About

Rick and Susan Goings, Co-Founders, World Federation of Youth Clubs

Our Story

The World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC) was formally created in 2019 by co-founders Rick and Susan Goings.

Through their global travels and work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Rick as Chairman & CEO of Tupperware Brands Corporation, they observed firsthand and experienced countless stories of the need of children and teens. Rick and Susan were instrumental in establishing international youth clubs in Mexico and South Africa, ultimately founding WFYC, to meet the growing demand from other countries wanting technical and relevant expertise.

We exist to support those who are doing the important work of caring for the well-being of our young people who may not have the resources at their disposal to champion their cause.

We put our resources and expertise behind those youth organizations to ensure greater success and impact across more communities in order to reach more young lives.

In 2019, World Federation of Youth Clubs branched off from the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) to offer youth development services to organizations globally. BGCA, now a Collaborator for Good with WFYC, originally reached beyond their area of service and served as consultants and trainers for youth service organizations in other countries. As this need became increasingly more prominent—World Federation of Youth Clubs was officially formed.  It is our mission to offer our expertise to youth organizations globally. WFYC, together with a host of partners, has taken on this task to provide personalized, intentional services that ensure youth feel supported and connected all around the world.

May 2019 WFYC launch planning meeting”

LEADERSHIP

Our team of knowledgeable and passionate professionals are dedicated to serving youth organizations all around the globe to secure the resources and support they need to succeed.   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan Goings

Susan Goings

Chairman & Co-Founder

Rick Goings

Rick Goings

Founding Chairman

Elinor Steele

Elinor Steele

Secretary

David Beach

David Beach

Treasurer

Luciano Azum

Luciano Azum

Board Member

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

Board Member

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Simon Hemus

Simon Hemus

Board Member

Kyle Maryanski

Kyle Maryanski

Board Member

Ian Solomon

Ian Solomon

Board Member

Patrick Yoh

Patrick Yoh

Board Member

Leadership Team

Kirk Dominick

Kirk Dominick

President & CEO

Abby Lemay

Abby Lemay

Vice President of Impact

Tony Galvao

Tony Galvao

Program Manager

Daniel DeCosmo

Daniel DeCosmo

Data & Operations Assistant

Bridget Bryant

Bridget Bryant

Marketing Communications Specialist

Glenn Permuy

Glenn Permuy

Senior Executive for Enhancement and Innovation

Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

Mission Advancement Advisor

Mike McTernan

Mike McTernan

Mission Advancement Advisor

WFYC COUNCIL

The WFYC Council is a select group of trusted individuals who provide strategic guidance, help build awareness, and foster the development of alliances in support of WFYC and its mission.

Council Members

Mona Dixon

Mona Dixon

Member, WFYC Council

John D. Feeley

John D. Feeley

Member, WFYC Council

Asha Gupta

Asha Gupta

Member, WFYC Council

Sanjiv Gupta

Sanjiv Gupta

Member, WFYC Council

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Justin Hewett

Justin Hewett

Member, WFYC Council

Marc Jacobson

Marc Jacobson

Member, WFYC Council

Rob Parker

Rob Parker

Member, WFYC Council

Wim Selders

Wim Selders

Member, WFYC Council

Brian Stafford

Brian Stafford

Member, WFYC Council

Luis Victoria

Luis Victoria

Member, WFYC Council

Vanessa Victoria

Vanessa Victoria

Member, WFYC Council

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Weaver

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Weaver

Member, WFYC Council

Monsignor Hilary Franco

Monsignor Hilary Franco

Member, WFYC Council

Roxanne Spillett

Roxanne Spillett

In Memoriam
1949 – 2022