Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Senior Executive – Affiliate Relations
Teresa Walch is a Senior Executive with Boys & Girls Club of America. She has served in numerous roles both locally and nationally for over 22 years with the organization.
Prior to her Boys & Girls Club career Teresa served as a Finance Director for the Department of Defense AAFES Europe, a Juvenile Probation Officer, a Department of Defense Educator, and a Schools Officer for the Department of Defense Europe.
She has held numerous leadership positions within BGCA to include the Southwest Regional Vice President, National Vice President of Club Advancement & Specialized Services where she built out a new service delivery model for BGCA, served as the interim Safety Vice President and lead BGCA’s legacy leadership and recognition programs.
In her current role as Senior Executive of Affiliate Relations her focus is on innovative and impactful service delivery and design that supports quality improvement systems, practices, and processes to ensure sustainable, safe, engaging local organizations and partnerships that support priorities. She also serves as the Disaster Response leader for BGCA.
Her most recent partnerships focus on providing mental health education and resources to club affiliates that include Mental Health First Aid and BetterHelp, the world’s largest on-line counseling company. The BetterHelp partnership is seen as the one of the most impactful partnerships BGCA has ever created resulting in free counseling access for staff and club members across the U.S.
Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Education and a master’s degree in Human Relations. Teresa is passionate about developing people and teams. Her ability to design and motivate thriving team culture is what she is known for. Her team’s culture promotes innovation, nimbleness and aligns individual strengths and talents to design processes and systems that drive goals and outcomes for stakeholders. Teresa is an accomplished facilitator and a certified trainer. She believes in the power of people and has been blessed to be able to lead and empower others to positively impact the next generation.