborn is Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1986 from Southern Illinois University in Recreation Administration and Program Services, and has significant Post-Graduate work in Therapeutic and Outdoor Education. He became the BGCC’s first Executive Director in July, 2004 following ten years of service in the residential camping and outdoor education fields with special emphasis in therapeutic programming for disabled and underserved populations. His program knowledge and management experience over 30 years covers a broad spectrum of subjects, instructional formats, and partnership ventures. In 2012 he spearheaded a college scholarship initiative that resulted in four full-ride scholarship awards to SIU for Boys & Girls Club Youths of the Year from the Midwest Region, and three full two-year scholarships to John A. Logan College that were awarded to local Club youth.
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Tina Carpenter became the Director of Operations of the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale in 2009. She received a Bachelor Degree in education in 1988 from University of Maine at Farmington, a 2nd Bachelor’s Degree in 1994 from Southern Illinois University in Psychology, and her Master’s Degree in Education Psychology in 1996. Tina’s work with youth is focused on aligning educational components with social development and life skills. ‘Creativity’ characterizes her approach to serving the needs of youth through education and the arts. Her extensive experience in youth development; program development, management and supervision; and grant management have resulted in multiple awards including three consecutive State Awards for Outstanding Programs from the IL Area Council of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Since 2014, under her leadership, BGCC has added three Club service sites at local schools, and overall membership has grown by 48%.
Unit Director Main Site
Site Director Carbondale Middle School
Unit Director Rebound Alternative High School
Site Director Lewis School